I have been out a few times as Christmas party season hits full throttle.
Tuesday was my sewing class dinner out £20, then Wednesday was a night out with Sarah Millican. I purchased my ticket back at the beginning of the year and was just brilliant.
This was on top of a night out with friends on Saturday, for which TC kindly picked up the tab.
Then this weekend is my book club do and we have afternoon tea booked at Netherstowe House in Lichfield. I am really looking forward to it, but at £19 plus tip it's not cheap.
And finally on 23rd my work is taking us out to dinner.
December is soooo expensive. I am enjoying having some social life, but no-one is could keep up this level of spending. Especially when you factor in Christmas presents.
January is going to be the start of some big changes in the way I view savings as I plan to start putting away some serious cash.
Want some good news?
Well, I had my review at work after the end of my probationary period. Every single area of my work was rated either "Exceeds Expectation" or "Outstanding". The two top ratings. I am thrilled. When you look back to how unhappy i was at the beginning of the year.
So enjoy Christmas folks, as long as you can afford it.