April has been both my favourite month of the year so far, and the most expensive. Thanks to celebrating my birthday, a weekend away up North and Peter whisking me away to Edinburgh for our first wedding anniversary, my bank account is crying out for payday.

Now I’ve got a quiet couple of weeks coming up, at least on the socialising front, my attention has returned to adopting a healthier balance – both in my bank account and my diet. To help get me back on track, I’m going to be doing Penny Golightly’s Tenner Week, which acts as a sort of financial detox. For one week, you have to live on £10. Penny is running it on her blog this week, but I’d recommend giving the Kindle ebook a download too (Amazon link here – only £2.54 at the moment) – I tend to try and do one of these tenner weeks a couple of times a year so it’s handy to refer back to.

As part of tenner week, I’m planning to do a couple of things:

  • Sell some bits and prices at a car boot sale on Sunday
  • Meal planning to help me a) stay on track with the diet and b) avoid the temptation of takeaways
  • Eat my way through the food lurking at the bottom of the freezer

The biggest challenge is going to be Thursday – payday. This usually leads to an uncontrollable urge to ‘treat’ myself, which I’m going to have to counteract with something fun and free.

Fancy doing the challenge too? Here’s the schedule!

(This is NOT a sponsored post. I just think Penny’s challenge is rather excellent.)