QotD: It’s the Little Things…

Do you keep track of how much money you spend on non-essential luxuries, like gourmet coffee and snacks? Are there certain little indulgences you cannot live without no matter how tight your budget?
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Yes & No. Keeping an eye on everything would be a bad thing. I figure if you can afford one or two, small, luxury items then life is good. For me it would be my can of diet Coke. As silly as that sounds, I must have my can every day. Preferably before work as that way I can focus on my work. However sometimes I let it slide till lunch time and purposely walk for 30 mins to a certain shop to get it.

So that is all of 60p!

*thinks* blowing circa £50 on iTunes, consistantly, every month I could border line life without. However, music plays a very important role in my life. I could get away with filing that under essential heh.


I forgot to post these two pictures yesterday.

JD is all his awesomness at the farm a couple of weeks ago. He has gotten so fat, but his is still so huggable it brings a tear to your eye to see him leave. Chocolate on the other hand is still as vicious as ever. I keep forgetting how sharp his little claws are and how easily they scratch, even when he is just stretching!

Work was hectic today.

Hectic days are never good because there are enough hours in the day to finish my to-do list and project management. They also decided to change Asda at Eastlands again. Foolish people, it was fine. I’m sure the Mancunians will unite and demand the store to be changed back.

Oh. WHEN did they start charging per sodding item from the Doctors‘? Complete and utter madness. In Wales perscriptions are free. You don’t pay a single penny. I went to the doctors and got perscribed two items. I thought, “Fair enough, £7.50.”. But no. Per item. I even made a fool of myself complaining that the silly doctor should have put both on the same perscription, but was correct. That would be the naive Welsh person inside me.

Grr. Money is tight as it is without the NHS screwing me over! What’s worse is I have to go back in two weeks for more!

I’ll stop ranting non-sensically now.

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4 thoughts on “QotD: It’s the Little Things…”

  1. Your health system is so different from ours that I have a hard time figuring out what you mean exactly.

    I am the same way about my Diet Dr. Pepper.  I allow myself 2 cans a day (sometimes I sneak a third on really bad days).  The caffeine does help me a bit with energy.  I need the sodium because mine runs low.  Besides that, I just love it.  

  2. Hmm. Any medication that the doctor prescribes to you, you have to pay for at a standard rate of £7.50 per item. So if you have 5 items, 5 x £7.50 etc. Its more annoying because for the NHS you pay a percentage of your wages for the services. £300 per month from my wages I think last time I checked. The problem I have is that in wales, a mere hour from here, I don’t pay for any meds since I pay to the NHS. In England, you have to pay for the meds as well as the NHS. Its just madness. I was more upset as we went shopping and had to put food back as I didnt anticipate the drugs costing lots! Wow. Thats a long reply to a comment.I’ve never ever tried diet Dr. Pepper. I shall endevour to tomorrow morning and report back!

  3. I’ve got a pre-payment cert for my prescriptions. It costs about a hundred quid a year but when you divide that by £7.50 it’s paid for itself by the time you’ve had 13 items prescribed. What with the hayfever medication and now the eye drops for the stupid damaged eye, mine has proved to be a sound investment.

  4. Ohh I didn’t know you could get them! When I head back to the doc’s I’ll speak to them about it as it will be about 13 in a year as well. Hay Fever? nightmare, hope the medication doesnt cause sleepyness, I think thats the only things I’d hate more than stinging red eyes!

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