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Travelling On

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • edinburgheredinburgher Forumite
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    ZTD wrote: »
    like a drunken Scotsman with a particularly white arse.

    So every Scotsman? :D

    Can confirm - am Scotsman.
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Okay, mse wins:

    - yet another day when SB is working for me, though I had another heart attack when I reached a page saying I'd been disqualified from a survey and on checking found I'd already been given the points. V odd.

    - YouGov - I did a survey a few weeks ago that crashed, and never got around to reporting it. An email turned up in my inbox telling me I'd been awarded the points, hurray, good for YouGov.

    - all French info arranged, I just have to input it now, which is trickier than for the English stuff, as the format changes every year. I've got notes and screenprints from last year, so it might go well.

    - pretty sure I'm okay to do sales shopping tomorrow for a windproof/waterpoof coat, needed for Norway and futureproofing in general.

    - sunshine! Got some washing in the washer getting thoroughly washed, hope to have it half dry by dusk, finish it off in the house.

    Still catching up on things, but I'm getting there.
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    So every Scotsman? :D

    Can confirm - am Scotsman.

    :j:j:j Hurray!
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Also did an hour's chopping up of brambles in the garden - but good lord, the washing didn't dry at all while it was out. I shall complain :D
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    I finally have a windproof/waterproof three quarter length coat - Trespass :) £60 reduced from oodles and oodles. And I bought a diary in Poundland - can't be doing with the cute little "tear off a sheet a day" thing on my desk, it's not useful, even though adorable cats are printed all over it :)

    Haven't yet input the French accounts, checking out the shopping took it out of me, though I'll try to do it later.
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  • misscousinittmisscousinitt Forumite
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    Just found your new diary KC!!

    Glad you have got all the stuff sorted for your 'French' inputting - it's nice when you know you have all the information together (what I need to do for next year).

    Boo to the washing not drying, but it's probably too cold? Can't wait to get ours back on the line - though we need to put a new line up (as ours was a piece of rope that broke); or put our posh collapsible one up that we bought with our wedding money that has been sitting in the shed since we moved house! Another spring job for DH me thinks.

    Glad you got a decent coat - the trip sounds really exciting, I can't wait to hear all about it.

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    Glad that you got a coat :)
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  • ZTDZTD Forumite
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    Karmacat wrote: »
    I finally have a windproof/waterproof three quarter length coat - Trespass :) £60 reduced from oodles and oodles.

    And when will it arrive?

    That's the one thing that irritates me about women's "hiking" fashion. Women get long coats - men don't.
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  • pinkypigpinkypig Forumite
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    Your coat sounds an absolute bargain - well done:j

    Double well done for tackling the brambles - fiendish things:eek:

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    KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    edited 12 January 2018 at 1:00PM
    Just found your new diary KC!!
    :wave: Hiya!
    Glad you have got all the stuff sorted for your 'French' inputting - it's nice when you know you have all the information together (what I need to do for next year).
    Yep, anything you can do in advance is such a boon. I discovered I'd already listed incomings, and separated them out from personal transfers etc, thats a huge amount of work :)
    Boo to the washing not drying, but it's probably too cold? Can't wait to get ours back on the line - though we need to put a new line up (as ours was a piece of rope that broke); or put our posh collapsible one up that we bought with our wedding money that has been sitting in the shed since we moved house! Another spring job for DH me thinks.
    It was on a setting I'm not used to :o it may simply have needed a spin programmed in after the wash had finished :o plus I had two very different textures in there :o I'm not a natural at this stuff :rotfl:
    Glad you got a decent coat - the trip sounds really exciting, I can't wait to hear all about it.

    MCI x
    Thank you! As long as my energy levels are mended a bit more, it will be fantastic :j
    ZTD wrote: »
    And when will it arrive?

    That's the one thing that irritates me about women's "hiking" fashion. Women get long coats - men don't.
    I brought it home with me, Z :beer: it wasn't something I wanted to buy online. And though it isn't quite the length of an ordinary coat, it's the second-longest jacket I could find - comes to mid-thigh. Very slightly fitted, and it's got all the bells and whistles of good quality windproof/weatherproof.
    pinkypig wrote: »
    Your coat sounds an absolute bargain - well done:j

    Double well done for tackling the brambles - fiendish things:eek:

    PP xx
    Thank you PP (and beanie too) - there's such a lot more out there though :o even though I've kept on at it all. I have to keep on even more, however, because all of the brambles have got leaf-buds on now :eek:


    ETA - inputted the French figures, and completion is still only 52%, bah! Off to add up the interest bits and bobs now.
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    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
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