Now I am lucky, I have my favourite leisure activity coming up on Saturday but given my budget for this week I am only able to do it because it's a freebie and I am getting a lift there and back.
Most folk who have to live on £71.70 a week wouldn't be that lucky.
Today I got up and felt a bit tired. I had done the penultimate #10inarow into the wee sma hoors and felt good after it. Made me feel good this morning as well so I didn't dwell on the tiredness.
I went to the shop and bought Weetabix (12 for £1) and milk for 59p (one pint) and had two Weetabix for my breakfast.
I'm not a huge TV watcher (handy because I don't have a huge TV) so wondered what I would do today. A friend suggested lunch but I couldn't afford lunch out so decided on a walk instead.
I got caught in a massive downpour which curtailed any enjoyment that a walk may have brought. I ended up stopping at a Sainsburys, feeling sorry for myself, and bought a water (80p) and Tomato and Basil soup for £1.89 for my lunch.
They had free newspapers to read and also The Sun so I shook my head in the utter drivel contained.
Walking back home, I spent most of the day reading. I'm currently reading Peter Hook's Unknown Pleasures which I picked up from the library. I had a banana and some Ryvita for my tea and had an incredible craving for a fish supper which is probably still there right now.
I'm going to bed early tonight as I am pretty tired from last night and thinking a lot about how I can fill my time is pretty weary.
I'm trying spend a week with a budget of £71.70. The money I save from my normal weekly budget will be used to get three people, who normally can't afford it, to Celtic Park on Saturday.