Category Archives: budgets

It ain’t working

We missed a probably perfect-for-us property by 12 hours. The estate agent sent us the email when details were released, I responded immediately, rang the following day for a viewing to be told that at 9.10 an offer had been … Continue reading

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Numbers don’t lie

Well, they do if reported by the government, but my little spreadsheet is a gem. We thought we had struck gold with a lovely little bungalow, all tidy and up together. Sure it needed a few things, but if the … Continue reading

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Taking time out of sorts

We are currently in Lincolnshire checking out properties over a radius of around 30 miles of where we used to live. We are staying in a B&B in Boston which is dog friendly, clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Our room … Continue reading

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A property called Deja Vu

I’d like to take you back three years to our nightmare house sale prior to us buying the boat. These posts will probably cover the final gist of our tale: Full circle , C Day and Adrenalin rush or what. … Continue reading

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Consumer Day

Today’s TV observation is shopping, and are multi pack purchases truly money savers? The shopper was a busy mum of 5, who admitted that she opted for multi packs for convenience, not just being in one pack instead of individuals, … Continue reading

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Baking Day

Well, not exactly, but we seemed to have rather a lot of bread in the house which we were not eating so I made a botch bread pudding. Nothing on your Mum’s Colin, and not one of my best, but … Continue reading

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Normal Service

Has gone AWOL. This morning after breakfast, I suddenly realised that I had done no shopping for almost a week. In a way this is a good thing as it means I have been using up what we had in … Continue reading

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