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    • boredofbeingathome3
    • By boredofbeingathome3 13th Nov 17, 10:35 PM
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    boredofbeingathome3
    Hey up, 'Tis me in other form. Have to go back to Newbie status as lost my password and dumb me also got rid of old email so hey ho. Regarding wedding costs-two pints of lager and a packet of crisps! Packet of crisps is the cheaper option, so would go with that
    I used to BOB but now I am BOB3. Oh woah is me...Wibble
    • elantan
    • By elantan 12th Mar 18, 2:37 PM
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    elantan
    Hey up, 'Tis me in other form. Have to go back to Newbie status as lost my password and dumb me also got rid of old email so hey ho. Regarding wedding costs-two pints of lager and a packet of crisps! Packet of crisps is the cheaper option, so would go with that
    Originally posted by boredofbeingathome3
    same thing happened to me hence the reason why i have not been online at all ...

    hopefully i will keep my sign in details this time,

    things have been pottering on a casa del El

    I have started my new job, it is a very specialised area of my new career, it is interesting but it will take me atleast 2 years to become a trained person in it, so i have a lot to learn, its quite emotionaly physically and mentally stressful but exciting at the same time.

    Mr El has developed a lot of chest pain, so potters about with a GTN spray now, he doesn't take it when he should and doesn't listen to his wife ( and to those of you who know me and my new job will find the irony in that rather funny). He has also found a new passion in Kayaking and is spending money on boats and gear like it is going out of fashion, but it is good he has a passion so i am encouraging it where i can.

    Money wise we will be mortgage free this year, we owe less than £1k now on the mortgage, we have been saving money every month for retirement, but we have been spending on the credit card money that we don't have, the over drafts are as high as they can go ( boats etc... giving son a loan of money as well) and we have a holiday in July booked and a break away in the caravan booked so as normal even though we are getting out of debt and we are saving into a S&S ISA we dont have anymoney just hanging about ... but we will get there ... now to try and play catch up with everyone

    hope you are all ok
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • edinburgher
    • By edinburgher 12th Mar 18, 3:00 PM
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    edinburgher
    Hi El - congrats on the new job!

    Kayaking sounds like fun, I'd love to try sea kayaking before I get too old to enjoy it
    • elantan
    • By elantan 12th Mar 18, 3:19 PM
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    elantan
    Thanks Ed ... it is more money and the opportunity to earn overtime, although I will admit I am avoiding that at present as I am finding I need my days off just now, hope you and yours are all doing well ?
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • elantan
    • By elantan 12th Mar 18, 3:22 PM
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    elantan
    Mattress looks beautiful! I'm very green with envy - ours is awful and moving up the 'to do' list rapidly!

    Thanks for the recommendation x
    Originally posted by wildesavings
    Did you decide one ?
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Mar 18, 8:17 PM
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    beanielou
    Hello
    Was just thinking about you the other day.
    Glad you are settled in your new job
    Totally intreguied though.
    LOve to you both & tell Mr El from me to use the bleeping spray xxx
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 12th Mar 18, 8:38 PM
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    Karmacat
    Hello El, what a lot's going on for you! Sorry to hear about Mr El's problems, but correct medication is good, its true.

    The job sounds intense - but you like it, yes? Thats got to be good. And you're going to be mortgage free, but with debts? Cool
    Retired August 2016
    • elantan
    • By elantan 13th Mar 18, 6:19 AM
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    elantan
    Beanie, I no longer have your number ( also Butti and Tilly) when I got my new phone I asked the guy to transfer my numbers ... he said he had but ermmm it appears not

    Will catch you up with the new job etc
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • elantan
    • By elantan 13th Mar 18, 6:25 AM
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    elantan
    Hello El, what a lot's going on for you! Sorry to hear about Mr El's problems, but correct medication is good, its true.

    The job sounds intense - but you like it, yes? Thats got to be good. And you're going to be mortgage free, but with debts? Cool
    Originally posted by Karmacat

    hey KC yeah I quite like the new job, it's a lot to learn but I will get there ... eventually

    yep mortgage free but with an overdraft and some credit card debt .. it will come down though

    we also have some small savings so it's not all bad


    well up early for a 12.5 hour shift had my breakfast and now getting ready to go

    did i mention weight loss ?

    with my new job there became an urgency to loose weight, so I have been working at it, admittedly recently it hasn't been going well either but I think I do experience SAD, I noticed it when I worked in my last job, it's not been as bad this year but I do notice around February I get quite down and NEED the sun, I've noticed that an have a knock on effect in my eating and exercising, so far today it's been a good day ( ok I'm just up but hey it's a start)


    have a wonderful day everyone
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • Tilly MFW in 6 YRS
    • By Tilly MFW in 6 YRS 13th Mar 18, 7:34 AM
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    Tilly MFW in 6 YRS
    Morning Elanten, great to hear youíre so close to being MF. Sorry to read about Mr Elanten and fingers crossed heís ok.

    Re weight loss, I have found the easiest thing to do was reduce carbs - has had a huge impact to overall health

    Sending best wishes, Tilly xxx
    2004 £387k 29 years - MF March 2033
    2011 £309k 10 years - MF March 2021.
    Achieved Goal: 28/08/15
    • edinburgher
    • By edinburgher 13th Mar 18, 8:17 AM
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    edinburgher
    I also miss the sun - isn't it nice that sunrise is actually happening at a sensible hour again?
    • elantan
    • By elantan 13th Mar 18, 12:29 PM
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    elantan
    Morning Elanten, great to hear youíre so close to being MF. Sorry to read about Mr Elanten and fingers crossed heís ok.

    Re weight loss, I have found the easiest thing to do was reduce carbs - has had a huge impact to overall health

    Sending best wishes, Tilly xxx
    Originally posted by Tilly MFW in 6 YRS
    that's what i have been doing also, I find it helps me not feel hungry and I have loads of energy ... maybe we can be eating buddies ?

    I also miss the sun - isn't it nice that sunrise is actually happening at a sensible hour again?
    Originally posted by edinburgher
    oh yeah isn't that just brilliant seeing daylight again and going home while it's still light outside ...
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • skint_spice
    • By skint_spice 13th Mar 18, 5:26 PM
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    skint_spice
    You have lost loads of weight though and soon there will be lots more chances to get up hills which will help.

    I moved a wee tub of tiny daffs to the back door today so they greet me each time I pass - it's cheering me up and making me feel spring has sprung.
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    • elantan
    • By elantan 13th Mar 18, 9:31 PM
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    elantan
    its the wee simple things that make us smile isn't it skinty ? I do feel the need to ask though ... did u put your Xmas lights on them ?

    might got an buy myself a wee tub of flowers at the weekend ;-)
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • elantan
    • By elantan 13th Mar 18, 10:08 PM
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    elantan
    beanie sent u a message ... I can imagine your rolling about the floor laughing at Mr el's predicament by now lol
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Mar 18, 10:17 PM
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    beanielou
    beanie sent u a message ... I can imagine your rolling about the floor laughing at Mr el's predicament by now lol
    Originally posted by elantan
    Exactly what I am doing
    Only you
    Poor Mr El
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • elantan
    • By elantan 14th Mar 18, 6:35 AM
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    elantan
    it's a beautiful pink sky this morning, it's so nice for it not to be pitch black when I go to work. a time to make the most of it

    I've heard Stephen Hawking has died, a great loss for humanity,

    Have a wonderful day and hug the ones you love xxx
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 14th Mar 18, 3:00 PM
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    beanielou
    Yes, indeed tell those you love them.
    Make each & every day count.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • elantan
    • By elantan 15th Mar 18, 7:39 AM
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    elantan
    back at work today ... however Mr El has been paid ... so money shifted Tilly Tidies done and the accounts are where they should be for a day or two ... still sitting in the red but that's just what it is just now.

    I didn't bring any food I to work, last night I saw every half hour on the clock and I dragged myself out of bed a full 45 mins later than I should've so no breakfast and no food organised for work, however, I really don't want to spend money in the canteen, it's not cheap so it's gonna be a loooonnnnng day....

    which get a me to learn even if it's just a tin of soup I need to take food to work

    see you all later ... have a great day
    march 2011-july2019 8 years and 4 months ... or 100 months and counting
    "what would you do if you knew you couldn't fail.... enjoy the adventure" " to my own self be true"
    • shangaijimmy
    • By shangaijimmy 15th Mar 18, 7:55 AM
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    shangaijimmy
    I have an emergency porridge and raisin stash in work for those situations! Then i only need to add some milk and a banana!
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