What a day. Less than 2 hours sleep total. Maybe it is my excitement about Brussels that is stopping me from sleeping now. 0245 Well here we are 31st December. Last day of the year. Can’t wait to get back to Brussels but at same time aching to save money, and reduce that credit card debt instead. I want to feel safe. And that means having a low enough credit card debt and enough money in my bank to let me put a deposit down on a studio and to be able to comfortably pay the rent every month. That is the place I want to get to this year.
But Brussels is so good I want to allow myself Brussels as well every month or two months. Otherwise, keep moving my stuff into —–, computer, —- blazers. Otherwise? Check out Vanessa in Soho on Monday, and Laetitia on Sunday? Keep my head DOWN at ——. Don’t draw any attention to myself whatsoever.
Even with my Vienna and Brussels expense my bank is staying within my overdraft limit. Even with 550 allowed for Brussels in January I will still stay within my overdraft. Meanwhile I have no need to use credit cards for anything so they will be quietly coming down alongside it. That last night stop off in Brussels cost me a huge amount of money, that would have made a great difference, but Christ what a great night it was! 5th Avenue and Empire. A game changing night.
Staying in this Wednesday after the £44 wasted on Anca and Sasha yesterday. Enjoying sitting in the living room these mornings with the Christmas tree, and chocolates, and snowballs, and Peaky Blinders.
The sexiest thing yesterday was the two two black haired Chinese girls in the Shaftesbury Avenue Chinese Medicine shop; I was so tempted.
Weight holding steady around 14’13.
Aims for next year: keep reducing my credit card debt EVERY MONTH. Travel to nowhere except Brussels, but allow myself that once a month. Publish my books. That’s it really. The main thing is Brussels, seriously reducing my debt by staying away from —– and Vienna. Moving more stuff into — after January 10th.
How boring it was drinking in the Iron Duke, Moggs, Roundtable, Chairmen. Let me stop these London drinking days on my days off. Better to do nothing, or go to Sunset Strip. At least something to see. Not just pointless drinking.
Yes my credit cards are ALL still maxed out and there are none I could use in Brussels to withdraw cash with, and yet remembering this should be the THIRD month in a row where the debt DOES go down a little bit; third month in row therefore where the minimum repayments will come down a little bit, and the interest charges will come down a little bit. The supertanker IS slowly turning. The turning bit is the slowest part of the operation, once the turn is affected progress will slowly start to pick up pace. The initial turn is the hard bit, and that is what I have effected.
The great thing is not only will I not use credit cards in November, but December as well! The Vienna hotel and trains are all paid for already! So that is all of November and all of December with no more spending on my cards. And quite possibly January too!