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edited 20 September 2020 at 9:25PM in How much have you saved?
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  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    Glad you have had a good day. You have done really well with your food budget. Sounds like mini riot had a hoot 😆 the simple things in life bring the little ones such great pleasure 😊
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  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    Hope you find out what's wrong soon. Sometimes knowing 'it' has a name makes health issues easier to deal with.

    Young kids are entertained so easily, which helps keep them occupied for ages 😁
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    riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    edited 20 September 2020 at 9:23PM
    Thanks @Skint_yet_Again it's definitely a relief to have gotten it down again! 
    Hope you find out what's wrong soon. Sometimes knowing 'it' has a name makes health issues easier to deal with.

    Young kids are entertained so easily, which helps keep them occupied for ages 😁
    Yeah, I think I'll feel better once there's some kind of plan of attack, at the moment all I can do is wait! 

    Mixed bag today-
    The good: One of my friend's mums works for a market research company and gets us all to test things occasionally. She's just signed me up for a couple of trials, so I get the goods to test and £20 of vouchers afterwards. 
    The bad: One of my cats has a tapeworm. How do I know? I found a segment wiggling along his tail :angry: I think this warrants proper prescription strength deworming tablets rather than the regular one so I'll be calling the vet tomorrow. I'm hoping they'll be up for prescribing over the phone rather than making us go in, because our old cat carrier broke and I haven't replaced it yet. 
  • DiscountDuckDiscountDuck Forumite
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    We get the wormer and flea stuff from the vet and so long as you know the animal’s weight it should be fine over the phone. It sounds like you’re doing really well moneysaving, I need to follow your lead and aim for more no spend days. 
  • Urgh to the tape worm... Hope you get that sorted soon - I mean for the cat! Ha!

    And what a lovely friend, you have a chance to experiment with new stuff, and some nice vouchers too... Hope they get your results sorted soon.
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  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Productive day today! :smile:
    - Rang the vets and sorted a worming tablet for the cat, £3.99, not as bad as I thought it would be! 
    - Tidied the living room and swept the living areas
    - Washed my hair- I know this doesn't sound like a big achievement but it's taking a lot of effort at the moment
    - Booked mini riot's flu vaccination
    - Went to the garage with my dad and he showed me how to put air in my tyres 
    - Finished transcribing another interview for my research project. I'm still really behind, but given the absolute !!!!!! show this year has been in terms of trying to work in lockdown with a toddler at home, the university getting hacked and everything shutting down, current physical health problems and longstanding mental health problems, I think I'll be able to get a further extension. And at least I'm making progress. 
    - Completed a couple of surveys, which have been thin on the ground recently

    I'm also going to count today as my 6th no spend day of the month, in spite of the worming tablets as they were a medical necessity. 
    Tonight riotdude is making me a thai curry (yes, he does all the cooking in this house, I'm very lucky!) and I'm going to lie on the sofa and watch Married At First Sight Australia, which I am ADDICTED to. 
  • Wow, after that lot, you deserve a lie down in a dark room... MAFSA is nearly the same, you can watch with your eyes shut! :D 
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    "Mastering a low budget lifestyle now, means you are set for life" quote by 'Miss Babs'

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    Household maintenance = 0
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  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    I used to really enjoy doing testing and face to face MR, not yet found anyone up here who does it so I can get on their books. 

    Eak to the worm and I'm glad your vets sorted you out, hopefully your cat will thank you.

    Don't try and push yourself, there's loads going on and you can't do it all in a day.
  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    @MovingForwards I also do a bit through noodlecampus but it’s mostly cheap tech stuff, I prefer testing old fashioned things like mops and nappies! 

    Mini riot is currently really in to playing with little figures and she recently lost her favourite, a playmobil princess that she calls “lady”. We tore the house apart looking for it but no dice, so I cracked and ordered a new one off amazon that comes with a little unicorn for £5. It arrived yesterday and mini riot was over the moon with both of them. We played with them together for about an hour last night and again this morning before nursery. It got me thinking about how I want my attitude to be with money- which is not just saving it wherever I can, but also using it for things that bring us joy or security or health (like our veg box deliveries) rather than things that are genuinely a waste or bad for us (like takeaway). That’s the route we’ve gone down with the wedding because obviously the most money saving thing to do would be to elope as we’d originally planned, but after everything that’s been going on it’ll bring a lot of joy for us and our families to celebrate together. Of course that’s a bit of a privileged attitude to take, because a couple of years ago we had no money to make these choices with!! 

  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    @Irenadler are you a MAFSA fan too? Last nights was a shocker! 
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