Food necessities = ordinary food, essentially three meals a day kind of stuff
Food luxuries = anything not really necessary to keep me fed, mostly junk like chocolate, crisps etc.
Canteen food = eating out or getting something delivered if I don't bring lunch to work
Transport = anything above and beyond my monthly ticket.
- Transport 2.60
- Food necessities 20.74
- Food luxuries 35.20
- Canteen food 0.00
- Toiletries 0.00
- Gifts (incl. postage) 3.99
- Clothes 4.50
- House/garden 46.55
- Medical 0.00
- Other 18.40
Total spend this month: 457.57
Food luxuries and other are high this week due to being on holiday - these amounts include dinner out with book club as well as several cups of tea/hot chocolate and snacks in cafes (I even went to the Starbucks on my road for the first time since moving here nearly three years ago - sooo expensive for a bad selection of herbal teas and a not very nice muffin, really not worth it). House/garden is the money spent in the launderette plus the steam juicer and sage plant I bought.
I've posted this early as it's the end of the month - I generally run my budget (such as it is) from Saturday to Friday but I've been doing these spending recaps from Monday to Sunday so there'll be a slightly too early one at the end of each month. And I can't interest myself in changing either of those two things so it'll just stay that way for now.
Edited to add that this month, I had just eight no-spend days. And I strongly suspect that most of those were just days I didn't leave the house at all.