November ninety – day ten

No spend today, and I’ll have 79p in the budget for tomorrow!

Regular readers will know that my oven has stopped working properly. Perhaps it sensed that I don’t have much worth baking at the moment, but I’m pretty sure the fan option has started fanning heat away from the interior of the oven rather than around the food inside, so I hanker for a mini oven. Actually, it has just meant a sharp increase in a pre-existing hankering condition which I’ve been suffering from for many years.

Given that Argos has a sale on mini ovens at the moment, but the options are still £29.99 or above, that would be a cripplingly large chunk out of the month’s allowance, however, a possible fix to my dilemma has now come up. B hasn’t had a working conventional oven since he moved house two years ago, but since he does have a microwave, grill and hob and doesn’t often feel the desire to bake cakes he’s got along without an oven pretty well…or so he thought, until I kept going on and on about mini ovens and how fantastic it would be to have one. This endless product endorsement, coupled with the fact that he’s throwing a party soon and became excited about the possibility of ovening party snack food, has led to him purchasing an oven instead at the sale price. We have an agreement that if he doesn’t think he’ll carry on using the oven after the month is up, I will buy it from him. If he’s happy with the way it performs I will buy one myself (provided they’re still on sale after the month ends). Win win 🙂