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Old 15-09-2014, 12:29 PM
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hi Tilly,

do you think the SC from A*di would be big enough for a family of 4 - I was looking at it yesterday and couldn't decide if it would be big enough for us. I have wanted a SC for ages but have a very small kitchen atm but moving early next year so will have more space then. Don't want to buy one that's too small for us, so thought I would ask your "expert" opinion,

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Old 15-09-2014, 1:30 PM
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hi Tilly,

do you think the SC from A*di would be big enough for a family of 4 - I was looking at it yesterday and couldn't decide if it would be big enough for us. I have wanted a SC for ages but have a very small kitchen atm but moving early next year so will have more space then. Don't want to buy one that's too small for us, so thought I would ask your "expert" opinion,

thanks
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Hi Dippity, I wouldn't call me an expert but if you are cooking stews, soups etc then it would be big enough. If you wanted to cook whole chickens, or large joints, then no.

My aunt cooks for two and I'm sure it will make a stew for at least 6-8 people. She will freeze the remainder.

Good luck, Tilly x
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Mr T has had a tax rebate cheque - mortgage down by 4k, balance moved to MOS

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Old 15-09-2014, 8:28 PM
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Yay to the rebate!
Mortgage at start of diary Sept 2013: 132,995 Now 119,295 118,329 86,938 86,649 75,649 75401 73301 73,045 66,779 63,779 61827 60,382 60,303 52971

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Morning, payday on Friday and looking forward to money shuffles.

The Tilly household is in chaos at the moment as DD is collecting things to take with her on Saturday. It's going to leave a vacuum, which we will fill with decorating and sorting in the short term. Depending upon what DS does next year, we could be downsizing sooner rather than later

TCB is doing well and there's another 6 ish to request. Will do that next.

Another couple of months and it's diary birthday celebrations - 3 yrs old . We would never have achieved the reductions without and the knowledge from this forum.

Right, I'd better get cracking.

Best wishes, Tilly x
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Evening, I guess I should be ironing but instead I'm sitting outside, Mr T is cutting the lawn and the HM pizza is cooking.

I know I have a habit of waxing lyrical occasionally but during major changes in life, it's a time of reflection. Watching DD prepare to leave home is a real joy - I'm sure I'll be in tears after dropping her off - but seeing how capable she is and how much more financially savvy she is, than I was at that age, is fab. I always thought it would be a sad time watching her prepare to go but it's the opposite. I feel full of excitement and joy for her . In fact, without being too selfish, I'm feeling excitement and joy for us too

Mr T is tending to go away one night a week, as things are calming down. There's a little transition for us, as we have got used to Tuesday and Wednesday nights being Mr Tless.

I'm testing DD's smaller SC tomorrow and sticking rice pudding in at lunchtime.

Right, oven timer is pinging

Bye

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Great to see everything going so well for you all Tilly
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Thanks Brizzle


Morning, I'm looking forward to payday and money shuffles in two days time - not that I'm counting. DD is making smoked salmon quiche with salsa for dinner. Off cuts only

The hounds haven't been walked this morning and we will do this late afternoon.

23p Tilly tidied to mortgage. I'm back putting everything to the mortgage now. Offset savings are in a good place and my need to see the mortgage drop is HUGE

Right, cup of tea needs to be made then I'm off outside to see if I can smell autumn yet.

Best wishes Tilly x
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Old 17-09-2014, 8:03 AM
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My need to see my mortgage drop is HUGE, unfortunately the drops aren't as HUGE as I would like, but the same amount of money each month is being OP'ed, just on my house the amount was about 2-3 months off the end but on the big house its about 2-3 weeks

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You and me both, radish. I am keen on getting a new bathroom..mine is over 20 years old and very shabby. But I think it will probably lose out in favour of more OPs...especially as interest rates will go up at some stage in 2015 and as we are on a BoE tracker I want a bit of a buffer.

Have a great day Tilly...it's sunny here
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Morning, weather really improved yesterday and washing was dried on the line. Plus most of the ironing was done whilst on con calls.

Rice pudding was delicious

Payday tomorrow

98p Tilly tidied to mortgage

Mr T will be home tonight, we have an award ceremony to go to for DD and then we're off to see Lucy straight afterwards.

Dinner will have to be quick - beans on toast

PC survey in the bag.

Roll on the weekend.

Best wishes, Tilly
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Ooh- congrats to DD! We've got DD's speech day tonight and she has a prize - but I've prepared cottage pie for dinner - just about quick and easy enough to scarf down beforehand


I saw Lucy about a month ago - not a bad film. I saw it by myself - all 6 of us went but watched 3 different films all on at the same time and no one else wanted to see Lucy. I enjoyed it but the reviews I read were very mixed.


Have a lovely evening
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Morning, off to the gym shortly

DD presentation went well and really recognised the huge achievements inside and outside of school. Happy parents.

Pay day

Money shuffles completed I'm waiting for Mr Ts payday now

All in all a good end to the week.

Best wishes to all parents seeing their loved ones leave home

We went to see Lucy - seemed quite reminiscent of The Matrix - we all enjoyed it but I looked away during the gruesome bits

I'm typing this whilst listen to the birds chattering outside. The weather is a delight and long may it continue. The start of the spring was so slow, we need this late summer

Money news - I have a 4 of ? Send in L!dl - I can't recall but think its 40. That will buy everything needed for next week.

Next weekend Mr T will be decorating and I will be batch cooking.

Best wishes, Tilly
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