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Get a grip woman!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • themadvixthemadvix Forumite
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    Just finished catching up on GW from Friday (fell asleep and gave up in the end when it was on!). Now I understand your comments about feeling emotional - it didn't make sense at the time! Very sad.
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    themadvix said:
    Just finished catching up on GW from Friday (fell asleep and gave up in the end when it was on!). Now I understand your comments about feeling emotional - it didn't make sense at the time! Very sad.
    Yes, very sad. Sorry to be cryptic.

    Lots of agapanthas leaving the building - here is a pic of the one-third big lump - we had to be really careful of that gas pipe on the building. Now replaced in the space with some tomatoes and a couple of sunflowers as this patch of patio is seriously warm and sheltered! The agapanthas are consigned to pots so that they are a bit more manageable in future!

    Save £12k in 2020 - #20 £2161.30/£5k 28.72% after Apr
    OS Grocery Challenge 2020 target £863.93/£3k 28.8% so far at end of April
    Mortgage Free Wannabes 2020 #37 £7,678.12/£15,000 51.9%
    MFIT T5 No 2 £50,483/£59,998 or 84.14% paid after Q5
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  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    Last night was virtual girls night out so I prepared a plate of snacks for each of us - my night began at 8pm after watering  (my turn) - DH had almost finished his by then - I provided waitress bar service - beer then G&T with added HM elderflower cordial (saves on the premium cost of elderflower gin!) - then joined my girlfriends on line. 14 of us - utter chaos but the organiser orchestrated a bit of an update from each of us and only 3 were missing - it was great fun. The first time we have tried it and some could not find the mute button but still great to see everyone. I "accidentally" consumed almost all of a bottle of prosecco and a large G&T myself and what should have been time-limited to 40 minutes was over 2 hours in the end. Marvellous.

    In other activity I potted on my chillies in into their final container (a large plastic window box) and we started to clear a section of the hedge where there is lots of dead stuff and invasive ivy and periwinkle. Oh, and I bottled a second batch of elderflower cordial.

    Today I hope we go for a walk in a neighbouring place (short drive) as there is a beautiful garden to walk round - especially at this time of year. We might come back with a large pot and some more compost too.

    Liaison with another group of friends about whether we can go away camping in July - been booked for a year and we all have motorhomes with our own facilities so a question of whether the guidelines will allow it. All three households have our own health tensions so physical distance will occur, even if we are together, and no hugging.

    Save £12k in 2020 - #20 £2161.30/£5k 28.72% after Apr
    OS Grocery Challenge 2020 target £863.93/£3k 28.8% so far at end of April
    Mortgage Free Wannabes 2020 #37 £7,678.12/£15,000 51.9%
    MFIT T5 No 2 £50,483/£59,998 or 84.14% paid after Q5
    My Debt Free Diary is Get a grip Woman eek is; <img alt="" src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6031891/uploads/editor/vl/unot0tj3f3gp.gif"&gt;
  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    Had to postpone the walk as it absolutely hissed down and was blowing a hoolie so that will be today, if other commitments allow. We need to stop early enough for food preparation. We each had a quick herb omelette last night - second evening without sufficient vegetables - must do better.

    Had our first radishes (french) from the garden - they are growing like mad! So much nicer than shop bought. However, we have three bags from the SM in the fridge so I think a snack dish of salted radishes is in order tonight. I do so hate waste!

    DH has resumed the van bathroom refit work and has framed out the shower - there is not really room for two of us to work at the same time but I snuck in while he was cutting wood with a paintbrush and some oil-based primer undercoat to paint over all the stains where water ingress has previously occurred. Not sure if this is widely known but this will stop water stains from leaching through your top coat of paint. We have had two small patches indoors that had water damage evidence and I can vouch that it works. In all my years of DIY I had never heard this until my builder suggested it. It must be oil-based paint and not water-based.

    Save £12k in 2020 - #20 £2161.30/£5k 28.72% after Apr
    OS Grocery Challenge 2020 target £863.93/£3k 28.8% so far at end of April
    Mortgage Free Wannabes 2020 #37 £7,678.12/£15,000 51.9%
    MFIT T5 No 2 £50,483/£59,998 or 84.14% paid after Q5
    My Debt Free Diary is Get a grip Woman eek is; <img alt="" src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6031891/uploads/editor/vl/unot0tj3f3gp.gif"&gt;
  • rtandon27rtandon27 Forumite
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    Feel better soon SL!
    3.5 YEARS DEBT FREE!!! (24 OCT 2016)
    (With heartfelt thanks to those who have gone before us & their indubitable generosity.)
    Working hard to keep all the balls in the air and juggle the budget!
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery @Suffolk_lass
  • themadvixthemadvix Forumite
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    Hope you got a good night’s sleep SL and are feeling better this morning!
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