Some of you may remember that at the beginning of the year I gave up driving, there were a few reasons for taking the decision, I did not have anywhere to drive to with my best friend moving 100 more miles awy, my physical health was deteriorating and I did not feel totally comfortable behind the wheel anymore and the cost. Seven months after selling my car, how has it been. Wel there was a pang of sorrow the first time I left the house and my little blue bug was not in its usual parking space but in all honesty I have not missed the car at all.
Don’t get me wrong there have been loads of times when I wanted to just hop in the car to go and get this, deal with that or just be somewhere else, but as me getting anywhere involves other people’s schedules, having other muscles to get me from house into car etc, the actual car part was nothing.
I was however looking forward to having an additional £100 a month to play with … I could treat myself to having a take away delivered once a month, or maybe buy a book or dvd or a magazine, save up for that dynamic piece of software I want [to plug vcr into my iMac upload old VHS and burn to DVD], save some for taxi fairs if needed. The list of possibles were seemingly endless.
So where has that £100 gone to …..
£26 electricity direct debit increase
£20 increase in dentist/opticians/foot scrubber charges
£7 on BT direct debit charge
£33 on monthly Grocery …yes £33!! Not like I live on Harrods Food Hall goodies, just Tesco
So … that £100 didn’t last long