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Packed lunches save money

Packed lunches save money

One sure fire way to spend a lot of money is to eat out and not make your own lunch for work. It certainly eats into the funds as I?ve been spending at least 3 a day on a baguette and a drink, which adds up to 15 a week, and therefore at least 60 [...]

Saving for a rainy day

So that?s the end of the good weather then? a couple of days.. and for both of them I was indoors doing DIY. Today it?s absolutely pooring down and I had great fun with the car getting some damp in the engine and wanting to keep cutting out. Luckily I was able to pull over [...]

Weekend Update

Weekend Update

I have a melon-head? well a swollen face due to an abscess. I had a dental check-up on Wednesday which was all fine, and then that very evening I started getting a pain, had trouble sleeping, and then found my face swelling up by morning, alojng with some pain too. Great. I rang up the [...]

Aching limbs plus more news

At the moment I?m aching a fair bit after a good weekend of sport. I played Basketball on Saturday for about 1.5 hours which was fun as it was a sunny day and then it was time to watch the remainder of the 6 Nations rugby matches. Yesterday I played 90 mins of Sunday league [...]

Completing on new house next Tuesday!

I just got a call from my solicitor and he advised me that he?s exchanged contracts and that I?d be completing on my house next Tuesday 24th March! I only sent off the final set of papers yesterday and as I?ve got no ties I just put ASAP for when I wanted to complete. In [...]

Thanet Loyalty Card

I saw a little snippet of a report on the BBC morning news today about a town in Shropshire that has implemented a loyalty card scheme in order to increase footfall and keep people shopping local and I wondered to myself if something like that would work for our local towns?
I?ve just googled and found [...]

Survey completed on house

My Survey for the new house finally came through on Friday and I?m happy to say that there is nothing hugely wrong with the house that would jeopardise the sale, although it has confirmed that there is quite a bit of work to be done. I opted for the homebuyers report as opposed to just [...]

House update

Why does buying a house take so long! It?s already been 2 weeks since I first saw the house, and over that time I?ve had my offer formerly accepted, I?ve arranged the mortgage, I got all my insurance sorted out, I?ve paid for my survey (going ahead today) and I?ve given all my instructions to [...]

Buying a house

So, anyone want to hear something quite interesting? Well, it may not be interesting to you, but it?s pretty live-changing to me. I am buying a house.
I?ve found a house I like, I?ve had an offer accepted, I?ve sorted out my mortgage & insurance, and now what?s left is for a survey to go ahead, [...]

Selling my Nintendo Wii

Selling my Nintendo Wii

In the summer I bought a Nintendo Wii, got a few games, a few more accessories, played on it quite a bit and then forgot all about it. I turned it on the other day and found out that I hadn?t played on it since 12th September 2008, over 3 1/2 months ago.
In the interests [...]