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Well Hulloooooo
After years of lurkdom I have decided to poke me foot in the water and start a diary all of my own.
I follow a few diary's on here and have made "limited" posts (Ok mainly stalking Foxgloves) but never get round to writing my own.
A bit about me/us:
We are a two person (self confessed nerds), two pet household - Children from previous marriages have flown the nest and we have recently become Grandparents :smiley:
We have debts - won't go into here but in my line of work I should know better  :(
We have knocked pretty much all of the overspending on the head now but need to get on top of the impulse buys and the laziness that involves not taking lunches out on weekends and ending up buying whilst out.  We are however getting better at taking at least drinks with us so spends are reducing.
I love to grow things, recently got into knitting, read, the outdoors and generally waffling on about anything!
I have been a member for years previously under a different user name but never had a diary before so welcome anyone who isn't falling asleep already.  B)
Dedicated Debt Free Wanabee 🤓
Proud member of the Tilly Tidies since 1st Jan 2022
2022 -Jan £26.52, Feb £27.40, Mar £156.27, Apr £TBC
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  • I like to grow things and have had a reminder from here that its nearly time to start sowing seeds :smile:
    I may stick to flowers this year as my attempts at "grow your own" last year drove Mr moving_forward mad with me using our conservatory as a nice heated extension to my mini greenhouse.
    So far I have began collecting toilet rolls to grow my sweet peas in - I had one of those posh root trainers growing cells thingy-me-bobs but have found as usual that the good old fashioned ways are the best.  By sowing the sweet peas into toilet roll tubes they can be transplanted whole and the cardboard simply composts away.  Talking of compost I really need to get Mr M_F to check the compost bin to see if we have enough to do more than a couple of pots this year.  Compost making is a constant source of Marital spits in this house - I insist on making it but poor Mr M_F gets the job of going out in the rain to empty the peelings and also the job of carting the lovely free plant food round the garden under my command  ;)


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  • Naomim
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    Obviously your witty diary name made me come and look. When I have the hang of this new look website,  I'll subscribe. 
    Stay frugal & happy planting 
    Naomim x
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  • MovingForwards
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    Good luck with your plans, it will all work out in the end.
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  • Naomim said:
    Obviously your witty diary name made me come and look. When I have the hang of this new look website,  I'll subscribe. 
    Stay frugal & happy planting 
    Naomim x
    foxgloves said:
    I'm lucky with compost (on the marital harmony front) because Mr F thinks it is magic stuff! I mean, he knows all the science of garden waste & kitchen scraps rotting away (with the help of various squiggly chompers) into black gold for our garden, but it IS still rather amazing when you are sieving your finished product & applying such a great free resource to your flower friends :-)
    You have been 'stalking' my diary? I never cease to be amazed by how many people read my daily frugal woffle!
    F x
    Ooh visitors * runs and cleans the bathroom whilst shouting at Mr M_F to hurry up and get the door*
    Thanks Naomin. Ive always been better with numbers than words -yes im in debt but can account for every penny lol. - I shall have me a looksee to find if you have a diary.
    Foxgloves has visited little o me's diary!!! Im all of a fluster now. You are DFW gold. Your storys of the spendy decades keep me and many more I'm sure in fits of laughter and nodding of heads with relating to spending must haves. Not to mention your fruggle tips and recipes. Come to think of it a huge big THANK YOU to all diaryists on here. The hints tips and general helpfulness on this forum really is moral boosting when things seem out of control. I have read many diaries where the OP has been helped out of situations far worse than ours. Keep it up folks x

    Dedicated Debt Free Wanabee 🤓
    Proud member of the Tilly Tidies since 1st Jan 2022
    2022 -Jan £26.52, Feb £27.40, Mar £156.27, Apr £TBC
  • Compost really is black gold I'd second that. Mr M_F may even say I have an obsession with the stuff!
    Dedicated Debt Free Wanabee 🤓
    Proud member of the Tilly Tidies since 1st Jan 2022
    2022 -Jan £26.52, Feb £27.40, Mar £156.27, Apr £TBC
  • MovingForwards.- I completely missed your post amongst my own.  Thank you for your kind words. Yes these things aways work out in the end. It just takes effort 😇
    Dedicated Debt Free Wanabee 🤓
    Proud member of the Tilly Tidies since 1st Jan 2022
    2022 -Jan £26.52, Feb £27.40, Mar £156.27, Apr £TBC
  • Your title made me laugh, I picked mine so I could spot it easily by not starting with a letter.  

    Another huge compost fan.  I need to make a new bin closer to the house guess which idiot put them at the far end of the garden.

    happy new diary by the way.
  • Ours is hidden behind a bush in our front Garden. Yes definately move them (them!! mutter snarl we only have one) nearer the house. It makes nagging husbands to feed the thing easier  :*
    Dedicated Debt Free Wanabee 🤓
    Proud member of the Tilly Tidies since 1st Jan 2022
    2022 -Jan £26.52, Feb £27.40, Mar £156.27, Apr £TBC
  • Oh dear, one day of not writing on this little diary and I had to whizz through to page 5 to find it!! **slaps own wrist - must try harder**
    Yesterday we had a fairly low spend day with a lovely walk and pub lunch with friends.  This was planned and budgeted for and we actually came home with a couple of notes as well as some shrapnel! We are counting that as a fruggle win. We even got two free pints for Mr M_F and his drinking buddy using some vouchers we have been saving collectively so two happy (if slightly inebriated) chappies.  The saved spendy money has gone into the "date night" pot to be used later in the month for a payday takeaway :wink:
    Today has been not so fruggle - a trip to Mr S for a couple of things on our list turned out to be a bit more expensive as somebody *ahem may have been me* couldn't walk past the rail they had without picking up a lovely top someone had discarded. It was my favourite animal print and my size.  I don't often give in to random clothes spends but it will top up my rather sparse work wardrobe and is needed if not planned.
    We are making up for our spendy morning by spending the rest of the day firmly indoors away from temptation and have even got a curry in the slow cooker to be frozen for in the week as well as a ginger bread cake in the oven.  The rest of the day will be spent doing nothing much apart from a bit of household chores and a lot of chilling before preparing for work tomorrow.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks.
    Dedicated Debt Free Wanabee 🤓
    Proud member of the Tilly Tidies since 1st Jan 2022
    2022 -Jan £26.52, Feb £27.40, Mar £156.27, Apr £TBC
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