Thanks for the new thread rogue. We had to pay for more decorating and DIY stuff today but I was saintly and avoided spending any money on clothes, shoes or other fripperies while we were in huge shopping centre looking for curtain poles. <halo emoticon>
We are also meal-planning very strictly and using up every scrap of food we have, it's been great watching the fridge empty and realising nothing is getting wasted, and we have been eating really well too!
This summer has been a money drain with moving house but I start back at work on Wednesday and from then we are:
Meal planning and not eating out until October half term
No wine on school nights (always have this rule, but this year I start at a school where we teach on Saturdays, so only 1 night a week is allowed now in term!!
At least 3 NSD per week - should be do-able if we meal-plan properly and don't need to pop out for things each night.