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    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 19th Aug 19, 7:19 AM
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    determined new ms
    What small DFW things will you do this week? WC 19th August
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    • 19th Aug 19, 7:19 AM
    What small DFW things will you do this week? WC 19th August 19th Aug 19 at 7:19 AM
    When we start out on the DFW trail we do loads of "big stuff" that makes quite a difference to our situation. These include having our lightbulb moment, cutting up the credit cards and cancelling Sky and the gym.

    But once we have done the bigger stuff, we often feel that we are not making the same amount of progress, when in fact the small steps are helping us form good financial habits and helping us get closer everyday to staying in control and becoming debt free, or staying debt free.

    Examples could be hanging washing out instead of using the tumble dryer or leaving your purse/wallet at home to avoid the risk of spending.

    So be proud of those small steps, they really are important!
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    • carrielovesfanta
    • By carrielovesfanta 25th Aug 19, 10:51 AM
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    carrielovesfanta
    Oh, what do you think about frozen salmon fillets best before May 2019??? They just look like pink blocks of ice so I can't see how they could go off... Must use them up before OH sees them and chucks them without even testing

    Happy Sunday guys!
    Originally posted by La escocesa
    I'd go for it - if it's bb the worst is that they might be freezer burnt
    LBM 11/06/2010: DFD 30/04/2013
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    • carrielovesfanta
    • By carrielovesfanta 25th Aug 19, 11:32 AM
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    carrielovesfanta
    Hey guys,

    Sorry for not getting on here over Fri and Sat. Friday we were doing the shopping and then at MIL's. Then she came back and stayed over. I had a hair cut on Saturday and took the opportunity to rest most of the day
    We were not so good on the mse front and had a pub lunch and a pint but I really enjoyed it.

    Today it's gorgeous here. I'm going for a gentle stroll on my lunch break to de-stress. Ex colleague being more of a buffoon by the day and I'm fuming.

    Today's mission is the usual work-day fare so I won't bore you with the details. I'm off tomorrow for the bank holiday so I'll post up a nice list then

    Have a good one all

    clf x
    LBM 11/06/2010: DFD 30/04/2013
    Total repaid: 10,490.31
    Student loan repaid: 01/07/2019

    SAVINGS: 8500
    Car final lump sum: 1150/6113
    • DawnW
    • By DawnW 25th Aug 19, 2:57 PM
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    DawnW
    Afternoon all
    Feeling wiped out as I was ill overnight, and it is sooo hot I wish this virus would do one. Unfortunately I have an immune system issue which means if I get one of these things, I have trouble fighting it off Not much sleep was had, so taking things slowly today, and didn't really achieve anything yesterday. A few things though:
    Walked dog and must do so again later when it cools down

    Load of washing out on line
    Picked raspberries, beans, rhubarb and an enormous courgette
    Got a big pan of tomatoes roasting in the oven (to become roasted tomato sauce for the freezer), while a lamb tagine is cooking in there. Didn't feel like cooking, but the meat has been out of the freezer for a couple of days and needed using. I will freeze it when done / cold as I don't feel like eating much atm, and it is really a cooler weather dish anyway tbh!.
    Cleared up the kitchen a bit and that is about it!
    I really need to pick the tomatoes and basil, make pesto, freeze beans etc but not likely today.
    Hoping to spot neighbours to ask them if they would like any beans or rhubarb - not there at the moment though!

    On the plus side, I haven't spent anything
    BTW La E, I would just use that salmon. I am embarrassed to say that I never check the dates on frozen stuff If it is a bit freezer burnt you could do the following: Defrost 2 salmon fillets (or any fish really), lay in a greased ovenproof dish that just fits the amount you are cooking comfortably, beat an egg with 25-50g of grated cheese, pour over fish and sprinkle with coarse breadcrumbs. Bake in the middle of the oven (about gas 4 or 180 degrees) until brown on top and the fish will flake, half an hour or so, but do check. The egg and cheese cook around the fish, the breadcrumbs go crunchy and it is yummy. You only need a green veg or a salad to go with it as it is pretty filling!
    Last edited by DawnW; 25-08-2019 at 3:26 PM.

    • ditty1234
    • By ditty1234 25th Aug 19, 3:37 PM
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    ditty1234
    Hi I hope every body is having a lovely bank holiday weekend. Just meant to say that when I now look at ds I see my son with a few patches of grazing, not the wounds, blood and grazing w ds somewhere in the middle that I was seeing on Wednesday and Thursday.
    He is healing from hour to hour - so watching crappy movies at least is good for something.
    Still need to write council.
    Take care
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    EF 0 March 2019 /EF 700 in August 2019/EF 0 September 2019
    • La escocesa
    • By La escocesa 25th Aug 19, 10:24 PM
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    La escocesa
    Thanks Dawn, will have this for lunch tomorrow
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