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    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 3rd Nov 17, 12:05 AM
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    Sue-UU
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11
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    • 3rd Nov 17, 12:05 AM
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 3rd Nov 17 at 12:05 AM
    Hello again Potters and welcome aboard to any new members, I never thought we would have been running THIS long, but here we are starting off with "SPC "No 11"!!! Where have all the years gone since it first began, apparently very fast for sure! It's very hard to believe that we have now been running for a full decade and are now on the way into our 11th year!!!! We've had 10 amazingly money-saving years, but it's all purely because of the determined saving of you all - many thanks to you amazing folk who have made SPC what it is!!


    For all newcomers...yes "Old Timers" too - it's so very important to please read through this entire post to see what the SPC is all about, dates for counting up and our re-opening date etc.. However, please be sure to Join the forum first in order to be able to join the challenge - if you haven't already! For ALL SPC members, please chat away on this SPC 10 thread about your conquests, money-saving ideas etc from Post 4 (below) onward, it gives encouragement to all, including yourselves as it keeps the motivation to save far stronger.

    For all newcomers - a really huge heartfelt welcome! We're a terrific bunch who just adore greeting more members to the flock. Please read through this entire post and you'll be aware of why SPC is so special. You all settle in straight away and become part of our saving family!

    The idea is to save as much as possible throughout the following year until just before Christmas - which this year will be to open our pots on Thursday the 1st November 2018. We save it in pots that we've pre-sealed to stop us being tempted to open them. Any spare cash can be put away, every day/week/month, whatever is best for you. If you have change left over after you've been shopping - pop it in the pot! After all why not! However small the change...the likelihood is that it won't be missed, and might otherwise have been wasted!

    Most of us put in the difference in that we've been saved on special offers etc, it's all saved at the shop so it makes sense to save it in the pot to mount up!

    Below are the basics for making your pot and sealing.

    Firstly: Get yourself a pot, and remember - it doesn't need to cost much - if anything. If money's tight then use any pot for now, I.e. A sweet tin, coffee jar..extremely MSE!! Next - seal it with sellotape and be sure to make a slit in the lid, big enough for a 50p to go in, that way all coins will fit in. Later on, if you wish, you can always take advantage of finding a cheap pot in the sales after Christmas, or put one you fancy on your Christmas list! You can always buy ready sealed tins from reasonably priced shops! They're usually about a POUND from a £ store!!

    It can also be interesting and challenging to make yourself a Papier Mach! Pig (or any animal) etc by using Frugaldom's recipe by clicking here then going to Post No. 597 of SPC 1 or by going to a totally separate thread papier mach! Animal here. Many thanks to Frugaldom.

    After selecting your pot, seal round the lid with sellotape or superglue if necessary. Again, be sure to make a slit in the top that is the right size for a 50p to go in! NB. If you make a Papier Mach! Pot you will need to "operate" on it at the end of each challenge! Still, you can always have the pleasure of making a new one towards the end of the year, or getting the kiddies involved - if you're the daring type! The mind could run riot with what to model!

    Terrimundi pots are available in many shops and on-line, they're very attractive and another ready sealed way to save, and though the manufacturers and retailers would have you believe differently, you DO NOT need to smash them to remove your cash!! I've used mine for 10 years...and at the end of each year's (since 2009 when I graduated from a carton!) challenge, hubby and I have a whale of a time, doing things the 'old' way by tilting the pot and using a knife! Though, a few years ago DH bought a 12" steel ruler in from the shed which is thin and broad and perfect for the job. So be assured that, so long as you go carefully, you CAN use them again and again....unless you drop the darned things!! They are costly though, but this is where your Christmas list comes in handy, though always keep a look out in charity shops too!

    Regarding the Sealed Cans many of you use, apparently the best way to open the sealed tins is, rather than using a tin opener, squeeze the side of the tin, where the seam meets and you can pop the seal and tip the money out that way.


    The term roadkill = any money found on pavements, parks etc; even in car parks or on shop floors etc.

    NB. A few notes of interest.

    1/ Any money given as a gift (other than Birthdays, Christmas etc) i.e.. Inherited can not be included as savings. Likewise any money put directly into the bank cannot be counted as savings with SPC. Money from small second jobs is ok, such as cleaning for Mrs Bloggs down the road/ taking in ironing, a part-time job or anything similar is ok to be saved. Any savings saved via Christmas Clubs can also be used in your SPC Totals, it's another way of saving for Christmas after all. Money received from cashback sites such as Quidco, topcashback etc can be included in your pots. Likewise, any money made from sales on E-Bay, Facebook or similar can be saved.

    Also it is possible to include all other savings from MSE Challenges with your SPC Totals i.e. the £2 Challenge as, apparently they aren't put down on the challenge threads themselves. If you're unsure, please ask on the thread, and remember - there's no so thing as a stupid question!

    Second incomes can come in many varied and very lucrative guises and anything such as that would be unfair to other members. Mostly the SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save during the year...mostly it's relatively small amounts which are saved from wages, housekeeping, good budgeting etc. Remunerations via the letting of second homes cannot be included in the SPC.

    2/
    Whenever you're in the dilemma of "ooh should I buy that?" If you don't need it, but just want it - leave it there and pot the cash instead, you'll be much more satisfied with the accomplishment, pleased with your self-discipline too. All too often, if I go back a second time I find I didn't even like whatever it was anyway.

    3/ You can ask me to put a Target on for you to try to meet (it goes alongside your name and number on the 2nd and 3rd posts below) but it's not necessary. If you do set one, but are unable to meet it, it doesn't matter at all, at least you will have tried! A few people keep account of all they save, but most of us count what we save daily or weekly, then put it on the thread to help encourage others.... Ourselves too, then we pot it and forget about it and.... wait for the surprise at the end of the year!
    If you are hoping for a particular amount by Declaration Day but still want a nice surprise come November, work out what amount you would like, then work out how much you will need to save (pot) on a weekly or monthly basis in order to achieve it. Save that sum regularly as well as potting any spare change after shopping, that way you are bound to come out on top and have a surprise come November!
    4/ Mainly SPC is a challenge to see how much we can save in a year for Christmas 2017. However, over the last 9 years we've had some members who needed theirs at sometime throughout the year for bills, and personally I'd far sooner they take the cash out for that than pay more interest or...miss a due date! You can always start again, even if it's getting later in the year, you can even include what you needed to take out on Declaration Day, after all, you will have saved it!! Whatever you need to do, don't worry about it - be happy and proud you have saved!
    Please don't worry about the amounts others save! We are all individuals with such varying jobs/incomes, each with different expenditures and commitments etc so while some find saving a real struggle for others it's obviously easy. However, it's the pleasure we all receive from our personal potting results - whatever you manage to pot, be happy with it, and be proud!!!!

    5/ If you wish to save for something special, a holiday, wedding etc then please do so, just please remember to declare it on November 1st. The most important thing, is that you are saving ...and hopefully not tempted to take it out unnecessarily.
    If anyone has any other queries, then please sing out...though not too loudly.....you might shatter your pot/s!

    6/ At the end of the year (or when we've saved for what we wish) count up all your money saved and declare your Total either by waiting until the declaration date - or (if you've needed your cash for other things - by putting your Total on your MSE signature to remind you to include it in your full Total; that particularly applies to those using their money for holidays etc, but PLEASE remember to return to the thread on the 1st November to declare those Totals to me.
    Some members prefer not to keep too much money in the house and count theirs up every now and then to bank it, in which case they always pop the amount banked on their MSE signatures.

    7/ KEEP YOUR POT or POTS SAFE!! If you hide it, be sure to remember where you put it as it wouldn't be the first time that members have forgotten where they've hidden it!

    8/ "Holding Pots": To anyone concerned about putting money into their pot...then possibly needing it later in the week/month: Why not use an unsealed pot or purse as a "holding pot" and pop the money in there first each day/week/month - then, if it's not needed (for car parking costs, little Johnnie's school trip etc) - put it in your Sealed pot so it stays put. Do that each week and it'll save you taking money from the bank. Discipline yourself to only take what's needed though!

    9/ "Where to take bags of cash at the end of the year?": With regards to this all important question, here's vital help from girl at play: "I bank with Bank of Scotland and they accept as many change bags as you have, as long as you take them to the business banking counter." Thank you so much GAP, it's so handy for members to know. This applies to many banks, I suspect most banks/building societies are the same if truth be known. Remember also that most banks have counting machines, so any of you who really don't like counting money, take them in and let the machine do the counting for you; you'll get a receipt which you then take to the counter. PLEASE - DON'T EVER CHANGE IT IN ONE OF THE COINSTAR MACHINES AT THE ENTRANCES OF SUPER MARKETS.... THEY WILL TAKE AROUND 10% OF YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!

    10/ Members who do not return by the end of November of any year will sadly now lose their numbers as, many people who sign up to the challenge then don't bother returning! To be fair, I think a lot get swept up in the excitement of it all, but then, for one reason of another, can't or don't wish to keep it up, but that then leaves me with a long list of non savers on the list which makes things very difficult over time. Any saving members won't be at all worried about this - but if those 'defaulting' (bad word, but...!) members remember, then - come on back and ask for another number, you will always be be more than welcome!

    On the 2 posts below is a list of members and their numbers, always display your No on your signatures please, that makes life so much easier for me and my DH when counting up all of our Totals. In December or thereabouts I declare the Grand Total of ALL that we members have collected, and what a terrific sight that is! Please declare your savings ASAP on or close to the 1st November please.

    Just a quiet word of warning to all those in the Cambridge area - forget ever thinking of looking for roadkill there as jakes-mum will even tackle you the ground to get to it first! Though, how about challenging her!!

    Once again, we've just had a fantastic year, let's keep it up and see what we can achieve this year. Good luck everyone and save well!!

    PLEASE take note everyone Thursday 1st Nov is the closing date for 2018, the day we declare what we've saved on the thread, kindly declare your monies saved within 2 weeks of the 1st, thank you kindly.

    Anyone wishing to join us please post on the thread to ask and I'll give you a number and an official welcome so you can join in the fun......and please do note that...time means any time of year!

    It's Never Too Late To Join Us! and You Never Need To Re-join....well, unless you stop visiting us in November! However.......you can always return to the fold and be made very welcome!

    Many thanks for reading
    , Sue
    Last edited by Sue-UU; 04-11-2017 at 6:50 PM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016 = £52, 002.40!!! 2017 = £50.456.23!!!!

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    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 4th Jul 18, 8:29 AM
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    dustydigger
    Hi dustydigger I have just seen you sig at the bottom of your post Well done over your weight loss that is brilliant
    Originally posted by Lost2

    Thanks,Lost2.Actually I have put some back on,I lost 4 st in total over the last year.I have added about 500cals a day,and let my weight rise by 10lbs to get back to a normal metabolism.Letting carbs back in puts about 5lb back on immediately,and then we had visitors from USA in June,and we spent an awful lot of time feasting
    I am taking a 3 month break from dieting as I think that will be good for my body. A bit unnerving seeing just how quickly the weight goes back on,mind you,and I have now been told I have thyroid deficiency which makes losing weight very difficult......(sigh) There's always something.
    Anyway,the effect the weight loss has had is amazing,diabetes in remission (down from 49 to 37,blood pressure down from 145/87 to 119/69,cholesterol down from 5.3 to 3.3!!!!!! Good old vegetables,boring but lifesaving
    I am now going to get back into slimming,starting this week,but I expect to only lose about 1 lb a month,a quarter of what I lost in the past,because of the thyroid problems.But that will get me much nearer to that original 4 st loss by Xmas,and slow and steady will win the race. My BMI is still very high,33,but my aim will be get down to the ''overweight'' region,below 30.At 70 I doubt I will ever get much lower than that So I will aim for a total loss of 4 1/2 stone,maybe by the end of 2019.Slow and steady!
    Last edited by dustydigger; 04-07-2018 at 2:37 PM.

    SPC 2018 # 012 -
    £2 Savers 2018 #19 £154 Tesc* Xmas Savers £25.85
    Icel@nd bonus card £16 House & Home Fund 2018 - £277 (plus £174 from 2017 = £451)
    weight loss :3/7lb AF Mar-Aug 178 days+ Sep 18/24 Books read Sep 9/12 Prolific £4.75

    • jakes-mum
    • By jakes-mum 4th Jul 18, 9:50 AM
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    jakes-mum
    Morning potters, still potting away, heat is absolutely destroying me I have been hidden in the house for the last week, even trying to peg out my washing was causing me problems. My vitamin D levels are really low so i'm on double dose tablets (they wanted me on 4x but they give me terrible migraines) i'm so annoyed, the sun is right there! but I can't sit in it to boost my Vit D! anyone know where I can part ex this body for a new one?

    Gotta go to £land today so hopefully a few pennies for the pot when I get home. Have a sunshine filled day everyone
    SPC No 002 SPC(3) £285/£250 (4) £519.84/£500 (5) £768.32/£500 (6) £911.30/£600 (7) £913.23/£600 (8) £1184.82/£750 (9) £2864.04/£750 (10) £3846.25/£1000 (11) 0/£1000
    Total Wins Of 2012 = £3015.03 Wins Of 2013 = £4427.11 Wins of 2014 = £2361.97 Wins of 2015 = £1754.90 Wins of 2016 £267.98 Wins of 2017 £25 Wins of 2018 £59
    • siju
    • By siju 4th Jul 18, 12:50 PM
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    siju
    Welcome to our thread Omg7kdebt. Our lovely leader will visit shortly to issue you with your own SPC number. In the meantime, make sure to read through the instructions on the first page. It sounds as if you are off to a good start, happy potting

    Haven't potted much lately as I've been cruising the Fjords in Norway and dancing with Anton Du Beke in Coventry! Feet are firmly on the ground now though and it's all back to the grindstone. I have £3.74 to pot today. Enjoy the weather potters.
    SPC 11 - #192
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79 2017 - £369.49
    • katsoocam
    • By katsoocam 4th Jul 18, 1:49 PM
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    katsoocam
    Is it too late to join?
    Hi
    I have always been a big user of a change pot but usually crack it open every couple of months to pay for a treat. However this year I am on maternity leave (due Monday!) so there will be less time and money for treats and it would be really useful to have some extra cash for Christmas. If it's not too late I would love to join.
    • Littlebigmoose
    • By Littlebigmoose 4th Jul 18, 5:02 PM
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    Littlebigmoose
    40p found in my car. Potted.
    GOAL: To build savings and be debt free
    1. £1000 Emergency fund challenge- number 270... £10/£1000
    2. 1% Challenge 2018- number 23... 0%
    3. 3-6 month emergency fund challenge- number 92...
    4. Sealed Pot Challenge11 - number 014
    • siju
    • By siju 5th Jul 18, 12:49 PM
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    siju
    Ooh katsoocam a very big welcome. I hope your little one won't keep you waiting too long in this heat! Sue, our esteemed leader, will be along to give you your SPC number but until then, please read through her post at the start of the challenge.

    Nothing to pot today but will be calling at the supermarket on the way home so hopefully will have something to pot then.
    SPC 11 - #192
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79 2017 - £369.49
    • KONG
    • By KONG 5th Jul 18, 1:48 PM
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    KONG
    1,59£ potted today. (Handle in a few bottles)
    "Sealed Pot Challenge" Member No. 938
    "Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2011" Member No. 7
    • Omg7kdebt
    • By Omg7kdebt 5th Jul 18, 7:09 PM
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    Omg7kdebt
    Found 6p in my desk drawer today! - have not put anything else in for a couple of days but on the upside, I've not really spent anything either so I'll take that.
    Hoping to get change out of a tenner for a Friday night out tomorrow (I cant believe I'm saying that, getting change out of £50 was unlikely a few short weeks ago) and I'm looking forward to adding to my tin.
    • Sue-UU
    • By Sue-UU 6th Jul 18, 12:43 PM
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    Sue-UU
    A very good afternoon all SPCers!!
    Please may I join? I have been lurking these forums for some time. I have an old celebrations tin that I!!!8217;ve been sticking my coppers in for some time but now I!!!8217;ve sealed it up and put a hole in the lid ~ going to put all my spare change in from now on.
    Originally posted by Omg7kdebt
    Hi
    I have always been a big user of a change pot but usually crack it open every couple of months to pay for a treat. However this year I am on maternity leave (due Monday!) so there will be less time and money for treats and it would be really useful to have some extra cash for Christmas. If it's not too late I would love to join.
    Originally posted by katsoocam

    A VERY warm welcome to you Omg7kdebt No 051 and katsoocam No 052. It's lovely to have you with us and is never too late to join us! Have fun saving and enjoying the banter. You'll find your numbers by your names above as well as on the list on the 1st post of page 1. Please read through post 1 as it'll let you know exactly what to do with the challenge. PS. We always empty our pots and declare our savings in November, please make a note of this year's date: 1st Nov 2018.

    Please also subscribe to the thread by clicking on "Thread Tools" (lower green bar) and clicking "Subscribe to this thread"...or you may lose us! To put your SPC No on, go to "Quick Links" (right side of top green bar), click and then click on "Edit Signature" and you're away.

    *Please everyone:pop your numbers on your sigs, it really helps me.


    Hello, my number is 45, it should already be in my signature, I can see it?

    Thank you
    Originally posted by twigletsmum
    Many thanks for the great welcomes, siju, here are another couple of gold stars for your signauture. I hope you had a marvelous time cruising in Norway, it always sounds amazing! Good potting btw.

    Thanks a lot twigletsmum, blowed if I could see your No on your sig though maybe it was the colour text.

    Thanks so much for your lovely words, Saver-upper, whilst we have this heat I fully intend to stay in and may even have to force myself to watch Wimbledon! Good potting.

    You have my sympathy with the weight-loss battle, dustydigger, as it's so hard if you have a thyroid problem; I have an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism). I manage to keep mine down due to walking between 4 - 6 miles per day, but it works. Congatulations on the amazing amount you lost and good luck from here on!!

    Hi jakes-mum! So you're another sufferer of this blessed heat too then as well as having low vitamin D levels. Mine have been really low due to my other drugs, but I'm now on a double daily amount and beginning to feel the benefits. Just a few moments in the sun each day will help boost you.

    BTW folks. If any of you are thinking about getting new pots from £land for next year then why not pop on down before the close and get them for half price.

    All the very best with your baby's birth, katsoocam, it must be awful for you right now with this heat so let's hope he or she is on time! Please let us know of the arrival....before you're out of the theatre if you don't mind!

    NB. Please could you all make sure your Nos are on your siggys please. Thanks a lot.

    Well done, Littlebigmoose, that 40p is far better off in you pot than staying in the car, especially as someone else might have spotted if first!!

    Very well done KONG!!

    Good work with the 6p, Omg7kdebt, and fingers crossed with that change you're hoping for!

    A £10er has gone in the pot for me, chuffed with that.


    Sue xx


    Opening date for SPC 11 will be 1st November 2018


    Anyone wishing to join us, it's NEVER too late, so please just ask, you'll be made very welcome.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 871.52 Grand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016 = £52, 002.40!!! 2017 = £50.456.23!!!!

    • Omg7kdebt
    • By Omg7kdebt 7th Jul 18, 12:22 PM
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    Omg7kdebt
    Good work with the challenge over the last couple of days; underspent my budget on a work night out so managed to put over 6 pounds in from that, and found some foreign currency in a dresser drawer. #12.51 not enough to do anything else with so in went
    Sealed pot challenge #051

    Attempting to pay down 7k debt before 2019.
    • jakes-mum
    • By jakes-mum 8th Jul 18, 10:33 AM
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    jakes-mum
    I am indeed Sue, hate the cold, hate the heat, am only happy in the spring and autumn, but we seem to have completely bypassed spring this year! I was talked into buying a hot tub yesterday, a flippin hot tub! its like 700 degrees out there, lets buy a hot tub! DH and DD were in it last night very happy. I suppose sitting in the water in the evening might make it bearable to obtain some of that sunshine without feeling like i'm about to pass out

    Welcome Omg7kdebt! You are off to a cracking start keep going! its very addictive

    Welcome also Katsoocam, ohhhh I feel for you right now! I had my DS in the summer of 2001 when we had that awful heatwave, so very hot all the time! I did better with DD, she was born in January I highly recommend pregnancy in the winter

    DH went off to the pub on friday and brought me back £7 odd in change to swap for a £10 note robbed again I was! saw some silver on his bedside table when I went upstairs and nicked that too, made the swap feel slightly more fair I am feeling very unhappy! where are all the £2 coins? my poor £2 coin tin is only about a quarter full it needs friends!

    Right off to sort out DD and possibly iron I keep looking at the pile and groaning but I think it might now be at the stage that I need to tackle it as its not so much being piled in the basket as now each item gets precariously perched with a prayer it doesn't slide off the mountain.
    SPC No 002 SPC(3) £285/£250 (4) £519.84/£500 (5) £768.32/£500 (6) £911.30/£600 (7) £913.23/£600 (8) £1184.82/£750 (9) £2864.04/£750 (10) £3846.25/£1000 (11) 0/£1000
    Total Wins Of 2012 = £3015.03 Wins Of 2013 = £4427.11 Wins of 2014 = £2361.97 Wins of 2015 = £1754.90 Wins of 2016 £267.98 Wins of 2017 £25 Wins of 2018 £59
    • katsoocam
    • By katsoocam 8th Jul 18, 11:50 AM
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    katsoocam
    Thank you for my number! Working on the signature. I'm deliberately not keeping track of what I put in the pot so it will all be a delightful surprise, but found a few bits and bobs about the place. No news on the baby yet!
    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 8th Jul 18, 12:18 PM
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    dustydigger
    Had a princely £2.68 in my purse today for the fortnightly emptying. Not a lot to show for a fortnight,is it,though £6 did go in my £2 coins tin,so thats something. But I'm with Mr Micawber,any surplus leads to happiness!
    Last edited by dustydigger; 08-07-2018 at 12:25 PM.

    SPC 2018 # 012 -
    £2 Savers 2018 #19 £154 Tesc* Xmas Savers £25.85
    Icel@nd bonus card £16 House & Home Fund 2018 - £277 (plus £174 from 2017 = £451)
    weight loss :3/7lb AF Mar-Aug 178 days+ Sep 18/24 Books read Sep 9/12 Prolific £4.75

    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 8th Jul 18, 9:51 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Hi everyone

    Just back from holidays - thanks to the hot weather and having the dog, who also obliged us by being ill for 2 days and needing 2 trips to the local vet to the tune of £100, we didn't get out much and consequently I've bought almost no souvenirs or holiday tat. Almost

    Unfortunately we were already planning to return home a day early as a friend and colleague passed away and her funeral was on Friday - then my hubby's aunt died on the Saturday as we left home and would you believe her funeral was also Friday, at the same time. Naturally family came first BUT it meant we had to go shopping for funeral-appropriate clothing (hubby is a stickler for black and white only at funerals - whereas my colleague's not unexpectedly was 'no black'). Also not easy when you have a dog with you and of course can't leave her anywhere when you're camping. It was a logistical nightmare on many levels - travelling to our usual Heathrow Travelodge, sorting out a dog-sitter otherwise I couldn't attend, packing the car strategically so not too much was on show... But we made it and that was the main thing. We must have spent the whole week once we knew the date/time working on the logistics of it.

    Anyway it's back to work tomorrow and I've just swapped everything from 'holiday' bag/purse to 'work' bag/purse and the resulting purse clear-out yielded £7 in £1 coins and £6 in £2s. Plus a bit of shrapnel for the bottle. I now have 2 bags of stuff to take back to Debenhams and Primark that I bought for the funeral but didn't need/wear!!

    Meanwhile back in the adult world, I need to organise a new washing machine as mine sounds like it's spinning a load of marbles.

    Haven't had the opportunity to catch up yet but hope you're all doing OK!!
    * Xmas 2018 #8 £310 / £365 * (2017 £496.53; 2016 £424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66 * Clothes Challenge 2018 #13 *
    SPCNo.10 £682.31
    SPCNo.9 £442.64
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 8th Jul 18, 9:52 PM
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    Saver-upper
    Potted another £2 coin today.
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50





    • siju
    • By siju 9th Jul 18, 12:50 PM
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    siju
    Thank you for my stars Sue

    I'm loving this weather, however, I did think I was going to melt yesterday in the heat! We had a lovely weekend as DS and his girlfriend came to stay and we had a full family get together Saturday - the dog thought it was Christmas and wondered where the turkey was!

    I've have £10 in £1 coins to pot today. Enjoy your week Potters, stay cool
    SPC 11 - #192
    Totals: 2014 - £264.51 2015 - £207.50 2016 - £396.79 2017 - £369.49
    • twigletsmum
    • By twigletsmum 11th Jul 18, 6:37 AM
    • 26 Posts
    • 86 Thanks
    twigletsmum
    Thanks a lot twigletsmum, blowed if I could see your No on your sig though maybe it was the colour text.


    Iíve (hopefully) changed the colour text now so should be clearer. Thank you
    Virtual Sealed Pot #16 Total £258.10/£350 = 73.74%

    SPC11 - #45
    • katsoocam
    • By katsoocam 11th Jul 18, 9:42 AM
    • 89 Posts
    • 254 Thanks
    katsoocam
    Still no sign of baby, and have done all my big chores, so have been pottering around tidying out drawers etc which has yielded a few handfuls of small change for the pot!
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 12th Jul 18, 12:05 AM
    • 1,807 Posts
    • 13,650 Thanks
    Saver-upper
    Still no sign of baby
    Originally posted by katsoocam

    katsoocam I distinctly remember replying to your introductory post on here the other day,but now I can't find it.Mustn't have pressed "Submit reply"

    But what I did say,was good luck with baby (how exciting ),and we are all very nosey around here,especially when it comes to babies,so please keep us updated.Jakes mum and I are particularly clucky
    And in keeping with the rules of keeping our posts on topic,I have two £2 coins to pot when I get up to go to bed .




    Phew-managed to slip in some potting news
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50





    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 15th Jul 18, 10:03 PM
    • 1,807 Posts
    • 13,650 Thanks
    Saver-upper
    Three days without anyone posting on the thread?Everyone must be out enjoying the sun.
    Tonight I potted 4 x £2 coins that I was given in change at Sainsburys yesterday.
    SPC #155 x 7.SPC7=£751.10 SPC8=£651.04 SPC9=£843.00 SPC10=£872.76
    Pinecone £301,Valued Opinions £10.50





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