There’s an ad currently running in the UK that claims women typically spend £170 a month on looking good.
((by the way if anyone knows the source of this statistic it’d be very much appreciated. I heard it (either TV or radio?) whilst doing something else and now can’t track it down – despite searching the all-knowing-oracle of Google))
It surprised me, and got me thinking.
What do I spend?
I do have my eyebrows waxed every couple of months, and I suppose my annual minimal make-up replenishment does have a cost – although it’s normally from Santa or the Birthday Bunny. Then there’s shampoo, I guess? That kind of everyday thing. Oh and of course I do buy clothes. Although infrequently and usually on a needs-must basis.
So therefore, as I spend so little, it begs the question – do I look bad?
As uneventful as the day seemed, at the time, it was the start of a journey toward a different type of family life. A simpler family life. I won’t bore you with the detail as it’s likely you’ve heard it all before, but if it not – click here.
Who’d have thought a short stroll, and buggy-push, to the local library could be the beginning of something so life-changing? Not I.
This post is a little self-indulgent – I promise I won’t make a habit of it!
Actually this post was born through the need to have a ‘batch errand’ day. My thinking was that by posting about it, it would make my day more productive. (See below: My errand basket hanging precariously from a snowy tree branch)
I was a Mum on a mission last night and feeling rather olympic!
Thursday is my favourite day of the week – no idea why. It is also my planning night.Continue reading →