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  • jwiljwil Forumite
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    Hope you are feeling better today x
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
  • OrangeFairyOrangeFairy Forumite
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    Thanks JWIL- I stop feel a little glum but better than yesterday

    I have to remember that we have a lovely house and a lovely car....we can still afford to go on holiday - we just need to be a little more careful than I wanted.

    Today’s plans (some done as I posted this earlier but it didn’t post)

    Return DDs trousers for her
    Meal our tonight and tomorrow- I have set me self a budget of £50 to cover both so we will see how I get on
    Lunch was Left over sausages in a wrap
    Dinner for hubby will be the last of the sweet potato fries with two pork chops that have been in the freezer a while
    Look at holidays
    Off to an new season jewellery launch- will have the will power to only buy one item!!!

    OF xx
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    House Purchased April 19 :) CC1=? CC2=? DH CC= Mortgage Overpay = £0 Savings = £0 Xmas savings = £0 Weightloss = 0 lb


  • dawnybabesdawnybabes Forumite
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    Welcome back, shiny new diary ������
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  • OrangeFairyOrangeFairy Forumite
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    Happy weekend all!

    So I stayed on budget for my 2 nights out- I budgeted £50 for both - £19 the first night and £30 the second. I had to leave early as my grandad is in hospital so I left £30 on the table to cover it. I would work out my meal to be about £20 so if I don’t get anything back I would have tipped £10!

    Today

    Farmbox delivery arriving- no plastic and local veg :)
    Make mealplan
    Shopping
    DD at football tournament
    Maybe a walk to a RHS gardens with our membership

    OF x
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    House Purchased April 19 :) CC1=? CC2=? DH CC= Mortgage Overpay = £0 Savings = £0 Xmas savings = £0 Weightloss = 0 lb


  • OrangeFairyOrangeFairy Forumite
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    I hope everyone had a great weekend.

    We booked flights for our holiday in August- we have booked the south of Italy. No accommodation decided yet but at least we know where we are going!

    Dinners from stores over the weekend

    We went for a food shop and spent very little

    Today we got up late, had eggs for brunch, I visited my grandad in hospital and then we watched a bit of telly this afternoon - so a chilled day!

    OF x
    Orange Fairy
    House Purchased April 19 :) CC1=? CC2=? DH CC= Mortgage Overpay = £0 Savings = £0 Xmas savings = £0 Weightloss = 0 lb


  • OrangeFairyOrangeFairy Forumite
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    Hi all,

    List for today...

    Left chores for DD so hopefully these will get done
    Take items out of freezer for batch cooking tomorrow
    Lunch from stores- canned soup
    Housework!
    Read for 20mins min
    Reconcile bank
    NSD - take a walk without my wallet at lunch
    Sort through paperwork

    Have a great Monday

    OF x
    Orange Fairy
    House Purchased April 19 :) CC1=? CC2=? DH CC= Mortgage Overpay = £0 Savings = £0 Xmas savings = £0 Weightloss = 0 lb


  • OrangeFairyOrangeFairy Forumite
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    Woohoo - my colleague gave me £5 change from my meal on Saturday so I was £6 under my £50 budget for the 2 meals out!

    It really helped give me a focus to sort a budget for my nights out as I made decisions based on it.

    Did I want a gin and tonic or water- if I have water I can afford a pudding....meant I stayed in budget (FYI I went for a gin rather than pudding - better for the waistline :) )
    Orange Fairy
    House Purchased April 19 :) CC1=? CC2=? DH CC= Mortgage Overpay = £0 Savings = £0 Xmas savings = £0 Weightloss = 0 lb


  • OrangeFairyOrangeFairy Forumite
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    What a dreary Tuesday!

    Stuck to all my plans yesterday which was good

    Today;
    Lunch from stores- lentil soup
    Dinner from freezer- chilli with jackets
    Walk at lunch without wallet
    Work will 6 to complete a 10 hour day to up my hours
    Reconcile spends
    NSD
    Visit my cousins art presentation at college
    Pop in and say hello to grandad in hospital
    Chill for half hour infront of the telly
    Bed :)
    Orange Fairy
    House Purchased April 19 :) CC1=? CC2=? DH CC= Mortgage Overpay = £0 Savings = £0 Xmas savings = £0 Weightloss = 0 lb


  • OrangeFairyOrangeFairy Forumite
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    Morning diary!

    Yesterday evening was a lovely one- my cousins art project was amazing, my Grandad was looking so good when I visiting him (back to his cheeky self), I stayed on plan food wise yesterday and hubby and I had a nice chilled hour in front of the tv :)

    Also I lost 3lbs which i am pleased with as I went out for dinner twice last week and I stuffed my face on Sunday!

    Deciding whether or not to start swimming again- the membership for the hotel I go to is £30 for the year and then you pay £3.50 a time. It’s £30 a month to go whenever you want but I’m not sure id go often enough. Just feels like a selfish expense........would be a boost weight loss wise and it’s something I really enjoy.

    Today
    DD1 finishes GCSEs- her last day at school has got me a bit emotional
    Fish and chip take away as a celebration- I have £5 refund from school and £6 left of my going out budget to put towards this- I’ll just have a halloumi burger
    Walk at lunch
    Finish at 2.30pm so a short day at work
    Pay some bills
    Reconcile spend
    Collect my earrings that I bought that are now in stock
    Batch cook a beef casserole (mostly veg as only 200g beef)
    Decide how to cook the cauliflower from a few recipes I’ve found
    Research pickling beetroot so we don’t waste them
    Lunch from stores- left over tuna and jacket from last night
    Use up last of my oat milk for breakfast - it’s been open a little longer than I’d like but I’m sure it will be okay!

    OF x
    Orange Fairy
    House Purchased April 19 :) CC1=? CC2=? DH CC= Mortgage Overpay = £0 Savings = £0 Xmas savings = £0 Weightloss = 0 lb


  • jwiljwil Forumite
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    Well done on the weight loss :T
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
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