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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 25th Sep 17, 6:40 PM
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    ZTD
    And now the fuse is lit...
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    • 25th Sep 17, 6:40 PM
    And now the fuse is lit... 25th Sep 17 at 6:40 PM
    Well...

    I have a house. And a mortgage. Took years and cost a fortune, as Batman said once.

    Don't talk to me about surveys (though this one at "so so" was better than many). Or surveyors (I wouldn't use this one again - seemed scared of ladders). Or vendors (though this one was great). Or estate agents (this one was truly dreadful). Or solicitors (though this one was great).

    I don't suppose this diary is going to be much about finances or mortgages, because let's face it, apart from a little kerfuffle once a month (when I get paid) nothing much seems to happen. It'll probably just being rude about things, and encouraging others to be rude too...

    Welcome aboard the mortgage diary. Hopefully it will be an express elevator to hell - going down!

    Twenty five years seems a long time otherwise...
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    OMD 'Julia's Song'
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 18th Oct 17, 10:19 PM
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    You know you're rural when a couple of cows are craning their necks from behind their fence, trying to see what you're up to in your dining room...
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Dining room~~posh.
    I sit at my kitchen table
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 18th Oct 17, 10:21 PM
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    Anyway. Happy shiny new diary.
    You kept that very quiet.
    Have you got a spending diary
    Where is your SOA
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 18th Oct 17, 10:42 PM
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    Mine does that too
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I also managed to run out of washer/wiper fluid today. Shows a little animated fountain out of more pleading pixels. I have no idea how I managed to run out though. The bottle is huge and lasts me years...

    Dining room~~posh.
    I sit at my kitchen table
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I have one of those too - though I won't be putting it in the kitchen. May be using it as a work table as it's a bit gouged at this stage in its life.

    Anyway. Happy shiny new diary.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thank you.

    You kept that very quiet.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Seek and ye shall find...

    Have you got a spending diary

    Where is your SOA
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Ah...you don't want that... You'd only go if I said I've spent £891.80 in Asda so far this financial year - and £716.38 at Amazon...

    This is the first - and probably the last - year that I'm being organised...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 18th Oct 17, 11:57 PM
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    Came back to this house in the dark last night. Met a cow. For such a large creature, they're damn near invisible as matt black against an unlit hedge.
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Meeting them at speed can be serious. I was on holiday in Ireland and went to play in a music session in the pub. Next time they held it one of the locals wasn't there, killed hitting a cow on one of County Clare's little lanes. Mind you, he may well have been slightly anaethetised and going a lick, which is why I was glad to be staying in the village.
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 19th Oct 17, 7:10 PM
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    Meeting them at speed can be serious.
    Originally posted by silverwhistle
    Absolutely! They're rather heavy - a good fraction of what a car weighs - with a rather poor NCAP rating...

    I was on holiday in Ireland and went to play in a music session in the pub. Next time they held it one of the locals wasn't there, killed hitting a cow on one of County Clare's little lanes. Mind you, he may well have been slightly anaethetised and going a lick,
    Originally posted by silverwhistle
    To be honest, if you're going any faster than it can run away, you're going to be in trouble. Because of the way they're built, if you hit them, a normal car takes their legs from under them, then half a ton of bone and muscle slides up the bonnet, through the windscreen and through your face.

    That's Bad News Bears right there...

    which is why I was glad to be staying in the village.
    Originally posted by silverwhistle
    I'm usually pretty careful driving round here, though the more usual (though lesser) danger is sheep. They give really dirty looks if you nearly run them over...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 19th Oct 17, 7:12 PM
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    Webpage which made me laugh...

    https://www.england.nhs.uk/about/regional-area-teams/

    ...can anyone see why?
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • Butti
    • By Butti 19th Oct 17, 11:22 PM
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    But counting to five is such an overrated skill!
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (10/14) £9127 (2/15N )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
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    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 20th Oct 17, 7:28 PM
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    But counting to five is such an overrated skill!
    Originally posted by Butti
    That's such a true comment, I've decided to give it 5 stars.

    * * * *
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th Oct 17, 8:03 PM
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    That's such a true comment, I've decided to give it 5 stars.

    * * * *
    Originally posted by ZTD


    Have a good weekend Mr Z
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 20th Oct 17, 11:00 PM
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    Have a good weekend Mr Z
    Originally posted by beanielou
    You too - and remember to hold onto your hat over the weekend...
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 21st Oct 17, 5:14 PM
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    So, I've splashed out on a new mug which decrys fake news and proclaims the facts in the most accurate detail...

    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 21st Oct 17, 5:21 PM
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    So, I've splashed out on a new mug which decrys fake news and proclaims the facts in the most accurate detail...

    Originally posted by ZTD
    Thats you to a T.
    Where's mine
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 21st Oct 17, 5:26 PM
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    There has been no wind here by the way!!
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 21st Oct 17, 7:17 PM
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    ZTD
    Thats you to a T.
    Where's mine
    Originally posted by beanielou
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 21st Oct 17, 7:21 PM
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    ZTD
    There has been no wind here by the way!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    It was slightly blustery here, but it'll have been hyped up beyond all recognition as per usual. You can normally tell when that's about to happen as they start stalking about "gusts" rather than sustained wind speeds.

    We do seem to hype up weather really badly these days. The Americans have "Hurricane Irma" and we have "Stiff Breeze Stephanie".
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 21st Oct 17, 8:45 PM
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    It was slightly blustery here, but it'll have been hyped up beyond all recognition as per usual. You can normally tell when that's about to happen as they start stalking about "gusts" rather than sustained wind speeds.

    We do seem to hype up weather really badly these days. The Americans have "Hurricane Irma" and we have "Stiff Breeze Stephanie".
    Originally posted by ZTD
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 22nd Oct 17, 2:49 PM
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    For some reason, during an interlude on utoob I ended up here...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6zcir-IFdM
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 23rd Oct 17, 9:46 AM
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    Karmacat




    In other news ...


    like beanie, I'm wondering why I didn't get a gilt-edged invitation to your diary


    Congratulations on your purchase, Z!
    Retired August 2016
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 23rd Oct 17, 6:44 PM
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    Yes, indeed Karmcat.
    & I thought we were friends
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • ZTD
    • By ZTD 23rd Oct 17, 7:46 PM
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    like beanie, I'm wondering why I didn't get a gilt-edged invitation to your diary
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Well you know me...not a great one for formality or such things. Open to all...

    Congratulations on your purchase, Z!
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Thank you.

    Yes, indeed Karmcat.
    & I thought we were friends
    Originally posted by beanielou
    You found it!
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky."
    OMD 'Julia's Song'
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