The only major problems I’ve had so far with the ban are blogs. So many blogs with beautiful clothes and links to where they’re from, telling me they have a sale on. And emails too, so many emails telling me they have 70% off at the moment!! A couple of times I’ve found myself on websites looking at an item from a blog before realising what I’m doing! Window shopping is banned for me, remember?! And because I’m at home, I only have a limited number of clothes, so I keep thinking: “Oooh I could do with a new….” before thinking, “No I don’t!”. Shopping all the time is a habit I have to break, particularly if I want to be able to afford other things. Before recently the only things I needed to buy were food and clothes (and I didn’t need to buy those!), but now I’m spending money on bigger things like holidays, sofas and (eek!) houses!!
Oh, I didn’t tell you yet?? I got onto the Masters Course at Durham University that I wanted to!! It’s MA in Museum and Artefact Studies and I’m SO excited!! We went to look around Durham at the weekend and it’s so beautiful. So now Ben and I have to start house-hunting up there. We want to live just outside Durham, and hopefully I’ll be able to have my car up there to make it easier. A lot of the houses we’re looking at however are unfurnished, and at the moment all we’d have to furnish a house is a sofa, oh and a LOT of cook books (Ben’s fault!!). So I need to save if we can afford this, otherwise we’ll be looking for somewhere more in Durham that’s furnished, and probably more expensive anyway!
So, after that rambling tangent: so far, so good. Nothing bought, many things wanted. I just need to get out of the habit and then I think I’ll be fine. I’m back up to Newcastle on Monday though, so we’ll see!! But once this ban is over, I have a few items that I sort of want for Spring/Summer that I might invest in. I think I’m already starting to see the value in buying better quality items, but less frequently.