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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 24th Jun 19, 8:37 AM
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    Things to do today:
    • Two white washes
    • ring pensions office
    • mow grass
    • food shopping will do tomorrow
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 24-06-2019 at 5:42 PM.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 24th Jun 19, 8:13 PM
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    Sounds like a lovely relaxing weekend SW. Fish and chips AND BBQ
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 25th Jun 19, 7:47 PM
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    The food was, but we did loads of packing and tidying for Andy's mum who is moving house so I am hoping I burnt off a few calories too.

    Today was busy at work and I did a food shop. A kind colleague gave me a lift. hurrah.
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    • SmarterNotHarder
    • By SmarterNotHarder 28th Jun 19, 3:29 PM
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    Hello! Just wanted to pop in to say "Hi",


    I've skimmed through your thread (may take me some time to read it all the way through) and there's some very inspirational stuff going on here



    *waves*
    • pinknsparkly
    • By pinknsparkly 28th Jun 19, 6:43 PM
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    Sounds like a fabulous break in Lymington SW, and it also sounds like you massively deserved it.

    Moving house is a killer in terms of exercise isn't it?? I tend to use it as an excuse for justifying a chippie tea When's the big move happening? Are you helping with that too?
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 28th Jun 19, 7:23 PM
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    Hello ladies, I love this inspiration malarkey. I have been inspired by all the amazing posters on MSE. It has changed my life around. Long may it continue.

    Pinky, in answer to your point, Andy's mum is moving closer to the boys in next few weeks she is waiting for the buyer to confirm the date. We are going up tomorrow. I'm catching the early early train tomorrow to Lymington (lol)and then we are travelling to Dorset to help her to tidy the house. Luckily she has professional movers for the box moving etc.

    I think it will be easier if we all help her as she is so nice and I love being with the boys as they are great.

    I'm coming back on Sunday. The temperature will be even hotter tomorrow at least 27 but Steve says it may be 30!!!!! I fell asleep after work as I was so tired but I am not complaining. I love a good heatwave!!!!!!

    Ps it was payday today. Hurrah. I have enough to cover my credit card. I am still waiting for new bank switch paperwork and details to come through although they okayed it. I am going to try to minimise all wasteful spending over the summer as I have everything I could want. From now on I will save, save, save. Onwards and upwards people.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 28-06-2019 at 7:28 PM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 30th Jun 19, 6:49 PM
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    I arrived back in the afternoon and did my laundry, mopping and vacuuming. I was v tired due to the heat.

    I feel rather posh as Steve has given me his old super duper does everything but fly phone for a bargain price of 120- I paid him 100. I still owe him 20 and will pay it next month. I owe my dad 40 and will pay him when he comes in two weeks. I am giving my old phone to my dad.

    This summer holiday is only two weeks away and I am going to be only spending on essentials. I hope I can make a bit from my summer job. I would like this money to go to savings. Every little helps. Last year I got almost a 1000.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 01-07-2019 at 8:41 AM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 1st Jul 19, 8:46 AM
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    Today I have the day off work and am sorting paperwork first and then maybe ironing.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 1st Jul 19, 1:55 PM
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    Exciting new phone hope you enjoy your summer job as much this year as last year !
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 1st Jul 19, 2:32 PM
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    lol Dolly. How are you? i could have sworn i saw a post from Dolly but now it has gone? Maybe it's the heat!!!!

    Oooh hello Skinty it is the same job. I am soooo excited. I fancy going to Stonehenge and Oxford and hope i lose some weight as i am not fit at all. lol.

    It is so hot today and it is my day off. I have been tidying my paperwork. I weeded the paths too and mowed the grass when the sun calmed down for a few mins. I am refusing to iron unless it totally cools down. I might have to do the 4 items a day challenge.

    I have picked some great strawberries and raspberries over the last week or so. Yum and free too.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 01-07-2019 at 6:27 PM.
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    • pinknsparkly
    • By pinknsparkly 3rd Jul 19, 8:10 AM
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    I feel you on the heat and the ironing SW - I made fish pie for dinner yesterday and by the time I got it in the oven, I'd completely lost my appetite from the heat of the kitchen Fortunately, my meal plan for this week only involves cooking every other day as the in between days are leftover from the previous night!

    And I echo the ooooooooooh to the new phone! Enjoy!! I'm using my husbands old one. He had it on a 2 year contract and I've had it for a good three years so it's getting towards the end of its life now (it's started randomly turning itself off, invariably just as I've got to the end of typing a long message or email and just before I send it!).

    Strawberries and raspberries sound delicious! I really need to make a plan for the garden - the flowerbeds are still completely empty after I had the whole garden redone!
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 4th Jul 19, 6:05 PM
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    Hurrah it is nearly Friday and the new account paperwork has arrived. I hope I get my 100 soon.

    I am going to help someone at work and wont be home till late tomorrow and then on the weekend I will aim to do some serious decluttering for the carboot. On Saturday I am going out for a meal with friends.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 04-07-2019 at 6:13 PM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 6th Jul 19, 3:50 PM
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    So far I have done washing, cleaned and tidied. I also mowed the lawn. I do have ironing to do and will make myself do it tomorrow and try to do some decluttering.

    I am feeling well and happy and will be meeting friends in town for a meal tomorrow. Steve and Andy are in London for the weekend with Susan.
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 06-07-2019 at 7:13 PM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 7th Jul 19, 8:35 AM
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    Plans for today
    • Ironing
    • Finding summer pjs & clothes in store room
    • Swapping spring for summer clothes
    • Meeting friends for a nice meal

    It feels much cooler here now we have a tiny bit of rain. Birds are chirping happily in the garden.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 7th Jul 19, 9:32 AM
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    Have a lovely day SW and enjoy your meal ! Raining here still steady drizzle nice to walk dog in the cool and she enjoyed rolling in the wet grass even if she came home wet and stinky
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 7th Jul 19, 11:22 AM
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    Hello Skinty it's raining here too, Im so glad I mowed the grass last night. I am decluttering and ironing for the next two hours. I have till 3pm then I had better get ready for meal out.

    Everyone is planning to go on glamorous hols and I will be here as usual but am looking forward to some nice places with my summer job. I can't wait to chill in garden and on the beach. I will walk as much as possible.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 8th Jul 19, 7:25 AM
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    It was nice to meet up with my summer work friends last night. I thought the food wasn't that tasty but I was lucky - one of the group went home and was violently sick!

    Today I am waiting for handyman and am going to do all of my ironing. (so far I have done 3/4s).
    Last edited by savingwannabe; 08-07-2019 at 4:16 PM.
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    • savingwannabe
    • By savingwannabe 9th Jul 19, 7:32 PM
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    My hols start next week but I have sorted through loads of sacks and been utterly ruthless tonight.

    If I haven't worn something for a few years I have put it in the pile for carbooting. Lots of it is v nice timeless stuff but space is more important to me.

    I will go through my xmas boxes tomorrow and get rid of some of that too and maybe some jewellery and some books. I am just waiting to hear from my niece and then will plan a carboot for the holiday.
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    • Skint yet Again
    • By Skint yet Again 10th Jul 19, 9:15 PM
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    It sounds like you had a good evening with your summer work friends SW, I am glad you didn't get ill !


    Well done on being ruthless and sorting out the clutter for the car boot.
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    • ryanmaryland
    • By ryanmaryland 11th Jul 19, 4:41 AM
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    Hi,

    Just a quick tip, If you happen to be living around UK in the Greater London you might want to check out Cattleya Kitchens or visit their sister company's website page Bathwise Ltd and take home German made kitchen furniture and appliances with up to 12% off. Visit it here https://bit.ly/2XERblV Good luck to your adventure.
    Last edited by ryanmaryland; 11-07-2019 at 4:44 AM.
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