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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
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    smallholdingsister's strivings
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    • 10th Aug 15, 11:39 AM
    smallholdingsister's strivings 10th Aug 15 at 11:39 AM
    Righto, so as Ed says later (ooh I can time travel!) One can't rebrand oneself on MSE. However...
    I do feel - and partly because of the experiences of another MFW who was getting somewhat robust criticism for not being hard core enough - that, well, I'm not nearly hardcore enough.
    So here I am. 43. Mortgage due to expire when I'm 55.
    I am going to try for getting rid of it by 50. Including a move to a smallholding as that's what I am aiming for (no s h i t!).
    I am planning a LOT of storecupboard challenges and a LOT of fiscal fasts.
    Here goes!
    Last edited by smallholdingsister; 10-08-2015 at 6:00 PM.
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    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 4th Jan 18, 5:50 PM
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    Hope you enjoyed today!
    NST June Odyssey #20; NSD 11/15; Ex 9/20 ; craft / (69); remove 54 (433)
    2018 Pay off: £2110; 2
    018 sell

    Mortgage £21,033 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 4th Jan 18, 6:21 PM
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    Thanks for the good wishes.

    Did from 7.30 to 5.30. Enjoyed it. There's a job of work to do.
    • EatingTheElephant
    • By EatingTheElephant 4th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
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    Glad your day went well,

    Fingers crossed for speedy recovery for puppylove.
    • apple muncher
    • By apple muncher 4th Jan 18, 7:00 PM
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    Thanks for the good wishes.

    Did from 7.30 to 5.30. Enjoyed it. There's a job of work to do.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Cos you ain't doin' enuf already, eh?
    NST June Odyssey #20; NSD 11/15; Ex 9/20 ; craft / (69); remove 54 (433)
    2018 Pay off: £2110; 2
    018 sell

    Mortgage £21,033 (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143) MFWDate Dec 2018
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 5th Jan 18, 6:02 AM
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    Thanks Elephant. She'll be glad to get the cone off.

    KC this is my community though!
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 5th Jan 18, 10:51 AM
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    Day #1 at new job. Really hoping to kill it.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    I wasn't online yesterday but it sounds like it went well. Good stuff

    KC this is my community though!
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Absolutely! Can't think what I was rattling on about to suggest otherwise. This is your community bring it on

    Retired August 2016
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 5th Jan 18, 7:00 PM
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    Made it 11 hours today. A bit variable largely due to me not getting my head round their computer system.

    Saw deer on the way home.
    • Watty1
    • By Watty1 6th Jan 18, 10:05 AM
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    Saw deer on the way home.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Such moments make the hard stuff fade away
    Mortgage at start of diary Sept 2013: £132,995 Aug 2015 £0
    Overpaid next mortgage. £79,491 down to £27152
    Changing focus for now
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 6th Jan 18, 1:23 PM
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    Yes, so beautiful.

    Feeling a bit meh about my performance in one lesson yesterday. I really needed to get my he'd round their weird computer system in advance but was not able to because I didn't get a computer 'til 8 am on Thursday.
    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 6th Jan 18, 2:50 PM
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    That's a bit of a pain. Any time to get your head around it before Monday? Or at least at work before your next lesson with them? School has obviously changed a bit since my day!
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 6th Jan 18, 3:27 PM
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    I think I am getting used to it. It is v.annoying.

    I am solo cross. Put my trainers on to get out for couch to 5k having downloaded the podcast because the app didn't work. The s o d d I n g podcast stopped every time I moved my phone.

    I came in after 7 attempts. Back to the drawing board.
    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 6th Jan 18, 4:38 PM
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    Urgh. Are they any where you can download the podcast and store it on your phone? My app doesn't use it so don't have that problem. (Though I have cheap earphones that crackle, need new ones soon)
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 6th Jan 18, 4:54 PM
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    This IS with the podcast downloaded. Maybe it's a headphones issue ? I'll try tomorrow without them .
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 7th Jan 18, 10:12 AM
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    So this morning's plan is to try the run again and do washing. I don't have work to do at the weekend this weekend, but I struggled all day yesterday with feeling anxious and low.

    Being productive is likely the answer.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 7th Jan 18, 11:10 AM
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    Ug, sorry you're feeling bad. Doing something productive is definitely the answer - something physical too, not just sitting there. You're ready to rock, give that energy somewhere positive to go
    Retired August 2016
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 7th Jan 18, 11:28 AM
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    Well I did, and you were right. Finally did the complete run 1 of couch to 5k. Using the app and no headphones worked.

    Running partner #1 (Puppylove) thwacked me with her lampshade and ate horse apples.
    Running partner #2 (Ponyplops) was doing the full 5k with DD on board.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 7th Jan 18, 6:23 PM
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    Is it bedtime yet? Children rollerskating in sitting room.

    I just checked out my resources on our home laptop. They have saved fine with all their functionality.

    So it is them not me! #relief.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 8th Jan 18, 7:10 PM
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    A much better day today. Kicked the computer's !!!!.
    • greent
    • By greent 8th Jan 18, 8:54 PM
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    A much better day today. Kicked the computer's !!!!.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Glad to hear it!
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786. 2018 OPs (#18) £1068.37/£4000
    Net sales 2018 £519.32/£1000 PAYDOX18 (#15) £18459.38/£18918.90
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 9th Jan 18, 6:02 AM
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    Tutoring today so That's £25. Diet is going well.
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