Tenner Week Day 7: Sleepy Sunday

Tenner Week Sleepy Sunday take it easy and get some restLast day of Tenner Week – did you make it through to the end? Today is all about taking it easy, so let’s get on with Sleepy Sunday.

Seeing as today’s the day in the UK when the clocks went back, you should technically have had an extra hour in bed, so that’s a really easy way to catch up on lost sleep. Or maybe, like me, you woke up at the usual time and had a bit of a lie-in instead. Went for the tea and toast option here, and read the newspapers online for free.

Other things you could do to take it easy for nothing:

  • Have a soak in the bath
  • Put your feet up and read a book
  • Change into your PJs after dinner
  • Go to bed an hour earlier than usual
  • Listen to some relaxing music
  • Try some breathing exercises
  • Switch off the phone
  • Avoid answering emails after 5pm

In fact, today is a pretty good day in general for hibernating and avoiding most rushing around, what with the time change and the bad weather warnings.

We increasingly live in an always-on society, and it’s good to have a little break from all of that, even if it’s just for an hour or two. If you can only grab five minutes to yourself today, do so – anything’s better than nothing.

What’s happening here?

We managed to get our main chores out of the way before 3pm, which was mostly about bringing things indoors and trying to make sure there weren’t going to be too many storm-related problems.

Yesterday was a no-spend day, even though I still had nine whole pence burning a hole in my pocket. We had soup for lunch, muesli bars for snacks, and a tasty home made pizza for dinner. Okay, the cheese wasn’t looking 100% great by Saturday evening but it went into a very hot oven so no harm was done, and the whole thing was a good healthy meal all in all. Washed it all down with a couple of spare beers that were lurking at the back of the fridge.

Today we had fish finger sandwiches for lunch, which is frankly one of life’s nicest guilty pleasures, and tonight we’re doing a sort of mini-roast with rosemary and garlic potatoes, veggie sausages and some greens from the garden. It’s a good day for making dessert, so am going to try making the thrifty cheesecake recipe on The Lone Gourmet blog, which looks just right and we have all the ingredients (including half a packet of cream cheese that I’d like to use up before it goes off).

We’ve also saved up some trashy TV to enjoy with our comfort food. Might go and read a book in the bath after that. Haven’t done that for months and it’s always great.

It hasn’t been a bad Tenner Week this time around and the budget didn’t get exceeded, although I would have liked some more time out socialising. Having said that, I did manage to add some goodies to the Christmas food stockpile so maybe that’s nicer in the long run.

Total spent during the week: £9.91 – how did you get on?

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For loads more articles about Tenner Week and how to live well and keep yourself entertained on a budget of £10 for a week, please have a look through our Live on £10 section.

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If you haven’t seen it already, there’s also a neat little ebook for anyone who wants to take a Tenner Week challenge. It has some extra ideas in it about cheap eats and entertainments, and easy tweaks you can make to your lifestyle. And right now, it’s the number one book in the Budgeting section on Amazon UK, so it’s time for a massive thank you to all the readers who’ve bought a copy – thanks so much everyone!

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