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Finally I have a mortgage I can start to pay off!

edited 21 November 2016 at 5:06PM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • CrumpetsCrumpets Forumite
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    Hi Madvix,

    I've been reading through your diary over the last few weeks and have finally finished! It's very inspiring and I particularly like your environmental stance which is something that I'm very passionate about.

    Sorry to hear about you car failing it's MOT

    I'll be subscribing and following the rest of your journey
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  • themadvixthemadvix Forumite
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    :o:o Oh Crumpets, I don't know what to say - I can't believe you've put up with my waffle (and massive hiatus in the middle) for 48 pages! (Although I do love reading a diary from the beginning, but I didn't think mine would be of interest!!)

    The environmental vs moneysaving thing is tricky at times. I'm sure it saves me money in lots of ways, but also costs more in others.
  • themadvixthemadvix Forumite
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    On another note - I've just heard that the local council will be giving us a grant of £2k towards the Guide hut project! :T I'm rather chuffed as this is entirely down to me and puts us a quarter of the way to our target! :D (Just need to chivvy everyone else along with contributing now... hmm)
  • Busy_Mee1Busy_Mee1 Forumite
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    Fab news on the. Guide hut grant. Well done - we are big fans of guiding, my daughter went right through from Rainbows to being a young leader and now runs a Rainbows group herself.

    I like to have using up sessions myself, I have just reduced the jars in the fridge to a much tidier few.

    There was a nice recipe on Celebrity Bake Off that used cream - blueberry and lemonade scones. Looked and sounded delicious and would freeze well I think. You could also use your cream cheese in a baked risotto. I do bacon and leek ( Good Food recipe), but you could make it more veggie.
  • themadvixthemadvix Forumite
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    Thanks Busy Mee :) I'm feeling rather pleased with myself and have also had feedback from someone about a potential fundraiser too, so fingers crossed it all comes together.

    Good thinking about baked risotto - we've got squash in, so it was on the plan anyway - will have to think about how to meld with the baked bit (normally baked tomato risotto in this house). Thanks!
  • themadvixthemadvix Forumite
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    Sorry folks, you must be fed up with this thread at the top of the page, but just had to share that I've won a pair of tickets to a comedy night next Saturday at the local theatre! :D Only entered on a whim (i.e. didn't check the date or anything) - so very pleased to have won! (Haven't ever actually been to a comedy night before....)

    I'm having a very good day today! :D:D:D
  • try_hardertry_harder Forumite
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    Yes very well done themadvix what a great achievement.

    Blueberry and lemonade scones , sounds delicious
  • newgirlynewgirly Forumite
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    Great news on both the guide hut and the free tickets! You are on fire this week :T
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    themadvix wrote: »
    Feeling very virtuous (and MSE and better for the environment). In efforts not to waste any of the leftovers from the weekend, I'm desperately trying to use up the last of the cream. ... and even had little bit in my porridge this morning
    Before I read this properly, I thought you were still talking about mozzarella water :rotfl:
    DH removed all his money from bookie accounts last night (he'd taken most out when he stopped MBing, but left some in the good bookies) - another £230 found. :T Once they've come in he'll sort out the a/c switch.
    Fantastic :j
    themadvix wrote: »
    The environmental vs moneysaving thing is tricky at times. I'm sure it saves me money in lots of ways, but also costs more in others.
    Yeah, they don't always go in sync by any means, do they, thats why its so great when they do.
    themadvix wrote: »
    Sorry folks, you must be fed up with this thread at the top of the page, but just had to share that I've won a pair of tickets to a comedy night next Saturday at the local theatre! :D Only entered on a whim (i.e. didn't check the date or anything) - so very pleased to have won! (Haven't ever actually been to a comedy night before....)

    I'm having a very good day today! :D:D:D
    Yes you are :j:j:j thats great!
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  • CrumpetsCrumpets Forumite
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    Well done on the guide hut and the tickets win. Another fan of girl guiding here, I have one dd in Brownies and one in Guides, and they absolutely love it. Very appreciative of all the volunteers who put in so much effort :j:T
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