Tuesday, 17 July 2012

I'm Back!

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!


Pamela said...

I'm so glad you found a nice place--and that you'll be able to have flowers and vegetables in pots in the garden! And good on your BF for catching frugal fever!

Frugal Living UK said...

Congratulations, how lovely to have somewhere with a gardening area, get thos tubs out straight away!

Meanqueen said...

Welcome back, glad you've found a place and that boyfriend is learning your frugal ways. You should go far together.

kelley said...

Glad you found a nice place...having a space for plants is perfect..good job on the BF getting frugal...I think being careful with your money is fun and makes you feel in control!

Frugal Down Under said...

Great your boyfriend has caught the frugal bug because it's much easier both on the same team.

saving for travel said...

Good to hear you're a frugal team.

Great news about your flat, sounds meant to be.

I bet you are sooooooooo excited about September.

Sft x

lizzie said...

Nothing like having a frugal boyfriend ! Glad you found a nice place to live - so exciting !

Meab-dot said...

Congratulations! Great to know things are falling into place! Get onto freecycle to help with any bits or pieces you require!

Lili@creativesavv said...

It sounds like you're embarking on a new and exciting part of your life!

Eating out while you travel is indeed expensive. I've figured that we spend more than 1 month's grocery allotment in about 7 days of travel, and that's with being super careful with our spending. I can only imagine what it'd be like if we spent as typical travelers.
Any tips or advice for eating out on a budget while traveling?