We were really waiting for this month to end so as we could hit the road again! After spending four months stopped for work in our old home town of Cowra, we were definitely keen to start travelling again. Our expenses were down a little on the previous month which was good as we are not planning on working again for some time. So here is our Expense Report for May 2021.
At the start of the month I celebrated my birthday – a few times actually! Brenden took me to the Japanese Gardens for breakfast, which never disappoints. Then I had lunch with family, followed by a camp fire and cook up the following night with some good friends. With the chilly weather around it was perfect for a campfire.
We must give a huge shout-out to Cowra Showground and caretaker Barry. It is absolutely fantastic value. $20 a night for power and water or $100 a week. The amenities were always spotlessly clean and even though it was very busy most nights, we never felt crowded in. We even met some other NextGen owners while we were there.
FAREWELL FROM WORK
While we were in Cowra, Brenden spent the entire four months working for his old boss. He was back in a truck, mainly running into Sydney but also a bit of local stuff. He was even given a bit of a send-off. We headed to The Ironbark Grill which is in The Mill – a fully restored 1800’s flour mill. We can highly recommend the pizza’s there. Some of the best we have ever eaten.
EXPENSE REPORT MAY 2021
ACCOMMODATION AND KILOMETRES
- Showground: 29 nights
- Family: 2 nights
This month was another very low kilometre month. We only travelled 1,018 kilometres. But that is about to change!
Our income for this month was:-
$6,059.87 (all sources)
Our total expenditure for the month of May was $3,000.49
- Groceries $580.31
- Laundry $28.00
- Alcohol $342.44
- Eating Out $233.45 (includes takeaway and the odd coffee)
- Accommodation $400.00
- Car/Van Insurance $183.42 (ongoing)
- Fuel $178.28
- Tools/Equipment $134.13
- Health Insurance $261.55 (ongoing)
- Work Expenses $168.41
- Van Accessories $130.19 (Towel rail, USB sockets, new mattress protector)
- Gas Bottle Refill $27.00
- Gifts $109.30
- Website $75.00 (Maintenance and Hosting)
- Haircut $30.00
- Clothing/Accessories $41.00
- Mobile Phones $63.00 (ongoing)
- Entry Fee $15.00
We hope you enjoy reading our monthly expense report. If you are new here you can check out our other reports HERE.