I am £219 lighter today, it's the dreaded MOT and service time for the car. Luckily the car is still in good nick, I didn't expect it to fail on anything, but nevertheless sometimes you can get a nasty surprise just when you don't need one. Like last year when it needed new rear brakes. My front disc brakes are going to need renewing in the spring, and that's mainly because I don't use the car enough. I have only done 4,500 miles in a year, I need to do more to keep things moving. It's like a human body, if you don't excercise it, things start to seize up. I must get out more.
I suppose I am paying out quite a lot of money for a car which doesn't do many miles, the road tax and insurance are due soon. I haven't worked out the annual cost to run it, never have done, because I like my car. It gives me the freedom to go where I please, whenever I want to. It also allows me to go food shopping at eight o clock in the evening to buy up all the reduced yellow stickers. I reckon the savings I make at Tesco easily covers the cost of the car. I dread to think how much my weekly food bill would be if I had to go shopping during the day on the bus, and pay full price for everything.
Talking of Tesco, they have sent me some lovely money saving vouchers, wow, lucky me, £19 off my shopping. Sounds good doesn't it.
Erm.....not that good actually. The vouchers are spread over six weeks of shopping, and each week I have to spend £30, that's thirty flippin quid. Now why would I want to spend that much every week? That's one hundred and eighty chuffin pounds, just to save nineteen. I don't think so, when I struggle to spend £15 a week in the store. I think I'll take my own voucher in there next time I go, see what they make of that, ha ha. Toodle pip.