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22 Foxhole East

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • edited 1 January at 7:10PM
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    edited 1 January at 7:10PM
    cool - we are with that bank and its generally fine. online is OK, branches are OK and the switching bonus came through quick enough (although a couple of years ago)

    plus you can pay cheques in on your phone which is magic but fiddly
    I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour - Drinking milk shakes cold and long - Smiling and waving and looking so fine (5 years - Bowie)
    Weight/Health - 1/1/2020 - 121kg : 30/04/2020 - 105Kg
    End 19: CC:[email protected]% - Car Loan:[email protected]% - Mort:[email protected]% = £140K
    Decrease in Total Debt 2016:£13.4K 2017:£8.3K 2018:£20K 2019:£16K
  • crazy_cat_ladycrazy_cat_lady Forumite
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    Happy New Year f0xh0les...
    I often think of Bob too, and wonder what she's up to these days.
    NST May #15 NSD = 2
    Pay all your debt off by 2020 #56 £3864.23/£10000 :scream:
    1% challenge #14 (£26.25) = 16.2%
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    Happy New Year f0xh0les...
    I often think of Bob too, and wonder what she's up to these days.


    Me three .
    NST May#1; NSD 5; Ex 7; remove items 102; bagfuls (53)

    Mortgage £3,000? ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: soonish
  • f0xh0lesf0xh0les Forumite
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    Were we all wombles together, as well as Turtles?
    MFW#65 5/16 £118,3 Remortgage 2020 £93,511.34
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    I never really wombled, but I did bimble along...
    NST May#1; NSD 5; Ex 7; remove items 102; bagfuls (53)

    Mortgage £3,000? ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: soonish
  • kerri_gtkerri_gt Forumite
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    I never really wombled, but I did bimble along...

    Wow, I'd forgotten the days of Wombling...chasing those soggy receipts across the A$da car parks :rotfl: Entering the details online was a bit like checking a lotto ticket.

    Happy 2020 all btw, how is it 6th Jan next Monday already? :eek:
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


  • f0xh0lesf0xh0les Forumite
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    Well not one single person came to the f/b today. I know there was an early benefit payment the week before Xmas, but still, two people since Dec 23rd when we had over 30. We did wonder if people are using the f/b and not telling their families, so they do not want their partner/ kids to know, and as they are still off school they have not come. I do hope nobody is hungry and not coming. We had stacks of fresh fruit and veg, that was sidelined to another food waste reduction charity.

    All very strange. We still have masses of mince pies, but some were diverted to the local hospice. So nothing is getting wasted, but still, very strange that nobody came...
    No money was spent by me today.

    Took 3 bags of saved bubblewrap to a total stranger who posted on the local fakebook site. She is moving house soon and wanted to pack her smashables carefully. I got rid of the flippin' stuff. She did not have to buy any. Everybody is happy. Nothing to landfill. Yay!

    I have decided I am going to give myself £10 a week to spend in charity shops. I want a table lamp for the living room, I need a couple of pairs of jeans (the dryer has killed 3 pairs in a week - they split!) and I want a few decorative bowls and things. So there. I have absolutely no doubt I will not be able to spend £10.

    I will also not buy another book online (can't promise from the c/s if it is on my list to complete other series I am reading) until I have finished my pile of books to be read which is beside my bed. It is 40+ books high, but some of them I am re-reading to make sure they are good enough to be kept. Everything must earn its right to stay.

    Today I made a tomato and red pepper soup and a vegetable soup for lunch, and then left without eating any, so there is still about 6 portions left. Nicely decanted into glass jars and stored in the fridge. Will do for lunch for those who will not eat vegetable fried rice tomorrow.

    Tomorrow I will do a big house clean from top to bottom in readiness for them to go back to school. No doubt some magical homework will appear, and I still need school shoes and trainers for DS4 and school shoes for DS3, and to check if DS2 (who has grown about 3 inches in the last fortnight) has grown out of his school shoes, trainers, and trousers again. I was thinking I could take them all into town together on Monday. I could rack up 5 days in a row of not having spent!
    MFW#65 5/16 £118,3 Remortgage 2020 £93,511.34
  • kerri_gtkerri_gt Forumite
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    How strange about the F/b indeed. You could perhaps think of a few reasons numbers could be down but odd no one turned up, unless they thought it was closed perhaps?

    I put a few of the bits from the hamper we had away in the cupboard, things we'll use like crisps, if not immediately- there are some other bits like a choc cake I'm a bit dubious about but not sure if the local FB wants those kind of things now, like you say, yours is overrun with mince pies.

    Our decs came down today and I've started a little box of things to car boot, incl. some tinsel I was keeping for no real reason except sentiment (it was in a box my mum offloaded to me...one still complete with Woolies tag...so the sentiment isn't even that I remembered it being up lol! Anyway, that's ready for a car boot now, better to be used by someone than gathering dust in our loft)

    You always motivate me with your cooking, sorting, positive planning. I need to book the tree cutting guys to come round in Feb to trim the conifers (not a job either I nor OH will be doing, I already had a lucky escape with a hedge trimmer a few years back).

    Shame you're not closer, I have a couple of spare lamps here you could have looked at.
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    I used to have all the Robert Ludlam books - Jason Bourne, Covert One, etc. Until it got to the point where I knew every single story with all its nuances. So they - sadly - had to go. But I've not missed them at all.
    NST May#1; NSD 5; Ex 7; remove items 102; bagfuls (53)

    Mortgage £3,000? ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: soonish
  • f0xh0lesf0xh0les Forumite
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    Well at least we would know your specialist subject on Mastermind apple. Not like those awful celebrities on this week, my kids could have done better - their specialist subject would probably be Pokemon and their evolutions (yawn!). Honestly, they knew nothing. But I have been happy as Only Connect has been on every night.

    Right, banking checked, breakfast eaten, just going to drink my tea and get on with the day. i think DH is working from home again - this time in 5 days they will all be back at school.
    MFW#65 5/16 £118,3 Remortgage 2020 £93,511.34
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