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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 18th Feb 15, 6:31 PM
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    The Happy Savings Fund
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    • 18th Feb 15, 6:31 PM
    The Happy Savings Fund 18th Feb 15 at 6:31 PM
    I am going to copy over all my posts about my new kitchen or lack of it!!!!

    I am changing my thread name back to a more saving focussed one so I don't get distracted.

    Addendum: I have changed the name again as I am planning to chill out now I have savings and am going to continue to save for happy times. lol.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 03-12-2016 at 8:16 PM. Reason: to re-focus my savings
    Savings Fund(Nov 2017) £6750/£8000 81%
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 21st Apr 17, 6:41 PM
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    Great news about the bonus Make sure you cover your plants next week SW, we are forecast ARCTIC conditions and SNOW even in the south
    Aims for 2016
    1. no takeaways !
    2. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 21st Apr 17, 6:47 PM
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    Blooming heck. I can't believe it. My poor plants, balls why didn't I grow them in the greenhouse? I could kick myself. Thanks for letting me know.

    I am so chuffed about the payment from TSB!!!! It's made my day.

    Now I'm really tempted to switch my M&S as I could do with some money from another switch. I hope I can but am waiting for the interest to be paid on my savings with them first.
    Savings Fund(Nov 2017) £6750/£8000 81%
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 22nd Apr 17, 8:08 AM
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    Morning gang, no rest for the wicked. Steve and Andy bought me the garden table and chairs this morning and have just left. They left their house at 6am!

    Today whilst waiting for the builder I will give the set a coat of garden paint so it is able to cope with this years weather and then see about ordering a cover.

    So happy.
    Savings Fund(Nov 2017) £6750/£8000 81%
    Happiness Fund (Dec 1st 2017) £35/£600
    Reminder: I HAVE EVERYTHING I COULD WANT so SAVE!!!!
    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 22nd Apr 17, 8:34 AM
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    Wow early start SW !!


    I need new garden chairs mine are just cheap plastic but the colour is wearing off (green) and they look really grubby. Someone was throwing 4 green chairs away at the tip yesterday which looked better than mine, however on closer inspection they were splattered with brown paint - possibly fence paint, so I didn't give them a new home
    Aims for 2016
    1. no takeaways !
    2. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 22nd Apr 17, 8:56 AM
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    I washed some whites, got my painting clothes out of sacks.

    My builder/handyman came at 10 and we bought some flooring for hallway, feed and weed, and paint & brush for the garden table and chairs. Total spend £108.00 on cc. Then we moved out the last of the furniture in bedroom and covered the bedroom floor ready for plasterer so it doesn't get ruined. I didn't finish this till 2.30.

    Then I painted two chairs with the posh paint. I couldn't do any more as they have to dry on the waterproof stuff on the patio floor. After an hours sleep I have just watered in the new lot of feed and weed and hope I have got all the pesky dandelions and clover at the end of the garden.

    The weather was glorious. I am officially kernackered. I hope I can do the last two chairs tomorrow if I have any energy after today. The table is v heavy and I will paint that when someone can carry it in and out of garage DPs and the weather is nice.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 22-04-2017 at 5:44 PM.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 22nd Apr 17, 7:47 PM
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    You have been busy SW, well done on the painting. There will be lots of nice weather to come so you can paint the remaining chairs and the table another time if its too much tomorrow. I think we are both trying to fit in as much as possible before going back to work on Monday.
    Aims for 2016
    1. no takeaways !
    2. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 23rd Apr 17, 10:53 AM
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    Yes I have painted the two chairs from yesterday and applied done the first coat of two new chairs today. I will leave the table for another day and second coat of today's chairs.

    Maybe Tuesday or next weekend. I can't wait to go back to work. Never thought i'd hear myself say that. Plus the plasterer comes tomorrow roll on Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Am going to have a nap then pack things for tomorrow and put away washing.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; Yesterday at 12:44 PM.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 23rd Apr 17, 4:15 PM
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    Hope all goes well with the plastering tomorrow SW and good luck for your first day back at work, hope all goes well xx
    Aims for 2016
    1. no takeaways !
    2. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 23rd Apr 17, 4:30 PM
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    Thank you v much. Am v excited. Just got to iron some clothes. Weather keeps changing. I might have to leave my chairs outside to dry tonight. I hope it doesn't rain.

    All is well. Let's hope Monday is a good day.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; Yesterday at 5:33 PM.
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    • bobobski
    • By bobobski 23rd Apr 17, 6:57 PM
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    Religion is such a personal thing and judging another for their faith (whether the contents/lack thereof or the way they practise it) is so anti-Christian it's untrue. I'm agnostic and one of my best friends is Christian - I used to be but lost my faith at around 20. It infuriates me that my close friend, who is so intelligent, is so stupid when it comes to a lot of things (e.g. views towards my gay friends) but at least she doesn't shove it down my throat. Sorry your friend had a holier than thou moment SW

    What was that TV programme about mortgages? I don't pay a TV licence so I hope it's not BBC, but if it's ITV or one of the others I can watch it one catch up

    Hooray for your bonus!! That came quickly, no? Well done you - being sensible and using some of it to better your long term financial security and a bit just for you to enjoy

    Sounds like you had a very busy day yesterday SW, you're really ploughing ahead aren't you!!

    Good luck for going back to work - I bet they're as excited to have you back as you are to go back! x
    #18: Save 12k in 2017: £3,086.47 / £12,000 (25.72%) | #86: Save £12k in 2016: £8,476.09 / £10,000 (84.76%)
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 23rd Apr 17, 7:17 PM
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    Hello I just checked it's called 'How to be Mortgage Free' with Sarah Beeny on C4 on Wednesday evenings.

    It's ok about my friend i just switch off.

    I hope they are excited I am. lol. And payday in 5 days. yay. Hasn't this month gone really fast???
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