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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
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 18th Jun 17, 1:19 PM
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    I went to the car boot, we got there late but had a fried breakfast for myself and the friend that took me. I bought an assortment of things eg lots of petunia plants, some pretty cake shaped pots, a few decorations, two punnets of apricots and some disposable gloves.

    Total spend £25! But that is my treat for the week. I'm washing my bedsheets, then I am going to have a nap then clean the windows. I have 200 bulbs to plant tonight too. I might not have the energy to paint my garden table but will try when I wake up.
    Savings Fund(Nov 2017) £7000/£8000 84%
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 18th Jun 17, 4:00 PM
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    Gosh you are going to be busy planting all those bulbs SW ! Sounds like you had fun at the car boot.
    Aims for 2017 -
    1. save as much as possible. spend as little as possible but still have a social life !
    2. no takeaways !
    3. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 18th Jun 17, 8:23 PM
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    I planted the petunias from the car boot and some bulbs but don't know if the bulbs will come up this year or next year.

    Tomorrow I have to investigate changing my gas/electricity supplier and also start thinking about renting out a room downstairs so I don't fall into financial problems after the summer holiday. I hope it all works out.
    Savings Fund(Nov 2017) £7000/£8000 84%
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 19th Jun 17, 6:38 AM
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    I am sunburnt after yesterday but will go out and plant a few more bulbs before it gets really hot. It is 19 degrees now. Yikes. I don't think the bulbs will come up this year but they will do next year so it'll be fine.

    I'm having a rest and then visiting my friend in the afternoon. Ive got to vacuum before I go.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 19-06-2017 at 8:08 AM.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 19th Jun 17, 1:33 PM
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    Hope you've got your suncream on today SW its scorchio out there ! What sort of bulbs did you get ?
    Aims for 2017 -
    1. save as much as possible. spend as little as possible but still have a social life !
    2. no takeaways !
    3. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 19th Jun 17, 6:43 PM
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    I don't have suncream on but I did keep my hat on as I learnt my lesson after the carboot.

    I have just come back after a great afternoon away. I am so de - stressed.

    This morning I planted over a 100 crocus and anemone de caen bulbs, I have freesia bulbs too but will plant those later in the year when I can decide where I want some taller flowers.

    I sat in the shade in my friend's lovely garden. We also popped into a great garden centre and I have soooo many ideas of pretty flowers I can get over the summer and next year. My friend will be buying a really fancy garden set (cost £2000!!!!) tomorrow once she checks the final measurements. OMG. Holy moly!!! I only spent £5 on taxi fare there and they gave me a lift back.

    I have asked my parents to pick up a new garden parasol for me on G*mtree near where they live. It is only £20 instead of a lot more. But I should not buy anything else now. They will be bringing the last of the bedroom furniture on Monday when they visit (also purchased from G*mtree).
    Savings Fund(Nov 2017) £7000/£8000 84%
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 20th Jun 17, 4:36 PM
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    Your garden will look lovely SW. Lucky you parents coming to stay and bringing bargains with them
    Aims for 2017 -
    1. save as much as possible. spend as little as possible but still have a social life !
    2. no takeaways !
    3. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 20th Jun 17, 8:35 PM
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    I had a leaflet in the post today it says they are looking for host families in my area???? Foreign tourists will pay to stay here. I will investigate when I can.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 21st Jun 17, 1:57 PM
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    The only host family adverts I have seen in my area are for foreign students rather than tourists ? Might be worth looking into if you prefer short term tenants
    Aims for 2017 -
    1. save as much as possible. spend as little as possible but still have a social life !
    2. no takeaways !
    3. shop once a week - no "top-up" shops - no unnecessary spending !!
    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 21st Jun 17, 8:01 PM
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    Yes that's what I've seen. I thought it might be ok to try it first as I might make some money over the holiday but it means I can't stay over anywhere as I have to feed them. If I earn anything it will go straight into my happiness/retirement fund!

    A short term tenancy sounds great but I don't know if anyone will move in. I am going to prepare an advert on gumtree too.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; Yesterday at 8:12 PM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 22nd Jun 17, 4:59 PM
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    The foreign student lady is going to ring me tomorrow after one and she will make an appointment to see the house. I am hoping they can come the week after next as my parents are going to be here next week.

    I hope I can host a student it will be nice to make some money over the hols. I have applied for a student union card (we can get them through work) and it means I get some discount in the shops. I am not planning on going to the cinema (on my rubbish budget) but it might help with other purchases.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; Today at 5:03 PM.
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