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My Cash: 'No expenditure at all as we speak!'

  • 17 Might 2020
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My Cash is a collection taking a look at how individuals spend their cash - and the typically robust selections they need to make. Right here Bex Young takes us by means of every week in her life in lockdown.

Bex, 32, works for the Division for Work and Pensions (DWP), on the Jobcentre in Dundee. The centre is closed to the general public but she continues to be going into work in the office, which has launched social distancing measures.

She loves operating and has carried out several 10ks and half marathons. Her next problem is the complete marathon - she is not positive she has the endurance for it but is certainly going to attempt.

She often spends lots of time with associates - going for cocktails at weekends, pub crawls and journeys to totally different cities. She additionally loves trend and is understood for her vibrant and sparkly outfits and footwear. She is gutted there is no cause to get correctly dressed up just now, with pubs and bars closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bex Young shopping for clothes. Image copyright Bex Young
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Over to Bex....

06:15 - Get up feeling fed up, one other week of lockdown. No less than the sun is shining and it is a bank vacation on Friday so feel rather a lot better as soon as I'm up and about.

13:20 - Doing totally different meals outlets as and once I have to. Head to Lidl on my lunch break and get a pack of Cup a Soups, hash browns, purple peppers, onion dip and Mexican rice all for less than £three.90.

Complete spend: £three.90

13:30 - Go to Tesco on my lunch break right now and buy Quorn cocktail sausages and mini cucumbers to snack on. One other good day so I walk near the City Quay for 20 minutes and benefit from the view.

16.30 - Waiting to maneuver into my new house on 19 June and I am so glad B&Q has reopened. I'm going in for paint and, after deciding I want extra time, I come out with just three colour charts to review.

Complete spend: £2.80

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12:30 - M&S here is often fairly quiet with no queue to get in but there's immediately. Cannot be bothered however persevere as I would like their big stuffed tortellini and espresso martini bottled cocktail combine, which I discover lowered to £5.50, yay! Also buy a field of cherry tomatoes and avocados for a sunny day salad. Grand complete £9.50.

15:00 - Arrive residence to seek out my retro games console has arrived from Amazon. It was an impulse purchase the opposite day because it had good evaluations and 400 video games. After an hour on Tetris and Aladdin I finally change it off. Pretty good but a bit gutted no Sonic or Tremendous Mario included, though for the worth actually cannot complain - £15.99.

Complete spend: £25.49

Final day of work this week as financial institution vacation tomorrow and feeling comfortable after 10okay run because it's tremendous sunny.

Don't actually need any provides however use my lunchtime train to purchase some cocktail components as because of the abroad-style sun, determine I am making some at house this weekend - crème de menthe, vanilla ice cream, gin and soya milk from Lidl and Tesco, involves £27.59.

Complete spend: £27.59

As a consequence of my day by day food outlets on work breaks, I'm properly stocked with food so don't want something at this time. Go for a run within the local park then start on packing for my home transfer, beginning with footwear and winter jumpers.

As I can not go for my standard pub time this Friday, I keep in with some gin and my iPad and make my Grasshopper cocktails which style superb. After a couple of drinks I end up online buying and order a number of bodysuits, sandals and a playsuit. 25% off every part so the full is simply £60.20.

Complete spend: £60.20

Picture copyright Bex Young

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Get up early and go for a run, then feeling a bit bored, sit around watching documentaries and have a number of vodkas earlier than falling asleep actually early. No expenditure in any respect at this time!

Complete spend: £zero

Another sunny day, determine to be productive so start with more packing - DVDs and all my jewelry and wonder sets this time.

Drive to Morrisons and Lidl for a couple of things, feel like a cooked breakfast (veggie type) as woman at work has been promoting duck eggs and I've a couple of left. Get beans, veggie sausages and potato scones and pleased with the end result, so good.

Complete spend: £3.00

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Complete spent this week: £122.98

How does Bex really feel about her week?

Picture copyright Bex Young

Not too dangerous, in all probability more than I've spent most weeks in lockdown as far as I bought the web clothes shop which makes up virtually half the expenditure. I might often spend about £150-£200 every week so still an honest saving. I feel I'm spending more on meals as there's nowhere else to go shop-wise.

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