Tenner Week June 2014: Day 7: Take it easy day

Last day of Tenner Week – how are you getting on with the budgeting and the TV diet? We’re in the home stretch now, with Take it Easy Sunday.

It costs nothing to kick back and take it easy, and that’s a good thing to keep in reserve for the last day. All you have to do is set aside an hour for relaxing and slowing down the pace.

It’s completely up to you what you do, but you could:

  • Change into your PJs an hour earlier than usual
  • Listen to relaxing music and put your feet up
  • Do some meditation or use a relaxation app or MP3
  • Have a nice long bubble bath with candles
  • Go to bed early and catch up on lost sleep
  • Switch off your phone, tablet, computer etc

What’s happening here

Today I’m planning on completely redecorating the kitchen. Masking tape and two coats of paint. This is not the most exciting way to spend your weekend, granted, but I’ve run out of TV time and most of my cash and I did go out four evenings during the week… Also, I’ve been putting it off for ages and it’s high time the project got finished.

After that I’m going to have bangers and mash for dinner (not very summery but it’s about all we have left in the house), then soak my weary bones in the tub, using all the stuff I keep for best but should be using up. Then it’s time for an early night, and frankly I expect that’s all I’ll be good for – decorating tends to turn me into an exhausted gibbering wreck at the best of times.

To sum up, it’s been an excellent week for freebie events, and I’ve managed to get back into the habit of carrying snacks with me when I go out instead of buying expensive food. It’s also been good to get away from the gogglebox and get the house sorted out – there are too many excuses not to do things when you’re glued to the telly, but the TV diet helps to break the apathy.

June is a good time to do a Tenner Week if you have a kitchen garden or allotment. This time around we’ve feasted on strawberries, rhubarb, cherries, lettuce, rocket, turnips, spinach and sweet peppers.

Total TV watched: 4 hours (including an episode of Hannibal last night)

Total cash spent: £7.65

How did you get on this week? Spend £10 or less? Did you enjoy having a slight break from the telly?

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