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    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 29th Jan 18, 8:49 PM
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    Mummytogirls - taking the scenic route
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    • 29th Jan 18, 8:49 PM
    Mummytogirls - taking the scenic route 29th Jan 18 at 8:49 PM
    Evening Diary,

    Well there seems to be so many diaries being deleted at the moment I have decided to start a new one to try and preserve my history on here.

    My first diary can be found here: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2311479&page=265

    So I started in March 2010 and it hasn't always been an easy route but weve managed to pay off quite a bit of our debt and we stand at £6069.37 today. We probably could have paid the debt off my now but we are enjoying our life (taking the scenic route) with our two girls (now aged 11 and 9). They are growing up too fast before my eyes, wish time would slow down a bit.

    So feel free to join my ramblings... usually about my MSE ways, what I eat and the all important pegging out in the summer .

    Mummytogirls xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    £5419.83 - 08/04/18 - 76.61% paid off
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    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 12th Aug 18, 10:09 AM
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    Morning Diary,

    Cant believe its Sunday already, these weeks are just flying on by!

    Yesterday was a good day. Had 3 loads of washing dried outside, the only downside is that its all now sat waiting for me to iron .
    DD1 went to football with Grandad and we then called in at Mr Al's for a few bits I had forgotten. Bought butter, juice, caramel shortbread (I didn't forget this DH picked it up!), lemonade and wipes for just over £5. Any other supermarket for a few bits would result in £30 later so I'm pleased with that.

    Today as expected the weather is raining so glad I did the washing yesterday. We are supposed to be watching the adult team from DDs football play today and I think we should be ok as they have a stand so shouldn't get soaked. Still it would be nicer if the weather wasn't raining!
    Need to call at N3xt and pick up the girls school trousers and also Mr T's for some gravy and milk. Will be armed with my £2 CC vouchers though .
    So basically there will be spends today and tomorrow. All budgeted which makes it a bit easier to deal with.

    Hope all ok xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 14th Aug 18, 7:52 PM
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    Evening Diary,

    All well here in Mummy's land, only problem is I can't stop spending money . We were meeting up with DD's friends today and usually it would have been the park but the weather has been rainy again here. So we ended up at soft play. I drew £30 out, spent £4 in Mr Al's, gave the girls their spending money and have now got £5 in my purse . Really just need to get on holiday now and eat and drink the all inclusive and spend no money .
    Thats not going to happen is it!

    We are not meeting up with anyone now so that should stop the spending! I have got a list of jobs as long as my arm aswell!

    Thats about all from me xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 14th Aug 18, 8:24 PM
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    Not long until your hols now. All inclusive is brilliant when you've got kiddies, saves a fortune. Have a fab time xx
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    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 14th Aug 18, 8:29 PM
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    Im looking forward to it SA. We will be spending a bit of money as we are planning a trip to Barcelona and a trip to the water park. Im sure it will be worth every penny xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 14th Aug 18, 8:42 PM
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    The rain is miserable isn't it!

    x
    “Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.”
    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 14th Aug 18, 8:47 PM
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    It is WF, I've even had to use my dryer today . Were not used to this weather after the heatwave xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 14th Aug 18, 8:49 PM
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    I know

    Makes things so much more expensive too when you can't do the park etc!

    x
    “Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.”
    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 15th Aug 18, 4:23 PM
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    Afternoon Diary,

    Just having 5 mins before I need to get on with tea.

    Had a very busy day today, washed the girls bedding and got it line dried just in time for a bit of rain. Been to the doctors for a medication review, taken the old books to the library, collected an order from b00ts containing DD's ear plugs for swimming, caught up with the ironing, collected our Euros and packed... Phew theres no wonder I feel tired now.

    Tomorrow's jobs include a bit of pampering with nails and waxing and then cleaning the house and washing our bedding.
    Im going to get up early with DH tomorrow that hopefully I will be able to get some sleep Thursday night and we are getting picked up at 4am Friday .

    Did the meter readings today and I'm £66 in credit which is good as weve only got 1 week of us being here now so will be interested to see how much the house uses when were not in it!!!

    Think thats about all, hope all ok xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    • Alice in Poorland
    • By Alice in Poorland 15th Aug 18, 4:55 PM
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    Great news on the meter readings.

    Hope you all have a brilliant holiday mummy.

    Xx
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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 15th Aug 18, 7:34 PM
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    Happy holidays Xx
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 15th Aug 18, 9:57 PM
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    Happy happy holidays.
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    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 16th Aug 18, 4:06 PM
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    Good Afternoon Diary,

    Last day before we go on holiday . Been very busy again today but the house is pretty much straight now.
    Ive got spinning class tonight and then literally a few things to pack after. I will have a wash load to get washed and dried too which is DH's work things and my gym clothes.

    Im starting to feel a bit jittery now so trying to keep busy. Im not taking off's biggest fan and every time I think about it I feel a bit sick! Will be glad when were there and I can just chill. I never feel as jittery coming back for some reason!

    Thank you Alice, PLMBL and Beanie for a wishing us a great holiday, I'm sure we will have a great time xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 16th Aug 18, 4:17 PM
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    Have an amazing holiday

    x
    “Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.”
    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 16th Aug 18, 4:21 PM
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    Thanks WF xx
    Mummytogirls x

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    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 16th Aug 18, 4:58 PM
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    Hope you have a lovely break
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 16th Aug 18, 8:57 PM
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    Have a fabulous holiday. I love taking off it's the flying bit I get jittery about in case there's turbulence. Weird but I don't bother on the way back either.

    Happy holidays
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    • Lia-Crafts
    • By Lia-Crafts 16th Aug 18, 11:47 PM
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    Happy new diary, the scenic route is much more fun
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