Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Saving Money


At the start of each month, I take a look at my bank balance and try to work out how much "spending" money I'll have for the month. So, I subtract payments like rent, phone bill, therapy payments (not cheap) ect. Then I take what is left and divide it by the number of days in the month and that's how much I have to spend per day. If I feel I'm going over this figure midway through the month, I do it again.

Yesterday, I worked out I've only got £6 per day spending money until I get paid on 28th February. (Sigh.) Bye bye lunches from Pret and Eat. Bye bye second latte after lunch. Must walk past book shops and the Virgin Megastore. Hello lots of pasta, veggies and other cheap things to cook in bulk, then reheat the next day. Hello making my own lunch. At least I'll be a little healthier. I do have savings, but I don't want to dip into them too much.

I wouldn't mind, but its not as if I've been spending my money left, right and centre! I've talked myself out of trips to the cinema to see Black Swan, Kings Speech and all the other films that are talked about every five minutes at the moment. I've saved some money not being in a show at the moment. (Don't like to miss after rehearsal drinkies. This is my version of a social life!) Yet I keep being invited to other acting group drinkies and drinkies for the short film Network theatre did last autumn which I really want to see.

I still need to buy this month's copy of Dr Who Monthly! Ho hum. Roll on pay day.

A broke Bunyip

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Year of the Rabbit

Its soon going to be the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. As I was born in a "rabbit" year, according the Chinese, this means that good fortune will come my way:) Lets hope that it does because I've just applied for a new job! Fingers are being crossed as I type. (Actually, its hard to type with crossed fingers. I'll recross them when I've finished.)

So, here is what I would like to do in New York when I visit there in seven weeks:

1, Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
2, Reacquaint myself with the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.
3, Gaze at amazing artwork in the Met.
4, Walk over the Brooklyn bridge.
5, Visit the Russian Tea Rooms.
6, Find an independent book shop.
7, Have a wander around the East Side.
8, Go inside St Patrick's Cathedral
9, Learn more about New York's history eg Tenement Museum
10, Just wander around and see what I can find!

Looking forward to it:)

Take care all.

A Happy Bunyip