I’m afraid this blog hasn’t been updated enough lately. I just have too much to do and the other blog I run is taking priority at the moment, I’m afraid. I hope to get better organised after Christmas and post more regularly then.
Last year I participated in Operation Christmas Child. I spent way too much as I left buying the items till the last minute. This time I have been collecting things all through the year.
Unfortunately I’ve been slack this time and haven’t recorded the cost of every item, but I’m sure that I’ve spent at least $100 less than I did last year. The items in the box are of the same quality as last year’s box, but I’ve saved a lot of money by collecting things during the year.
I had a wonderful holiday in Europe but blew my budget dreadfully. I’m giving up this year’s budget as a lost cause, and although I’ll try to reduce my spending over the Christmas period (?!!) I’m going to start again in 2013 and hopefully do better!