Friday Five – 24th March, 2017

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote one of these posts (and apologies that this one is a day late!), as I’ve been crazily busy with quite a few things – I was away skiing in the Alps, I’ve been moving blog platforms, and it’s getting scarily close to my PhD upgrade. Now, I’m back in business and happy to report that it’s been a pretty good couple of weeks for me in terms of money-saving.

  1. I finally got around to purchasing an Oyster card (up to this point, I’d been using my contactless debit card to pay for my journeys on the underground), which has the advantage over contactless that you can link it to your student railcard, and save money every time you make a journey on the tube.
  2. A participant cancelled on one of my work colleagues for her PhD study, so she asked whether I would be able to step in and help. She’s amazing so I said yes straight away, and then it turned out that for basically just lying in an MRI scanner for a couple of hours, I got a free £50 Amazon voucher, yaaay.
  3. Last week, I went to a gig with my friend, and reverted to my old student habit of sneaking in a hip flask (shhhh), instead of spending all my cash on the crazily expensive London drinks prices.

    Little Comets Camden Koko
    Little Comets, Camden 2017
  4. I went shopping in the Westfield shopping centre with one of my lovely friends, and managed to only buy some new jewellery for my nose piercing (which I had been planning to do for forever), and didn’t give in to the temptation to impulse-buy an adorable Harry Potter t-shirt.
  5. And finally (especially now it’s getting suuuper close to spring), I’ve been walking and bike-riding as much as possible. I can’t wait for long summer days of playing outside…

I hope everyone has had a productive money-saving week!

Happy weekend 🙂


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