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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 -
    The New Adventures of Fortune -
    Last edited by Fortune Smiles; 04-05-2018 at 8:46 PM.
    Mortgage: 6% paid Overpayments: 1680.24 Emergency Fund: 70%

    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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    • rtandon27
    • By rtandon27 12th Aug 18, 2:10 PM
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    Wow! just Wow!

    Fortune you are truly talented!
    1 YEAR & 9 MONTHS DEBT FREE!!! (24 OCT 2016)
    (With heartfelt thanks to those who have gone before us & their indubitable generosity.)
    STILL - Juggling the pots to keep in the black! - NOT an easy task!
    • Moneyfordreams
    • By Moneyfordreams 12th Aug 18, 4:35 PM
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    gorgeous picture ,
    Mortgage restart June 2018 £119950
    zero personal cc
    6x166 for sofas ending November 2018
    £2500 on DD1s car cc
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 12th Aug 18, 6:16 PM
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    Lovely painting FS, and congratulations on the competition!
    "You won't bloom until you're planted" - Graffiti spotted in Newcastle.

    Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind - Doctor Who

    Overpayments in 2018 - £594.33 | Lose 1 stone - 0/14lbs |
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Aug 18, 8:34 PM
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    Painting is just awesome
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • greent
    • By greent 12th Aug 18, 8:43 PM
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    Just came on here to say that I saw the painting on fbook earlier - it's fabulous - very impressive. I always think that getting people 'right' is very hard.

    You are very talented, FS xx
    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
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    • in need of direction
    • By in need of direction 12th Aug 18, 10:23 PM
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    in need of direction
    awesome well deserved win
    Mortgage at 01.01.14 £119,481.83 today £74,745.76, target £65,000 by 31/12/18 Offset fund today £297.27 target £5,500 by 31/12/18
    Emergency fund £860/5.5k & £200/200 cash.
    Weight 8 July 14st 4lb
    determined to stop defining myself by my mistakes.
    Progress not perfection.
    • PurpleFairy26
    • By PurpleFairy26 13th Aug 18, 6:30 AM
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    Great picture. Especially people, (not that I can paint) but I always think that's so hard. Fabulous. Well done, lovely. Hope all is good in the shire.
    • Busy Mee1
    • By Busy Mee1 13th Aug 18, 7:17 AM
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    Busy Mee1
    Fabulous painting Fortune. You are so talented.
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