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    • DancingUnicorn
    • By DancingUnicorn 12th Nov 17, 4:53 PM
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    DancingUnicorn
    Life's a Rollercoaster
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    • 12th Nov 17, 4:53 PM
    Life's a Rollercoaster 12th Nov 17 at 4:53 PM
    Third time lucky for this here diary. SOA to follow.
    LBM: October 2016: £20,130 / Current: January 2018: £17,320 13.9%
    DFD: February 2024
    SPC#577 (2017: £60.58)
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    • erniethecat
    • By erniethecat 30th Dec 17, 2:41 PM
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    erniethecat
    Congratulations on moving into together :-)
    • DancingUnicorn
    • By DancingUnicorn 2nd Jan 18, 8:25 PM
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    DancingUnicorn
    Thanks erniethecat. We've not quite moved in together yet but knowing it's on the cards is definitely a step in the right direction. One of the reasons I've been renting alone and got further into debt is because my ex was supposed to move in with me but kept fobbing me off with ridiculous excuses while living with his ex! I'd budgetted this place on both our incomes and I was suddenly doing it alone when I ditched him (sick of the excuses and realised I deserved better!).

    Anyhoo...
    I've been back in my old job today and will be for the next 2 days. It's so lovely going back to something I feel so confident at and seeing all my old friends but I am still so glad I've moved on to develop into a career gal.

    Things to buy: (we're having a proper look at the remaining sales over the next couple of days to hopefully get these!)
    - Chair
    - Microwave
    - Bookcase

    Things to do: (massively slacking on these January jobs and not long until I go back to proper work - eek!)
    - Re-organise books into alphabetical order
    - Re-organise DVD's into alphabetical order
    - Deep clean bathroom
    - Deep clean kitchen
    - Organise clothes
    - Build bedside cabinet
    - Organise living room storage
    - Move rug to spare room
    - Organise bedding and towels
    - Wipe down skirting boards and dado rail

    Weekly spends: £8.40/£20 (potted £1.60 change)

    Savings: £297.20
    PA: £22.48 (no studies yet this year!)
    TCB: £53.23
    Clubcard: £15.50
    Receipt Hog: 984/1500 (getting so close to this!)
    YouGov: 1450/5000
    LBM: October 2016: £20,130 / Current: January 2018: £17,320 13.9%
    DFD: February 2024
    SPC#577 (2017: £60.58)
    • DancingUnicorn
    • By DancingUnicorn 6th Jan 18, 1:05 PM
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    DancingUnicorn
    Had a lovely three days back at my old job but kind of regretting it now, looking at the mountain of planning I have to do and the fact I've not finished my essay!
    The OH is out with a friend tonight, though, so I've got all evening to myself to crack on, as well as most of Sunday as he'll no doubt be in bed with a hangover.

    Signed myself up to a Couch to 5k club that starts on Monday, so I'm thinking of taking myself on a run today to set myself a goal to beat each month. I'm determined to shift some weight as well as some debt this year!

    Things to buy:
    - Chair
    - Microwave
    - Bookcase

    Things to do:
    - Re-organise books into alphabetical order
    - Re-organise DVD's into alphabetical order
    - Deep clean bathroom
    - Deep clean kitchen
    - Organise clothes
    - Build bedside cabinet
    - Organise living room storage
    - Move rug to spare room
    - Organise bedding and towels
    - Wipe down skirting boards and dado rail

    Weekly spends: £0/£20

    Savings: £237.54
    PA: £22.98
    TCB: £53.55
    Clubcard: £15.50
    Receipt Hog: 999/1500
    YouGov: 1600/5000
    LBM: October 2016: £20,130 / Current: January 2018: £17,320 13.9%
    DFD: February 2024
    SPC#577 (2017: £60.58)
    • DancingUnicorn
    • By DancingUnicorn 14th Jan 18, 12:37 AM
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    DancingUnicorn
    Couch to 5k training is going well. Managed 2/3 runs as well as my usual dance class despite it being a very hectic week at school!
    Got my essay in on time, so now waiting for feedback (as long as I pass, I'm happy!) and getting started on the next one.
    Definitely been slacking around the house so I've amended my list to include JUST the things I want to get done by next weekend.

    Things to do:
    - Re-organise DVD's into alphabetical order
    - Deep clean bathroom
    - Build bedside cabinet
    - Move rug to spare room
    - Organise bedding and towels

    The savings look like they've gone down a lot but this is because I've transferred that into my student loan savings account. This means I only need to save £420 before September in order to get through and I should have at least another £100 coming by the end of January for the work I did just after Christmas so it'll start adding up again soon

    Weekly spends: £0/£20

    Savings: £32.55
    PA: £22.98
    TCB: £83.90 (FINALLY a referral cleared)
    Clubcard: £18
    Receipt Hog: 1044/1500
    YouGov: 1600/5000
    LBM: October 2016: £20,130 / Current: January 2018: £17,320 13.9%
    DFD: February 2024
    SPC#577 (2017: £60.58)
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