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    • shabbychic12
    • By shabbychic12 1st Feb 18, 2:30 PM
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    2018 It's My Time
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    • 1st Feb 18, 2:30 PM
    2018 It's My Time 1st Feb 18 at 2:30 PM
    Well l've decided to start this diary for me so that maybe in 12 months time l can look back at what l have or have not achieved. Let's hope it's the first and that when l look back on this post it's from the front seat of my camper some where warm.
    Small potted history - lost my DH at 50 but luckily he left me not having to worry too much about money and l already had tendencies to save. Have decided that this year l'm going to retire at 54 and do some of the things we had planned to do together So it's save save save to be able to do that in Sept 2018 and then basically it's my time.
    Have managed to get the VW camper(1972) back on the road £2,500 worth of work later lol and the aim is to use this and travel. I also hv a 1972 Eriba Puck which l have yet to decide if l can manage to tow. We become quite a road train when out on the road. So we will see next few months how l go on.
    I know l will have good days and bad days worrying about my decision but life's too short to worry because tomorrow doesn't always come. Well that's post 1 done off to list some more 'collectibles' currently listing my DD polly pockets from the 80's and not doing too badly unfortunately having to split with her.
    NST April 2018: April Fools Challenge
    2018 declutter and destress.
    2018 early retirement wannabe
    Save 12k in 2018 £1182/£12000
    £28/week on wk13 (£1 a day challenge)£644
    All this saving l'm turning into my Dad
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    • By shabbychic12 10th Mar 18, 5:58 PM
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    Funny few days here, quiet but busy in the same breath. My OH's mum passed away she was 90 but it still hit him hard. The funeral is not till the 27th as there is a back log!!!
    The weather has been really nice last couple of days so out has come the jet wash for the flags. I have decided to replace the grass with Astro turf so l had a man round this morning to quote, what happened to cut backs l ask myself lol.
    NST April 2018: April Fools Challenge
    2018 declutter and destress.
    2018 early retirement wannabe
    Save 12k in 2018 £1182/£12000
    £28/week on wk13 (£1 a day challenge)£644
    All this saving l'm turning into my Dad
    • shabbychic12
    • By shabbychic12 11th Mar 18, 10:28 PM
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    It's not easy this self imposed frugal life style. As it was Mothers Day my DD and l decided to have a Chinese takeaway £35 later ( just the 2 of us for tea btw) it's delivered was it worth it l ask myself. On the one hand yes it was a treat and on the other no as we didn't eat it all, the dog enjoyed the duck that was left and the rest may be eaten tomorrow but is more likely to go in the bin.so with my frugal hat on l'm not a happy bunny lol. March seems to have tempted me to spend frivolously think it's the cold weather, l'm using the same excuse on the weight front. I've logged both my spend and weight and tomorrow sees me focus on both.
    NST April 2018: April Fools Challenge
    2018 declutter and destress.
    2018 early retirement wannabe
    Save 12k in 2018 £1182/£12000
    £28/week on wk13 (£1 a day challenge)£644
    All this saving l'm turning into my Dad
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