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    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 4th Jan 16, 11:12 AM
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    Alway's believe that something wonderful is about to happen!
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    • 4th Jan 16, 11:12 AM
    Alway's believe that something wonderful is about to happen! 4th Jan 16 at 11:12 AM
    Happy New Year everyone!


    Well after over 6 months of being away I'm back and raring to go. So new diary time, 2015 was a carp year and I'm glad to see the back of it, so its a new year of looking forward and not dwelling on the past.


    Will update some more later.x.



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    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 8th Jul 17, 12:04 PM
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    Morning

    Up early this morning and been and done the food shop £43 spent in a1di and £1.30 in the bakers on some nice crusty bread to have with hummous for lunch. Having a use up week with DS being away and hopefully all I should need to get during the week is more milk and salad bits.

    I'm home alone this morning as DS has gone with DH to see Grandma, I think DS was after some spending money for his trip and DD has gone off on her pony.

    Have arranged a couple of days away in the summer hols visiting family in Wales, so should be a fairly frugal trip, they have a huge house surrounded by land, basically a smallholding. So apart from fuel to get there a couple of bottles of wine and I will do some baking to take as well, shouldn't need to spend much.

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    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 8th Jul 17, 2:17 PM
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    All sounds good, I love wales sure you'll have a lovely time making memories x
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    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 8th Jul 17, 2:35 PM
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    All sounds good, I love wales sure you'll have a lovely time making memories x
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    Thanks HI, I love being off for 6 weeks, but find it difficult to fill the time cheaply now that the children are in their teens. So having mini breaks is good especially if it is time spent with family.
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    • By Sun Addict 8th Jul 17, 8:38 PM
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    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 9th Jul 17, 9:08 PM
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    I'm looking forward to seeing Despicable Me 3 too! Did you go on the ride at Universal? Very funny!

    Thanks for the tips you gave us for our holiday. We had the most brilliant time Xx
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    • By pennywisepoundstupid 10th Jul 17, 6:51 AM
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    I'm looking forward to seeing Despicable Me 3 too! Did you go on the ride at Universal? Very funny!

    Thanks for the tips you gave us for our holiday. We had the most brilliant time Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Yes we went on the ride, think we stood in line for 2hrs for that one.
    Really pleased that you had a brilliant time .
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    • By pennywisepoundstupid 10th Jul 17, 6:58 AM
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    Good morning.

    Busy weekend over once again in a flash,but only 2 weeks until the summer hols .

    Lots sold on3bay over the weekend, so lots to take to the PO today.

    DS goes on his school trip tonight, I need to finish helping him pack when I get home from work I also need to withdraw some money for him £25 for food on the way to and back from the ferry. He has managed to save 100 euros himself for whist he is away.

    To do list-

    PO trip
    Money for DS.
    Pack more £bay items sold overnight.
    Help DS finish packing.
    washing/ironing.
    pay bills that are not on DD.

    I'm sure there is more, but all I can think about is DS being out of the country for a week,I now he will be fine but it is the first time he has gone abroad without us .
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    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 10th Jul 17, 7:28 AM
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    Have a lovely day

    Hope DS has a lovely time! x
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    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Jul 17, 6:35 PM
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    Yes we went on the ride, think we stood in line for 2hrs for that one.
    Really pleased that you had a brilliant time .
    Originally posted by pennywisepoundstupid
    2 hours!!! Don't think we appreciated quite how lucky we were to be staying at an onsite hotel - we got into parks an hour early and also had free fast track passes so most queues were less than 10 minutes long Xx
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    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 10th Jul 17, 8:23 PM
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    2 hours!!! Don't think we appreciated quite how lucky we were to be staying at an onsite hotel - we got into parks an hour early and also had free fast track passes so most queues were less than 10 minutes long Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Thankfully most of the other ride were a lot less than that one, but we decide to go on it late in the day and there was a long queue.
    I refused to pay the price of the fast track passes as they were silly money as we stayed in a villa, so not onsite.
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    • By pennywisepoundstupid 10th Jul 17, 8:25 PM
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    To do list-

    PO trip done
    Money for DS.gave him £30
    Pack more £bay items sold overnight.done
    Help DS finish packing.done
    washing/ironing.washing done/iron mountain still there.
    pay bills that are not on DD.done

    £25 redeemed from a survey site and £20 made on £bay but leaving that in bank account as DD needs some bits paying for school.
    Last edited by pennywisepoundstupid; 10-07-2017 at 8:30 PM.
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    • By pennywisepoundstupid 10th Jul 17, 8:27 PM
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    Have a lovely day

    Hope DS has a lovely time! x
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    Thanks HI, he is very excited but can tell he is anxious to, taking him to school soon to wave him off.
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    • By pennywisepoundstupid 11th Jul 17, 6:33 AM
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    Morning.

    Well DS has gone and i'm sure he is going to have a fantastic time, i'm going to enjoy the fridge staying full for longer and the house being quieter but I know i' going to miss him like mad.

    Banking checked and CB has gone in, waiting for some £bay payments and need to post a couple of bits today, as well as sort some relists and put some new bits on. DH and DD at sports club tonight so have a peaceful evening ahead so will do £bay bits then.

    Looks like the weather is going to be pants today, not putting washer on as I know it will result in using TD and tomorrow looks a bright day so will save it for then.

    Todays to do list.

    Packed lunches.
    £bay listings/relists.
    Post office run.
    Tidy DS bedroom.
    Wash DS bedding and curtains.
    General housework.
    Ironing

    I'm sure there is more to add to the list.

    Have a great day.
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    • By Hiddenidenity 11th Jul 17, 10:14 AM
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    Have a lovely day x
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    • By pennywisepoundstupid 15th Jul 17, 7:46 AM
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    Morning,

    Sorry not posted for a few days, everything is manic at work getting ready for end of year and all those little things that need tobe tied up before the end of term.

    Wedding anniversary was on Wednesday and we had a lovely meal out at a local restaurant which do a happy hour on a Wednesday 2 courses for £8.99 and very good it was, also decent portions we were both stuffed so we will go back again with the children.

    Speaking of children, had a text from DS he is having a brilliant time on his trip, although I think he will come back exhausted. Both have had really good school reports, which i'm pleased about. Only negative in DS was he is failing Latin which let's be honest he will drop at GCSE level and its not as though his future is centred around it, could have something to do with the fact he finds it boring and clashes with the teacher.

    Busy weekend ahead catching up with housework and work stuff, can't wait for this time next week when I know I have 6 lovely weeks off .

    Decided i'm not doing a food shop today will go tomorrow, we can eat left overs, can't quite believe how much food we still have in the house with DS being away.

    To do list-

    Work reports/niggly bits to finish off.
    Dye hair.
    £bay - wrap/post/list done
    finish tidying DS room.done
    Pay bills - N3XT, £bay fees.done
    Buy picture framedone

    Have a great weekend.x.
    Last edited by pennywisepoundstupid; 15-07-2017 at 5:28 PM.
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    • By pennywisepoundstupid 15th Jul 17, 5:32 PM
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    A few off the above jobs done, putting off work stuff, I think I will get up early tomorrow and do it.

    Spent £16 in wilkos. only went for a picture frame £7,but had DD and DH with me who both decided they needed various toiletries.
    Nipped into M&S and got the £10 meal deal, decided on the whole chicken, garlic bread and apple pie as this will feed the 3 of us, have salad bits in the fridge to eek it all out.
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    • By mummytogirls 16th Jul 17, 3:46 PM
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    Afternoon Pennywise,

    Is it this Friday you break up? I do but the girls don't break up until the following Tuesday (not that I'm complaining !)

    Im glad your DS has had a lovely time and that you have a fridge full of food still!!! xx
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    • By pennywisepoundstupid 16th Jul 17, 4:02 PM
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    Thanks Mummy.

    Ds has now finished, myself and DD finish this Friday, can't wait feel as though I have so much to catch up with around the house.

    Spent £72 in a1di today with the preparation of DS coming home, he hasn't enjoyed the food whilst away (missed mums cooking) but has enjoyed being with his mates and the activities. I got a text this morning from hi listing what he wanted when I went shopping .
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    • By Sun Addict 16th Jul 17, 8:33 PM
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    Can't believe they're still teaching Latin, I thought that ended when I was at school. Or is it a Catholic school?

    I think it's lovely how so many of the mums on here are looking forward to school holidays My kids used to go to my mum's in the holidays as I worked part time, they loved it and so did she (she used to spoil them rotten).
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    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 17th Jul 17, 6:42 AM
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    Can't believe they're still teaching Latin, I thought that ended when I was at school. Or is it a Catholic school?

    I think it's lovely how so many of the mums on here are looking forward to school holidays My kids used to go to my mum's in the holidays as I worked part time, they loved it and so did she (she used to spoil them rotten).
    Originally posted by Sun Addict
    It's a Grammar school, so Latin is still taught, I'm actually not bothered he is failing it, as long as all his other grades are good (c and above), he is doing well in French and Spanish which I think he is more likely to use in life.

    I'm sorry I havn't posted on your diary, I am currently reading it and i'm about a third of the way through, hopefully I will have caught up by next week.
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