It’s been a long time since I’ve written one of these.
After my previous post about saving money I thought I’d share one example of how I’ve wasted money this month. This is due to my magazine app that I discussed in my last blog post. I was browsing a few of the free digital magazines from the library when this happened as I was reading the BBC Good Food magazine.
Me to Mr 33 : Oh here’s a good recipe for chocolate mouse with just three ingredients. It’s easy even I could make this. The hardest part is separating the egg.
Mr 33: That’s good, are you still making lasagna this week?
Me: Possibly. Oh look there’s a recipe for prawn and peanut butter noodles.
Mr 33: You will never make any of the recipes. Have you remembered to change your fantasy football team this week? Who’s your captain?
Me: I’ll just look.
Later that morning I went into town and bought the printed edition of BBC Good Food magazine for £4.60. I then decided that I wanted to subscribe to it and have it posted to me every month. Luckily I found out that I had enough Tesco Clubcard points for a six month subscription so my subscription is free. So £4.60 wasted – time will tell, I hope it will encourage me to cook more. Maybe a monthly goal for the future should be to cook two new recipes.
Talking of subscriptions I have spent £19.99 this month subscribing to ancestry.co.uk. I was contacted by a distant relative and was helping him do some research. I just took out a month’s subscription but it didn’t take me long to find out that there was nothing new that I could tell him so that is £19.99 wasted. I will make sure I get my moneys worth and add to my own family tree (which I’ve been working on for years) and will cancel in time so I don’t get charged for next month.
Other news – I have an interview for a local job next week. A job nearer home with no commute will give me much more time to experiment with new recipes.
Enjoy your Sunday everyone!