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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 18th Feb 15, 5:31 PM
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    The Happy Savings Fund
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    • 18th Feb 15, 5:31 PM
    The Happy Savings Fund 18th Feb 15 at 5:31 PM
    I am going to copy over all my posts about my new kitchen or lack of it!!!!

    I am changing my thread name back to a more saving focussed one so I don't get distracted.

    Addendum: I have changed the name again as I am planning to chill out now I have savings and am going to continue to save for happy times. lol.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 03-12-2016 at 7:16 PM. Reason: to re-focus my savings
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 12th Aug 19, 8:09 AM
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    Hi dolly, I keep failing at giving up fleabay but Im going to have a go. Im just waiting for the rain to stop and I will dash to the post office and post my parcels.

    Jobs for today:
    Visit post office and post ebay parcel
    Pack away some a box or two
    Make a curry

    Iron 4 item of clothing

    I have so much carboot stuff in my garage. I might just reduce the prices down really low to make sure it all sells. I don't know how we are going to fit it in dad's car. I am asking handyman for help. It will just be a total relief when it is gone.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 12-08-2019 at 5:03 PM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 14th Aug 19, 10:56 AM
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    Kew was great. I think I spent about 60 in total. We didn't come back till late. I have been tired for most of the day

    This morning I have cleaned the kitchen, sorted home insurance (119). I finished the unpacking of clutter from old drawers and I am helping my neighbours with some things.

    I have Thursday, Friday & Saturday to do schemes of work. On Sunday I go to Winchester and should get another 70 from this for my holiday fund.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 14-08-2019 at 6:36 PM.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 14th Aug 19, 7:27 PM
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    Hi SW, glad you had a lovely day in its nice to treat yourself especially when you have earned it over the holidays with your holiday job !


    Hope the weather is good for your Winchester trip !
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 14th Aug 19, 7:35 PM
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    Skinty i have only earned 140 so far from holiday job. Last year i earned nearly 1000 but to be honest i enjoyed the rest. I have decluttered my bedroom, store room and the house seems a lot more relaxed. I have also paid off my insurance from my salary and still have over 150 till payday. There is quite a lot to be said for not going away on your hols. lol.

    I am going to rest now. It is definitely getting darker and it is a bit chilly too after the glorious heat earlier in the summer. Tomorrow i will do my ironing and a scheme of work.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 14-08-2019 at 7:51 PM.
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 15th Aug 19, 9:56 AM
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    Glad you enjoyed Kew.

    Have a nice day.

    Dxxx
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 15th Aug 19, 4:00 PM
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    Today was a low blood sugar day and i slept a lot- all I did was vacuum, wash some clothes and iron 4 bits of clothing, changed some lightbulbs and decluttered some shoes. I have pulled out of the tour on Sunday as I don't think I will have time to recover after 8 hours of walking before I go back to work on Monday.

    At the end of my holiday I am so happy that my bedroom and store room are decluttered. It feels like a weight has been lifted. I don't mind that I didn't earn so much money as I think I have really cut my spending down.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 15-08-2019 at 4:04 PM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 16th Aug 19, 7:38 PM
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    I did some more ironing and also wrote some schemes of work only another 7 left to do I think!!!! It rained a lot today and I watched minimalism videos. I don't think they are that good but I am trying to get ideas.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 17th Aug 19, 7:49 AM
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    Today i have done 5 schemes of work. I also did a huge food shop so I will only need bread and fruit for next few weeks. I also decluttered my baking shelf in the kitchen. Then i had a humungous sleep.

    Because I didn't really have a far away holiday I am hoping I will be within budget and may be able to save an extra 50 this month? This is the first time I have done this in any summer. I am so pleased with myself.

    Next Saturday the boys are visiting with Andy's mum, and on Sunday I am car booting. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah. I cannot wait for the garage to be empty Please let the weather be ok.

    Tomorrow I have a final two schemes of work to write, then I will copy all my lesson work onto memory stick for work on Monday. YUK......
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 17-08-2019 at 7:14 PM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 18th Aug 19, 11:07 AM
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    Last day of the hols. I had a big lie in and then i did my two schemes of work. I also decluttered some shoes and handbags for the carboot too.

    The weather is gorgeous and I have lots of lovely food in the fridge.

    This year I will continue to take food to work, avoid buying food unless I have a hypo. I will try to avoid comfort food and take my own tea as 1 is too expensive.

    All I can say about work is that there are two weeks till payday.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 18-08-2019 at 4:45 PM.
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 19th Aug 19, 8:14 AM
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    Roll on payday!

    Dxxx
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 19th Aug 19, 12:23 PM
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    Hope your first day back at work went ok today x
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 19th Aug 19, 4:25 PM
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    The first day back was fine. We are hoping there will not be any job losses this year! It was a NSD. Im hoping that I can maintain this.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 20th Aug 19, 7:27 AM
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    Day off today, I am tidying housey for my parents visit and doing washing. Hospital appointment at 11 it went well and I have been given a new blood test meter. Lodger filled in tenancy contract and says he doesn't ever want to leave OMG Hurrah. I spent 10 on travel. I got change for carboot on Sunday but I had to withdraw 20 from cash machines and then spend 7 of that and my cash envelope money to get change for the car boot. lol.

    Dead excited about parents coming down and the car boot. My house will be clear.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 20-08-2019 at 7:50 PM.
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    • Dolly Rocker
    • By Dolly Rocker 20th Aug 19, 8:40 AM
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    Enjoy your day odd and hope you get on okay at the hospital.

    Dxxx
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 21st Aug 19, 3:43 PM
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    TToday was a calm day at work. I have come home with loads of things to do but I fancy a snooze first. Hurrah it was a NSD.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 22nd Aug 19, 4:27 PM
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    Work was fine today. I have been lent a v big table for the carboot. Here's hoping it can fit into dad's car. lol.

    Going to do some cleaning before parents come tomorrow. So happy they are coming.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 22nd Aug 19, 9:31 PM
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    Have a lovely time with your parents SW and good luck with the car boot !
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    • bestlifenow
    • By bestlifenow 23rd Aug 19, 5:00 AM
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    It looks like there will be good weather this weekend which is always a good thing for a car boot

    Hope you have a good weekend with your parents.

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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 23rd Aug 19, 3:38 PM
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    Thank you all so much. I've just arrived home and parents are here. The sun is shining and I am over the moon that we have a looong weekend. Dad says he can fit the table in the car. Hurrah.

    Mum and brother have fixed my lights and also mowed garden. I have just watered it whilst they have gone out for a walk and spray washed my windows at the same time with the garden hose. The boys and their mum visit tomorrow. I am hoping to pack car boot stuff and also figure out how to fix up my clothes rail. I am so happy weather is boiling as I can do loads of clothes washing and it'll dry really quickly.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 23-08-2019 at 7:39 PM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 26th Aug 19, 6:31 PM
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    The car boot was busy. What was surprising was that not many people bought my nice clothes instead they bought all the tat I thought wouldn't sell. I made 96 and gave it to my dad as all I wanted to do was declutter. It is so nice to have some space back. I am so happy I have wanted to have a decluttered spare room for so long.

    I will try to sell what remains of my nice clothes on facebay in the next few weeks.

    Today I walked 5miles in the heat on the beach. It was great. I spent 18 on clothes for brother as a present.
    Christmas Fund 208 No spend month?
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