This week has been a fabulous one for us. There is no one big ha ha moment but I guess it was just enjoyable. Our deadlines and targets were met this week for the most part and there was very little stress on the cards this week. All said though, we decided that we were going full throttle for months now and maybe need to take a break.
So for 10 days, we will take a break from work and filming, etc and we have been busy making a little plan of enough interesting things to do that will keep us entertained but not too much that we are burned out at the end. On the list of things to do during our break:
- Buy a Tawa and make some lovely chapattis after watching YouTube videos on how to do it. So one rainy day this week we actually went to an Asian shop and bought a Tawa. Before we got into the car we realised that it actually had a break or split in the wooden handle so we took it back and, as they didn’t have any more of that one, we went to another shop and got a different one that was bigger, better, and a little cheaper too. Leisa has actually started to have a go at making some lovely chapattis. We will master it one day soon.
- We wanted to up our game with filming food recipes so we went shopping for some nice small clear glass containers that we can use for putting out small amounts of ingredients. They can also be used for desserts or little sweet treats. They had a rather unique shape to them which made them really pretty. However, when we got home we noticed that one of them had a small crack on the edge. We still have 5 good ones and they were only 69p each. You will see them in a recipe or video soon.
- Our hair has been needing a break for a long time so this is the week for it! No more combing every day. A simple plait or twist style will do. No need to think of any Youtube live videos as we are taking a break from that too.
- Some self-care is in order and this includes manicures and pedicures, as well as some needed reading. I still haven’t finished reading The Man Who Didn’t Call!
- This week we also looked into upping our wages to reflect the cost of living too. For the last year, we have maybe had 6 or 7 notices that our mortgages have increased due to the rise in interest rates. We are therefore looking into the fees we charge for our services so that we are not operating at a loss. Even the rent at our properties had got a break from any increase for 3 years! Well, we have decided that this is not sustainable so as much as we don’t like to, we have to ask for an increase. Saying that, we also need to take some time to inspect the properties to make sure they are not in need of any repairs etc. It might cost us some money but in the long run, will be worth it.
- Nandos, one of our favourite restaurants beckoned this week. All week long. But we stuck to our Autumn week meal plan and decided that as we can make our favourite Nandos meals at home, we will add it to next week’s meal plan. After all, that was one of our favourite episodes when we made it on the TV for Channel 5’s Shop Smart Save Money. That should save us some money to put towards our next holiday too.
So how has your week been? We are linking with Ann and others to share our #Wordoftheweek