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2023 Fashion on the Ration Challenge

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  • PipneyJane
    PipneyJane Posts: 4,055 Forumite
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    Welcome everyone 

    Anyone need a top up to their cup of tea?

    Morning all! Slipping off the back of my lorry to request to join in again for this year, please! I've brought some leftover mince pies... are we carrying unspent coupons forwards, or is it a clean slate this year? One of my main resolutions is to use up stash  (fleece, yarn and fabric) rather than buy new (which may also have the effect of reducing clutter in my sewing room) and the other is to sort my wardrobe out - it doesn't matter that hardly any of it has been bought new, there are things in there that just don't "fit" and don't get used, and I can't get anything else into the drawers because of them!

    Thanks for the minced pies, @thriftwizard.  If you are lucky enough or canny enough to have coupons left over from 2022, please feel free to roll them forward.  I think the coupons from earlier years will have expired by now.

    - Pip
    "Be the type of woman that when you get out of bed in the morning, the devil says 'Oh crap. She's up.' "

    2024 Fashion on the Ration Challenge 66 coupons,
  • MrsCD
    MrsCD Posts: 1,791 Forumite
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    edited 31 December 2022 at 3:39PM
    Thanks for the cuppa, @PipneyJane
    I've spent half an hour on the phone this morning to my energy provider to put accurate end of month readings in from my meter. The latest bill is a mess of estimated readings, some of which are my actual readings, and figures plucked out of mid air it seems. From what I can work out, and the very nice young woman on the phone agreed, my December e7 electricity usage will cost £400, and that's being careful! 😱 Thankfully I've built up a really good cushion to cover exactly this situation so I'm hoping the unit cost will start to come down in the new year. (Rant over!) At least I'll have less available cash to waste on clothes...
    Think I'll have another cuppa before it gets cold.
    2024 Fashion on the ration 32/66 used
  • I definitely need to join up again for next year!

    Hope you like the half a Christmas cake I sent over with Him Indoors - I am full of cold at the moment so don't fancy sharing the lurgy with all and sundry  :(
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  • PipneyJane
    PipneyJane Posts: 4,055 Forumite
    First Anniversary Name Dropper First Post I've been Money Tipped!
    I definitely need to join up again for next year!

    Hope you like the half a Christmas cake I sent over with Him Indoors - I am full of cold at the moment so don't fancy sharing the lurgy with all and sundry  :(
    Thank you for not sharing your lurgy, @Wraithlady.  Hope you feel better soon.  The cake was lovely - I had to stop the dog snaffling it. :)

    - Pip
    "Be the type of woman that when you get out of bed in the morning, the devil says 'Oh crap. She's up.' "

    2024 Fashion on the Ration Challenge 66 coupons,
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