How to have a wonderful weekend on a budget

How to have a wonderful weekend on a budget

weekend on a budget

We have just had a very lovely weekend doing some fab things whilst spending very little and I just wanted to share some of it with you. On Saturday I got up early (as always with my 5 o’ clock riser!) and headed out to buy some milk and pre packed croissants (still a real weekend treat but almost 2/3 cheaper than 4 just baked ones) and avoided buying a £1.50 paper and deciding I could catch up with the radio or tv instead.

We spent the morning at my friends house. I got my free weigh in and advice from my slim and motivating friend Keeley (saves me £20 a month on a slimming club) whilst my kids ate their rice krispies and had a wonderfully energetic bounce on our friends bouncy castle.
Later we took a pack up and went to the park where we had a big play and a game of football (my workout for the day and no gym fees!) Spent the afternoon relaxing in the sun whilst the kids played in the paddling pool. Make your own pizza for tea (cheap as chips) and lots of books, bath and cuddles to end the day.

Sunday we went for a morning of reading, dressing up and a little Winnie the Pooh dvd before heading off for a birthday party. The presents we bought for the 2 kids totalled £5 in all and were fab (Asda pom-poms and a paint your own dinosaur kit) home made cards looked great too. My kids got a great run around and a lovely lunch too. Spent the afternoon with friends over to play and helping J plant out our own veg. Kids shattered so drawing, cuddles and stories ended a lovely day.

We had a truly lovely weekend. Sunshine, exercise, parties, parks, picnics and playing.

Our weekend cost about £6.50! (Excluding regular food) our car wasonly used once to go to party! Both kids and I were very happy. You really can have a wonderful weekend on a budget you just need to keep it simple and have a few plans up your sleeve!

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