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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 3rd Dec 17, 11:36 AM
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    Morning!

    So far this morning; driven bnb guests to collect their car.

    Arranged to buy a Dyson for a tenner for DS.

    Arranged for someone to remove our 80s diesel generator so we can turn its shed into a tack room.

    Doing OK. Still to do...

    All the washing
    Clean the bnb room
    Collect said vacuum
    Mr T delivery.
    • Watty1
    • By Watty1 3rd Dec 17, 9:08 PM
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    It says "No hay in my manger, a dog in my bed".
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister

    love it
    Mortgage at start of diary Sept 2013: £132,995 Aug 2015 £0
    Overpaid next mortgage. £79,491 down to £27152
    Changing focus for now
    • Secret Saving Squirrel
    • By Secret Saving Squirrel 4th Dec 17, 6:21 PM
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    Card sounds hilarious! Glad the accident got sorted and hope you have a calm run up to the end of term. X
    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
    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 8th Dec 17, 4:06 PM
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    That's brilliant, am sure the cards look great! (The ones I have from last year have a 'mistle-toad' on them so I feel the bad puns).

    Hopefully your last week isn't too tiring.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 18th Dec 17, 7:50 PM
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    Sorry to go AWOL
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 18th Dec 17, 7:50 PM
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    My phone died. I lost all my contacts.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 18th Dec 17, 7:51 PM
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    The lesson being back up your phone!

    Posting in short bursts
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 18th Dec 17, 7:52 PM
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    So as not to lose what I've typed.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 18th Dec 17, 7:53 PM
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    You poor thing! I was starting to wonder! Glad its just the phone, at least. You don't have a new one yet?
    Retired August 2016
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 18th Dec 17, 8:02 PM
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    I have just got the original one back, minus all the useful stuff! Fixed under warranty so yay
    BTW I had to get a new user ID on MFP. Smallholdingsister!
    • newgirly
    • By newgirly 18th Dec 17, 8:05 PM
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    Glad you are back
    MFW 21
    Target for 2018 £40k/£3769.26 paid so far

    Mortgage £43,856 4yrs 4 mths left. Total owed £58,228.74 planning to clear in 15 months
    Weight loss target 2018- 21lb /5 lb lost
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 19th Dec 17, 12:33 PM
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    Thanks. Haircuts got. Wrapping this afternoon, a visit from the 'rents and some tutoring.

    Also the tree fell over!
    • greent
    • By greent 19th Dec 17, 1:26 PM
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    Welcome back x
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2018 OPs (#18) £36.39/£4000
    Net sales 2018 £20.45/£1000 PAYDOX18 (#15) £1429.16/£18694.38 Decluttered 273/2018 items
    • FloppyDisk
    • By FloppyDisk 20th Dec 17, 9:38 AM
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    Was the tree pushed?

    £19,969/£42,500
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 20th Dec 17, 10:03 AM
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    Ah. A certain Puppylove might have checked out each of the decs remembering when they could have been edible.

    It is back up now, and I feel so much better.

    Today is washing/Wrapping.

    Anyone want to be Smallholdingsister's friend on MFP? I lost my gratefulforhelp account when my phone died.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 20th Dec 17, 7:47 PM
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    Wrapping done until I ran out of paper. Washing done until I ran out of drying room.

    More of the same tomorrow.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 21st Dec 17, 7:13 AM
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    Woke up to six year old DS giving the guinea pigs a lesson on the Christmas story.
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 21st Dec 17, 8:21 AM
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    Woke up to six year old DS giving the guinea pigs a lesson on the Christmas story.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    That is adorable. Did the piggies make sufficient progress during the lesson?
    The 100 payment countdown (each payment = £400) 2018 Starts at 13/100 o/s £34,750.
    Jan 18 14/100 o/s £34,400
    Term Mortgage free date: October 2029 Current mortgage free date: April 2025 March 2025
    MFW 2018 Challenge Member #162 £124.36/£2,500
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 21st Dec 17, 8:46 AM
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    Did they act it out?
    NST Feb Forester #5; NSD 12/18 ; Ex 16/20 ; craft 3/20 (21); remove 51
    2018 Pay off: £563; 2
    018 sell

    Mortgage £22,936 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 21st Dec 17, 8:59 AM
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    Fortunately there were no births (virgin or otherwise).

    It is a worry about progress, what would OF TROUSERS say? It ticks the multicultural boxes though as he went on to a different lesson on Hinduism.
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