Did some work on finances this morning. Without being too stingy, and including accommodation, we have managed to live off around £25 a day. The maximum allocated is £40 so the trial this half term was a success. Accommodation proved to be particularly cheap, with 6 nights wild camping (in England) and most nights just over £10. We did pay £18 for a night on the Cumbrian coast, and I was expecting that short of cost (I guess £15 is the target cost), but with C’s new found sense of adventure we could do well. Summer in the UK will be more problematic I guess unless we live in people’s gardens. Diesel proved to be more than the budgeted £10 a day (£13) and with ferries and telephone to pay for it’s an area I need to work on.
But overall not a bad start. I’ll run this again at Easter for 3 weeks (unless we go to the US to see Phil and Denise) and see how it goes.