I had already arranged to go to Wales for the weekend with some friends from my knitting group before I started my year of free fun. I paid for accommodation in advance, but food, transport and the like all needed to be paid for out of this month’s budget. This month’s fun activities were:
- stayed in Wales for two nights (£44, paid in advance).
- got a lift with a friend to Wales (£10 contribution towards petrol)
- went to the National Wool Museum (free entry).
- went to the seaside (part of Wales trip).
- worked on an existing craft project for which I didn’t need to buy anything.
- went to three language meetups.
- went to two knit groups.
- met friends once.
- went out for lunch twice and dinner once in Wales for under £40.
- kept watching free online TV.
- borrowed books from the local library, and used Facebook to get several free book recommendations from friends.
- used Memrise and CDs from the library to study languages for free.
- continued meditating daily.
- went running in the local park once a week.
- did yoga using free videos on YouTube (I recommend Tara Stiles).
- visited my family one weekend, to attend a birthday dinner and a christening (no cost apart from petrol, from the monthly fuel budget and a christening present, from my annual present budget).
- had a visit from my parents and went for dinner with them at a restaurant where we had a discount voucher.
- dusted off my old Wii Fit for the price of new batteries (£8!)
- went for walks in the local area and parks at the weekend.
- posted some letters (paid for out of eBay profits so not counted in total spend).
- hosted a Macmillan coffee morning at work (cost of ingredients, came out of shopping budget)
So this month’s total spend on fun was:
- Trip to Wales – £43.90
- Batteries – £8.00
- Macmillan coffee morning baking – £20.00
- Refreshments at language cafe – £2.20