1) Last weekend poor little Buddy was scratching himself a lot and was clearly uncomfortable so I called the vets in town and got an appointment for him to see what was going on. Our vets charge £29 for an appointment plus extra for any necessary medication so when I found out he had a bacterial infection that was going to need steroids and antibiotics as well as at least one follow up appointment I knew I was looking at an expensive bill. The receptionist mentioned a monthly care plan that I could take for him which would give me unlimited appointments for free along with free worming and flea treatment and free nail clipping and dental care and I decided to take that our for a few reasons.
We’ve been really lucky with him health wise considering how poorly he was when he was a puppy before we got him but I prefer not to have any surprises in my monthly budget so I think I’d prefer to pay a little monthly to know that I won’t have to worry about money for appointments if he’s poorly. This infection he has now for example would have cost £29 today, £29 next Saturday and potentially another £29 the following week as the vet said these antibiotics might not clear it up if it’s not what she thinks it is. ;-( That’s £90 in a month plus he’s due to be wormed this month and needs flea treatment next month so all of this would be covered in my £15 a month payment. It seems worth it to me to at the moment and we get a discount on dog food which will save us on money too.
2) I bought some cheap laundry gel from Tesco this week for £1 and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Considering how much cheaper it is to some of the alternatives on offer it’s brilliant and I’ll definitely be buying it again as it looks like a pound is the regular price rather than a special offer.
3) I’ve gone all old style this week and decided that I’m going to take up a hobby that my Nana used to do an see if I can make something good enough to give as a gift or even, sell at some point down the line. I love the idea of having a little craft stall at one of those gorgeous Christmas craft fairs and I’m convinced there’s a crafter in me just waiting to get out so I’m trying a little bit of cross stitch to see if I can make something in my head look pretty on fabric! Wish me luck. 😉
4) I’m still managing to feed my fresh flower habit on a budget!
This little bunch cost 20p at Morrisons and lasted really well!
5) We bought some reduced price prawns at the shop last week when I popped in to get some bits so I changed my plan for tea last night and cooked them up with some chilli and lime seasoning. I added some philadelphea and stirred it all together and it was amazing!
I made the bolognaise into a lasagne for the following day so I didn’t need to get the chicken breasts out of the freezer to defrost for the following night’s tea. We can have that next week instead.
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