I had a look at the spending for the year just gone Jan to Dec 2008.
First I looked at what I had spent "on the high street" to see which big names got my £.
This was the list of all the big names I had spent something in:
Little Chef 1%
Moto Services 1%
The Body Shop >0%
Woolworths >0% (less than £10 and in the closing down sale)
I also did a split on type of all my spending:
house (utilities, tax, repairs) 22%
mortgage interest 18%
mortgage repayment 12%
motorcar 11% (6% on petrol)
meals (eaten out) 4%
travel (not for work) 4%
unknown cash 3%
life insurance & medical 3%
hobbies & con memberships 1%
bank charges >0% (One cock-up that cost me about £120)
So that is where all the money went.
The high street spend accounted for about 20% of the whole.
Largest single payment was a car repair bill.
Smallest accounted payment £0.55 for a pint of milk.
Not sure if this means it was a good or bad year.