Cash flow confessions: Fashion designer, 50, who has a £35,000 salary reveals her weekly spend

Cheri Milaney, 50, is a fashion designer based in Edinburgh. She lives with husband Murray, 52, a senior account manager, and their three cats. her monthly net income is around £2,000, while her bills come to £1,500. here, she shares every penny she spends in a week . . .

MONDAY: £20

£20 on a big roll of drafting paper so that I can design patterns for future collections. I grab food from the fridge — luckily, my husband Murray has done a big shop and we are well stocked for the week.

TUESDAY: £14

On a tie for my brother as a gift — he’s got a new job in an estate agency. He has just moved over from Canada and was staying with us, but has now found a place of his own.

Fashion designer Cheri Milaney, 50, (pictured) from Edinburgh, revealed how she spends her £35,000 salary

Fashion designer Cheri Milaney, 50, (pictured) from Edinburgh, revealed how she spends her £35,000 salary

Fashion designer Cheri Milaney, 50, (pictured) from Edinburgh, revealed how she spends her £35,000 salary 

WEDNESDAY: £5.30

On lavender sachets from Amazon — I’m trying to tackle the moth problem in our bedroom wardrobe. Moths are supposed to dislike the smell of lavender, but I think the sachets smell lovely and they’re all-natural.

THURSDAY: £14.98

£14.98 at the pet shop — my cats love cat grass. I have lots for them in the garden, but in the winter, they don’t go outside as often, so I plant pots indoors, too. I also bought them a pack of Dreamies as a treat.

FRIDAY: £21

On a Waitrose shop for dinner. We had guests and I served bread, cheese and grapes, followed by herb-baked salmon with roast potatoes.

SATURDAY: £5.39

On some kelp capsules from a local health food shop. I have been taking kelp on and off for 25 years. It works wonders for the hair, skin and nails.

SUNDAY: £3.48

On faux-gold leaf sheets for an antique glass cabinet that needs a makeover — I am going to cover the inside with them. I love DIY!

WEEKLY TOTAL: £84.15

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