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edited 3 May 2018 at 9:40PM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • edited 18 February 2019 at 11:18PM
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    edited 18 February 2019 at 11:18PM
    Quiet day today. Working from home, clocking an NSD and making chicken and sweetcorn soup. Very tasty, but looks like something your pet would throw up!

    Chop 2 cloves of garlic and 2cm ginger.
    Fry for a minute.
    Add 1.2 litres of chicken stock and 1tbsp cornflour mixed with some water
    Cook 5 minutes
    Shred chicken (I'm usually using cooked chicken so can do this early on)
    Return to pan with a tin of sweetcorn or the equivalent (do remember to take it out of the tin!)
    Beat 2 eggs and pour in slowly in a string
    Garnish with spring onion (or just chop and fry onion at the start!!)

    Very tasty

    Went to see A Start is Born last night with a friend. Was told last week when we went to see Green Book that I chuckled all the way through it but was totally unaware. Think I must really be getting into my films. This time my friend said I made her laugh. Didn't say anything until we got towards the end (the garage scene if you know it). Then she can hear me saying "Oh my God" "F*ck". Not a children's film fortunately!

    p.s. Just remembered I washed all my odd socks - this was how exciting my day was!
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (9/19 )£3221
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'
    [STRIKE]35%[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]35.4%[/STRIKE] 40.1% off mortgage
    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S :cool: MOB
  • ButtiButti Forumite
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    Another NSD today. Only look like I'm getting four this month but not actually spending much on the days I do spend.

    Cycled to the pub and back yesterday which was only 6 miles - seems to have done me in. Going to have a herbally tea thing and retire to bed.
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (9/19 )£3221
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'
    [STRIKE]35%[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]35.4%[/STRIKE] 40.1% off mortgage
    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S :cool: MOB
  • edited 5 March 2019 at 10:31AM
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    edited 5 March 2019 at 10:31AM
    Going to set up for NSDs for March today with slightly looser criteria on spend. Have decided eggs, coffee, milk and bread are essentials for me. I could survive on poached eggs for some time!

    Car booked in for service on Thursday. It hasn't had a service for 2 years :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: so please hold your breath for me on Thursday. Will check the oil today because of course that will save the whole situation :D
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (9/19 )£3221
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'
    [STRIKE]35%[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]35.4%[/STRIKE] 40.1% off mortgage
    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S :cool: MOB
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    May pass on holding my breath :eek: :rotfl:
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • skint_spiceskint_spice Forumite
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    The chicken and sweetcorn soup sounds delicious and low in ww points - I shall give it a go.

    I loved Green Book too.
    £5000 by December 2020 £1826/5000
  • ButtiButti Forumite
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    The garage have not rang yet.

    This could mean;

    1. The car is sailing through without a care in the world
    2. They've lost my number
    3. They are currently trying to secure a charge on my house because the bill is the same size as Mount Everest :eek:
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (9/19 )£3221
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'
    [STRIKE]35%[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]35.4%[/STRIKE] 40.1% off mortgage
    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S :cool: MOB
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Butti wrote: »
    The garage have not rang yet.

    This could mean;

    1. The car is sailing through without a care in the world
    2. They've lost my number
    3. They are currently trying to secure a charge on my house because the bill is the same size as Mount Everest :eek:

    Lets just go for number 1:T
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • edited 7 March 2019 at 6:29PM
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    edited 7 March 2019 at 6:29PM
    beanielou wrote: »
    Lets just go for number 1:T

    £201 :beer:

    Pretty good for a car that hasn't been serviced for 2 years and has 94k on the clock!
    Didn't need any oil either because I'd left the container of oil from the replacement of the clutch in the boot so they used that.

    So we're good for another year :T:T:T:T:T:T

    Things have been indefinately better since I stopped buying Fiat Punto's and started buying from the Far East :D


    p.s. I didn't remember to check the oil :o
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (9/19 )£3221
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'
    [STRIKE]35%[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]35.4%[/STRIKE] 40.1% off mortgage
    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S :cool: MOB
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Good result then :j :j
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • earthgirlearthgirl Forumite
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    That's a great price! I am running my little car till it gets a big bill, then I'm also buying from the far east!
    15/5/12 Paid off Mortgage 1 (£220k) Bought Dream House:www: Dec 13 - Mortage 2 -£116,508. 15/7/18 Mortgage Free Again :j

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