I'm back from my week in Bristol. I learned a lot of great techniques that will help me in my studies and I'm really excited to get started!
Living away from home for a week was EXPENSIVE! Eating out all the time really does add up; I'm glad I don't do it all the time.
We also managed to find somewhere to live! It was very daunting trying to find a place of our own, but we knew when we walked into a nice 1-bed flat on a long residential street that we'd found the right place. We can afford it, it's big enough, I really like the kitchen and a bonus was that it has a nice pebbled garden (I will fill it with tubs full of vegetables and flowers!). We can move at the start of September, which is scarily not that far from now!
The Boyfriend has caught frugal fever! We were walking through the bus station and he spotted a book he would like to read on the journey home. He said that he'd picked it up, but then realised that the £12.99 could go into the “lamp fund” (his description of a furniture fund because we need lots of things from a lamp to a sofa, haha!). So yeah, we're encouraging each other to save money even more now!
There's so much to organise in the next few weeks!