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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 5th Mar 17, 8:24 AM
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    Gold D of E? Wow! Welcome home.

    Didn't do much yesterday afternoon except visit Ponyplops. I gave a lift to two colleagues. One is charming and the other has turned into his Dad at the age of 35. Picking his nose and eating it in my car. Eeewww.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 5th Mar 17, 10:53 AM
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    Eek at the colleague's behaviour

    I did D of E right the way through, the first batch at our school - I loved it! Photos of my mum and I in the courtyard at Buck Palace, many years before the tours started, are lovely to see now.
    Retired August 2016

    Goal: earnings of £25k from new opportunities from September 2016 to December 2020 when my state pension kicks in.Save
    • AlexLK
    • By AlexLK 5th Mar 17, 4:37 PM
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    Good luck with the house enquiry and potential promotion, smallholding.

    If I were giving colleague no. 2 a lift and he didn't stop right away, he'd be walking.
    Savings 2017: £1490. Overpayments 2017: £500.
    Saved £11,000 in 2015, £9,800 in 2016.
    From £32,000 in debt on 2/9/2013 to debt free on 12/1/2015.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 6th Mar 17, 6:12 PM
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    Ha ha. Shoulda thought of that Alex.

    KC that's lovely.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Mar 17, 7:10 AM
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    Still here, don't have too much to say. Still in limbo because of trying to sell house.
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 11th Mar 17, 9:25 AM
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    Surely it's got to pick up soon with viewings at this time of year shs, it's probably a silly suggestion but what about trying to get an ad. in country life? I've seen a big variety of houses in there, local agents will have a page or two and put in a few.
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £6,135 paid so far

    Mortgage £53,630 5 yrs 2 months left. Total owed £74,251 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weight loss target 2017 28lb target /1.5
    • earthgirl
    • By earthgirl 11th Mar 17, 11:33 AM
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    Dont have much experience or advice, but fingers and toes crossed for selling soon.
    15/5/12 Paid off Mortgage 1 (£220k) Dec 13 - £116,508 Bought Dream House Dec 14 - £94, 402 (£22,106 offset in 2014) Jan 16 - £67, 852 (£26,550 offset in 2015) Dec 16 - £33,529 ( £34,323offset in 2016)
    Jan 17 - £39, 773 (Re-estimation of endowments )
    Mar 17 £37,839
    Kids savings 13,578/36k
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Mar 17, 11:45 AM
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    Country life is a good idea, but most people will look on rightmove, surely?
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 11th Mar 17, 1:14 PM
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    I'm sure any serious buyers would yes, just thought it might be worth seeing if your agent advertises in there too if it doesn't cost you.
    MFW 21
    Target for 2017 £38,545 / £6,135 paid so far

    Mortgage £53,630 5 yrs 2 months left. Total owed £74,251 planning to clear in 18 months
    Weight loss target 2017 28lb target /1.5
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Mar 17, 1:28 PM
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    Probably not (she is the Mum of one of the kids in DD2's class) but she might if the house hangs about long enough.
    • CathT
    • By CathT 11th Mar 17, 1:56 PM
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    Lots going on over here shs, hoping for some positive results for you soon.
    June 2010 £121,287
    April 2017 £81,658
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Mar 17, 2:28 PM
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    Thanks Cath. Just going to PM you.

    I have just picked up a tutoring client. woohoo.
    • greent
    • By greent 12th Mar 17, 12:36 PM
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    Yeay for side hustles!
    x
    Repaid mtge early (orig end 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 up: BTL Mtge Op Bal £69786. Cur Bal £67286 - 2017 target (18) £1000/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £452.05/£500 PAYDOX17 £8983/£10k Apr GC £265.66/£500 NSD 15 Decluttered 696/2017 items
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 15th Mar 17, 8:51 AM
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    Still here. Have the vomitous bug.
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 15th Mar 17, 10:45 AM
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    Oh no! Hope it passes quickly x
    NST April #10; NSD 17; Ex 16; craft 68; remove 135
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £1720/£4000; 2
    017 sell 30

    Mortgage £27,295 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • greent
    • By greent 15th Mar 17, 1:10 PM
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    Bleurgh Hope it goes quickly and does not visit anyone else in your household x
    Repaid mtge early (orig end 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 up: BTL Mtge Op Bal £69786. Cur Bal £67286 - 2017 target (18) £1000/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £452.05/£500 PAYDOX17 £8983/£10k Apr GC £265.66/£500 NSD 15 Decluttered 696/2017 items
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 15th Mar 17, 3:01 PM
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    Thanks. Feeling better but have lost two days!
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 15th Mar 17, 6:59 PM
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    Yikes. Do take it easy and give yourself time to recuperate and recover properly. (ie don't go back to work until fully better) x
    NST April #10; NSD 17; Ex 16; craft 68; remove 135
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £1720/£4000; 2
    017 sell 30

    Mortgage £27,295 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • EatingTheElephant
    • By EatingTheElephant 15th Mar 17, 7:03 PM
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    Oh no, hope you feel better soon. There is an awful lot of it around at the moment.
    • CathT
    • By CathT 15th Mar 17, 7:36 PM
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    Oh no, there have been some awful bugs going around. Feel better soon.
    June 2010 £121,287
    April 2017 £81,658
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