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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 22nd May 11, 7:41 PM
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    Cheery Daff
    Daffy's 'patchwork dreams' diary
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    • 22nd May 11, 7:41 PM
    Daffy's 'patchwork dreams' diary 22nd May 11 at 7:41 PM
    Pour yourself a cuppa and pull up a chair, I can't half talk when I get going!

    After nearly a year rambling on, I've decided it's high time to start a sparkly brand new diary to step up to a whole load of new adventures

    A little bit about myself briefly (there's more at the start of the old thread)... I'm 31, live with Mr Daffs (Rock Star Boyfriend), and work full time - 2 days of which involve a 4 hour round commute, and the other 3 days involve walking upstairs to the attic

    I've spent most of my life *not* working full time, and I intend to get straight back to *not* working full time in one job as soon as this contract's over I absolutely adore my job, but I like to do lots of other things too - what I want is a beautifully varied Patchwork Life

    So... in order to do that, I need a money-related plan (so I don't become reliant on full time work), and a cheery skills-and-cheery-things plan

    I don't have any debt any more (hooray! ), but I also don't have much in the way of savings either

    So - here's the overall plan:

    * 10,000 in patchwork living fund by December 2012
    * decent emergency fund just in case
    * plenty of little weekends away
    * enough to pay annual bills without scrabbling around

    And here's how I'm going to do it:

    * 400 a month into patchwork fund
    * any spare/extra cash into patchwork fund
    * 100 a month to emergency fund
    * detailed budget and PAYING MYSELF FIRST

    I also have lots of none money plans... but I shall write another post with those in...

    Hold onto your hats ladies and gentlemen, it's going to be a right rolicking ride!
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    • Pippilongstocking
    • By Pippilongstocking 8th Apr 12, 2:18 PM
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    Pippilongstocking
    Lovely to hear everything on here - sock emergencies are not good!

    How kind of the folk to have you on the course for so litlte and how lovely you paid a donation to them now!

    All sounding fun - I'm on extra tyres too this month - is it the type of car I wonder??

    Keep up the good work -if the countries budgets were only over by your amounts we'd all be doing splendidly. x
    Total debt 26/4/18 <1925 we were getting there.
    Total debt as of 28/4/19 7867.38
    minus 112.06 = 7755.32
    Sleeves up folks.
  • vl2588
    Very re-affirming!
    Mortgage wanabee fund:
    16,300
    /15,000 107%

    Whoop whoop!
    • fannyadams
    • By fannyadams 28th Apr 12, 12:42 PM
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    fannyadams
    has this thread moved somewhere else? and if so can someone direct me to where the new one is?
    TIA
    FA
    xx
    just in case you need to know:
    HWTHMBO - He Who Thinks He Must Be Obeyed
    DS#1 - my teenaged son
    DS#2 - my other teenaged son
    Barkin Things - my two retired greyhounds
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