Sunday, 22 February 2009


To try and distract me from our current lack of money, I have been reading In The Red by Alexis Hall and have been truly shocked! It's a diary by a 'recovering shopaholic' who owes over £30,000 at the beginning when she imposes some rules on herself to try and clear her debt and change her ways.
Now, it's true that I've never been remotely interested in fashion, shoes, handbags or designer labels, which must help a lot, but I'm truly staggered at the things she's bought and how much they cost. Her self-imposed regime to sure herself still allows a lot more spending than we *ever* do, and she still feels deprived.
I've been annoying my husband all day by reading bits out and then saying smugly "bet you're glad I don't do that..."
It is a fascinating read in a horrifying way (and yes, I got it from the library, I didn't but it!).


bethnoir said...

That does sound scary. I reorganised my CDs today and realised how many I've got, that's probably my major spending vice, but I certainly don't spend what I haven't got on it.

I expect she was a lot better dressed than me though!

Carolyn said...

LOL!!! We always joke about that too!!! All that jewellery and make up that I wear, all those meals out, fancy clothes and trips to the cinema is what made us O/D....yeah right. Well, maybe my collection of books..or Rob's paintbrushes....we need a mortgage just for those!!! LOL

little grubs said...

I'll have to see if I can get that book over in NZ - it always amazes me what other people can and do spend - and a lot of them do it when it's not even 'their money'. I tend to talk to Craig in the same way and quite often remind him how luck he is to have me!!! x

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.