This has been a majorly stressful week. We found out that water was leaking through the ceiling in the new house, and since then we’ve been trying to get it sorted. Unfortunately, we haven’t had any luck yet, so it looks like we’re going to have more stress over the rest of the month as well. I’m tired of having house problems – I can’t wait until we have enough saved for a mortgage.
On that note, this has been a really bad week for saving money. I’ve been up late getting stressed and upset over the house, which led to me sleeping longer each day, which led to me not having enough time to make lunch for work, which led to me buying food at work. I also did a couple of fun things, too, which was a bit of a strain on funds. Hopefully I can get back on track next week!
On Wednesday, I took my mum to see Room at the cinema, as her Mother’s Day present. We went to Everyman in Leeds, which is the best cinema ever. You sit on sofas and you can order food to eat while you watch the film. We both had a beautiful mushroom pizza, and brownies for dessert. The film was almost as good as the book as well – my mum was crying half way through!
Yesterday, I went to Liverpool Comic Con with Andy and my Dad. We used the Team Rocket grunt costumes that we wore for MCM London last year, as we didn’t have the time to make something new and decent. Plus, we wanted to wear something that didn’t involve itchy wigs or painful masks, so we could have a more comfortable time than we usually do. Here’s a picture of us with some other Pokemon cosplayers:
MCM Liverpool was a lot smaller than the other cons I’ve been to, so it only took us a couple of hours to look round all the stalls. I was quite glad, to be honest, as it meant there were less opportunities for me to buy things. However, I was a little bit disappointed that there weren’t many fun activities to do, as usually there’s something cool to do, such as 360 degree video shoots, or Robot Wars. There were a few panels, but none of them really jumped out at me, unfortunately.
At lunch time we went to Pizza Express, to avoid the ridiculous food queues inside con. I had half a Diavolo pizza, which, according to Andy, translates to “devil”. That probably explains why I was downing drinks and breathing heavily throughout the meal. Despite my mouth being on fire, I really enjoyed it, and was glad to escape the crowds of Comic Con for a little while.
Before we bought tickets, I promised myself that I’d only buy one or two things this time, in order to keep my saving plan on track. But that failed when I was swept away by the excitement of Comic Con, and ended up opening my purse far too many times. I got plenty of graphic novels (which were a bargain, by the way), some cool art cards, and lots of Pokemon cards and card sets. I also bought some cool Japanese sweet kits, where you make your own sweets that look like food. I’ll probably post about this when we make them and it inevitably looks nothing like the picture on the box. My food-making skills are not good. I’ll leave this post on a few images from the day. Enjoy!
How was your week?