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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 18th Jul 17, 1:57 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 1:57 PM
    Unsinkable 18th Jul 17 at 1:57 PM
    New diary, I have been thinking about it for a while now. I have been back almost a year give or take two weeks and boy what a year that has been, reading back over my old diary.

    The title of my new diary comes from a Lucy Spraggan song, which the lyrics fit the mood at the moment.

    Reflection on the past year:
    * Current debt is now - £8500, this doesn't include the OD or the BC (yet!)
    * Changed jobs four times and looking to move again, hopefully for the last time for a while
    * Moved house - This is my favourite one
    * Year Goals when I find them again are improving
    * Got a horrible situation with DS's ex-gf sorted
    * Still trying to get my MSE head to stay on, but I'm getting there slowly

    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    There are still improvements that need to be made but overall I/we are getting there. I think carefully about anything I go to buy.

    I am happy that I have rediscovered the survey sites and some new ones that I hadn't done before, my overall plan for next year is to build a stash up towards Christmas and birthdays, making 2018 as frugal as I can

    There are still things in the house that need sorting/unpacking/binning but it does feel like home and the kids love it and that to me is all that matters

    I like trying to get the most out of £2 per day, how sad is that?

    So as the song goes 'We won't abandon this ship. We are unsinkable'
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 2nd Oct 17, 8:57 PM
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    I hope your cold feels better soon purple. An early night might help. Glad you're getting your money back
    My Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5716867
    Debt at highest = £58,766
    Current debt = £16,234, Emergency Fund = £200
    Long Hauler No. 156 Spendaholics Anonymous No. 47
    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 2nd Oct 17, 9:35 PM
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    Booo to the cold PMO2

    Glad you sorted the transport DD xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 3rd Oct 17, 5:20 AM
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    Morning,

    Had a carp nights sleep, don't know if it's the lack of alcohol or purely because of my cold. I also can't hear out of my right ear grrrr!!!

    Spoke to my agency bloke yesterday and he's going to do the rounds with my cv again. The Swindon one is still a possibility but they're having trouble starting on site.

    Lunch made for today.

    Should be a NSD today too but we'll see.

    Hoping for another AFD tonight.

    Going to be busy on site today, but hoping I can get more surveys done.

    Back later x
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    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 3rd Oct 17, 7:20 AM
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    Hope you have a good day purple and that your agency guy comes up trumps x
    • Purplebonnie
    • By Purplebonnie 3rd Oct 17, 8:16 AM
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    Good luck with your agency man and I hope your cold starts to feel better.
    September 2017 Total Debt £37188.89 / DFD 01/05/22
    October 2017 Debt £36149.48 / DFD 01/04/22
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 3rd Oct 17, 1:17 PM
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    Surveys update

    £5.67 PA + £1.35 pending
    £33.70 OP need £40 to withdraw
    £6.85 PP need £50 to withdraw
    £7.50 VO need £10.50 for voucher
    £5.00 PB + £4.30 pending (£10 to payout)

    Have only really just got to grips with Panelbase, are they quick to build up for payout?
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 3rd Oct 17, 5:37 PM
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    What's OP, PP and VO?

    Hope your cold improves, horrid when you go deaf cos of it
    My Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5716867
    Debt at highest = £58,766
    Current debt = £16,234, Emergency Fund = £200
    Long Hauler No. 156 Spendaholics Anonymous No. 47
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 3rd Oct 17, 8:15 PM
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    I really like panelbase, some times busier than others but the moneys in the bank within 7 days of requesting. Plus I like its only £10 to cash out unlike those with a much higher one which take ages to meet!

    Hope you're feeling better.

    HHOD - OP (One poll) - PP (Pureprofile) - VO (Valued Opinions) I think x
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 3rd Oct 17, 8:32 PM
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    Thanks HI.
    My Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5716867
    Debt at highest = £58,766
    Current debt = £16,234, Emergency Fund = £200
    Long Hauler No. 156 Spendaholics Anonymous No. 47
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 3rd Oct 17, 9:09 PM
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    What's OP, PP and VO?

    Hope your cold improves, horrid when you go deaf cos of it
    Originally posted by HairyHandofDartmoor
    OP - Onepoll
    PP - Pure Profile
    VO - Valued Opinions
    PB - Panelbase
    PA - Prolific Academy

    I really like panelbase, some times busier than others but the moneys in the bank within 7 days of requesting. Plus I like its only £10 to cash out unlike those with a much higher one which take ages to meet!

    Hope you're feeling better.

    HHOD - OP (One poll) - PP (Pureprofile) - VO (Valued Opinions) I think x
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    Just spotted HI's footnote

    Thanks, I'll give them a try.
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 3rd Oct 17, 9:12 PM
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    Dinner eaten.

    Lovely hot shower had, I didn't want to get out.

    Dishwasher on.

    Just having a lemsip then bed.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 4th Oct 17, 10:15 AM
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    Morning,

    Still full of a cold but hey ho onwards and upwards, nearly weekend.

    Not a NSD today, bought some lemsip capsules...muchly needed!

    I didn't make my lunch today, so will be buying something...naughty I know but I felt carp and couldn't be bothered...no real excuse.

    DD needed £2 for some charity thing that Yr7 & 8 are doing in school for next week.

    DD also needed £3 for the ticket for the school disco on the 17th.

    Both kids brought home their school photo's and as we've not got one of either of them since they started Secondary (I have one of DS at his old secondary school, not this one) I'll order them this weekend.

    Surveys checked but nothing so far, will check again this afternoon, hoping for a payout on one of them.

    Boots currently have a 2 for £20 on Nicorette, so bought DH a few boxes, they should keep him going for a while. Will get him some more before the end of the week, so he's got a stash.

    Need to check car insurances this weekend as the renewal is on the 22nd, so want to get things in place ready.

    Have a great day x
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    • jwil
    • By jwil 4th Oct 17, 1:47 PM
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    Hope you feel better soon xx
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 4th Oct 17, 2:53 PM
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    Hope you're feeling better x

    I have school pics to buy too x
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 4th Oct 17, 8:54 PM
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    Evening,

    Had a fairly good afternoon.

    Did a £4 survey on PA, hopefully it'll get accepted.

    Did a survey on PB and they're sending me some mascara to trial, so will get paid for that too.

    My other agency rang, they've a job that's come up. Based on two sites and the office. All I can get to on the Central line. Still London based, I know, but it's £4K more than what I'm on now and they're a very stable company. I still need to check out the travel side and see if I can get a cheaper way there.

    DD has got her info for the Big Gig trip on Saturday, more money to pay out but worth it.

    DD has also expressed an interest in the ATC, as she's heard her brother talking to his mates about it.

    Going to pick up DS in a minute, then I'm off to bed. Night x
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 5th Oct 17, 5:19 AM
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    Morning,

    It's Thursday, nearly weekend.

    AFD number 3 done and I've made my lunch for today too.

    Hoping to get more surveys done today.

    That's all for the moment, back later x
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    AFD 0/10 NSD 0/10 LTW 0/10

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    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 5th Oct 17, 6:08 AM
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    Morning lovely, I hope you have a good day, you've inspired me to give surveys a go, would give me something to do in the evening!

    Interesting news re new job, I hope it's doable.
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 5th Oct 17, 7:50 AM
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    The new job possibility sounds interesting. Have a good day.
    My Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5716867
    Debt at highest = £58,766
    Current debt = £16,234, Emergency Fund = £200
    Long Hauler No. 156 Spendaholics Anonymous No. 47
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 5th Oct 17, 1:20 PM
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    Afternoon,

    Hope all's well in DFW diaryland??

    Spoke to both agencies this morning. Agency #1 going to go back to company regarding the Swindon project and get more info regarding salary etc. Agency #2 secured me an interview on Monday morning at 8.30am. Interview is for a company based in London so although not close to home, it is more money

    I have a migraine coming on and have taken a migralieve, think its because I'm bunged up

    Not a NSD today as we are going to the pub for dinner, as the they have a buy one get one free on pizzas, rare treat for the kids and although not money saving, it is not a weekly/monthly thing.

    A few surveys done today but nothing major.
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 5th Oct 17, 2:48 PM
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    Heard from Agency #1 and I have an interview lined up with them on Monday afternoon at the Swindon project.

    I think I may be 'sick' on Monday
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
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    20p Savers 2017 £2 Savers 2017 50p Savers 2017 SPC 10 2017 #003
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