IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
Time to start again
Reply
Views: 35,082
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 41
happy daddy
Old 02-12-2012, 10:57 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

Harrys dad thank you for your help i so really appreciate your advice hopefully i will get a better idea with whats going in the next couple of days with whats going to happen, I am going to try and stay positive Originally i was supposed to be at work today but when i went for an 8-2 shift i was sent home we have lost 3 residents since Thursday and because of this staffing hours will be cut until we get new residents in, although losing a days pay i was sort of pleased to have a day off I had to take my daughter back to her mums early, she went home last night as she had a very special singing performance today, she sang to the new Archbishop of Canterbury the suprise look on her face when i turned up and she saw that i was there it was magical and thats what i love i am so proud to be a dad and show my love for her. My afternoon was based on a few things me and Emma watched a movie together and we enjoyed each others company colouring in and joking around before she went home at 5:45 pm
This evening was based on doing a few things around the home I do try my best to help my Mum and Dad around the home with chores and DIY they are so good to me and very supportive.

Spends for today has been nothing
Hope everyone has had a good weekend stay safe X
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 42
HeadAboveWater
Old 03-12-2012, 9:39 AM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,901
Smile

Happy December

Sorry to hear about what happened at work. As harrys dad make sure all the forms are filled etc for future reference.
Hats off to you for doing the work you do

Aw you must've been so proud of your daughter and her performance! Just reading about it near has me blubbing!!! I'm sure she loved having her daddy there to watch her too! Proud moment for you both

Hopefully this week will pick up a bit for you and you'll be feeling more positive. I think yesterday will have got you off to a good start!!
Wealth is what you're left with when all your money runs out

FD Target take 2: 3025/3600
ebay sales 2014: 106.64
HeadAboveWater is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to HeadAboveWater For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 43
happy daddy
Old 03-12-2012, 3:07 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

Thank you head above water i really do appreciate your comments well i have finished work for the afternoon 8-2 things still haven't been sorted at work but i am hoping to know very soon what is going to happen, i just wish to be honest i was in a position to share what had happened on here just to get peoples opinion but i am little scared to but i do swear i havent done anything wrong, i have worked in care for 18 years now believe me i would not blow it for anything, i simply love my job, well my little bit of money saving for this afternoon is to go and pick my daughter up from school but not by car but by foot, my daughter will be so horrified its all slushy here after the snow i have sold my clothes and some book to be recycled for 27.50 i have kept my good stuff out to be ebayed to which i am going to start soon any way have a good afternoon i am going to go and have some father/daughter time x bye Happy Daddy xx
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 44
HeadAboveWater
Old 03-12-2012, 3:18 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,901
Default

From everything you have posted you do sound like a genuine guy who lives for his daughter. You don't come across as someone who messes people about, either at work or outside work. You've also been at that job for 18 years. I think they'll know the real you. Don't be worrying
Wealth is what you're left with when all your money runs out

FD Target take 2: 3025/3600
ebay sales 2014: 106.64
HeadAboveWater is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to HeadAboveWater For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 45
happy daddy
Old 03-12-2012, 11:17 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

Thanks head above water really appreciate it, i loved having my daughter tonight whilst her mum was at college, my daughter is very excited, that she has another singing performance at the end of the month i am so pleased that i am going to be able to attend the performance,well my daughter has been to singing practice tonight and it was great to spend time with her it really makes me realise why i want to be debt free for the future of me and my littleone the future is going to be a bright one, well this evening i have spent doing surveys via swagbucks whilst watching The Royal Variety performance, Tomorrow i am working 8-8 but i think i may have a look into howmuch i have saved tomorrow evening well spends have been nil today but this would not be achieved if it wasnt for my wonderful parents xx forever i will be thankful tomorrow a nice batch of soup is going to be made by dad xx so looking forward to it xx well going to get some rest good night x everyone
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 46
StressedSteph
Old 04-12-2012, 9:38 AM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Deepest Darkest Dorset
Posts: 1,889
Default

Morning HappyDaddy,

Sounds like you have had a rough time lately. I do hope it gets sorted soon and you get more residents in, and get your hours back. Its the last thing you need at this time of year.

What good timing gettting Monday off to be able to watch your daughter. I bet she was soooo pleased. I know how happy my children get when I turn up at school events etc.

Keep smiling, it will get sorted soon. These times are sent to try you, but I know you can get through.

xxx
Argos 395 / Barclays 850 / Next (1972) - 789 / Co-op cc (1852) - 1337 / Littlewoods (2479) - 1279 / OD (3264) - 2544 / Tesco CC (5336) - 4465 / Virgin CC (4371)-3383
Nov 2013 20519 - 13797 - Jul Goal - under 14k Jul 784/1k Pay10k in 2014 - 67% paid / YNAB, M Lewis and Dave Ramsey fan
StressedSteph is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to StressedSteph For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 47
Loubell83
Old 04-12-2012, 9:47 AM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 268
Default

Hi happy daddy,

I have been a lurker on here reading your thread but just wanted to say I think you are doing a fabulous job with your money saving. Keep up the good work!

I will subscribe to this thread...we are all in this together after all!
CC debt at 03/12 12000
CC debt at 03/14 1473 (5 months to go!)
Loan - 9105.60 (27 months to go )
Loubell83 is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Loubell83 For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 48
happy daddy
Old 04-12-2012, 10:26 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

thank you so much for your kind remarks i really do appreciate it :0) well i have worked 8-8 today i did something today by pure accident today but it worked to my advantage, i forgot my cash card leaving me with no money i mentioned the matter to my work mates and they got me my dinner x thank you it means a lot x well when i got back from work i had some of my dads delicious soup and i am going to have some tomorrow, tonight i have concentrated once again on surveys and swagbucks

NSD for today aswel well i am off to bed i am shattered night everyonel
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 49
happy daddy
Old 06-12-2012, 10:47 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

Well i have had a lovely 24 hours Yesterday i had a day off and decided i would spend it with my sister and her children its great to catch up with them in my busy day to day life , later on in the day my sister invited me to see her daughter singing in her first christmas concert i pushed my luck a little and i phoned my ex to which my delight i was allowed to pick my daughter up from school go to the concert with her and afterwards with my daughter we went with her and family for a meal we spent the grand total of forteen pound we ate at an all that you can eat buffet with unlimited drinks, both of us were fit to burst we went home happy that we had a good night and entertained by my family
Today i have worked 8-8 and i have had some really good news I have been contacted regarding a second job and i have gladly excepted the only downside will be that i have to pay sixty three pound for a CRB damn never mind but in the long run i will be earning extra money well i have had another no spend day which i am well happy with well i am going to bed good night X happy daddyx
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 50
StressedSteph
Old 07-12-2012, 9:56 AM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Deepest Darkest Dorset
Posts: 1,889
Default

Morning HappyDaddy

Sounds like you had such a lovely day yesterday. We need those occasionally to keep us going. Well done on the low spend for dinner. As I was reading it, I thought, oh no, this is going to end up being expensive, but you kept it low, well done.

Great news about the job.? What is is doing? It must be quite flexible to fit it around your shifts. Annoying about the CRB but guess sometimes you have to speculate to accumulate .

Hope you are having a good day, guess you are at work.
Take care
Argos 395 / Barclays 850 / Next (1972) - 789 / Co-op cc (1852) - 1337 / Littlewoods (2479) - 1279 / OD (3264) - 2544 / Tesco CC (5336) - 4465 / Virgin CC (4371)-3383
Nov 2013 20519 - 13797 - Jul Goal - under 14k Jul 784/1k Pay10k in 2014 - 67% paid / YNAB, M Lewis and Dave Ramsey fan
StressedSteph is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to StressedSteph For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 51
happy daddy
Old 09-12-2012, 11:05 AM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

Thanks stressed Steph i really appreciate it My second job is based in care but working in learning disabilities, this is something i have always wanted to do it does have its advantages aswell its much closer to home and my meals areprovided aswell but the biggest thing for me aswell is the opportunity to progress and get promoted right up to home manager so, at the moment i am doing bank work until a permanent position comes up watch this space....

On Friday it was a day off for me and there was no opportunity for overtime,, so i decided to venture out and do the mission of Christmas shopping each year i keep saying to myself ONLINE SHOPPING but i dont i am a sucka i guess i love to be half froze death and loved getting dragged about. On the afternoon of Friday it was spent with my daughter i love picking her up from school i love watching her face when she see's me, I simply love my time with her and love to watch to see what the weekend unfolds with her she is going through a phase of trying to teach me how to dance gangnam style the problem is i have two left feet its very funny watching us dance.

The spends for Friday:
88.00 Christmas presents for my daughter (this included)
* 3.00 car parking
*8.00 for a roast pork dinner and a glass of coke

On Saturday It was time to go back to work i worked a 8-2 shift my daughter spent time with Granma n Granda whilst i was out and when i got back it was time to go to football we love Football in our household even my daughter but what we do we dont go to any expensive professional league match we watch non league we have so much fun, and its a heck of a lot cheaper and thats my advice to people who want to follow football non league clubs really do appreciate the following
On the evening me and my daughter went to see my best friend and her godfather, its a special occasion for him its his birthday so we went to Asda picked up a few goodies and went back to his house and had a Xfactor party and cheered local artist James arthur we had such a great night my daughter played dance teacher and was trying to teach gangnam style until my best friend pulled his back oops ;s
spends for saturday
5.00 for football my Dad bought me refreshments
8.00 for my friends Birthday
What ever everyone has been up to on MSE i hope its been a goodone i know i have had so much fun, i am so excited about things i know once Christmas is out of the way i will concentrate on my finances i love how i have changed my ways and thinking I have a new motto In 2013 HappyDaddy will be debt free and i believe this, I believe in myself, that i will achieve and a much better future for me and my daughter Just watch me go,
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 52
HeadAboveWater
Old 10-12-2012, 9:10 AM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,901
Default

Absolutely loved reading your last post happydaddy So much going on and you are just buzzing with excitement! You're def the kind of person everyone would love to have around!!

Have a look at this link.... JibJab. Personalise it with your face and Emma will love it!!!
Wealth is what you're left with when all your money runs out

FD Target take 2: 3025/3600
ebay sales 2014: 106.64
HeadAboveWater is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to HeadAboveWater For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 53
happy daddy
Old 10-12-2012, 9:59 AM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

Thank you head above water for your kind remarks, definately will have a look at jibjab i am spending time with my daughter today, so i think we will definately be having some fun with this today, i will post later about my exploits yesterday, and the things i have been up to today well its a day off for me today again so i am going to venturre out and do some Christmas shopping hope i survive it Well i hope everyone has had a good morning on MSE have a great day
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 54
happy daddy
Old 11-12-2012, 10:17 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

A busy day at work things all seem to have settled down at work which i am pleased about i have worked 8-8 shift today placed one pound in my savings jar, got another 12 hour shift ahead tomorrow. Spends for today three pound at Tesco i am so going to have to go to bed i am tired goodnightxeveryone
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 55
heartbreak_star
Old 12-12-2012, 10:36 AM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North East
Posts: 5,094
Default

Am really enjoying reading your posts - I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful Christmas, it's so nice how devoted to her you are

HBS x
"Never give a sword to a man who cannot dance."
heartbreak_star is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to heartbreak_star For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 56
happy daddy
Old 12-12-2012, 9:33 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

Thank you heartbreak star A busy day at work today i have worked 8-8 shift today placed one pound in my savings jar, got another 12 hour shift ahead tomorrow. Spends for today 2.89 pound at Tesco i am so going to have to go to bedx stay safe everyone blummin freezing cant wait for the weekend and be with my daughter once more goodnight everyone x
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 57
happy daddy
Old 16-12-2012, 5:17 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

ohh i have felt so dreadful over the last couple of days vomiting headache and from the other end aswell not very pleasant, i have just hadnt had enough energy to do anything, you dont realise aswell when making a diary how much you miss writing in it,hope everyone has had a nice weekend write more later x
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 58
HeadAboveWater
Old 17-12-2012, 10:07 AM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,901
Default

Sounds like that norovirus (??) that's going around. Hope you're feeling better now. Take care of yourself

HAW
Wealth is what you're left with when all your money runs out

FD Target take 2: 3025/3600
ebay sales 2014: 106.64
HeadAboveWater is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to HeadAboveWater For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 59
happy daddy
Old 18-12-2012, 11:15 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 363
Default

Thanks Headabovewater well i am feeling great and back to health my day started at seven this morning and back to work 8am-8pm and theres lots going on for me for me i have been given quite an interesting scenario at work, i have been given the opportunity to go for another job within the home it would be a great thing for me my hours would be increased 30 extra hours a month on my contract and an extra 1.50 an hour i do have to be interviewed for the position it would mean a lot to me i wouldnt have to look into getting a second job well after a busy day i have put my feet catching up on peoples exploits on MSE

Today i have spent ten pound on christmas goods
Good night everyone
happy daddy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to happy daddy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 60
HeadAboveWater
Old 19-12-2012, 10:51 AM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,901
Default

Great to hear you're feeling better

Fab news about the job too! Are you going to go for it? Would it cut into your time with your daughter much or will you still have as much time with her? The extra money would be great too!!
Wealth is what you're left with when all your money runs out

FD Target take 2: 3025/3600
ebay sales 2014: 106.64
HeadAboveWater is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to HeadAboveWater For This Useful Post: Show me >>
Reply

Bookmarks
 
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - MoneySavingExpert.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 2:16 AM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 30 July 2014

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed

profile

Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

TuneChecker Top Albums

  • VARIOUS ARTISTSNOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! 88
  • VARIOUS ARTISTSTHE HOUSE THAT GARAGE BUILT - MINISTRY OF SOUND
  • ED SHEERANX (DELUXE EDITION)

MSE's Twitter Feed

profile
Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion.
We use Skimlinks and other affiliated links in some of our boards, for some of our users.