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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 28th Dec 17, 9:04 AM
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    JackieO
    New Year, New Plans and Hopes
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    • 28th Dec 17, 9:04 AM
    New Year, New Plans and Hopes 28th Dec 17 at 9:04 AM
    Good Morning chums ,well as its almost the end of 2017 what things would you like to see change for the better in the coming year.
    Not so much resolutions, as they are far to easy to forget, and break. But actual plans, hopes and dreams ,be they small or large and why

    I am hoping to detox my study of all the old rubbish accumulated over the past year , the projects started, and not finished. The books collected, yet not read.

    The upcycling to be done in my conservatory, no more shilly-shallying that stool will get finished off sanding, undercoated and top coated .

    The shelf I bought to be put up will jolly well get put up .The mirror that I stuck around with masking tape will be painted and hung. The print I bought back in April will be framed and hung up.Tubs in the garden will get planted with tomatoes instead of bulbs to save me some cash.

    enough prevaricating, this is my master plan for 2019, so come on chums what's yours.

    doesn't have to be big can be a to-do job that just hasn't been done Pick a few out and write them done and get motivated
    Lets see how many of us can polish a few of them off

    JackieO xx
    Last edited by JackieO; 25-01-2018 at 10:32 AM.
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    2019 January 41.45 in total spent this month Feb 18.90 spent so far
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    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 14th Apr 18, 8:50 PM
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    nannywindow
    Evening all.
    It's been a lovely day so have been out in the front garden taking down a dwarf conifer. (8ft high by at least 8ft wide, some dwarf that is! ) There are two more like that in the back garden waiting for the chop this year too.
    Most of the new windows are in and so the cleaning/tidying/de-cluttering has begun. Today a radio ( no longer working ) and some old hair straighteners have been binned. The process is slow but it's going in the right direction.
    Hope everyones plans/hopes are still on track. Good luck all.
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
    • eandjsmum
    • By eandjsmum 17th Apr 18, 7:32 PM
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    Hi All

    Just to let you know that I am now approaching the end of my second unfinished project.
    I have also had a declutter which I intend to continue with as I quite like the clear spaces.

    The garden has been started I have filled up the wheelie bin and two bin bags this weekend this will be ongoing as there is a hell of a lot to tackle.

    Budget to be worked through tonight.
    • nannywindow
    • By nannywindow 19th Apr 18, 9:02 PM
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    Good evening folks.
    Today's de-cluttered item....... a large stereo and it's storage unit. The wooden unit has been dismantled and will sit in the shed awaiting a new life as something else. The stereo unfortunately is destined for the tip .
    Good night all. Keep up the good work.
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, but this time more intelligently
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 28th Dec 18, 7:07 PM
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    Did it happen?

    Print off photos of DGSs, frame them in one of those multi-aperture frames that I bought almost 12 months ago and hang on the wall. Yes, it happened!

    Reduce the pile of "to be read again" books and finally get them out of the house. Some made their way out, but still a fair few to go.

    Don't have a garden (just a small patio) but do have quite a few large pots that I'd like to use for food stuff (fruit, herbs, veggies). Grew small tomatoes, radishes, strawberries, chives. Also went gathering blackberries and crab apples.

    Continue working through my yarn stash. In 2018 I knitted: man's jumper x1, ladies jumper x1, ladies cardigans x2, children's jumpers x6 and a throw still in the making - all without buying more yarn. The stash is going down, but there's still a lot there!

    Go through my (large) fabric stash and actually make something with it . Any pieces I know I won't use can go to the CS. Failure on this one but will be trying again in 2019.

    Try to go for a walk every day - even if it's only round the block! (I need the exercise ) Partial success but room for improvement.

    Like blackcatsx2, continue with the whole-house de-clutter. The kitchen is next on the hit-list! An enormous amount has gone in the first sweep but there's more could go!
    Originally posted by YorksLass
    So, how was it for you?
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!
    Feb 152 - 20 bulk fund - 58.65 = 73.35 in budget and 9/28 NSD
    2019 to date: 9.27 under budget (2018: 172.45 under budget)

    • PollyWollyDoodle
    • By PollyWollyDoodle 28th Dec 18, 8:53 PM
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    Argh I've had trouble quoting my previous post, lost several long posts trying, and I can't seem to get colour to work. So here's a summary:

    Meal plan and cook from scratch more
    I did fairly well, not every week but this has definitely increased over the last year.

    Make my own bread
    I kept making bread, not very successfully. Then someone locally started a Real Bread Club, we have only had one meeting so far but it's definitely helped, and I managed to produce something edible!

    Continue decluttering with the Marie Kondo method
    Ongoing, there's always more to do but overall I think I have kept this up

    Spend more time having fun, and seeing friends
    I have had quite a few days out, short breaks and theatre trips - as well as just having coffee, and chats.

    Do more sewing
    A partial success. I have done quite a bit, but not as much as I'd like, and rather too much for other people. This is going back on the list for 2019.

    Go for a walk every day
    Failed. There are reasons for this, I've got some joint problems which are being investigated. I have started swimming regularly and have kept it up for six months.

    Plan and take a proper holiday - I've got funds saved up, but I keep putting off making a decision
    Didn't happen but I have got a short holiday booked in May.

    I'm really pleased to look back at this, I've done better than I thought. One aim I didn't put down last year, because I was trying to be realistic, was to lose weight. Amazingly that has happened this year, I have lost more than a stone although there's still more to go.

    Time to plan next year's hopes!
    "Inconceivable". "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
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