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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 11th Jun 17, 10:25 AM
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    Brilliant, KC.
    Busy day coming up. Job app, assembly and a play date.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 14th Jun 17, 4:20 AM
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    Still haven't done the job app.
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 14th Jun 17, 7:26 AM
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    You sure you really would want to move there? If not, then just scrap the idea and free up some brain space.
    NST June #1; NSD 16; Ex 15; craft 89; remove 473
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £2189/£4000; 2
    017 sell 110

    Mortgage £24,881 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 14th Jun 17, 9:26 AM
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    And look at the time stamp of your post

    That's not good! Hope you dozed off for a bit.
    Retired August 2016

    Goal: earnings of £25k from new opportunities from September 2016 to December 2020 when my state pension kicks in.Save
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 14th Jun 17, 5:48 PM
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    What moving house does for you!

    Two applications now. One internal and one external.
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 14th Jun 17, 7:58 PM
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    Now you are just showing off! Good luck with both x
    NST June #1; NSD 16; Ex 15; craft 89; remove 473
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £2189/£4000; 2
    017 sell 110

    Mortgage £24,881 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 14th Jun 17, 9:29 PM
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    Both done and in the words of Lord Flashheart WOOF!
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 15th Jun 17, 5:42 PM
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    Hard work getting to exchange of contracts and not there yet.

    Last lesson with my tutee so that will be something off my plate.
    • foxyloxy11
    • By foxyloxy11 15th Jun 17, 7:08 PM
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    ha ha there's a memory...used to love Blackadder.....so you don't know the way to France....!!!!!!!
    365 day penny challenge - £55.65/£667.95
    £1000 Emergency fund challenge #225 - £400.00/£1000 Stage 1
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 17th Jun 17, 6:24 AM
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    Hi Foxy!

    I am still here. We are working so hard. Late home Monday, two hours' tutoring and DH is marking now so all/most of the other jobs fall to me.

    Hoping to exchange contracts next week.
    • EatingTheElephant
    • By EatingTheElephant 17th Jun 17, 7:53 AM
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    Nearly there SHS, fingers crossed exchange happens next week.
    • Elephantchunks
    • By Elephantchunks 17th Jun 17, 10:07 PM
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    Not long now. Fingers crossed for you to exchange next week.
    June 11th-30th 6/20 NSD
    Save before we move: June so far £1500/£2380
    Save before we move: End of May £975/£2380
    • Secret Saving Squirrel
    • By Secret Saving Squirrel 18th Jun 17, 9:34 PM
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    Me too. Good luck xx
    Paid off mortgage nine years early in 2013. Now picking and choosing our work to fit in with the rest of our lives!
    Still thrifty though, after all these years
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 18th Jun 17, 9:48 PM
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    Me three. Though I'm not sure how you'll fit it in, you are so busy!
    NST June #1; NSD 16; Ex 15; craft 89; remove 473
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £2189/£4000; 2
    017 sell 110

    Mortgage £24,881 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 18th Jun 17, 9:57 PM
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    Hoping to exchange contracts next week.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    OMG, as they say! It's here! Such good news
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    • FloppyDisk
    • By FloppyDisk 19th Jun 17, 9:46 AM
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    Fingers crossed it happens shortly!
    MFW July 2012 £139,642 / June 2017 £112,284
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 19th Jun 17, 7:21 PM
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    When will you hear about your applications?
    NST June #1; NSD 16; Ex 15; craft 89; remove 473
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £2189/£4000; 2
    017 sell 110

    Mortgage £24,881 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 19th Jun 17, 8:01 PM
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    Internal interview on Thurs. External deadline was today.
    Have contracts to sign.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 19th Jun 17, 8:03 PM
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    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!
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Nearly two years ago. I wonder if this very looonnngg stage is coming to a close.
    • FloppyDisk
    • By FloppyDisk 19th Jun 17, 9:32 PM
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    You've been so patient and it is all so thoroughly well deserved.
    MFW July 2012 £139,642 / June 2017 £112,284
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