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Travelling On

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • GoldiegirlGoldiegirl Forumite
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    Well done on getting a coat, great for walking in this country too. You'll certainly look the part!

    We are currently drying clothes in a spare bedroom over a couple of clothes horses. We got a new washing machine last year, and didn't bother with a built in dryer. We had stopped using the dryer on the old machine to keep costs down a bit. Can't wait for it to warm upso we can hang the washing out on the line again. In summer it dries in no time
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  • ZTDZTD Forumite
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    Karmacat wrote: »
    I brought it home with me, Z :beer: it wasn't something I wanted to buy online. And though it isn't quite the length of an ordinary coat, it's the second-longest jacket I could find - comes to mid-thigh.

    Well that's ideal - you don't want it too long as it'll trail in things. Certainly it's better than the normal coats, which are fitted to come down to your hips, but actually only get down as far as kidney level. Then you bend over and then straighten up and find a bike has been parked...
    Karmacat wrote: »
    Very slightly fitted, and it's got all the bells and whistles of good quality windproof/weatherproof.

    Proper zips?
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Taped seams, closures over the zips, wrist closures, buttons up over my lower face, pull thingies at the bottom, the fabric is something magical measured in 000s about windproof/rainproof.

    Achieved SB thingummy, not only Swago but the daily goal too. £10 Amazon voucher requested, hurray.

    1.5 binbags of brambles :( but :) too! And dug up half a dozen rooted ones as well.

    Interest bits and bobs taking much longer than expected - so it goes :)
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  • earthgirlearthgirl Forumite
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    Wow Karma lovely new diary I'm trying to keep up :0
    I got totally lost on here as my diary was deleted (think due to the title?) I was gutted, but missed it so I have a new one. http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5774487

    Your plans sound amazing and well though out. Will be cheering you on!
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Oh earthgirl! You poor thing :( that's exactly what Suffolk Lass was warning me about. I can't think what was wrong with your title :( but it's why I started a new one. I don't often read back, but its very good to have the facility to see how things have changed.

    Quiet weekend ahead, though - I'm ** still** working on getting things up to scratch from how I had to abandon things when I got ill. Finishing off "dividends and interest" category for HMRC is the most important.

    Hopping over to your new diary now xxx
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    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
  • michelle09michelle09 Forumite
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    Sounds very good. Proper winter coats with all the right insulation (I have no idea what the numbers mean either!) make all the difference. Particularly on trips to the arctic circle!
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Yep, even though it's midsummer, it *might* be close to freezing. Could be 16 degrees too, of course.

    I got to the SB goal :) it was lowered back to 30, I think for the weekend, ha. I've shut down the phone now, otherwise those crazy videos will just keep rolling.

    And I have to say, having a diary again, instead of trying to remember here there and everywhere (healthy walks, visits to family, dentist, holiday, local events, you know the sort of thing) feels much better!

    But I haven't been paying attention at all to the Interest and Dividends thing, this is probably why I think my tax return takes me so long :)
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
  • ZTDZTD Forumite
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    Karmacat wrote: »
    Yep, even though it's midsummer, it *might* be close to freezing. Could be 16 degrees too, of course.

    To be honest, it's *far* more important to not be wet.

    It might be cold, and that might be bad, but wet goes with miserable so well, it's almost a saying.
    Karmacat wrote: »
    But I haven't been paying attention at all to the Interest and Dividends thing, this is probably why I think my tax return takes me so long :)

    I can hardly criticise you for that. Apparently they've been estimating my gas usage for the past 5 years... :whistle:
    "Follow the money!" - Deepthroat (AKA William Mark Felt Sr - Associate Director of the FBI)
    "We were born and raised in a summer haze." Adele 'Someone like you.'
    "Blowing your mind, 'cause you know what you'll find, when you're looking for things in the sky." OMD 'Julia's Song'
  • smallholdingsistersmallholdingsister Forumite
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    Hope you 're keeping well KC.
  • EatingTheElephantEatingTheElephant Forumite
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    :wave: I’ve just found your new diary - I wondered why you hadn’t popped up on my subscribed list for a while!

    Good to see you are having fun, the cruise sounds amazing, the fjords is definitely on my bucket list so I’ll be following and learning from your exploits :)

    Your jacket sounds a great find too, I can vouch for good quality outdoor clothing making a HUGE difference.
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