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    • louby40
    • By louby40 17th Jun 16, 7:57 AM
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    Round and round the overdraft....soon to be no more
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    • 17th Jun 16, 7:57 AM
    Round and round the overdraft....soon to be no more 17th Jun 16 at 7:57 AM
    Having lurked and read quite a few diaries I thought I'd start my own. If it's down on paper then I can read back and see my progress (or not)

    My debts aren't massive but my bugbear is my overdraft as I do believe if I can get that sorted everything else will fall into place

    My debts are:

    £400-500 overdraft every month PAID
    £970 cc (just moved to 0% which I shall pay £50-100 a month off)
    £5500 left on my car loan (ends in Jan 2019)
    £106,000 mortgage at £600 pm
    £6500 bank of mum and dad PAID

    I have £150 in an emergency fund

    I'm just in the process of moving my current account to First Direct to take advantage of their £250 free overdraft service and £100 incentive to switch. I need to keep my o/d under the £250 and slowly begin to chip away.

    My over spends are having 2 very tall teenage boys who eat a lot and extra trips to the supermarket. I also treat myself to a manicure/gel polish every month.

    I'm a single mum and work as a teacher so I buy stuff for my class, extra craft bits, second hand books from Amazon, it soon mounts up.

    I also need to be stricter with my boys and refuse the £2.50 they ask for lunch everyday.

    I shop in Aldi and cook a lot from scratch - my slow cooker is my saviour!

    I need to keep a strict spending diary and stop buying unnecessary things.
    Last edited by louby40; 15-08-2017 at 10:04 AM.
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    • Honeysucklelou2
    • By Honeysucklelou2 16th Jul 17, 4:05 AM
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    I often think that teaching is the best job in the world but does take every ounce of energy (and then some on occasions).
    Hope the 3 days this week go well.
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    • louby40
    • By louby40 16th Jul 17, 7:12 AM
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    Looking forward to my 3 days at school. Have felt very disconnected from work and need to go back to get my confidence back a bit.

    And yes, I get another 6 weeks off afterwards. Certainly not complaining about that!
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    • louby40
    • By louby40 16th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
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    10 NSD & 9 days to payday

    Lazy Sunday today. Watched 2 episodes of the Handmaids Tale this morning - it's really good, don't know how I missed it really.

    We decided not to buy or cook a roast today, my 2 boys rarely seem to eat it once it's plated up so today we made chicken fajitas- plated them up ready for them to eat when they were ready and in an hour they had disappeared!

    I did a bit of ironing- no uniform though as my youngest sons school do an activity week on the last week of term. DP watched the Grand Prix and then we went out for a walk.

    It's turned into a lovely day once the rain cleared.
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 17th Jul 17, 9:23 AM
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    What's your target for NSD's then given you've 9 days till pay day?
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    • louby40
    • By louby40 17th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
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    Speky I did 12 last month so I've set myself a target of 15 for July. Today is 11th NSD.

    Gorgeous day here today. Went out for an hours walk this morning along the canal, there were loads of people about and it was only 10am.

    I did some washing and pegged it out. And I spent the rest of the afternoon sitting in the garden reading. Tomorrow is my last sick day. Can't believe I've been off for 6 weeks.

    Feeling really well though and ready to dip my toe in the water again - even if it is only for 3 days!
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 18th Jul 17, 8:46 AM
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    Enjoy your last day today. It's been a while and I hope you still feel up to it when you get back to work. Remember and take things slowly.
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    • louby40
    • By louby40 18th Jul 17, 9:11 AM
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    Ahh Speky thank you, you are so sweet. I'm going to be holed up in the library doing end of term assessments with my new class.

    Felt very guilty being off especially as I'm moving classrooms (again) and lots of the staff, including my fabulous Teaching Assistant have been packing boxes, shifting furniture and stripping walls. I need to help at least a little bit.
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    • Chandelier.
    • By Chandelier. 18th Jul 17, 9:50 AM
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    Good luck on returning to work Louby. Don't feel guilty, you've been off for a good reason.

    You don't sound far off your NSD target. I need to get back into counting NSDs. Maybe that should be my August goal .

    Have a good day.
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    • louby40
    • By louby40 18th Jul 17, 8:43 PM
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    Didn't manage a NSD today, needed to buy some fruit and bread, yogurts and salad. We eat loads of fruit in this house, it disappears so fast.

    So, my salad is made for tomorrow- my bag is packed ready. I'm currently drinking a rum and Coke (don't normally drink in the week) but I'm hoping it helps me relax and sleep.

    I'm really looking forward to going back to work - my job is very full on and it's part of who I am! I've missed the kids and my lovely colleagues
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    Kitchen July £12,493 SEPT £11,493. 12% paid off
    Barclaycard £442
    Car loan £3278 Mortgage £96,197
    • Honeysucklelou2
    • By Honeysucklelou2 20th Jul 17, 2:26 AM
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    How did your first day back go? In end of term mode myself. It's amazing how much time it takes to give out work and store resources etc.
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    • louby40
    • By louby40 20th Jul 17, 5:11 PM
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    Time back at work has been ok, very mixed emotions. The student I had earlier in the year has covered my class (Y1) whilst I've been off sick, she got the Y2 job so they will be her class in September. I've taught these children from EYFS, so 2 years. She has made me feel sidelined, she has completely ignored the fact that it's still my name on the door and they are effectively my class until Friday.

    She's opened presents addressed to the 'Year1 team' - whereas as personally I feel they should have been directed to me.

    I'm trying to not be too precious about it but it's hard. I've been doing assessments with my new class so have been busy, Year 1 had a party this afternoon- even another colleague asked me why I wasn't invited.

    I plan on spending ALL day with MY class tomorrow whether she likes it or not.

    Moan over!
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    • Honeysucklelou2
    • By Honeysucklelou2 20th Jul 17, 9:02 PM
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    Enjoy the day with your class tomorrow.
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 21st Jul 17, 9:47 AM
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    Louby - I can understand your frustration!! Quite right to reclaim your own class.

    Have a good weekend when it comes
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    • louby40
    • By louby40 22nd Jul 17, 1:18 PM
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    Last day was good. Lots of tears, some cards and presents too.

    Rounded the day off with a quick drink with my lovely work colleagues
    Parent loan PAID IN FULL Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #572
    Emergency fund £500/£1000. Christmas savings £400/£600
    Kitchen July £12,493 SEPT £11,493. 12% paid off
    Barclaycard £442
    Car loan £3278 Mortgage £96,197
    • Honeysucklelou2
    • By Honeysucklelou2 22nd Jul 17, 9:57 PM
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    Sounds a good ending to the term. How did you feel physically after 3 days? Do you have to move classrooms?
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    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 23rd Jul 17, 4:41 PM
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    So glad you enjoyed your last day Louby. Heres to 6 weeks off xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    • louby40
    • By louby40 23rd Jul 17, 5:18 PM
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    Honey - we have had to swap classrooms but the furniture was all moved on Tuesday after school. Store rooms were emptied and swapped too. I did attempt to sort my class out a bit over the past 3 days but it was just so chaotic. I could definitely tell I'd been at work!

    I plan on going into school to get my room sorted next week!

    Said goodbye to our fab headteacher too! Very sad
    Parent loan PAID IN FULL Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #572
    Emergency fund £500/£1000. Christmas savings £400/£600
    Kitchen July £12,493 SEPT £11,493. 12% paid off
    Barclaycard £442
    Car loan £3278 Mortgage £96,197
    • louby40
    • By louby40 23rd Jul 17, 5:30 PM
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    Today is NSD 14

    I'm £200 overdrawn which I'm annoyed about - just means a tight August! Child benefit goes in tomorrow then payday Wednesday.

    And yes....yay to (another) 6 weeks off!
    Parent loan PAID IN FULL Sealed Pot Challenge 10 #572
    Emergency fund £500/£1000. Christmas savings £400/£600
    Kitchen July £12,493 SEPT £11,493. 12% paid off
    Barclaycard £442
    Car loan £3278 Mortgage £96,197
    • Honeysucklelou2
    • By Honeysucklelou2 23rd Jul 17, 11:41 PM
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    I get a new Head in Sept too. It's hard saying bye when the old one has been great to work for. out of the classroom for any amount of time, like the summer holiday, it's my throats that gets sore first. Hope you are to relax now and enjoy the next 6 weeks.
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    • SpekySquarehead
    • By SpekySquarehead 24th Jul 17, 8:47 AM
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    Huge well done on the NSD's, fantastic and the month isn't out yet!
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