July was such a fun month for me as I spent 2 weeks in Disney World. I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that August won’t be anywhere near as good, but I guess all holidays have to come to an end and reality must take over. With that being said, I’m still going to try to make August a productive month.
Here are my goals for the month ahead:
- Cancel my swimming membership – I’ve had a swimming membership for years, I used to go swimming 3 times a week and loved it! In February there was a fire at my local pool. It still hasn’t re-opened and doesn’t look like its going to anytime soon. Their communication with the whole thing has been pretty crap, so I may as well save myself £23.00 a month and cancel the membership.
- Join a gym – There’s a new gym opening and it’s literally a 20 second walk from my house …. That’s like having a gym in my back garden. Now, I’m ridiculously unfit and as I haven’t been swimming for months, I’m feeling sluggish and yuck! I’ll probably be rubbish and hardly ever go, but I’ll do my best. The good thing is that the membership is only £14.99 a month and you can cancel at any point. Hooray for not having to commit to a year!
- See a mortgage adviser – Yep, that time has come! Shaun and I have been saving for 2 and a half years. We finally have enough money for a deposit for a house …. Eeek (I feel so grown up). We’re going to go and see a mortgage adviser this month to get a rough idea of how much money we can borrow so we know the price range we can look at.
- Plan my Christmas crafts – Christmas in August?! Yep – That’s right! I have so many ideas for cards, decorations and crafts that I want to make this year. I need to set a plan of exactly what I’m going to do, then I can start buying materials. It’s always best to start early, else it gets to November and it’s suddenly a mad rush to get everything done.
- Have a successful charity fundraiser day – My wonderful Nan very suddenly passed away in April, it was a complete shock to everyone as one minute she was fine and then she was gone. My Nan LOVED to bake, she taught me most of the skills and recipes that I know. I thought the best way to remember my Nan is by having a cake and coffee morning, to raise money for Hospiscare Southwest who cared for my Nan in her last few days. I’ve sent invites out to family, neighbours and close friends and have asked people to kindly bake some cakes to bring over. All money raised will go to charity to make sure people continue to get given the care that they need.
July was a fun month, and August is looking to be a productive month!
What plans do you have for the month?
‘See ya real soon!