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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
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    smallholdingsister's strivings
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    • 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
    smallholdingsister's strivings 10th Aug 15 at 11:39 AM
    Righto, so as Ed says later (ooh I can time travel!) One can't rebrand oneself on MSE. However...
    I do feel - and partly because of the experiences of another MFW who was getting somewhat robust criticism for not being hard core enough - that, well, I'm not nearly hardcore enough.
    So here I am. 43. Mortgage due to expire when I'm 55.
    I am going to try for getting rid of it by 50. Including a move to a smallholding as that's what I am aiming for (no s h i t!).
    I am planning a LOT of storecupboard challenges and a LOT of fiscal fasts.
    Here goes!
    Last edited by smallholdingsister; 10-08-2015 at 6:00 PM.
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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 12th Aug 17, 7:50 PM
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    The specialist curtain dry cleaners have effed up my expensive handmade curtains. They now have a charming puffball effect at the hem and the staff didn't think to mention it when I collected them. Then they lost (temporarily thank goodness) one of the pairs.

    They are going to attempt to fix it after trying to fob me off.
    • greent
    • By greent 13th Aug 17, 10:04 AM
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    Oh no! That doesn't sound good, shs
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) Bal 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    Next: BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2017 OPs (#18) £4070/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £763.00/£500 PAYDOX17 £10787/£10k Decluttered 1284/2017 items
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 13th Aug 17, 11:04 AM
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    I have faith...not sure why!

    Anyone know the going rate for DIY livery?
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 14th Aug 17, 8:08 AM
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    Morning.

    Terrible night's sleep. Worse than awful, with Puppylove gallumphing on the bed at 6.

    Lots of jobs to do, including inviting new neighbours for drinks.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 14th Aug 17, 10:38 AM
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    Are you missing the littlies? Doesn't sound a good few days
    Retired August 2016
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 14th Aug 17, 2:19 PM
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    So much! Its too long but couldn't deprive them.
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 14th Aug 17, 4:00 PM
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    Hi shs, easier said than done but try to enjoy the break without the kids, I always felt better once the halfway point had passed. Any nice treats planned for while they are away?
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £14,264 paid so far

    Mortgage £48,846 4 years 9 months left. Total owed £66,122 planning to clear in 24 months
    WW target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 10.5lb lost.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 14th Aug 17, 8:35 PM
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    Hellooo!

    We have been out for lunch and Puppylove is spamming them with selfies in various locations!

    Tomorrow the decorating starts!
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 16th Aug 17, 7:44 AM
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    Good morning!

    Painting DS' bedroom today and we have a plumber coming to quote for putting an ensuite in what I hope is to become our airbnb room.

    Got my car serviced yesterday and some niggly things fixed on it. Haven't seen the bill yet!
    • shangaijimmy
    • By shangaijimmy 16th Aug 17, 7:50 AM
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    Niggly things and cars...there's always something niggly yet our understanding of costs for niggly never seem to match! I shuddered reading your curtain woes, if that happened to Mrs SJ's curtains i fear she'd go John Wick on them!!
    MFW: Turning June 2036 into March 2023... 29//120 Payments Challenge, Diary Reduction £30,703.25
    Aug 2009: £163,051 // Current: £105,296.75 // Avg Daily Interest £4.73
    MFiT-T4 #8 - 47.86% of £41,000
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 16th Aug 17, 1:58 PM
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    Woulda been within my rights too - they were v.expensive and handmade.

    My car fixer is a Pony Club Dad and I totally trust him not to charge over the odds.

    Today so far we have between us cleared DS's bedroom and vacuumed then washed the walls with sugar soap. Next up is vacuuming some more and then rinsing the walls. Might get some paint on later. We also had a guy in to quote for adding an ensuite bathroom. Seemed promising.

    My thoughts are with anyone waiting on A level results tomorrow. xxx
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 16th Aug 17, 8:03 PM
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    Lunch is good, hope there are more treats planned though
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £14,264 paid so far

    Mortgage £48,846 4 years 9 months left. Total owed £66,122 planning to clear in 24 months
    WW target - 29.5 lb start date 11/5/17 so far 10.5lb lost.
    • CathT
    • By CathT 16th Aug 17, 9:29 PM
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    Decorating sounding very productive as are the air bnb plans.

    Have you taught A-level this year?
    August 2017 -
    part 1 - £81,002
    part 2 - £46,583
    Total - £127,585
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 16th Aug 17, 9:51 PM
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    No more treats NG. Horns in time!

    I did teach A level. I've a couple of real high flyers too. Going in tomorrow.
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 16th Aug 17, 9:59 PM
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    Yeah, I was thinking about you too. Didn't you move jobs in Jan to be teaching more A level? Or is my memory a year behind the times...?
    NST SS #10; NSD 6; Ex 6; craft 150; remove 510
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £2239/£4050; 2
    017 sell 110

    Mortgage £24,831 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 16th Aug 17, 9:59 PM
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    Oops, missed your post. Hope all goes well tomorrow.
    NST SS #10; NSD 6; Ex 6; craft 150; remove 510
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £2239/£4050; 2
    017 sell 110

    Mortgage £24,831 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 16th Aug 17, 10:08 PM
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    It was a year and a half ago...but moving again in 2018!

    Just got on the exam board site and v.v.pleased with results.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 17th Aug 17, 5:55 AM
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    DH is sulking because he can't see his results until 6 this morning.

    I have poured oil by explaining that I must be a superior being that I can see mine!
    • Silence101
    • By Silence101 17th Aug 17, 6:27 AM
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    DH is sulking because he can't see his results until 6 this morning.

    I have poured oil by explaining that I must be a superior being that I can see mine!
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister

    Glad your results were good!
    08/2017 £129.78 sent to savings
    3 NSDs
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 17th Aug 17, 7:15 AM
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    Hello Silence. Dr Who fan?

    One of my lads is in what must be the top 0.1% in our subject.
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