我們約會吧

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很多人都說:「結婚後什麼都變了」,依我自己的經驗來說,這是真的.
還是男女朋友的時候,出去約會一定要上餐館,而且還越貴越好,這才表示對方有誠意.
結婚以後,他的錢就是我的錢,能省則省,分毫計較,上館子成了一種「浪費」.
尤其 Steve 擁有一手好廚藝,一點兒都不輸餐廳,還菜色隨我點,就更沒有理由要出去花錢了.


今年年初的某一天早上,Steve 問我要不要出去吃飯,知道我一定會說不,他趕緊接著說:「用 Tesco 的禮卷付錢」.
如果不考慮代價,我是非常愛好美食的人,才會每回出國玩的時候都一定要餐餐吃好料的.
既然不用花錢,我當然樂意,光是省下洗碗盤的手續,就已經很得我心了,親手盤算過 Tesco 禮卷之後,我們選了一家義大利餐廳「Caffe Uno」.
晚上我們兩人各自在自己的衣櫥前打扮,還不時地看看對方,互相搭配.
直到準備出門的時候,看見穿得比較正式還擦了香水的老公,突然想起以前約會的時候.
那天晚上我們玩得很開心,也是從那天之後我們經常上館子,有時是我們小倆口去約個會,有時也帶家人們一起出去慶祝.
其實只要平常多留意,即便在什麼都貴的英國生活,這些額外的享受也都是可以不必花大錢的,對於促進家庭和諧實在功不可沒.
畢竟省錢的目的不是要為了當守財奴,而是為了要花在更有意義,更值得的事物上. 跟家人共渡美好時光,我認為這再值得不過了.

今年回台灣的時候,姐姐帶我去見了一位專看前世今生的算命師,算命師說我和 Steve 的前世是同事,兩人都是負責運送官銀的鏢局保鑣.
才話至此,我姐就插嘴笑說:「哈,難怪你們兩個這麼會算錢,原來上輩子就已經是管錢的了!」姐姐這句話逗笑了我.
前世的事情不可考,姑且不論我信不信,比起不少朋友,我和 Steve 的確算是頗會精打細算的人.
對於從我們這兒把錢偷/搶/騙/拐/污走這等情事,還真有「你得先跨過我的屍體再說」的氣勢,哈哈!

在英國如何省錢,之前已經有大略寫過,請參考「勤儉是為了玩樂」.
另外介紹幾個省錢的好站:
1. Money Saving Expert:最划算的各種資訊在這裡都可以找到.
2. Money Supermarket:比較各家價格.
3. Quidco:同樣的商品和服務,透過這個網站買可以有額外的折扣喔.今年在這兒賺到最划算的服務莫過於一年50英鎊的房屋險,原價可是超過 200 英鎊呢!

369 Comments

  • chlity says:

    這篇讓我有點感觸,
    開始想買屬於自己的窩之後,
    我也開始以前沒有過的記帳習慣,
    購物慾望克制再克制,
    連去賣場買個東西都要拿著計算機算價錢,
    即便只是差了0.00…元,
    都還是不會放過,
    可是算下來,
    還是比不上物價飛漲,
    連以前每個月會去打牙祭的小動作都沒了,
    感覺生活越來越累了……

  • 我真的覺得以emily娘家的家境,要養成如此精打細算的習慣,真的很
    不簡單耶~你娘應該很替你感到驕傲吧!^^

    從前的我買東西從來不記價錢的,更別說會去比價還是殺價了.我老是
    覺得只要負擔的起,其實也沒甚麼不對.這跟小時候父母總是對我們的
    要求有求必應有很大的關連.

    現在自己有了孩子,在教育他們的過程中才漸漸體會到,其實這樣真的
    不好!我並不希望自己的孩子也變成沒有金錢觀,不會替未來著想規劃
    的人,所以,我目前也很努力地在改變自己購物的壞習慣,也盡量節制自己
    不要對小孩有求必應.

    所以說,人生真的很有趣!正當想著幸福的婚姻像個完美的童話結局時,其實,我們才正要踏上更上一層的挑戰與學習呢!^^

    對啦!今天早上剛好在那個省錢網站看到一篇很好笑的文章,跟你分享!*_^~

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=575603

  • Ronia says:

    發現~~在英國上館子就算花很多錢也吃不到好東西(唉)
    不過約會開心最重要!!

  • Princess says:

    那個專看前世今生的算命師該不會是伶姬吧?我也有給他算過 也是頗準…雖然前世今生已經不可考…

  • Chrissie says:

    接續你文章一開頭的「結婚後什麼都變了」,等小公主出生後你的體驗會更深「小孩出生後什麼都變了」!!不過如果這改變是甜蜜的、有意義的、富成長性的,那就沒有什麼比這改變更好的了,對吧?

  • teresa says:

    結婚的人不是都有句名言
    就是結婚後就進入愛情的墳墓了
    那也代表以前的浪漫時光要結束了
    現在要面對生活的現實
    也不是所有的人都這樣
    但卻是大部份的家庭
    聽起來是有點心酸
    結了婚不是為先生就是為了小孩
    雖然是甜蜜的負擔
    不過好像要為所欲為前時
    要三思而後行一下了
    那能像單生時想作什麼就什麼呢!
    Emily和Steve道好
    看來你的婚姻生活
    並沒有太大的改變
    有時就是需要來點
    潤滑劑促進家庭和諧實
    就算花點錢也是花的值得
    看來Emaily是嫁對人
    而Steve是娶對人了

  • brady says:

    读了你这篇,突然感觉今年我有点用钱无度,最近老请师弟师妹下馆子,昨天还去Harvester吃牛排。。。

  • dapheny says:

    看了emily寫的
    突然想到~我們自從結婚後
    好像沒有兩人單獨輕鬆的約會了
    真懷念那種甜蜜的兩人世界生活啊!

  • Dear Emily,
    我想要知道那個算命的地方!!
    可以分享嗎?

  • emily says:

    dear chlity,
    有效率的省錢其實要靠習慣的養成, 還要開源, 不要一開始就給自己太大的壓力, 那樣會撐不久喔. 加油!

    dear 卜媽,
    那天去買菜的時候, Steve 就發現了這是個超值的優惠, 立刻就買了一批回家了! 那個網站上提到之後, 最便宜的 baby powder 竟然缺貨, Steve 回家的路上晃進去都買不著呢!
    人生真的很有趣, 我們正要邁入另一個階段, 全新的挑戰哪.

    dear Ronia,
    我也同意, 台灣的餐廳選擇更多更有趣, 所以在英國若能擅用禮券, 能夠不花錢地上館子, 就會覺得很值得.

    dear Princess,
    正是, 在我姐提到之前壓根兒沒聽過這號人物, 呵, 反正我當好玩嘛.

    dear Chrissie,
    等小孩生出來, 我想那恐怕不是”變”而已, 那應該叫天翻地覆吧, 哈! 我知道我和Steve都會盡我們最大的努力學習怎麼當父母, 所以只能走著瞧囉, 希望小孩別太折騰人呢!

    dear teresa,
    結婚至今, 我覺得兩個人的生活比一個人的好. 因為有了責任, 不能為所欲為, 但卻也在彼此身上獲得了以前沒有的, 就是不同吧.

    dear brady,
    是人生的經過吧, 以前還唸書的時候也沒想過省錢這件事, 是現在的責任重了, 才有的改變, 你趁現在還能玩就多玩一點吧, 呵!!

    dear dapheny,
    乖, 先把月子坐滿了, 再想出去約會的事情, 以後有的是機會!

    dear 酒釀女人,
    那位算命師叫做伶姬, 網路上查一下應該可以找到, 她好像還有自己的網站, 我不清楚要怎麼預約時間去找她, 她有全省在跑.
    還是提醒一下, 當個故事聽聽就好, 好壞都別太認真阿, 畢竟前世的事情, 說白了, 是可以隨他說的, 無法查證的嘛.

  • Davey says:

    哈哈. 原來兩位是福威鏢局的人. 真是失敬啊失敬.
    不知兩位和林平之如何相稱? :^)

    呵呵, 原來是伶姬啊. 她的三本書我都有看過. 因為有些宗教的基礎所以她講得可以接受. :^) 妳難道沒問她些問題?

  • emily says:

    dear Davey,
    他是我師父, 原來您與他老人家相識阿!
    有阿, 就是問她我和老公的因果唄, 第二個問題好像是問事業吧, 已經記不清楚了, 哈! (<–完全沒放心上….)

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