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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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    • themadvix
    • By themadvix 22nd Nov 17, 10:47 AM
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    Hope you feel better soon!
    OPs 2017 = £2603/£10000
    S&S ISA = £300/£600
    OPs made 2016 = £6142.12
    Starting balance 2012: £132000; balance June 2017: £99,974
    MFW2017 no. 38
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 23rd Nov 17, 11:20 AM
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    From me too - it sounds pretty intense, from what I'm hearing. I'm sort of isolating myself at the moment so I can go on the probate trip next week it's v important to me.
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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 24th Nov 17, 6:00 PM
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    Hugs KC.

    Cold of doom is in retreat. Car is mended after the prang. Fire is on and its the WEEKEND!

    A teensy bit emotional about 3 weeks left of work. I do work with some lovely folk.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 25th Nov 17, 9:37 AM
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    Thanks SHS!

    There aren't many changes of job for teachers at Christmas, and its an emotional time anyway - hope you can enjoy these last few weeks.
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    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 25th Nov 17, 10:49 AM
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    Will you be able to see your (soon to be) old coworkers when you move, or are they not that kind of close? It makes a huge difference working with good people, so hopefully you can keep in touch!
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 25th Nov 17, 1:58 PM
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    This sounds horrible, but I just don't have time.

    Full time work, the social lives of three children and the pets - there is no scope for extra.
    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 25th Nov 17, 3:08 PM
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    It's not horrible, you just have different priorities. I have nieces, so I see my SiL trying to juggle things. (We try and make time for them and the girls so I don't feel guilty knowing they can't come if we say 'adults only' for parties etc.)

    Hopefully your new place will also have good people?
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 25th Nov 17, 5:48 PM
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    You are moving to a new post,new people,new pupils. Time with people from your 'old' sch might end up in unfavourable comparisons, or unhelpful conversations. And you are far too sensible to want to get drawn into any of that .
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    2017 MFW#63 Pay off: £3708/£4050; 2
    017 sell 351

    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 25th Nov 17, 8:24 PM
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    My new headteacher was apparently on stage doing Karaeoke last night...

    Update on the car crash. The car has been mended (and washed!!). The bill has been covered by the employer (a neighbour I haven't yet met) of the person who crashed into me.

    No insurance involved. Life is so simple when people do the right thing.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 26th Nov 17, 8:53 AM
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    Thats good news, SHS.

    I'm with other peeps that it doesn't sound bad if you leave even *nice* people behind because you're moving post - there are plenty of nice people in the world that we can't fit in to our schedules, particularly people like you with the work, the kids and the pets - that's absolutely full pelt!
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    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 26th Nov 17, 12:46 PM
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    Haha, will you be joining them next year?

    That's great news on the car, at least it turned out all right in the end.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 26th Nov 17, 5:11 PM
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    Ha Michelle. The only way I could get people to play music with me is by having children!!
    • FloppyDisk
    • By FloppyDisk 28th Nov 17, 12:48 PM
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    Oh gosh I missed your accident, are you still feeling the effects? Thank goodness the owner sorted it, perhaps being local helped their conscience!
    July 2012 £139,642 / Dec 2017 £111,214
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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 29th Nov 17, 6:42 PM
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    Not too bad thanks. Very tired but I think that's the time of year.
    • greent
    • By greent 29th Nov 17, 8:07 PM
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    When do you break up, shs?

    All of mine (at 4 different educational establishments ) finish on Fri 15th - which seems super early!
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    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) £5278/£3286
    Net sales 2017 £1445.57/£500 PAYDOX17 £12239/£10k Decluttered 1985/2017 items
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 30th Nov 17, 4:26 PM
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    Same for me. DH is a full week later.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 2nd Dec 17, 11:51 AM
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    Morning all.

    Been to fetch trailer from menders this morning, took mending to saddlers and made a dognhorse Christmas card. Coffee time and then to sort bnb room for this evening's guests.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 2nd Dec 17, 12:52 PM
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    You made your own Christmas card, showing animals? Perfick! It's all going well - though I understand the tiredness, given the amount you do.
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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 2nd Dec 17, 2:08 PM
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    It says "No hay in my manger, a dog in my bed".
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 2nd Dec 17, 2:36 PM
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    Very witty
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