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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 Sep 17, 7:04 PM
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    Today was good. I was verbally abused by a man for driving on my side of the road when he wanted to (going the other way). If I was a man he wouldn't have.

    £33 in Liddly.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 6th Sep 17, 6:53 PM
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    Pigs are thriving though one is thinner than the others. Work insanely busy already.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 8th Sep 17, 9:28 PM
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    Whoa! I went awol. Crazy first week.
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 9th Sep 17, 7:51 AM
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    Hope the weekend lets you recover and regain some sanity...
    NST November #; NSD 10/17; Ex 9/12; craft 19/30 (247); remove 601
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £3484/£4050; 2
    017 sell 174

    Mortgage £23,486 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 9th Sep 17, 8:34 AM
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    Thanks. I thought we might not be rushing it if we put some curtains up!
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 9th Sep 17, 12:11 PM
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    One baby pig going to the vet. Aaarrgghhh.
    • muddywhitechicken
    • By muddywhitechicken 9th Sep 17, 12:16 PM
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    One baby pig going to the vet. Aaarrgghhh.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Oh no Get well soon little piggie
    Mortgage at highest (April 2008): ~£195,000
    Outstanding balance: ~£41,500
    Current total overpayments: ~£116,750
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 9th Sep 17, 1:42 PM
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    Great vet. Very practical. She was bitten by another pig so not too sinister.

    An item we bought nearly ten years ago secondhand for £120 has just sold on the Bay for £310. Very happy.
    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 9th Sep 17, 2:36 PM
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    That is brilliant!

    Oh no, are the pigs not getting on or was it just play fighting gone wrong?
    • greent
    • By greent 9th Sep 17, 3:00 PM
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    Glad to hear nothing too wrong with piggy

    Hope you have a (reasonably) relaxing weekend from hereon in!
    x
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 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: BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2017 OPs (#18) £5034/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £1221.45/£500 PAYDOX17 £11937/£10k Decluttered 1730/2017 items
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 9th Sep 17, 4:15 PM
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    Did the fatter piggy bite the skinny one, or vice versa?
    NST November #; NSD 10/17; Ex 9/12; craft 19/30 (247); remove 601
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £3484/£4050; 2
    017 sell 174

    Mortgage £23,486 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 9th Sep 17, 5:15 PM
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    One of the fatter pigs bit the skinny one. Vet reckons they will settle down. Great to find a vet who has piggies herself.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Sep 17, 8:00 AM
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    Morning. Have to try to get the washing done today with no aga, no tumbledryer and constant rain.

    Small price to pay though.
    • Eager_Elephant
    • By Eager_Elephant 10th Sep 17, 8:38 AM
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    I'm feeling your pain - we have no tumble dryer and just checked weather forecast and its not looking great (same as yesterday) so my house will become a Chinese laundry again.

    I'm just glad the house is always warm even with no heating on so should dry ok.

    Picked up some cobb chicks yesterday - these are chickens which are for meat so by Xmas we will have a freezer full of our own chickens. Would your DH consider chickens for meat as you only keep them for 3 months?
    Ninja Saving Turtle No. 15 for November
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    (up to 01/11/17)
    My Diary is here - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2175629 (Eager Elephants Effective Everyday Excursion)
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 10th Sep 17, 8:40 AM
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    Oh my. The Chinese laundry situation is oh so familiar. I hate it but then I hate washing in general- I'm a completed finisher and washing is never finished.
    The 100 payment countdown (each payment = £400)
    2017 July : £36,800 8/100 Aug: £36,411.85 8/100 Sep: £35,945.66 10/100 Oct: £35,500 11/100
    Term Mortgage free date: October 2029
    Current mortgage free date: April 2025
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Sep 17, 8:50 AM
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    Never put away here! Laundry mountains abound.

    I'm vegetarian, elephant, and the whole family is too soft to witness the despatching.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Sep 17, 6:34 PM
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    I love our new house. Confession time. Our mortgage is now 329 k.
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 10th Sep 17, 6:56 PM
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    But it's worth every penny right?
    (Although overpaying and saving on interest will be helpful)
    The 100 payment countdown (each payment = £400)
    2017 July : £36,800 8/100 Aug: £36,411.85 8/100 Sep: £35,945.66 10/100 Oct: £35,500 11/100
    Term Mortgage free date: October 2029
    Current mortgage free date: April 2025
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 10th Sep 17, 7:56 PM
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    It won't be at 329 for long though, will it...
    NST November #; NSD 10/17; Ex 9/12; craft 19/30 (247); remove 601
    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £3484/£4050; 2
    017 sell 174

    Mortgage £23,486 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • greent
    • By greent 10th Sep 17, 8:23 PM
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    Ouch! But worth it - you love it- and that figure will just come down
    x
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 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: BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2017 OPs (#18) £5034/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £1221.45/£500 PAYDOX17 £11937/£10k Decluttered 1730/2017 items
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