La Dolce Vita - 2024

Happy New Year.  

Hello Everyone. 

I continue on my mission to live La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) - living the best possible life I can with what can be politely termed a modest budget.  😂

I want to have it all......a beautiful home, gorgeous clothes, gourmet quality food, exotic travel and fun.  

Alas I am not a trust fund babe.  Lol. 

So I shall have to make do with my limited means and S T R E E E E T C H my meagre budget to its limit, all the while whilst avoiding the dreaded "D" word.  DEBT!!!   

I'm determined not to let lack of funds cramp my style.  

Join me and push the envelope.  Let's get this Champagne Lifestyle started.😂

Time for a breakfast and off for a walk.  It's a lovely bright day, perfect for some free exercise in the fresh air.  



  • Debsnewbudget
    Debsnewbudget Posts: 715
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    Joining the new thread. Thank you for starting it.  I want some adventures this year, so need to start planning. 
  • Foofoopuppy
    Foofoopuppy Posts: 160
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    I would like to join again, to keep going with some good habits I started and build in new ones. Also looking to minimise spending this year, so looking to use stuff from home and/or freebies.

    Thanks for starting a new thread 😊
  • sheilavw
    sheilavw Posts: 1,593
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    Happy New Year everyone. Looking forward to reading, and contributing too. I always seem to be busy, need to make more time!
  • sheilavw
    sheilavw Posts: 1,593
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    Helen, your car seems to do really well each MOT. We owned a 2002 Yaris, bought in 2004 and owned it until 2018 and that was like that, so reliable. We only got rid of it after my Husband's MND diagnosis, we bought an SUV automatic in Dec 2018 which I still have. He only actually drove it twice. We were never ones for continuiously changing cars
  • sheilavw
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    Same here. Never owned a new car.
    Well up early after an early night. Back to work for me today. Yesterday was an inset, but of course I don't work Mondays now so yesterday was a swim today and a little food shopping done.
    Enjoy your Tuesday everyone

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