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    • Fortune Smiles
    • By Fortune Smiles 19th Jul 17, 10:11 AM
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    Fortune Smiles
    Tales from The Shire
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    • 19th Jul 17, 10:11 AM
    Tales from The Shire 19th Jul 17 at 10:11 AM
    Tales from the Shire


    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
    J R R Tolkein


    After many happy years in the Garden of England we have started a new adventure in The Shire. Although still reeling from the stress and upheaval of the house move, we can see the potential for a wonderful home and life here. It's going to be amazing!

    There is much to do and, as with any great journey, company is much appreciated. So I hope my forum friends will join me on the road.

    A new chapter (and diary) has begun.


    Fortune x

    For those who are interested in how we got to be here, my previous diaries can be found at:

    Two Pennies Left - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4068401
    The New Adventures of Fortune - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5605109
    Last edited by Fortune Smiles; 04-05-2018 at 8:46 PM.
    Mortgage: 5% paid Overpayments: 592.38 Emergency Fund: 61%

    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us - J R R Tolkein
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    • gallygirl
    • By gallygirl 5th Mar 18, 2:21 PM
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    Oh dear, that's not good. Hope you're on the mend x
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
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    "Do what others won't early in life so you can do what others can't later in life"
    • Busy Mee1
    • By Busy Mee1 5th Mar 18, 6:10 PM
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    Oh gosh that is really rubbish, please take it easy and take time to recover x
    • greent
    • By greent 5th Mar 18, 8:04 PM
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    Take it easy (as easy as you can with FDawg!) xx
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
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    • themadvix
    • By themadvix 6th Mar 18, 8:53 AM
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    Hope you're taking it very easy and begin to feel better soon! x
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Mar 18, 10:20 AM
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    Hope you are slowly on the mend
    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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    • brizzledfw
    • By brizzledfw 8th Mar 18, 10:24 PM
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    Get well soon

    xx
    MFiT-T4 Member No. 96 - 2022 is my MF goal
    Winter 17/18 Savings Rate Goal: 25% [October 30%]
    Declutter 60 items before 31.03.18 9/60 ** LSDs Target 10 for March 03/10 **AFDs 10/15 ** Sales/TCB Target 2018 £25/£500 NSDs Target 10 for March 02/10 Trying to be a Frugalista
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 9th Mar 18, 9:11 AM
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    On the lookout for you. Hope you're slowly mending.
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    • Fortune Smiles
    • By Fortune Smiles 9th Mar 18, 4:57 PM
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    Fortune Smiles
    Two steps forward...
    I don't want to speak too soon but think I'm gradually improving I managed to tear a muscle in my side and strain all my abdominal muscles through coughing so am in a bit of pain but the bug itself seems to be on the way out. Thank goodness because I am running out of TV to watch

    The snow delayed Mr F's travel plans so he was at home for a little longer than expected and when I was at my worst. He's overseas now though and that means I only have myself and FDawg to worry about. T£$c0 and the oil people have delivered so I have everything I need. Plus my neighbours have offered to help should I need it - they are lovely

    FDawg has had his walks curtailed significantly but is behaving well despite that.

    I don't have the energy to do much but sit this out. Makes me appreciate my usual good health and I'm determined to make the most of every day when I'm back to my usual self.

    Thank you everyone who left messages for me - it was a lovely boost to come back to my diary and find you all here

    Hope all is well with you guys

    Fortune x
    Mortgage: 5% paid Overpayments: 592.38 Emergency Fund: 61%

    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us - J R R Tolkein
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 9th Mar 18, 5:03 PM
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    Hello Fortune

    I'm so glad to hear you're probably on the mend! I know what you mean about TV when you're ill. And about being thankful for good health.

    Take your time, though - convalescence is important

    xxx
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    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 9th Mar 18, 5:30 PM
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    wishingthemortgaheaway
    Pleased you are well enough to post again. Definitely take people up on their offers of help, and convelesence is important. (I can't spell tonight, please forgive me, I'm tired)
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    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 9th Mar 18, 6:59 PM
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    Glad you are starting to feel better. Onwards and upwards
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Mar 18, 7:08 PM
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    Take care
    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.
    • EatingTheElephant
    • By EatingTheElephant 10th Mar 18, 8:49 AM
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    Take care Fortune, wishing you a speedy recovery x
    • Fortune Smiles
    • By Fortune Smiles 10th Mar 18, 10:10 PM
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    Fortune Smiles
    Nothing to Report
    Thanks everyone for your good wishes. I am gradually, gradually improving.

    I've nothing to report really as, aside from walking FDawg a couple of times a day (and it's a short walk at the moment), I am spending my time watching re-runs of M0r$£ and napping

    I completely lost my sense of smell whilst ill which was weird and I think the reason why I also lost my appetite. My sense of smell has returned and I'm hungry enough to manage one proper meal a day - if fish fingers, chips and beans count as a proper meal The cough seems to be abating which should give my muscles the rest they need to heal. But I googled recovery times for pneumonia today and wish I hadn't

    I did reconcile the accounts today and some balance. I've lost track of Mr F's expenses and we seem to have about £200 more than we should. I expect it will all come right sooner or later.

    I'm going to give myself one more day of complete rest (it is Sunday tomorrow after all) then I'm going to try and start doing a little more. Do some healthier cooking for a start

    Speak soon

    Fortune x
    Mortgage: 5% paid Overpayments: 592.38 Emergency Fund: 61%

    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us - J R R Tolkein
    • wishingthemortgaheaway
    • By wishingthemortgaheaway 10th Mar 18, 11:13 PM
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    wishingthemortgaheaway
    For once I shall say, 'take heed of Dr Google' for he knows that the lovely Fortune should rest, recouperate and nap some more.
    The 100 payment countdown (each payment = £400) 2018 Starts at 13/100 o/s £34,750.
    Jan 18 14/100 Feb 15/100 March 18/100 April 19/100
    Term Mortgage free date: October 2029 Current mortgage free date: April 2025 March 2024 Jan 2024
    MFW 2018 Challenge Member #162 £1600ish/£2,500
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 11th Mar 18, 11:20 AM
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    Sounds good, Fortune - listen to Dr Google and Wishing, though

    As for cooking more healthily - this is what frozen veg are for, I'm afraid
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Mar 18, 3:43 PM
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    beanielou
    Take it easy.
    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.
    • brizzledfw
    • By brizzledfw 11th Mar 18, 3:57 PM
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    brizzledfw
    Love to you and FDawg x
    MFiT-T4 Member No. 96 - 2022 is my MF goal
    Winter 17/18 Savings Rate Goal: 25% [October 30%]
    Declutter 60 items before 31.03.18 9/60 ** LSDs Target 10 for March 03/10 **AFDs 10/15 ** Sales/TCB Target 2018 £25/£500 NSDs Target 10 for March 02/10 Trying to be a Frugalista
    • Kittenkirst
    • By Kittenkirst 11th Mar 18, 4:45 PM
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    Glad to hear you are feeling up to some small walks for FDawg,
    Take lots of rest and keep smiling!
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    • greent
    • By greent 11th Mar 18, 10:29 PM
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    greent
    Glad to hear you're on the mend - but take it easy x
    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) £877.49/£4000
    Net sales 2018 £491.03/£1000 PAYDOX18 (#15) £13869.38/£18694.38
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