Hmm, it’s only day one but I think I may have found my achilles heel. Not the usual thing of socialising – I’ve just got back from a free night out at my Surrey local, where I mark the quiz in return for drinks. My weakness, it seems already, is charity shops. My total spend for day one of my mini-mission is £6.50, all of which was exchanged in charity shops. On an improptu trip, I bought: a ukuele, £3.50 (have fancied having one for ages, particularly after getting one for a friend’s birthday. This purchase makes me very happy, especially as it has Hawaiian style illustrations on it), a glass £1 (an irresistible addition to my vintage bar collection), a travel alarm clock at £2 (brand new, and I wanted one for my recent holiday but couldn’t seem to get one at a reasonable price. This fitted the bill). I think that today’s spending sets the tone for the remaining 29 or so days. Although I doubt any other purchase of the month will make me as happy as my ukuele.

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