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    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 22nd Mar 16, 3:51 PM
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    Chica's gonna get a house! (hopefully)...
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    • 22nd Mar 16, 3:51 PM
    Chica's gonna get a house! (hopefully)... 22nd Mar 16 at 3:51 PM
    Hi anyone that's reading,

    I hope this is the right place to put this diary, as I don't have any debt...but I do have goals.

    My BF and I are hoping to be in a position early next year where we can purchase a place of our own. We live in an expensive area of the world (TOWIE land, but we won't mention that...) and we're both still living with our parents, which in our mid-to-late twenties isn't ideal. So the plan is to have £15,000 each by this time next year (if not earlier, a girl can dream...)

    I went to Uni, did a four year degree with one year abroad, and after deciding not to go into Law (my main degree subject), I struggled to find a job that fitted my skillset. I had no work experience to speak of, so after my degree got a couple of McJobs (which I didn't hate, just the shift work and the rubbish pay), a job in the city, and finally a job working locally to me. I've finally got a salary that feels representative of what I do, and I feel in a good financial positition to get to where I want to be.

    I'm not horrific with my money, but I'm also not perfect...I have a habit of denying myself something that I really need, to then buy something I don't quite so need, all because it was *cheaper*. Or I get trigger happy on my laptop when I've had a vodka on a Friday

    Either way, I thought detailing it somewhere that wasn't in my head, or spouting it to my boyfriend and colleagues (who, let's be honest, don't want to know the intimiate detailings of my budget!) and I've read so many diaries on here that I've been inspired.

    My hobbies
    • Yoga
    • Workouts with weights
    • Running (I am training to a half-marathon in June)
    • Writing
    • Most importantly - reading. I get through between 3-5 books a week
    Oh, does my cat count as my hobby? He's not technically mine, but he's my baby and I love him I spend more money on his treats than anything else!!


    I hope to be back later to detail the financials, but for now, adios!



    (And thanks for reading)
    Last edited by ChicaBonita; 22-03-2016 at 4:10 PM.
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    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 6th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
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    Sounds like everything is going well CB.

    Expensive restaurant There's no way I'd spend that much so I'm with you. I went out last year and only had a £5 starter but they divided it up and wanted me to pay £23 ish. No way!

    Could you just maybe join them from a drink after and skip the meal?
    Originally posted by Orange Ena
    Hey Ena!

    I know it's so crazy, this particular group really p'ed me off at New Years for a similar thing.....when I said something about it they said, "Well CB, it really works out fair because of drinks..." except it didn't because I'd had one cocktail and the rest had loads of wine, and bf and I only had 2 courses when everyone else had 3. My bf told me to drop it but it really ruins nights for me when people do stuff like that!!

    I know how these meals go, and they'll be there for hours, so not sure we could join them for a drink after as no idea what time they'd go a drink/where they'd go. They generally only have time for 1 before it's time to head home, and it's a good 45 mins to travel into London for us so barely seems worth it. I feel like a miser sometimes but not everyone has such an easy going attitude with money. We went to a Gordon Ramsay restaurant before, I didn't even enjoy it as it was a set menu and I never like what's on them!!! God how miserable am I
    Last edited by ChicaBonita; 06-03-2017 at 11:00 AM.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 8th Mar 17, 7:32 PM
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    Happy hump day!

    Time for an update:
    Monday -was NSD3
    Tuesday - was a spendy day Spent on:
    amazon ebook - £4.67
    Tesco - £39.74 (including a new pair of jeans and food for bf and work)
    Petrol - £46.05
    eb@y- £14.49 (this was on a new gel polish I've been eyeing up for months, and some gel polish cleanser as mine has run out so can't do my nails )

    Today is NSD4. I panicked this morning that I haven't run in 10 days and the half marathon is 11 days away!!! So I've just done 5 miles, and done my yoga stretching. Feel better for having gone.

    Tomorrow is very scary as I'm giving blood for the first time. Was meant to do it in September but got ill a week beforehand, when I rearranged they could only do it & months later!!! And now it's tomorrow I'm sure it will be fine but the older I get the more queasy I get about blood-taking. It's not even needles that bother me, I hate my hand going numb when they put the tourniquet on Will report back on how I get on. I don't even know my blood type so will be interesting to do it for that result alone lol!
    Last edited by ChicaBonita; 08-03-2017 at 7:36 PM.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • Orange Ena
    • By Orange Ena 8th Mar 17, 11:50 PM
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    You're not miserable at all, you just want value for money and once your in a money saving mindset, or had your LBM, you don't want to really waste it. Why go out for a £100 meal when a £20 one is perfectly fine! It's the company that makes it

    Good luck with the vampires
    Debt April 2015 - £6895.44 Debt April 2017 - £2500 May - £1455 Sept - £900
    CHEFS challenge (Cruise Holiday Entirely Funded by Surveys) - £327.26
    Every penny is a prisoner
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 9th Mar 17, 9:23 PM
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    Thanks Ena, it's so hard when people in your (extended) social circle don't have the same values in terms of money. It's a fine balance between being true to myself and seeming tight!

    OMG I tried to give blood - turns out my veins are too small, and although they tried their best my blood was pumping too slow (I asked the woman and she said 37 is what is needed....I was doing 15 and it dropped to 4!!!! (I don't know what those numbers mean though so forgive my ignorance!) ) so they said thanks but don't come again you're not suitable!!!! Guess I'm off the hook. Shame as neither of my parents can't give blood so wanted to do my bit, never mind.

    Today is NSD5, and I've just sold my first eb@y item in ages It's all packed up (using my hurty arm!) and will get sent off tomorrow. Will have made around £5, will work it out properly once it's been sent out and received.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 11th Mar 17, 11:04 AM
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    Friday was not a NSD - I had to go down to the PO at lunchtime to post off my item, so I thought while I was there I'd get a lunch from the coop to treat myself for making it to Friday very MSE I know. I got a meal deal and a bottle of wine (for the evening....I'm not in the habit of drinking wine at the office!) So that was £8.64 spent.

    Today I got up bright and early to pick up my glasses! Very exciting. Had a bit of a spend up while I was there I had to get in early as otherwise you don't get a parking space, so to kill sometime I got a flat white for £2.65, and read my book. Then picked up my glasses - can tell the prescription is a lot stronger than before (or maybe it's the adjustment for my astigatism....thanks for that mum!). Went to greggs to pick up a baguette for £3, and went to Boots as I've run out of concealer. Turns out they have a deal on that particular brand so everything is under £4. I picked up a concealer, another eyebrow powder as I go through like one a month (I should try to find one that lasts longer but I'm v picky about my eyebrows and I like the look this one gives me!), a plumping lipgloss (I know they don't *do* anything but I love the tingle ) some sensodyne and a packet of tissues for £22.88. Then sainsbos for chicken and chorizo for our meal later, for £4.40. Then £1.20 on parking. Then home!

    The plan is to run 11 miles later today, hence the baguette....once I'm home I'll start trying to get used to my glasses!

    After that it'll be round to the bf's, he's working on the weekend (again) and has his first referee match tomorrow so he's constantly on edge and exhausted. Can't wait until his weekends are free again, as it also benefits me

    Happy weekend!!
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 11th Mar 17, 7:24 PM
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    Well it was so hot today and my IBS was playing up, so my 11 mile run turned into a 9 mile walk/run. Not too bad but bit gutting that my last run before the half was a bit poo!!! (EDIT: pun totally not intended )

    Change of plan tonight as the bf is still at work, and is it's in London he's not going to be back for hours....and I was starving so needed to think about dinner so I think I'm staying in tonight and he'll see him tomorrow instead.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 11th Mar 17, 7:51 PM
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    Oh yeah and I managed to sell a necklace on eb@y....so that's £3.07 profit that will be moved across to the deposit fund when I'm sure the item has been received next week
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 12th Mar 17, 8:44 PM
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    Today has been NSD6

    I got some nice feedback from my buyer, so I've moved the money across from that sale into my deposit fund. Every little helps

    Bf had a hard time refereeing his first match today I managed to lie in longer than intended this morning as I forgot to set my alarm, so today has only been vaguely productive. Went and saw bf in the afternoon and we had dinner together and watched orange is the new black (the end of season 2 is AMAZING! If anyone else watches it lol).

    Gonna do some meditation and chill out, ready for work tomorrow. Last week I tried getting up a little earlier so I could do gentle yoga to wake me up, I've really enjoyed it so I will try to keep that up this week. Mission is to stay fit and healthy for the half marathon next weekend! I've had a cold threatening for a few weeks now so need it to hold off until after Sunday.....after that I couldn't care less
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 15th Mar 17, 4:20 PM
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    Ah I've been quiet because I've been a bit of a naughty spendy girl

    Monday was technically NSD7, the technical part about that is a did an online clothes order for holiday clothes on my CC....they turned up yesterday, and I only liked 1 top and the necklace, so that's only £14 spent on the CC once the refund has gone through.

    Tuesday was NSD8. Nothing else to report (luckily)

    Today is technically NSD9, why technically again? Well I will be collecting a second hand MK bag for my holiday tonight....yes yes, I am spending like mad, I feel terrible! BUT, I will need a new holiday bag as the one I had last year was really not suitable and was a pain in my behind, and I was looking at this MK one for 3 days on a FB group, and I know I will get use out of it as a non-holiday bag as well....enough justification?
    I sold a top last night as well, so that was posted off today, along with my clothes returns.

    I did try on some of the newer stuff again that I'd bought over the past few weeks, and I decided that one pair of jeans, and a top, can go right back, I don't love either of them. So the jeans will go back to the SM tomorrow, and the top on Saturday when I go into town. The money from them will be paid off my CC.

    I feel a bit out of control again, I go in cycles like this. Spend then feel super guilty. So I am on a buying ban until at least the end of March....tomorrow I will need to the SM for dinner for bf and I, and I will need some blister plasters for my half marathon on Sunday. Can easily do under a tenner. NO OTHER BITS!!!! Listen woman
    Last edited by ChicaBonita; 15-03-2017 at 4:22 PM.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 17th Mar 17, 9:22 AM
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    Well I am royally !!!!ed off.

    I made a couple of mistakes at work this week, first in ages. Unfortunately it meant I needed to let the Dispatch Unit know. So they've turned round and say they want to start deducting us admin workers for all mistakes made. They've been doing this to our Dispatch workers which I don't agree with. BUT in here the office we process hundreds of orders a day, constantly making changes, so the likelihood of making mistakes is quite high depending on how much you do the orders. This will hit my colleagues more than me, but the THOUGHT of it is making my blood boil (and it will hit me as I do process some orders from clients who like to deal with me personally). We get so few benefits here as it is, such a bad mentality. And they wonder why they can't keep hold of staff!!!!!!

    I will be saying something to my manager on Monday, I feel like walking out. It may sound like an overreaction, but we get talked to like !!!! most of the time and there's nothing to cushion the blow!! We don't even get paid very well either.

    Oh dear. Rant over
    Last edited by ChicaBonita; 17-03-2017 at 9:27 AM.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 18th Mar 17, 6:05 PM
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    After the little wobbly I threw yesterday, I need to update my spends:
    Thursday - £2-.94 in the SM for dinner, and I also got some blister plasters for Sunday. Took back a pair of jeans as well for £20.
    Friday - Got a cheeky bottle of wine in the coop yesterday as was desperate £4.99 and think I've found a new fave!
    Today - shockingly NSD10 as my bf has offered to get dinner tonight

    So tomorrow is D-Day - need to get my stuff together then it's over to the bf's for a carb laden dinner and an early-ish night. I'll be so happy when this half marathon is all over, although I'm sure I'll be aching tomorrow and next week!

    Happy weekend everyone!
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 19th Mar 17, 5:38 PM
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    Well I did it!!!

    I managed to beat my goal of 2 hours 30 mins, and I finished the half marathon in 2 hours 25 minutes (and 14 seconds but who's counting those ) So so chuffed to have finished it and in that time. I did struggle with my knee which held me back, but I pushed through. Bf also beat his previous time by a whole minute (did it in 1 hour 45 mins, beast!!) On a high right now (although don't ask me if I'll do it again yet as the pain is still too raw lol!)

    I spent £11.86 on our uber home (bf paid for it there). There won't be any other spends today.

    The plan for the rest of the evening is to have a nice loooooong bath, make my bed, have some wine, and just chill. I'm so glad today is out the way, it's been looming for a long time, and now I feel like I can get back to normal life!
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 23rd Mar 17, 9:12 AM
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    I've been quiet, I'm still recovering from Sunday but I'm almost 100% better now. Not managed any yoga yet but I've enjoyed the rest lol.

    Monday I bought my pictures from the day - cost £40 to get a HD copy of all of them. Not all of them are good but as it's my first race I thought it was a nice keep sake. And some of them are really good I got my eyebrows done on Monday, my mum paid for mine this month so I put that towards my pics.
    I also spent £8 in the coop on Monday for some lunch and snacks. And I was also naughty and bought a new glasses case from an FB group for £15. I do need a new one but it was a bit of a mad moment....

    Tuesday was NSD11 and Wednesday NSD12. Today won't be an NSD as I have to buy dinner for bf and I.

    I'm down to the wire with funds again this month, I've gone wrong somewhere...will have to be careful. But, if I have to go into my OD it's not a massive deal. Just need to keep trying.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 28th Mar 17, 9:54 AM
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    I've not posted in a few days, oops! I won't detail my spending for now as I'm at work, but I am up to 15 NSD's. BUT I have overspent (as mentioned in one of my previous posts!) and I've now got too much month for my money. I will need to be as good as possible until payday Friday. That's not going to be that easy, though, as we are cat-sitting again so will be staying at bf's sister's house, which means I will have to buy food for us to last from tomorrow evening until Monday morning. I can't begrudge it too much though because we enjoy living together when we stay round there, plus it's a 5 minute walk to work for me

    I am going out on Friday with my work colleagues, so will need to set a limit for myself.....I think I need to detail out my spends for this month again, as I didn't do it for this month and I've noticed the difference. I go through cycles of thinking I've been good, so I can spend, then all my money comes out my account, and I realise it wasn't there to be spent....I will go into my OD this month which is disappointing

    BF is very close to hitting his target for the house deposit due to a recent bonus from work. I am still sad that I am dragging us down. But we've decided to look at where are after our holiday in June, and if we're not compeletely ready by then, we should be able to look again at our options and what's currently on the market. As our area is on the new Elizabeth line house prices have soared, and still seem to be, so we won't be getting much for our money unfortunately. Nevermind, that's a thought for another day!

    Work has been horrific - was covering a colleague on holiday last week, and then yesterday and even today I've had to field a lot of complaints. I actually hate customer service now, I've done it for the past 4-ish years, and I'm just sick of it. I like it when I can do my other tasks at work, but the customers of course have to take priority so I don't always get to my other stuff. Sorry in a moaning mood today lol!
    Last edited by ChicaBonita; 28-03-2017 at 9:56 AM.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 31st Mar 17, 2:38 PM
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    It's payday!

    My house deposit currently sits at £9679.71/£15,000 = 64.53%. Saving that for prosperity lol. I hope at the end of April I can be at £10,000.

    I've moved all my money around as usual, I have just over £300 to last the month. I went a bit spend happy towards the end of the month (as mentioned in previous posts), so this month I want to give myself a complete "no buying" ban. This includes clothes, make up, toiletries, books, and other random items I might convince myself I might need. If I want it/think I need it, I can write it down and come back to it at the end of the month. I feel like I'm bringing in more stuff again, and it's starting to overwhelm me. Must remember on a daily basis that I'm trying to REDUCE my belonging count, not increase.

    I am working through my makeup and toiletries at the moment, as I am trying to get them down to such an extent that when I do finally move, I'm not carting around boxes of purely cosmetic stuff. I am successfully using certain things up, and have been fairly good with not bringing in too many unnecessary items, so just need to keep going.

    I will need to start doing some proper shopping for holiday soon, but I'm hoping I can do that next month instead (May).

    Work has been hectic again due to members of the team being out. Looking forward to some drinks with the bf tonight to unwind! Still cat-sitting, they removed their wifi so we're stuck with normal tv It's so weird not having access to wifi in this day and age. It's not *too* bad though as it's encouraging me to read more, as I've definitely been having some bad reading months this year.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 31st Mar 17, 3:25 PM
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    Right so I've worked out I spent just over £410 this month, which seems to be more or less similar every month...BUT I only leave myself £300 per month for these spends so there's a shortfall there that I need to address. But I don't know if it's really realistic that I cut down by £100 a month...hmm. Will need to have a thnk.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • Orange Ena
    • By Orange Ena 1st Apr 17, 11:13 PM
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    Wow, a very belated well done on finishing the half marathon And how amazing is your house deposit fund!?!! That's a brilliant achievement and I'm very sure you'l hit your target.

    Sorry to read work is a bit poop at the moment

    How's your "no buying ban" going?
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    Every penny is a prisoner
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 3rd Apr 17, 11:04 AM
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    Wow, a very belated well done on finishing the half marathon And how amazing is your house deposit fund!?!! That's a brilliant achievement and I'm very sure you'l hit your target.

    Sorry to read work is a bit poop at the moment

    How's your "no buying ban" going?
    Originally posted by Orange Ena
    Thanks Ena! I'm considering doing one next year now

    It looks good, but it's a drop in the ocean around here sadly house prices are so ridiculous. But, needs must, and I will keep pushing My bf will be at his goal either the end of this month or next, and will keep going, so we will get there sooner than later.

    I'm 3 days into my no buying ban, and it's going.....ok lol. I did cave and bought a kindle book on Saturday as it had gone down to 99p, but I started reading it and realised actually it wasn't for me. So I returned it It's more the end of the month that gets me, I think I've done so well I can treat myself....will try and keep strong.
    Last edited by ChicaBonita; 03-04-2017 at 11:11 AM.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 3rd Apr 17, 11:09 AM
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    So the first 2 days of April were NSD's, hoping for one today. Took all my stuff out of the house I was staying in today as they are back this lunchtime. I did enjoy cat sitting but he decided to sit on my chest in bed this morning and went near my face. With my cats that wouldn't be a worry, but this cat is a biter, and I was worried he was gonna go for my nose!!!! I'm too vain for a bite mark on my nose lol. He's fine though, he's not very socialised but I think he'd get there with the right people.

    Not sure if I logged it, but I did sell a top on eb@y last week. Annoyingly I wasn't home, but the guy wanted it sent out next day....got my mum to do it for me, and now the guy hasn't left any feedback. Rude! My mum listed a bag and purse for me that I've beeen meaning to sell for ages....I wanted £50, but someone countered almost straight away with £40. I didn't think it would have any interest at all so I snapped up the offer. People are stingy as that was a steal, but I got it for free so it's no real loss to me. My mum will send that off for me, as I gave her extra money over the weekend for stuff I owed her, I don't have to hand over any extra for the postage, so the full £40 will go into my deposit fund will move that over once I know the buyer has received it.

    It's back to the grind this week, and I need to get back into exercising as I've been lax the past 2 weeks. Everything's back to normal with where I'm staying etc so it will be easier to do. Looking forward to the Easter hols even though BH cause problems with my work due to deliveries moving, it's so nice to get those extra days.

    Happy Monday!
    Last edited by ChicaBonita; 03-04-2017 at 11:13 AM.
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 5th Apr 17, 10:50 AM
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    ChicaBonita
    Monday was NSD3, sadly yesterday wasn't one as I went to the coop to get lunch for work, and some ham to make sandwiches the rest of the week. Then my mum made me lunch for today anyway, so I'm drowning in lunch food Spent £4.50 yesterday.

    A perfume I bought on eb@y was meant to be in argos Monday to collect, but I've had no notification it's arrived. I've messaged the seller to see if she can track it, but I've got a feeling I won't get it for some reason. I got a dispatched email, but things do happen......we'll see. I was all excited to pick it up on Monday as it's a dupe of a very expensive perfume, but now the shine's gone off it lol. Wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if it doesn't arrive and I get a refund though.

    Today should be a NSD. Thinking about going for a run tonight, I was going to give myself a month off but I find myself missing it! It's hot in the evenings now though so will be v sweaty
    House Deposit:£11,509.70/£14,000 = 82.21% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
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