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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
    • #1
    • 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread 16th Jun 16 at 8:27 PM
    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

    Please see post number 2 for all the relevant information on the thread. Savvybuyer's excellent lists are in the subsequent posts.

    It's a great group and community so enjoy!
    Last edited by redfox; 16-06-2016 at 9:38 PM.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Quick Grabbit, Food Shopping & Groceries, Loans and Cutting Tax boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and I can move and merge threads there. Pease remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this) Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

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    • marrbett
    • By marrbett 12th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    But they do Marmite.
    Originally posted by scamps1966
    UGH
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    I know. When my alarm goes off at 5.05am I do NOT like it!!
    But, I only do 3 days a week and bring home around £300 every 4 weeks, which has proved to be a lifeline for us!!

    Its amazing what you get used to.xx
    Originally posted by marrbett
    It feels like such a big step but I know have been putting it off for far too long now.
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    Oh dearim sorry..
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    Its ok now worries x
    Is there no one to help him?

    If there isn't, there used to be some provision to help/run these package of support, I am assuming that there is similar provision.

    It does raise the importance of planning, and having things like power of attorney in place before you need it x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Power of attorney was his dad, his brother is sorting it out now but its not pratical as he lives a 130 odd miles away, although all accounte were made joint dad/son even dads accounts
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    FOR ALL YOU MOANERS , LOOSE GRAPES, MUSHROOM DOES NOT COUNT ON APG DO NOT BUY AS FILLER
    Happy now?
    • marrbett
    • By marrbett 12th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    marrbett
    Mid day surpervisor at local school and get school holidays off
    Originally posted by tweets
    Lollipop lady
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Oct 16, 9:10 PM
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    Mid day surpervisor at local school and get school holidays off
    Originally posted by tweets
    Good idea, especially if in a primary school (at least the kids are semi-nice).

    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 9:11 PM
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    Mid day surpervisor at local school and get school holidays off
    Originally posted by tweets
    I have looked at that tweets. I don't really want to be tied to everyday of the week term time though. With DD1 living so far I would still like to be able to go and stay at drop of a hat.
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Oct 16, 9:12 PM
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    Its ok now worries x


    Power of attorney was his dad, his brother is sorting it out now but its not pratical as he lives a 130 odd miles away, although all accounte were made joint dad/son even dads accounts
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Can he live with his brother?
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • marrbett
    • By marrbett 12th Oct 16, 9:13 PM
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    It feels like such a big step but I know have been putting it off for far too long now.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    I hadn't 'worked' for 13 years, but went into it with the attitude that I didn't even want the job!! I told them that I only wanted certain hours as we're still home edding 2 young 'uns. I go every shift thinking that I'll leave at the first sign of hassle, but seem to be living a bit of a charmed life there,so I'll keep going for another few months!!! It makes me feel in control knowing I can walk out.

    my ideal job would be working in a library I think
    • cjj
    • By cjj 12th Oct 16, 9:13 PM
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    TS don't be scared. You will know if a job is right for you. I'm scared to put my own wheelie bin out but I've found a job I can do & it's changed my life. I'm not lonely anymore xx
    2017 MFW member 61 - Balance £12462

    Cherish those you have in your life because you never know when they won't be there anymore.
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 12th Oct 16, 9:14 PM
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    UGH
    Originally posted by marrbett
    C'mon, who dosen't like Marmite.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Oct 16, 9:15 PM
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    Lollipop lady
    Originally posted by marrbett
    I have looked at that tweets. I don't really want to be tied to everyday of the week term time though. With DD1 living so far I would still like to be able to go and stay at drop of a hat.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    What about setting up a small business which you can work around RL?

    Or doing some agency work....

    My favourite job of all time was doing some agency work in a hostel for women... I have very limited experience but I loved it
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Anon
    • By Anon 12th Oct 16, 9:15 PM
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    But they do Marmite.
    Originally posted by scamps1966
    I have that covered too .

    Anon
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 16, 9:16 PM
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    Can he live with his brother?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    No, he has his own family and no room and son wants to stay at home, its a nightmare really and really nothing to do with e but i just cant see hi stuck and struggling
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    FOR ALL YOU MOANERS , LOOSE GRAPES, MUSHROOM DOES NOT COUNT ON APG DO NOT BUY AS FILLER
    Happy now?
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Oct 16, 9:17 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I hadn't 'worked' for 13 years, but went into it with the attitude that I didn't even want the job!! I told them that I only wanted certain hours as we're still home edding 2 young 'uns. I go every shift thinking that I'll leave at the first sign of hassle, but seem to be living a bit of a charmed life there,so I'll keep going for another few months!!! It makes me feel in control knowing I can walk out.

    my ideal job would be working in a library I think
    Originally posted by marrbett
    Before you know it you will have been there for years, and part of the furniture.

    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • marrbett
    • By marrbett 12th Oct 16, 9:17 PM
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    marrbett
    C'mon, who dosen't like Marmite.
    Originally posted by scamps1966
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Oct 16, 9:20 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    No, he has his own family and no room and son wants to stay at home, its a nightmare really and really nothing to do with e but i just cant see hi stuck and struggling
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Could you take on some caring jobs?
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • cjj
    • By cjj 12th Oct 16, 9:21 PM
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    I think the routine of work can be beneficial.

    I am lost when I am not at work, and start to thinking about cleaning and then realise how silly I am and go to work!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    You are right about the routine of work SSM. I love how organised I am now I'm working and honestly feel I have more free time than when I wasn't working. I wasn't expecting the sense of fulfilment that brought me xx
    2017 MFW member 61 - Balance £12462

    Cherish those you have in your life because you never know when they won't be there anymore.
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 12th Oct 16, 9:24 PM
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    I have that covered too .

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    So do I. Nothing better on an Autumn night than Toast with Marmite with a bowl of soup. Or just a cheese and Marmite toatsie.

    I wish I could find a Bovril spread. Use'd to have that as a drink after swimming in school, Many moons ago.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 16, 9:24 PM
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    bubbs
    Could you take on some caring jobs?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    No i have enough work
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    FOR ALL YOU MOANERS , LOOSE GRAPES, MUSHROOM DOES NOT COUNT ON APG DO NOT BUY AS FILLER
    Happy now?
    • locarr
    • By locarr 12th Oct 16, 9:25 PM
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    locarr
    Evening all, nice whoopsy shop in T express tonight about £35 worth for just over £4, could have got loads more...shame they don't do trolleys in express!
    "I've never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I've always wanted to stay true to myself, and I've managed to do that. People have to accept that."
    Jay-Z


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