Wealth update – 30/09/2021

Deposit drama

Not much progress here. I think we’re now just waiting for a letter to confirm our court date.

Driving license

I finally got my driving license back on the 13th of September. I posted my address renewal application (with my original driving license enclosed) on the 21st of June. Therefore it took almost 3 months. I guess this is good enough for government work.


There’s been very little progress here. My cough is still ongoing. I was prescribed some antibiotics (after a GP consultation) and after 5 days of taking them things didn’t change much.

So, today I had another virtual GP consultation and was referred to a respiratory physician, even though the GP said my cough will probably just go away on its own.

She might be right, but the thing is I’m getting worried. The cough has been lingering on for 7 weeks already… This type of thing is out of character for me as I usually bounce back from a cold etc quite quickly. I’m unable to live my life normally and I just want to put this annoying cough behind me.

I also got my normal flu-jab a week ago.

To top it all off I also went for an eye check at SpecSavers earlier this week. This is because work provides a voucher for this once a year – therefore the eye check was free for me (costs £30 out of pocket).

I didn’t have anything to complain about my eye health but figured it’s been around four years since my previous check. The good news is that my left eye has perfect vision but the right eye was a little bit worse in terms of my vision. However, in summary, my vision is very good and I don’t need glasses. No other problems were identified either. So, that’s all good.

I felt a bit dumb doing the eye check… I mean ultimately, there’s nothing wrong with me. However, I’m glad I did it as it’s good to know that my eye health has not deteriorated in the last four years.

Counting my beans

September was a negative month. My net worth as of 30/09/2021 was £254,532 – it’s a decrease of -£29,278 or -10.3% from the end of August 2021. This is after me making a £1,633 GIA top-up, £452 pension top-up (deducted from salary + employer contribution) and £575 top-up to my cash balance.

This drop is the largest I’ve ever had in terms of a monetary amount… however I feel OK with this. It can’t always go up and pullbacks are expected.