That's it, after my post yesterday, I've made the decision that I'm giving up on my budget until 2018. Christmas has just run away with me. I've been trying hard to stick to it, but am finding it increasingly difficult, as you can tell from my monthly posts. I just need to step away, spend what I have to spend during this next month and then just try to start afresh in the New Year.
I'm just looking forward to when the seasonal spending is over and I can get back to normal life and a normal monthly budget. At this time of year, the demands on one's finances are just too overwhelming, working or not. I know I have a choice to spend or not, but it's difficult to suddenly stop buying presents for people who may by now have bought one in return.
Anyway, I'm sure everything will work out okay and I still will be trying to keep spending to a minimum, but I'm so tired of posting overspends every month, that I won't be publishing a round up in December. I'm taking a break from making readers suffer the details of my overspending habits and I'll be back with hopefully more positive posts of this kind from the end of January.
Good luck with your budgeting over the Christmas period. I wish you all so much more success with your budgets than I've been achieving recently.