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    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 1st Jan 17, 3:04 PM
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    New Journey
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    • 1st Jan 17, 3:04 PM
    New Journey 1st Jan 17 at 3:04 PM
    I have been hanging around the diaries for around a month , decided to subscribe a get rid of the debt once and for all. I had a dmp which ended 3 years ago but owing to a drop in salary have managed to get myself in around 5 k debt again. Once I have Jan statements for credit card will be able to tell true figures.

    I have signed up for swag bucks today and done a couple of surveys. Need to do SOA , but not sure how much to put in categories like household repairs for one .

    Any help filling it in gratefully received.
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    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 10th Jan 19, 6:31 AM
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    These January winter evenings make me want to snuggle indoors too!

    Good for you on the water intake. This is something I have to address.
    Originally posted by Seasidegal58
    Yesterday I went to the gym again , it was really hard this time. I am going to go again tonight I want to try to keep up at least 2/3 times a week in the winter months.

    This weekend I am off to Lake District to see my friend , going Friday night , returning Sunday . Can't wait to se the fells and water , it really is my peace of heaven.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th Jan 19, 11:33 AM
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    No I hadn't Beanie but after your suggestion I looked up the times of my local library . The nearest one is open Friday afternoon when I am at home so that's good. The biggest one is open quite late and just a short drive away , so I joined up yesterday . Thank you for the idea.
    Originally posted by Cumbria lass
    That's great
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
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    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 11th Jan 19, 8:10 AM
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    Childminding day for DGD , off to the library later .

    Yesterday was a big spend day all on treats from Xmas money received. Two pairs of loafers £7.50 each half price obviously not leather but ok for leisure wear.
    Afternoon tea 2for1 £23 for the weekend with my friend in the Lakes.
    Theatre tickets for The Band next Wednesday £10 each x2 for myself and DD , offer for residents at massive reduced price.

    Today I am hoping for little spends .
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 11th Jan 19, 5:28 PM
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    Enjoy your weekend at the Lakes Cumbria, I hope you get good weather.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
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    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Jan 19, 6:19 PM
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    Have a happy time
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. ***Be the difference.***
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 11th Jan 19, 6:55 PM
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    [QUOTE=HairyHandofDartmoor;75302716]Enjoy your weekend at the Lakes Cumbria, I hope you get good weather.[/QUOTE

    Thank you HH
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 11th Jan 19, 6:56 PM
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    Have a happy time
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thank you Beanie.
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 11th Jan 19, 7:05 PM
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    Went to the library today and I enjoyed it as did DGD , she got to sit on a little stool and look at lots of books.

    The new loafers were a terrible buy , I have had the make before so didn't try them on (fatal mistake ) . They are going to be listed on EBay tonight .

    I have whizzed round my flat cleaning , so I can head off tomorrow after going shopping with my dad . It will be an early start aiming to be in Windermere by 11. Afternoon tea and then a trip to the cinema to see Mary Poppins . Coming back Sunday after lunch to get ready for next week.

    I get paid next Friday and that is when my 2019 debt repaying starts in earnest . I have had a few easy months but now want to knuckle down and try and pay as much as possible off .

    Have a good weekend everyone.
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 11th Jan 19, 7:19 PM
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    Have a wonderful weekend Cumbria

    x
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 11th Jan 19, 7:51 PM
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    What a shame about the loafers . But enjoy Windemere, your schedule sounds good .
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    EMERGENCY FUND £2,000
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 11th Jan 19, 8:40 PM
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    Have a lovely break Cumbria, hope the weather gods are kind.
    • Lilith1980
    • By Lilith1980 11th Jan 19, 9:13 PM
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    Have a lovely weekend, Cumbria. Yes I'm going to start chipping away at my debt once pay day comes this month
    My debt-free diary
    • milann
    • By milann 11th Jan 19, 9:58 PM
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    Have a lovely weekend - hope it’s not too chilly.
    • Seasidegal58
    • By Seasidegal58 12th Jan 19, 8:46 PM
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    I hope you have a wonderful time in Windermere Cumbria - do you stay with friends when you are there?

    Interesting to hear what you think of Mary Poppins and if you think it is supercali....... oh well you know! Some of it was filmed in the event centre next door to my firm. It used to be part of the headquarters of one of the big banks. There were a line of black limousines with tinted windows parked outside every day whilst the filming was going on - waiting for Emily Blunt et al!
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    • Nicnak
    • By Nicnak 13th Jan 19, 9:07 AM
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    I love windermere. I hope you have a lovely time there. x
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    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 13th Jan 19, 7:15 PM
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    I hope you have a wonderful time in Windermere Cumbria - do you stay with friends when you are there?

    Interesting to hear what you think of Mary Poppins and if you think it is supercali....... oh well you know! Some of it was filmed in the event centre next door to my firm. It used to be part of the headquarters of one of the big banks. There were a line of black limousines with tinted windows parked outside every day whilst the filming was going on - waiting for Emily Blunt et al!
    Originally posted by Seasidegal58
    I am very lucky yes I stay at friends house , these days I do tend to go for the day but this was our Christmas treat . The afternoon tea was delicious, Mary Poppins was great , it was uplifting to watch. Fancy it being filmed next door to your work SSG. I hope you enjoy your film tonight.
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 13th Jan 19, 7:17 PM
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    Well that's the weekend done again , made it home in time to do my ironing and get ready for work tomorrow.

    Thoroughly enjoyed my little trip , friend was pleased to see me , we enjoyed our little treats . This week is a busy one for me , so will be in bed after Call The Midwive.
    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 13th Jan 19, 7:23 PM
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    Glad you had a lovely weekend up here. The weather was mostly kind if a bit nippy, wasn't it? Though perhaps a little cloudier today - at least it didn't rain.
    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 13th Jan 19, 7:41 PM
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    Glad you had a good time
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 13th Jan 19, 7:54 PM
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    Glad you enjoyed the lakes

    I used to love taking my kiddies to the library when they were little. DS turned out to be a big reader like me and now DGD has followed in our footsteps
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