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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Okay, the most important task of all is done - checked with my neighbour that looks after the house, and he's here the whole time. He's also good mates with my party-wall neighbour, so thats double the bang for the buck.

    I also finally understand the boardingpass/checkin weirdness - we're flying on an airline, not a charter, so its not the same as usual.

    As far as I can tell, my luggage is within measurement allowances - which vary according to your ticket, naturally **sigh**

    Taxi is confirmed.

    House sale contract is posted off.

    Fringe is cut

    Trousers I'm travelling in are washed :)



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    cbc I don't know if you have considered my haircut solution. I go to a Barber and they cut my hair for £14.50 for a proper all over cut. My hair grows really quickly too

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  • cbc I don't know if you have considered my haircut solution. I go to a Barber and they cut my hair for £14.50 for a proper all over cut. My hair grows really quickly too

    I've never thought of doing that, no. Most ladies hairdressers cater for men as well as women now, I didn't realise barbers (who I assume are men) do ladies' styles too.


    I've finally found a brilliant hairdresser who really understands my hair and what I want her to do with it:j. It isn't all that expensive if I go on Pensioners' Day but even at that price I couldn't afford to go too often:o. Paying off my debts takes precedence over such treats as haircuts at the moment, although most women I know consider hairdresser visits as essential rather than luxuries.
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    That's a new one on me too, thanks for that SL. When I was really ill, I just went for a trim locally, but that's small town prices, and that was £25. If I go to the Big City On The Coast, there's several drop-in hairdressers, and in all the years I've been going to the most central one, I only ever had one bad haircut. Not bad. CBC, I understand the "not essential" - that haircut for £25 was the last one I had, just before a nephew's wedding in May 2016 :D


    I've got my suitcase laying open on the sofa, and I'm stacking stuff in it :eek:



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  • Karmacat wrote: »
    That's a new one on me too, thanks for that SL. When I was really ill, I just went for a trim locally, but that's small town prices, and that was £25. If I go to the Big City On The Coast, there's several drop-in hairdressers, and in all the years I've been going to the most central one, I only ever had one bad haircut. Not bad. CBC, I understand the "not essential" - that haircut for £25 was the last one I had, just before a nephew's wedding in May 2016 :D


    I've got my suitcase laying open on the sofa, and I'm stacking stuff in it :eek:



    This is really happening.

    Mine charges £20 on Pensioners' Day and that's about a £5 reduction of the usual price. It's a local market town. She washes it, conditions it, does a really good cut and blow dries it so I'm really happy doing that every few months. I know I leave it too long between visits though:o
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    I have a wet cut for 8 quid about every 3 months.
    Fringe is currently like a pelmet!
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Thats a very good price, beanie - Big City price is about £13, and thats utter bargain basement.


    First time of putting the heating on this afternoon, so that I was warm coming out of a shower :) In the second half of this month, I'll be rearranging utilities and finances, and also putting anything I've got thats solar powered etc to work.


    For now, a DVD is calling :)
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    My DH had his done for £9 at the same time but his was with clippers (and really good) - that chap won't do mine but the other barber like to cut a good head of hair and enjoys it.

    He has to charge me more than the old boys as it takes at least twice as long, and they are often all looking at me with a scowl when I leave. I always say sorry you had to wait and generally they say that is fine, even when their faces don't :rotfl:

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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    SL, thats so sweet! The contrast between their faces and their words, I mean :rotfl:


    I can't quite decide what to do with myself this morning. I may need a second cup of coffee :p
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  • I intended to pop in before you left, KC, to wish you Bon Voyage:beer:. Life has been getting in the way and I missed doing it. Sorry.


    Thinking of you now though having a wonderful time:dance:.
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