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Posted by on Friday 15 October 2010 in frugal, meta | 5 comments

In a couple of weeks, I’m planning to take a week’s holiday from work to mark of some projects that are coming to an end. It’ll be the first week I’ve had off work in over four and a half years. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to it.

I sometimes forget how much value there is in looking forward to something. As Notes from the Frugal Trenches says in one of her 100 Ways to Save Money blog posts, having something specific to look forward to (she specifies a holiday-away) “help[s] me concentrate on my financial goals for the rest of the year” – a fun focus for frugality and making me less likely to splurge on a mini pick-me-up in the meantime.

We won’t be going away aside from, hopefully, a day at the seaside but I have some things I’d like to do at home — and I’m going to make the most of looking forward to them. This is on the noticeboard in our office to remind me of the fun stuff I’ve got planned:

Can’t wait ;)

(Anyone got suggestions for anything else I should do?)


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  1. louisa

    Oh, I’ve just noticed that the ones in glittery mauve (check me out!) aren’t very readable – the top left one says “sew robe” and the others say “fish”, “make giant planters” and “make stencil chicken pics”.

  2. Clare

    Yay for the freezer biscuits!

  3. louisa

    Yay indeed, am annoyed I haven’t found any time to make them over the last few weeks – definitely a week off priority! :D

  4. bookstorebabe

    Have a lovely vacation!

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