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Quiet Weekend Planned; Holiday Purchases

April 7th, 2016 at 05:45 am

52 Week Challenge Opening Balance: $3,166.28
- Weekly EF Savings $71.02
- Weekly credit card balance transfer repayment $60.60
52 Week Challenge Closing Balance: $3,297.90

I'm looking at buying a couple of Expedia activity vouchers so am thinking this weekend to keep everything very low-key to balance this.

The things I am looking at purchasing are tickets to go on The Eye with skip the line ($54pp) and tickets to spend the day at the Tower of London, the Crown Jewels and they have a beefeater tour ($43pp). When we (my UK friend and I) buy vouchers we buy for each other too, so I will be buying two of each thing. As this is around $200, I've decided that these will be my April purchases to cash flow.

My friend is getting the hop on hop off bus tickets and she is getting cheap accommodation to a surprise place - either Wales, Cornwall, Devon or Yorkshire - through some accommodation chain she is a member of. She is booking this for my last week and asked if I wanted the location to be a surprise. At first I was too excited so wanted to know whenever she booked, but now I think the surprise will be fun; so told her not to tell me.

All so very exciting!

As a result I want the weekend to be super quiet. I have to get my hair done, go to an inlaws birthday for lunch and that's about all I want to do! I know what the cost of hair will be; have set it aside. Hoping lunch will be cheap. I'd like to rent some DVDs ($7), get a couple of bottles of wine ($15 max in total) and make a nice dessert (up to $10 depending on ingredients needed).

Growing up my mother was a wonderful cook, we were spoilt. She used to make really nice desserts- rhubarb crumble, bread and butter pudding, chocolate pudding, rice pudding, and I can't remember the last time I ate anything like that, have been craving it. I saw a recipe for apple and peach crumble, so am looking forward to making it.

I'd also like to get our printer working again and spend some time on Sunday tidying up the study, downloading apple updates, printing off various holiday documents (as long as the printer ends up working!).

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

6 Responses to “Quiet Weekend Planned; Holiday Purchases”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    We've had rice pudding twice this week, I've gone through so much milk but it's a cheap desert Smile enjoy your crumble Smile
    I wonder where you're going! Exciting!

  2. pjmama Says:

    That sounds so exciting! And those desserts... mmmm Smile

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I love any kind of pudding, and "crisps" and "crumbles" are easier than a pie. The possible combinations are endless! I once made a great peach and wineberry crisp (wineberries picked from my backyard).

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad to see warm pudding desserts haven't gone out of style after all! SG another dessert my mother used to make was creamed rice, which is good in summer as it's a cold dessert.. Patient Saver your dessert sounds nice too! And yes, very excited about the trip Smile Smile

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Those look like some exciting adventures. Smile

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks, I can't wait!

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