Is it wrong to want it all? Ramblings and other stuff

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  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    They sound lovely, I just got some ones that are mostly glass with silver on the top and bottom. I'm going to put one in a Xmas hamper I'm doing for my sister, and I'm not sure what I'm doing with the other...
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    GGrrrrrr I've started keeping a note of all my spends, and my running totals for the month so I know how much I've got left for food, diesel and general spending etc, and now I can't find it!!
    Will have to have a really good look when I get DS to bed.
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    I found my book :j

    I think I might have to copy it down into another book each night in case I lose it...
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • WASHER
    WASHER Posts: 1,347 Forumite
    edited 31 July 2009 at 12:40PM
    LittleBit wrote: »
    Yeah, that's it. Hardly anything in our house matches, and in a big house that's a whole load of unmatching stuff :rotfl:
    We want to at least have the kids rooms looking nice, and then we won't have to redecorate and buy new furniture all the time (hopefully).


    I agree with the matching furniture thing, unmatched items really annoy me. Can I suggest that you buy solid pine, not at all expensive now adays on the internet, you can sand them down and rewax or varnish if the children damage them and it will save you loads of money in the long run, the cheap laminate may be cheap but not an investment and will look shabby twelve months down the line. (my bedroom furniture is pine and I have had it for 15 years, it still looks brand new, I wax it occasionally and its the best £250 I ever spent (if you look on the internet for "white pine" you can wax it yourself and its cheaper to buy).

    I bought a solid oak dining table from ikea 12 months ago, cost about £200 including 4 solid oak chairs and i have sanded it down and re-oiled it as the children are constantly doing creative projects on it, it saves any stress and the children can live in a house without me worrying they are going to damage the overpriced "DFS"dining table (which I had previously and cost a fortune and within 12 months looked awful due to scratches etc and it cost me £150 for the chap from DFS to come out and fill in the scratches and re spray laminate stuff on it, I have learned my lesson - I sold it on Ebay shortly after that).
  • Well today should be a LSD, I'm going over to see my mum and dad, and am going looking in the charity shops with my mum. I'm looking for some jigsaws for DS as he loves those little wooden ones with nobbles on. He has a few already, but has memorised where they go, so I think it would be good for him to have a go with some new ones.
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • Also - I've renewed my home insurance, and for the first time ever we have actually been putting the money away each month so we have enough to cover it :beer:
    Plus it's a little less than I thought, so we have a spare £25 which can be transferred to our savings. Maybe I'm not so bad at this budgeting lark after all :rotfl:
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Had a bit of a bargain hunting day today.

    Went charity shop shopping with my mum, and bought 2 lovely coats. 1 is a wool red coat which is knee length, single breasted and quite smart. The other is a knee length dark brown suede French Connection coat. They were £4.99 each. How good is that? £4.99 for a French Connection coat, and it's in fab condition :beer: Its a bit big for me though, so I'm either going to sell it, or give it to my sister for Xmas. I've told her though, it's not like I'm going to pretend it's brand new or anything like that :rotfl:
    Treated hubby to fish n chips for tea too, well I say fish n chips, I made him put the chips on at home, so we only bought the fish :D
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Got a few more bargains from the car boot this morning, and then we've had a lovely day out at the seaside. Hardly spent anything, in fact the £20 we got out for the carboot this morning, bought us some goodies for DS, paid for the parking at the seaside, lunch, 2 cuppas and then a donkey ride for DS.

    Have had a fab day :j
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Ooh I'm the Debt Free wannabe 'diary of the week' how exciting :j
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • JAMIEDODGER
    JAMIEDODGER Posts: 4,339 Forumite
    First Post First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    well done, you are doing really well!
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