Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
    • 6,132Posts
    • 41,442Thanks
    Sun Addict
    Things can only get better
    • #1
    • 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
    Things can only get better 27th Jan 18 at 9:50 PM
    Unbelievably my very long running diary of 5 years seems to have been deleted Not happy about this to say the least

    Not sure what to do about it. Need my diary to keep me sane and on track.

    Had to swiftly come up with a new title, had been meaning to start a new diary but not this way.

    Anyway, in brief for those who don't know, my life changed drastically 5 years ago when my OH got Lymphoma in his brain, nearly lost his life but miraculously survived, although he has permanent brain damage and is disabled. So we lost his wage and I'm now the sole breadwinner. At its highest debt was around £5k but paid off thankfully.

    I try to keep as normal a life as I can.

    Still really angry my old diary has gone
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £404.08
    Debt £2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund £4000/£10,000
Page 29
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 17th Apr 18, 9:22 PM
    • 56,880 Posts
    • 231,649 Thanks
    beanielou
    Happy happy holidays
    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
    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 17th Apr 18, 11:35 PM
    • 1,949 Posts
    • 11,032 Thanks
    Cherryfudge
    The dining room sounds lovely - it will be a treat to come back to.

    Have a wonderful holiday!
    MFW #30 Paid off £2,481.24/£3770 as of 4/8/18
    • Verbatim
    • By Verbatim 18th Apr 18, 7:10 AM
    • 4,615 Posts
    • 13,889 Thanks
    Verbatim
    Have a lovely holiday SA. I hope Mr SA isn't too demanding and you get a relaxing break.
    CCs @0% £24k Dec 05 £19,621.41 Au £13400 S 12600 Oct £11,981 £9481 £7500 Nov £7250 D £7100 Jan 6950 F £5800 Mar£5400 May £4830 June £4660 July £4460 Aug £3200, S £900, £0 18/9/07 DFW Nerd 042
    • WelshSaver
    • By WelshSaver 18th Apr 18, 9:43 AM
    • 256 Posts
    • 493 Thanks
    WelshSaver
    Have a lovely holiday SA. Hope weather is gorgeous out there
    Total Debt Jan 2018 = £5240/£4293.26
    • milann
    • By milann 18th Apr 18, 2:41 PM
    • 1,900 Posts
    • 9,012 Thanks
    milann
    Happy holidays SA and Mr SA
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 18th Apr 18, 8:18 PM
    • 6,132 Posts
    • 41,442 Thanks
    Sun Addict
    Thank you all

    Trip to Primani this morning mainly for Mr SA's stuff but I got myself a gorgeous bag for just £7, ideal for daytime use on holiday. Had a coffee in the Costa in said Primani. Then back home to wait for delivery of Mr SA's new scooter. He's over the moon with it and he took the dog out for a spin.

    Suitcases are packed, nightmare packing Mr SA's and he's unpacked his and re-packed it three times now, which was annoying.

    Alarm is set for 3am

    Taxi is coming at 04.15 and we fly at 07.20. To be honest the airport is only 30 minutes away but would rather get there early. We have the airport lounge booked from 5am.

    Small Mr M online delivery of £27 (£10 voucher plus family discount courtesy of DD). Wish every week was this cheap. Just dog/cat food and a few bits for DD. She has booked the week off to look after the dog.

    Weather has been fabulous here today, I'm sure it has been for everyone by the sounds of it and not before time.

    Will have to go to bed shortly due to early start but we'll be in Lanzarote about 11am so well worth it.

    I can't wait for a week of relaxation in the sun, no work, no cleaning and all spends budgeted for
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £404.08
    Debt £2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund £4000/£10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 18th Apr 18, 8:22 PM
    • 56,880 Posts
    • 231,649 Thanks
    beanielou
    Have a fabarooni time xx
    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
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 18th Apr 18, 8:34 PM
    • 1,653 Posts
    • 8,993 Thanks
    UncannyScot
    Have a great time on your holibobs
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • brizzlegirl
    • By brizzlegirl 18th Apr 18, 8:37 PM
    • 351 Posts
    • 2,256 Thanks
    brizzlegirl
    Wow!! Another holiday. Girl after my own heart Great news SA.. well deserved and enjoy every scrap and second of it. Even the airport (or is that especially?!) lounge
    MFW..aiming to pay it off in 2022.. 2018 Savings Rate - Goal 40% [29%May 25%June 15%July] 2018 Income Goal £88/£750 September Goals: AFDs 7/25; Decluttering 08/60; LSDs 02/10; NSDs xx/10 Exercise xx/15 12k steps per day pls Aiming to be a true Frugalista!
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 18th Apr 18, 8:47 PM
    • 6,132 Posts
    • 41,442 Thanks
    Sun Addict
    The holiday starts the minute we get through passport control Brizzle Might have to give Ibiza a miss this year but we'll be back in Lanza September/October time fingers crossed
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £404.08
    Debt £2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund £4000/£10,000
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 18th Apr 18, 9:00 PM
    • 4,873 Posts
    • 34,552 Thanks
    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Congratulations on the promotion interview SA and enjoy your holiday, you deserve it .
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 18th Apr 18, 9:18 PM
    • 2,192 Posts
    • 13,404 Thanks
    Cumbria lass
    Happy hols SA , hope the sun shines on you .
    CC1 £221 /£3718
    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 18th Apr 18, 9:24 PM
    • 1,945 Posts
    • 11,940 Thanks
    redofromstart
    Looks like it'll be nice and warm on the way to the airport even! I've just been outside and the sky is lovely and bright, with a really pretty moon.
    • *Robin*
    • By *Robin* 19th Apr 18, 12:55 PM
    • 3,266 Posts
    • 13,432 Thanks
    *Robin*
    Perfect weather for holidaying - hope you're having an amazing time, Sun.A!
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 19th Apr 18, 6:34 PM
    • 6,132 Posts
    • 41,442 Thanks
    Sun Addict
    Well we're here and installed in the villa. Weather is hot and sunny but very windy, although the wind is quite welcome to be honest. There are some very burnt people about! The airport lounge was worth every penny and would do it again. Villa is fab and the pool is warm. Mr SA has got a scooter although he's moaning about it because it's an older model. However, he's happy we've got ITV and he can still watch Tipping Point!!!

    Just getting ready to go out now, really tired after the early start so won't be a late one.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £404.08
    Debt £2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund £4000/£10,000
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 19th Apr 18, 7:43 PM
    • 4,873 Posts
    • 34,552 Thanks
    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Have a fabulous and relaxing time SA .
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Apr 18, 8:11 PM
    • 56,880 Posts
    • 231,649 Thanks
    beanielou
    Enjoy
    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
    • stepuptothepl8
    • By stepuptothepl8 19th Apr 18, 8:13 PM
    • 882 Posts
    • 4,423 Thanks
    stepuptothepl8
    Happy holidays SA xx
    LBM 1st Feb 2015 £18182 to go
    my diary: time to step up to the plate. SPC#503
    • milann
    • By milann 19th Apr 18, 9:50 PM
    • 1,900 Posts
    • 9,012 Thanks
    milann
    Hope Mr SA enjoys tipping point - happy Mr SA makes a happy Mrs SA. Have a great holiday
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 21st Apr 18, 8:54 AM
    • 6,132 Posts
    • 41,442 Thanks
    Sun Addict
    Happy Saturday folks

    Had a lazy day yesterday, coffee and croissants at the coffee shop then a stroll on the seafront before spending the rest of the day at the villa, relaxing round the pool.

    Mr SA has bought himself yet another wallet.

    I don't think the weather is as hot here as it is in the UK at the moment - typical! However if the breeze dropped it would be really hot so it's misleading.

    Just about to go out for a morning coffee now and a wander along the seafront again.

    Enjoy the weekend everyone
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £404.08
    Debt £2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund £4000/£10,000
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

142Posts Today

1,171Users online

Martin's Twitter