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    • Lurker1972
    • By Lurker1972 3rd Dec 19, 9:34 AM
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    20 20s for 2020
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 9:34 AM
    20 20s for 2020 3rd Dec 19 at 9:34 AM
    December. The end of the year and this time, a decade. And for some reason itís got me thinking. We (well a lot of my friends) spend so much energy beating ourselves up about lack of achievement, yo-yo dieting, overspending and can miss out on so much of the small stuff.

    With this in mind Iím creating a list of 20 20s to mark the year.

    The plan is to maximise my cheap gym membership (unlimited swimming and unlimited classes for £45 a year); remembering to relax, spending time people I love. And appreciate them more.
    And do all of the 20s with minimal but also planned spending.

    So far on my list I have
    Swim 20 miles
    Watch 20 new to me films
    Read 20 books
    Go for 20 walks
    Make 20 new meals
    Have 20 date nights
    De clutter 20 items a month
    Make 20 squares for cat blankets
    20 bike rides
    20 yoga classes
    20 lazy days
    Enjoy 20 cakes.
    20 topless drives (my car is an old convertible and I need to remember to seize the day more often a drive lid free!)

    But I need more to get to the 20. Any ideas that wonít cost a fortune. Thereís just me & Him & 2 fluffballs at home.

    Am open to new ideas - itís a new decade after all!
    I do not make mistakes, I learn lessons.
    I work to live, not live to work.
    I love to live & live to love.
    Good enough is exactly that.
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    • balabooberlies
    • By balabooberlies 3rd Dec 19, 10:23 AM
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    • #2
    • 3rd Dec 19, 10:23 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 10:23 AM
    How about finding a deal to download and print 20 favourite photographs?

    We all tend to keep them on our phone.
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 3rd Dec 19, 10:41 AM
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    • #3
    • 3rd Dec 19, 10:41 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 10:41 AM
    Lovely idea!



    Have 20 meetings with friends?
    Volunteer 20 times?
    Do 20 odd chores around the house and garden?
    Plant 20 bulbs?
    Learn to play an instrument / learn a new craft 20 x 20 minutes?
    Wombabeluba 2020! Ä 19,15 = £ 16.37
    2019's wi-wa-wombles Ä 2.244,20 = £ 1,909.46
    Wombling to wealth 2018 Ä 972,97 = £ 879.54
    Still a womble 2017 #25 Ä 7.116,68 = £ 6,309.50
    Wombling Free 2016 #2 Ä 3.483,31 = £ 2,969.05
    • CJRyder
    • By CJRyder 3rd Dec 19, 10:47 AM
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    • #4
    • 3rd Dec 19, 10:47 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 10:47 AM
    Learn to cook 20 new recipes. This can be split into 20 starters, 20 mains, 20 desserts etc.

    Save 20 £20 notes.
    • Lurker1972
    • By Lurker1972 3rd Dec 19, 11:14 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 11:14 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 11:14 AM
    I like the photo idea, especially as Iím hoping to redecorate the hallway.....the thing with me & photos is that I donít care if they are flattering if they capture what I class as a ďmomentĒ.

    & oooooo the 20 £20s....... that ticks so many boxes!


    20 bulbs could work....am not at all green fingered.....do bulbs work in containers? I.ve got 2 empty ones Iíd planned to add grasses to for the cats to chase in the wind.....

    I had considered added make 20:home made treats.....am very limited on ability but thereís nothing wrong with sticking with what will get eaten!
    I do not make mistakes, I learn lessons.
    I work to live, not live to work.
    I love to live & live to love.
    Good enough is exactly that.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 3rd Dec 19, 11:57 AM
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    Gers
    • #6
    • 3rd Dec 19, 11:57 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 11:57 AM

    Save 20 £20 notes.
    Originally posted by CJRyder

    Just be aware of the new notes coming out though you should have plenty of time to swap them:


    Exchanging old notes

    You will still be able to use the paper £20 note until we withdraw it from circulation. We will announce the withdrawal date after we have issued our new polymer £20 note. We will give six monthsí notice of this withdrawal date.

    Many banks will accept withdrawn notes as deposits from customers. The Post Office may also accept withdrawn notes as a deposit into any bank account you can access at the Post Office. And, you can always exchange withdrawn notes with us.

    https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/polymer-20-pound-note
    • CAFCGirl
    • By CAFCGirl 3rd Dec 19, 12:54 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 12:54 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 12:54 PM
    20 Acts of Random Kindness?

    20 donations to local food bank?
    One income, home educating family life
    Fashion On The Ration Coupons 2019 46\66
    Fashion On The Ration Coupons 2020 0/66
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 3rd Dec 19, 1:56 PM
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    • #8
    • 3rd Dec 19, 1:56 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 1:56 PM
    Get your eyes checked (20/20 vision)
    • TryingAgain2022
    • By TryingAgain2022 3rd Dec 19, 2:19 PM
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    • #9
    • 3rd Dec 19, 2:19 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 2:19 PM
    Visit 20 new places (needn't be far, maybe just going down a street in your town you've never been down. Sometimes I look a different direction to normal if I'm a passenger in a car and realize there's a house I've literally never seen in 10 years of living here).

    Love the 20 £20s!
    • dan958
    • By dan958 3rd Dec 19, 3:08 PM
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    Enjoy 20 cakes.
    Originally posted by Lurker1972
    Is 20 the limit? As I am pretty sure I can overachieve on this one.
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 3rd Dec 19, 3:27 PM
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    20 Acts of Random Kindness?

    20 donations to local food bank?
    Originally posted by CAFCGirl
    My kinda gal!!
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 8th Dec 19, 8:55 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Could donate £20 to a charity of your choice.
    Or
    Save £2020 over the year.
    Ride 20 miles on a bike each week or month
    Listen to 20 CDs (the first 20 that you bought). Or listen to 20 new artists.
    Do 20 minutes of yoga a day (on top of the class) or meditation
    Last edited by Gem-gem; 08-12-2019 at 8:57 PM.
    £2 Savers Club 2020 no. 1 Target £480
    Save 12K in 2020 no.59 £3615.15 / £12,000 (2479.65)
    2020 - Banish the clutter - 20 items a month
    20 20s for 2020
    • Ms W
    • By Ms W 8th Dec 19, 9:09 PM
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    great ideas. Is this open to us all to join you?
    2020 Frugal Living Challenge
    Sealed Pot Challenge no.13 (2020) #004
    NSD Dec 2019 ?/15
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 8th Dec 19, 9:30 PM
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    Yes, I would like to do this challenge next year. I have started to comply my own list. I have 16 listed already.
    £2 Savers Club 2020 no. 1 Target £480
    Save 12K in 2020 no.59 £3615.15 / £12,000 (2479.65)
    2020 - Banish the clutter - 20 items a month
    20 20s for 2020
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 8th Dec 19, 9:36 PM
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    Eco ideas
    Walk 20 times instead of using the car (or use public transport).
    Repurpose/ upcycle 20 items instead of throwing them into the bin.
    £2 Savers Club 2020 no. 1 Target £480
    Save 12K in 2020 no.59 £3615.15 / £12,000 (2479.65)
    2020 - Banish the clutter - 20 items a month
    20 20s for 2020
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 8th Dec 19, 9:50 PM
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    Say no 20 times - ie on 20 separate occasions - without worrying about the offence it causes.

    Plan good times for 20 weekends.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 8th Dec 19, 9:53 PM
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    Oh I'm loving the sound of this! I'm off to write my list.

    I'm not gonna lie, when I 1st saw this thread I thought it was to save 20 £20's
    So that one is at the top of my list
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2029 #57 £0/£4,000
    £1 a day challenge 2020 - #44 - £22/ £365

    20 books for 2020 - 0/20
    Save 20 £20's for 2020 - 0/20
    • Ms W
    • By Ms W 8th Dec 19, 11:57 PM
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    Ms W
    some ideas.....
    20 weeks shopping at £20
    make 20 things
    loose 20lb
    2020 Frugal Living Challenge
    Sealed Pot Challenge no.13 (2020) #004
    NSD Dec 2019 ?/15
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th Dec 19, 10:06 AM
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    VfM4meplse
    some ideas.....
    20 weeks shopping at £20
    make 20 things
    loose 20lb
    Originally posted by Ms W
    You have inspired me to take it one step beyond...20 fortnights of grocery shopping for £20
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
    • Ms W
    • By Ms W 9th Dec 19, 9:47 PM
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    VfM4meplse thats really good

    its quite hard thinking off 20 challenges to do
    2020 Frugal Living Challenge
    Sealed Pot Challenge no.13 (2020) #004
    NSD Dec 2019 ?/15
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