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    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 8th Mar 18, 9:03 AM
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    If you had £1000 to spend what would you get?
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    • 8th Mar 18, 9:03 AM
    If you had £1000 to spend what would you get? 8th Mar 18 at 9:03 AM
    Lots of little things or something big? Perhaps there is something you especially want or need like a washing machine?
    I shot a vein in my neck and coughed up a Quaalude.
    Lou Reed The Last Shot
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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 8th Mar 18, 9:29 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 9:29 AM
    I'd spend it on my Florida holiday next month
    ENFP - Assertive
    Officially in a clique of idiots

    Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast
    • tessiesmummy
    • By tessiesmummy 8th Mar 18, 9:37 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 9:37 AM
    put ot to my mortgage savings. if i had to spend it I'd spend it on a little holoday with the kids.
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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 8th Mar 18, 9:46 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 9:46 AM
    I'd get a sofa from IKEA which I've been eyeing up for a few months, and a new bicycle for my OH.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 8th Mar 18, 10:00 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:00 AM
    A sh1tload of pizza
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 8th Mar 18, 10:15 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:15 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:15 AM
    Assuming that I wouldn't do the sensible thing and pay it off my credit card?
    I would buy a half decent road bike and then a couple of pairs of running shoes (if i had enough left after the bike)
    ďTime is intended to be spent, not savedĒ - Alfred Wainwright
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 8th Mar 18, 10:34 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:34 AM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:34 AM
    I'm tempted by one of those electric bikes - I like the concept of cycling but with a bit of help when you need it.

    Unfortunately I'm just too ill - with my cancer drugs my balance isn't the best and although I've never forgotten how to cycle, I would be a danger to myself and others even on the excellent cycle paths we have in the city.

    So small regular walks (which is just about what I can manage presently) is what I'm doing. Luckily, a simple tracker - or maybe I'll just use endomondo on my phone, although I'd prefer something on my wrist - wont come near £1000.
    Last edited by Dreamnine; 08-03-2018 at 10:38 AM.
    I shot a vein in my neck and coughed up a Quaalude.
    Lou Reed The Last Shot
    • Alikay
    • By Alikay 8th Mar 18, 12:53 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 12:53 PM
    A couple of years worth of having my hair coloured professionally, so I could ditch the 5-weekly home hair dye sessions.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Mar 18, 1:04 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 1:04 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 1:04 PM
    A new bed! We had a new one in May, but it was a mistake! I wake up with backache every morning.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 8th Mar 18, 1:40 PM
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    I would give it to the poor starving puffins in London, I mean aufins? but can not get my spelling close enough for auto correct so the puffins get it
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 8th Mar 18, 1:58 PM
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    I seldom get anything unless I need it and as I don't currently 'need' anything, I am finding it difficult to say what I would spend it on.

    I suppose a grands worth of dental work would not go amiss but that is not something that is needed right now.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 8th Mar 18, 2:09 PM
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    I would give it to the poor starving puffins in London, I mean aufins? but can not get my spelling close enough for auto correct so the puffins get it
    Originally posted by colinw
    Are they like orphans but with fancy beaks?
    ďTime is intended to be spent, not savedĒ - Alfred Wainwright
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 8th Mar 18, 2:12 PM
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    A sh1tload of pizza
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    So would that be £500 on pizza and £500 for a freezer to put it in
    • squiggles
    • By squiggles 8th Mar 18, 2:44 PM
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    I'm tempted by one of those electric bikes - I like the concept of cycling but with a bit of help when you need it.

    Unfortunately I'm just too ill - with my cancer drugs my balance isn't the best and although I've never forgotten how to cycle, I would be a danger to myself and others even on the excellent cycle paths we have in the city.

    So small regular walks (which is just about what I can manage presently) is what I'm doing. Luckily, a simple tracker - or maybe I'll just use endomondo on my phone, although I'd prefer something on my wrist - wont come near £1000.
    Originally posted by Dreamnine
    Do a search for 'Pashley 3 wheeler' bikes, that would solve the balance issue.

    You might be able to get a 2nd hand one from ebay or a different branded bike apart from Pashley.
    • marcus ohreallius
    • By marcus ohreallius 8th Mar 18, 2:53 PM
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    If you had £1000 to spend what would you get?
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 8th Mar 18, 3:09 PM
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    I don't know. Rather sad to say I have most of what I want.
    Probably a half decent microscope if I had to spend it.
    "Luck happens where hard work meets opportunity"
    • riotlady
    • By riotlady 8th Mar 18, 3:18 PM
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    I'm assuming savings isn't allowed, cos that's a boring answer.

    I'd get my partner a passport and book us a long weekend away somewhere for next year, when baby will be big enough to be left with family for a weekend. I'd get some nice nesting tables for the living room, new cushions for the sofa and a mirror for the wall. And maybe a tumble dryer if I could stretch it out that far.
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    • mattytun
    • By mattytun 8th Mar 18, 3:41 PM
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    I would just spend it as I need it
    Can't sleep, quit counting sheep and talk directly to the shepherd
    • 2nd_Time_Lucky
    • By 2nd_Time_Lucky 8th Mar 18, 3:41 PM
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    I'd pay to go privately back to the surgeon who did an much needed operation on me three years ago, really pleased with 95% but part of the incision/scar hasnt healed & keeps splitting/bleeding but my GP says it will heal on its own & wont refer me back, It's very hard being in pain all the time especially when there is a solution beyond my grasp- i keep saving up then some crisis occurs & funds have to go elsewhere

    Failing that, a holiday would be a luxury, even a weekend away locally would be such a treat
    If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven't grasped the situation
    • pipkin71
    • By pipkin71 8th Mar 18, 5:26 PM
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    There isn't anything I need to buy so I would probably have an extra spending spree in M&S
    There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you - Beatrix Potter
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