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Atrixa's First Step to the Property Ladder

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in How much have you saved?
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  • atrixaatrixa Forumite
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    Ugh, what a pain this week has been. The aforementioned £9.22 off my bill hadn't materialised, so I had to ring them. They processed it too late so it'll come off next month. I only noticed because it put me into my overdraft. Then today I came home to a letter that implies that the Passport Office might have lost my mother's birth certificate. Better not have, it's cost me enough already without having to order another certificate.

    On a brighter note, there's been a job posting where I work that looks promising. I'll write a covering letter for that over the weekend.
    I work in Pensions and I'm currently saving for my first house deposit :T
  • KittikinsKittikins Forumite
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    Oh no, I hope they haven't lost the certificate, how inefficient!

    Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine :)
  • savingwannabesavingwannabe Forumite
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    Hello Atrixa I am sure the passport will show up soon otherwise we will all be too scared to renew again. Good luck with job application I hope you are filling it in the garden and enjoying the weather.
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  • pinknsparklypinknsparkly Forumite
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    How infuriating about the birth certificate! Do you know if they've managed to track it down yet?

    Good luck with the job application :D
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  • atrixaatrixa Forumite
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    Someone from the passport office rang me today and let me know that 'it had finally come in'. I presume that's code for they found it on the mailroom floor... She said that my passport should be with me soon so fingers crossed that all goes smoothly!

    Thank you for the kind words about the application, guys. It was a nice easy one that just wanted my CV and a cover letter so it didn't take too long :)
    I work in Pensions and I'm currently saving for my first house deposit :T
  • savingwannabesavingwannabe Forumite
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    Hooray for passport being found. Good luck with job application.
    Trying to be frugal 18/31Jan; 15/29 Feb 26/31 March 23/30 April 18/31 May 20/300 Jun NSDs.
    Saving change in money box.
  • atrixaatrixa Forumite
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    According to DX, my passport should arrive tomorrow. I'm glad there wasn't an issue with the photo- I think my head was 2mm smaller than the guide said.

    It's payday (yey!), so here's an overview of my funds:

    Holiday fund: £91.29/£310
    Help to Buy ISA: £245/£7,000
    Own home fund: £75/£3,600
    Emergency Fund £500/£500

    I've changed one of my savings accounts to one with a 2.5% interest rate for 12 months, too.

    Bit of an expensive month, really. I've had to replace my coat, although that was only £25. My existing one isn't waterproof and is looking a bit threadbare. My new one will be waterproof and have a detachable fleece so I can wear it all year round. I've also replaced my slipper boot things as my old ones have a hole in the sole, but I found a pair for £6 in House of Fraser. The downside of this is there's a £10 limit when you order off the website, so I treated myself to a candle to get the price up :p I'm also going on a night out this weekend to rather a pricey restaurant. We'll see how that goes...
    I work in Pensions and I'm currently saving for my first house deposit :T
  • atrixaatrixa Forumite
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    *sigh* The text from DX was an error and I have to attend a passport interview before I get it. I just got a letter through the post today. That's more money to be spent on train fare...
    I work in Pensions and I'm currently saving for my first house deposit :T
  • savingwannabesavingwannabe Forumite
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    Poor you about the passport. At least you managed to treat yourself with some essential retail therapy. Hope the weather is better by you. It is grim here. lol.
    Trying to be frugal 18/31Jan; 15/29 Feb 26/31 March 23/30 April 18/31 May 20/300 Jun NSDs.
    Saving change in money box.
  • atrixaatrixa Forumite
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    Passport interview was fine. I went on the bus to save a few quid as I don't have a railcard anymore. Took ages but I made a running playlist on my phone. I've decided I'm going to do couch to 5k. I was going to order some new walking shoes next month as my current ones are leaking water in, so I've just ordered some running shoes instead along with a few accessories.

    I've put on a bit of weight recently and I haven't done any exercise other than walking in ages, so I was thinking of joining a gym, but taking up running will be cheaper overall.
    I work in Pensions and I'm currently saving for my first house deposit :T
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