Tenner Week Jan 2018: Day 6: Learn something new

Tenner Week January 2018 Day 6

Yay! It’s Tenner Week Saturday! We’re into the final stretch of this budgeting challenge – how are you doing, and do you have any of your £10 left?

Today’s activity is based on the Bonus Point of ‘learn something new’, and it’s time to listen and learn. This means we’re looking for at least 30 minutes of audio that will educate, enlighten and entertain us.

What could you listen to and learn from today? Here are just a few quick ideas, and I’m sure you can find plenty more:

  • Listen to a free podcast for news, debate, culture, history, politics, news-based humour, health or interesting interviews.
  • Borrow a free non-fiction audiobook from your local library (mine is part of the OverDrive service)
  • Download free non-fiction audiobooks from sites such as OpenCulture and Project Gutenberg.
  • Try LibriVox for hundreds of free non-fiction audiobooks, including autobiographies, science & more.
  • Do a free trial with Audible (but remember to cancel if you don’t want to have a subscription after this).
  • Check the radio schedules for interesting shows, or listen to one on catch-up.
  • Attend a free seminar or talk if there’s one being held locally – getting a ticket for one today counts, even if the talk is at a later date.
  • Listen to a free lecture online – many top universities in the UK and around the world have lectures that the public can listen to.

It can be on any subject you like, and it doesn’t have to be highbrow unless that’s exactly what you’re in the mood for. For example, if you’re feeling a bit stressed there’s plenty of audio around to learn or try some relaxation exercises.


What’s happening here

I didn’t get my free lunch yesterday because the big supermarket was completely out of everything I could have exchanged my vouchers for. Shame they don’t work online too, but never mind. I grabbed a snack, some crisps for 60p, then went home and made a quick lunch of vegetable soup and bread instead.

Then I had a quick look around a couple of freebies sites before deciding to download some free ebooks. Most of them were recipe books, but there’s one about goal setting that looks interesting, and another about motivation and habits that could be good too. Who knows? I’ll get back to you after I’ve read them.

Today I’ll be listening to some audio about meditation from a CD I was given earlier this week. It’s by Professor Mark Williams so it should be good quality, here’s hoping anyway. After that it’s out for a proper free lunch and some sightseeing, which I’m really looking forward to.

Spent yesterday: 60p

Total spent so far: £1.60


How’s your budget looking on Day Six of our Tenner Week challenge? How are you going to listen and learn today?


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One Comment

  1. Dear Penny,
    I downloaded some italian audio lessons from a language book I borrowed from the public library. Might use them as a starter.
    I am interested in the books you downloaded, the one about goal settings and motivation and habits. Could you do a book review about them ?
    Thanks, Pat

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