It is lovely to see a few snowdrops around and other signs of Spring, such as willow catkins and witch hazel in bloom. We have even seen daffodils in very sheltered spots and MrShoestring has spotted primroses and crocuses under the trees at the back of the garden.
We are going to continue with trying to keep the grocery spending very low this month as there is still plenty of produce to use up in the freezer. We are also continuing with the "no clothes" spending challenge this year, with an exception for MasterShoestring who needs new shoes for school again !
I did quite well with the no clothes buying challenge last month as by accident I shrank 2 of MrShoestring's nice cashmere jumpers , I didn't notice that the spin cycle was still turned on for the washing machine when I put them in on 'Delicate' ! However, they now fit me, so there is always a silver lining !
The other challenge we'll continue with is funding the 'gift' account from other sources. We did well in January so I'm hopeful that we can continue this month.
Are you running any challenges this month ?