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    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 21st Jan 18, 5:47 PM
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    Dusty's Frugal Fortnights
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    • 21st Jan 18, 5:47 PM
    Dusty's Frugal Fortnights 21st Jan 18 at 5:47 PM
    I love MSE,so much wisdom and practical advice for someone seeking to improve not just finances but the quality of life. However it is surely a time eater,and being frugal with my time is certainly a high priority on my agenda! I spend way to much time online these days,and frequenting MSE has added another hour to the total!
    So I thought it wiser for now to have a diary where I can post my thoughts and plans,rather than posting - however much fun it is - on lots of threads.
    I will be 70 end of a,Mr Dusty is 78. We live on the guaranteed minimum income pension,and need to live frugally,because with 4 children,5 granddaughters,a great granddaughter with a great grandson due in March,plus various partners making a grand total of 14 people to buy for at Xmas and birthdays I definitely need to keep control of my finances. Plus of course saving for household needs,and all the normal expenses of running a home.
    For years there was always at least one child in dire financial straits,but things thankfully have stabilized,they have jobs and are settled,and at last I can get my finances firmly under control.I have one more arg*s payment and then I am totally debt free
    I have my bills on direct debit,and this month have set up several bank accounts for different purpose,and am starting this new year with eagerness for once (more later on various woes).Mr Dusty saves for himself,but he has family in Africa where life is extremely hard and he has constant drains on his finances.All the bills and running the house come out of my part of our income,and we arrange our affairs on a fortnightly basis. I hope keeping track of all my affairs in a mindful manner will lead to a feeling of financial security and stability - and its quite fun too challenging myself to live in a frugal way. A new fortnight starts tomorrow
    I also hope to add posts about decluttering and organizing the home,about my Slimming World continuing challenges,recycling,and also about the Sealed Pot challenge,surveys,hobbies etc,and anything really that comes into my head!
    Looking forward to improving many parts of my life!
    Last edited by dustydigger; 16-05-2018 at 11:28 AM.

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    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 3rd May 18, 9:06 PM
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    Remember that 4 stone is still an amazing achievement.
    BEst to go to maintain if I was you.
    You could call target for now & then adjust it when things are more stable health wise?
    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.
    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 4th May 18, 9:23 AM
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    Remember that 4 stone is still an amazing achievement.
    BEst to go to maintain if I was you.
    You could call target for now & then adjust it when things are more stable health wise?
    Originally posted by beanielou
    thanks for your comment,beanie lou.
    Yes.I've decided to maintain for now but will not be going to SW any more,I need less stress in my life
    And calling target with 2 or 3 stone left to go will look very strange. Most members are just beginning their weight loss journey at that weight!
    And I am having serious doubts about the whole SW method . I'll have a rant about that another time
    Now I must do my tasks for the day list done and get down to some work !
    Last edited by dustydigger; 04-05-2018 at 9:30 AM.

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    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 4th May 18, 11:14 AM
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    Lovely sunny day today,shame about the nasty wind!
    Mr Dusty slept in till after nine this morning,after doing the garden yesterday.Didnt have breakfast till 9.30 !
    Then the handle on the bathroom window came off in his hand. For months it has got looser,the window not closing fully unless we jammed something in to close it tight,or else those lovely northern gentle breezes(!) made the upstairs freezing.Tried to fix it,no chance so had to call council.
    In a queue (as usual) then when I did get through the woman said the computer was being sluggish. 4 minutes of inane musak later she came back on apologising and said could she phone me back when the computer loaded.Had to wait 20 minutes,but finally arranged for a repair.Then I wanted to come on here,and there was no internet,cue faffing around with the router and now at last I get on .
    Obviously have to rearrange my jobs for the day,bathroom takes priority.So this morning:
    +tidy bathroom,wash floor,put bath mats in washer ,remove the toiletries from windowsill,(must find a box to pop them in).
    +do the potatoes,broccoli, chicken tikka.
    + remove cobwebs from all ceilings. scary amount of them,havent done it for a long time
    +prepare wallpaper paste to stick down various peeling /curling up wallpaper corners,and behind radiators.
    No idea when the council will come to do window,so my plans for the afternoon will be on hold.Wanted to go to that library 50 minute bus ride away and hand in 5 books,renew the other 5 .I go every two months,its a great library for my science fiction.Only one bus an hour though and close at 5 so I like to get the 2 pm bus,thats looking unlikely now.
    Running really late with the tasks so I'd better get on
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    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 6th May 18, 10:13 AM
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    Well,the man came to mend the window lock at 4.40,so never got out at all.
    Wasnt too well this weekend,broken sleep and night sweats,lots of oedema,so put on 3 lbs overnight

    Family problems too. GD2 has a nasty ex-partner who terrifies her. He lives in another town and there is a restraining order against him,he isnt even supposed to come here.GD2 changed the locks but he actually put the wheelie bins one on top of the other and climbed up to the bedroom window. First she knew was when he appeared coming down the stairs carrying a hammer. She has had to move back in with her mother with her two babies ( 18 months and 2 months) and he stalks her,peering in through the window,abusing and threatening her on FB.Yet again Friday night the police were called. My daughter lives only one block down from me,and we live in a nice, quiet,respectable crime free area,so police cars coming 2 and 3 times a week is just never seen. On top of the fear and tension,the embarrassment is awful. My family have lived here since my parents got the house in 1936 and we've never had a problem.My poor daughter,who often suffers from clinical depression is under enormous pressure,her house is jam packed with 3 daughters and the babies and all GD2s possessions,she has a stressful job with a 90 mins each way commute each day,and I worry about her almost more than the stalker situation.
    All in all,with Mr Dusty's never ending court case ( the former magistrate has left the area,works in another district court. He claims he is still writing his report,but surely he should have given everything to the incoming judge?Its a nightmare.Case began January 2013,still no end in sight!) ,the stalker situation,and my health problems I just laugh when websites talk about removing stress from your life with meditation,yoga,tai'chi and the like. Chance would be a fine thing.
    And no wonder I am ditching SW and slimming for the moment.It will be a major struggle avoiding stress and comfort eating and maintaining. It never rains but it pours........
    Last edited by dustydigger; 06-05-2018 at 10:28 AM.

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    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 6th May 18, 1:26 PM
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    That sounds really scary Dusty. I am surprised the police haven't arrested him and kept him locked up until trial. He must be breaking the law so it's hard to see why the authorities have not dealt with it already.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th May 18, 8:05 PM
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    That all sounds dire.
    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.
    • lonelyrat
    • By lonelyrat 7th May 18, 9:46 AM
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    Oh god Dusty, that sounds horrible your poor daughter/ granddaughter. It is very surprising more hasn't been done. You would think if there was restraining order and repeat offences the police would take more action.
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    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 9th May 18, 7:25 PM
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    Hello people.you must think I am lost.The internet has been horrendous for a week,and our IP is useless,all they tell you is to switch and switch back on!.Doing that every 10 minutes? I dont think so.
    Anyway,we checked all wiring and got new microfilters,tried different things,reset etc etc etc and touch wood it is now working. I think the problem is our neighbour's junction box is only a foot away from ours,through the wall,and sometimes their signal is stronger than ours.
    Mind you,at the community centre 2 minutes walk away today only a couple of the computers would even work. And one day last week when I tried to phone the council I was kept waiting almost 5 minutes as the girl tried to log on. In the end she said she would phone me back when she could get on my account,and I waited 20 minutes,so all internet round here seems a bit wonky,goodness knows whats going on!Anywat today its working,but I have been super busy or out,so it might as well have been off

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    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 9th May 18, 7:34 PM
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    About the stalker of GD2. Finally in court yesterday, he denied all charges,so has been awarded bail again,until a proper case in SEPTEMBER.It was all done in about 3 minutes.Unbelievable,our family has no luck with court cases,they go on forever.The police were at my daughter's for two hours last night,taking statements,asking questions - as if THEY were at fault. Talk about stress
    In theory stalking is supposed to be taken seriously,but in real life its still just a nuisance in the police's eyes I think.Plus the way they have closed down so many police stations,all jails are full to bursting point, they dont know where to put all the villains,so they just let them loose!
    Anyway,thank you for your concern,beanie lou,Lonelyrat and Sayschezza. Much appreciated
    Last edited by dustydigger; 09-05-2018 at 7:46 PM.

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    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 9th May 18, 8:16 PM
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    Oh dear,this fortnight I have been at sixes and sevens,nothing much achieved or even planned,my head has felt as if its stuffed with cotton wool. Sleeping is a joke. I did get out for a lovely long walk on Sunday,out in the fields. Walked 2 miles then sat on a bench reading for nearly an hour before continuing round in a big circle. Probably did about 3 miles altogether and thoroughly enjoyed it.Lovely and sunny but our typical brisk breeze kept me cool.
    Went to the library an hour's ride away yesterday,it is such a great library,especially for these days with closures,reduced hours and reduced book budgets.Returned 6 books,renewed 4 books and found 4 more I have really wanted to read,so that was great.
    I checked out the new stock for my local library system.Years ago the library system,with 39 branches had a huge budget. years ago the monthly list of new fiction additions was over 400. It dropped to 200 a couple of years ago. At Xmas it was 140 books added to the shelves. Last month it was a totally dire,pathetic,disgraceful THIRTY SEVEN fiction titles. No wonder I am willing to travel so far to find a good selection.
    But what are the poor council to do when baldly told by central govt that millions have once again been cut off their budget,but that they must still provide services

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    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th May 18, 8:31 PM
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    I use the library all the time.
    It takes a long long time to get new books now.
    Well, at least its free but we now pay for book club.
    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.
    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 11th May 18, 12:10 PM
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    Thats torn it! Phone call last night from stepson in USA,he and 2 of the kids are coming to visit - coming first week in June,leaving the 8th.
    Normally they give 2 months warning,so when nothing was said in March when he usually informs us I assumed they werent coming this year. I lay awake half the night trying to think of all the things I have to do,masive housework sessions ahead,painting,finding all the bedding etc,thinking of meals,entertainment etc etc etc. Good job I am much improved in the legs department because I have a lot of work ahead.
    Cant believe he left it so late to tell us!Guest room has been used as a playroom for 2 years by the grandkids,major packing and rearranging ahead there. Mr Dusty uses the box room as his den,we stacked the bed and mattress behind the wardrobes to give him a bit space as its only 11ftx 9ft. Now we need to drag them out again and stack Mr Dusty's mountains of stuff away somewhere.
    And then there is their baggage;they each bring 2 personal suitcases and a backpack stuffed to the brim,and then an extra suitcase each full of clothes for relatives and charity in Africa. The taxi drivers always have a headache trying to stack everything in the vehicle.
    Before we could put at least one kid and some baggage at my daughter's,but they are chockablock since my granddaughter and the 2 babies came back,so thats out.One year I put a table in the box room and stacked lots of things both under it and piled cases up on top.and they just had one suitcase each in the bedrooms,but its a tight squeeze.Its a small house and Mr Dusty has masses of stuff EVERYWHERE!
    We usually end up moving some of our furniture out on the yard under a tarpaulin just to make some space. Its the logistics of moving stuff about. And imagine if I hadnt already got rid of at least some stuff in my decluttering crusade.Oh boy,my stress levels are rising already! Literally slept only 3 hours last night as I lay till 3 am making mental lists etc.
    And isnt it a good thing I started an emergency fund?.Its not just decorating,and getting a new mattress etc,but not only do I have to cook for the visitors,(and pretty sure one is a vegan)but also all the family who come to see them.Never seen people eat as much salad and fruit as my stepson,and gallons of bottled water before you even think of what to cook.........

    Off to make a start,finding the guest bedding,crockery and glassware,bathroom sets and towels,etc etc etc and see what I need to buy.My brain is scurrying in all directions thinking what I need to do.

    SPC 2018 # 012 -
    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th May 18, 1:47 PM
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    You will be a busy bee then
    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.
    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 13th May 18, 5:07 PM
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    You will be a busy bee then
    Originally posted by beanielou

    I was pretty much stunned into immobility for a couple of days,brain scurrying off in all directions.Have been assessing what needs to be done and decided it will have to be the minimum,I am just not up to doing much,still not fully up to scratch. Yet another water infection,the night sweats(changing sheets every couple of days,good job its been so sunny lately,so I get them out on the line) poor sleep and feelings of anxiety,as if I have a dentist's appointment or a tough job interview ahead. You can know what is happening to you physically and mentally,but overcoming it aint easy.And all those external stressors - Mr Dusty's court case,GD2s stalker issue,dieting etc) - arent exactly helpful either!

    SPC 2018 # 012 -
    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 13th May 18, 6:07 PM
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    So,end of a rather dire fortnight,I have barely posted or kept track.So here's a rather slight summary.
    Finances:Emptied my purse today and had nearly 24,only 4 of which will go to my Sealed Pot,the 20 will be needed to buy some paint!
    Diet: is kaput,have been so nervy I have been comfort eating. Had half a loaf of bread this week ( ate none in 4 months) and 3 Fry's Creams in one afternoon,which depressed me a lot.Also Mr Dusty brought home my favourite scones,and I ate two off the belt,slathered in butter.
    Exercise: I went to the local T*sco a couple of times,10 mins walk,and did several shops using my shopping trolley. I really move fast when I have thatBut in my blue funk I spent hours at a time staring out of the window,couldnt be bothered to even watch TV.Not been up to sustained exercises or walks though,which is a shame when the weather has been good.I did enjoy that long walk last Sunday,but been nowhere since When I feel better of course it will be raining.
    Extra income: got another 5 from My Surveys,thats 20 since I started,paid for 6 books for my reading challenges. Finally reached my 20 level for Prolific,which has taken off the 20 but nothing has shown up on Circle yet. However it is a weekend so hopefully it turns up soon. I have it earmarked for a new kitchen pedal bin,a new mop,and some cheap tumblers. (the grandkids have demolished them little by little,and I darent let them get at my nice ones!)(every little helps.)
    Annoyingly the surveys have been offering me surveys when I was not together enough to take up the offers. Now of course when I feel better there wont be an offer in sight,never fails.

    Hobbies: Very pleased with my work in the family history group last Wednesday. I am making clean copies of documents of my paternal line.- father, grandfather,great grandfather.I really need records of birth,marriage,and death in each case,but thats not always possible once you get back to the 1700s and 1800s. Will continue this week,because my subscription ends on 6th July,and new frugal me wont pay 96 for another year!So I need to copy as many records as possible,unlimited free prints at the group.

    New fortnight tomorrow,hope I can post more regularly,impose some order in my chaotic mind!

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    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 13th May 18, 6:38 PM
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    Had quite a busy day. Of course there was the usual Sunday dinner to make,and did two loads of washing,dried lovely in the sunshine.Mr Dusty is ironing sheets right now!
    Also managed to use a damp seal paint on the ceiling at the bottom of the stairs. When we had the toilet plumbing emergency a few weeks ago,water seeped down under the floor and made nasty stains on the ceiling below,both in the hall and a corner of the sitting room.It's taken two weeks to dry out,very unsightly. This morning I used the sealant and it looks good even before putting on a coat of ordinary paint.Nightmare using the stepladder though,I cant bear the tenderness of my shins when they press against the ladder. In the end I had to use a chair,nice and stable and plenty of space to stand on.Cant step up onto the chair though,too high for my weak knees,so I still needed the ladders to get onto the chair. Then of course getting up and down and moving the chair along was a palaver,but I did it in the end.(I now have in mind for Xmas someone getting me a three step folding kitchen ladder. I must be shrinking because I even on tiptoes its hard reaching the top shelves in the kitchen cupboards!)
    Used the same method of chair and ladder to change my curtains in the living room. I recently washed and ironed all the curtains for Easter,all I did was put the ones from my bedroom,in the sitting room ,and the flowered ones in the guest bedroom,they are perfectly clean. One less job to do,washing /ironing curtains.Did all that while Mr Dusty was away in town. It would have taken twice as long and a whole lot of arguments to get it done.We dont do well working together

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    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 14th May 18, 10:45 AM
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    Another lovely sunny day,and not so much wind.The grass is growing amazingly fast. there is an open area across the road,and the council havent cut the grass there for several weeks and it is absolutely covered in dandelions,they look so bright and cheerful in the sun,but they have infiltrated our front garden,and even the back garden has been dotted with them. They have now become dandelion clocks so we have a million more to look forward to very soon

    Just had my fortnightly Asd@ home delivery,it took ages to unpack and put away. How can two people eat so much?Nearly 58,and that doesnt include anything like meat or fish,certainly no luxuries, no cakes biscuits etc.I am pretty good at sticking to my shopping list,I dont even look at sweets etc.
    I am always amused these days of avoiding processed foods etc that the actual sections of the supermarket I even walk down is almost entirely restricted to the fruit and veg,some frozen veg,and tinned fish.So getting a home delivery for the basics saves me a lot of hassle. Mr Dusty goes for the fresh meat fish bread etc. I go to Ald! once a fortnight for my fave yoghurt,peanut butter and a couple of items I prefer from their store,and then I get my Maris Piper potatoes from T*sco. I was probably spending at least 20 a week more,mostly on processed rubbish which was ruining my health.Good to know I have changed for the better

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    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 14th May 18, 11:06 AM
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    Doing my usual Monday morning cleaning.done the fridge,microwave,washing machine,and the cupboard doors.Am now off to prepare dinner (roasties,broccoli,carrots ,the brisket is already cooked off yesterday,so not much work)I am going to have a big salad with salmon (3 mins in the microwave,that'll do me ). This afternoon I am off to do some shopping at Wilko,but need to get into town to look in the pound shops for things like paper napkins,paper cups to cut down on washing up and the like.Also need need new wooden salad utensils,Mr Dusty,clueless,stirred something I was frying with it and got it all blackened and not looking good. I used to like Poundstretcher for kitchen utensils,glassware and the like,fair quality and low prices,but sadly they closed down last year So I need to rummage around looking for bargains!
    Off to do the veg,then mop the floor,then make my salad.
    Hope I can get on later to do my budget,after coming back from shopping.

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    2 Savers 2018 #19 90 Tesco Xmas Savers 17.29
    House & Home Fund 2018 - 172 (plus 174 from 2017 = 346)
    SW loss - 4 stone
    / AF May 17/24 Books read 8/14 Prolific 2.56
    30mins Walks (Body Magic) 6/12

    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 16th May 18, 9:52 AM
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    Never did get out on Monday afternoon. First Mr Dusty decided he needed to go into town just as I was getting ready to put out dinner,and didnt get back till 1.30pm. Then GD3 said she arranged for a parcel to be delivered at mine,and Mr Dusty wanted me to search out the locations of obscure European football teams(Honka,Vitesse,Sarpsborg,Molde etc etc, so that he can locate the results easily) and the afternoon was over. Yesterday was a medical appointment,this pm its the hairdresser,tomorrow we are starting to do the kitchen,so thats this week used up !
    Couldnt go out anyway,I had a nasty little accident yesterday evening. I was stepping down slowly from back door step,putting strong leg down first,and the back door swings shut very quickly. I was too slow getting out and the sharp metal edge on the bottom of the heavy door cut my heel,amazing amount of blood because of being on blood thinners,though the wound itself wasnt very big. But its right where my shoes would rub on it so I am housebound yet again for a few days.
    Plenty to do this morning as the hairdresser is coming to do a perm this afternoon,and the kitchen is an absolute tip. I am moving stuff out because we intend to paint this weekend,boxes stacked here and there,plus the mover and strimmer used by Mr.Dusty yesterday are waiting for him to oil them,so good luck with finding a space for the hairdresser to stand
    I am just going to make Iceland's best,their Tikka Masala.9 minutes in the microwave,and one of the few ready made meals Mr Dusty will eat,about once a fortnight.Still got to make his roasties and rice,but not much hassle when I have so much to do.

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