Category Archives: budgets

Sleeping in………… not

For the first time in years we forgot to put the clocks forward last night! British Summer Time is here and so when we awoke at 7.45, it was actually 8.45. Not that we’ve been playing catchup all day though. … Continue reading

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Back on the Air……… sort of

It has been an odd couple of days, and when it’s been time to settle down with the laptop and WP in the evening, we’ve been having a few problems. But you know, we’re used to it, the getting pi55ed … Continue reading

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Knock On Effect (The early hours)

To continue: We had a plan today, insomuch as I was going to keep Maggie out of Hubby’s way whilst he did some more varnishing along the corridor which would get brushed with fur if she so much as looked … Continue reading

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A shopping we will go…………..

Food prices, especially fruit, are on the rise again. My list these days consists of meat (optional depending on stew, ‘proper’ dinner, curry or spaghetti bolognese), veg, fruit and milk. Not very inspiring is it. I’ve bought cheese this month, … Continue reading

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Screwing for Greed

There are a lot of people on the marina up in arms today following receipt of a white envelope announcing a rise in mooring fees. The bar steward who owns the marina has decided to introduce a Residential Rate for … Continue reading

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By Arrangement Only

A post in my reader today reminded me about keeping the books for the Ex Partner who  had previously thrown all his receipts into a shoe box and presented them to a chosen accountant every year to sort out and … Continue reading

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Keeping within budget

Well, my system works and of all the things on my list, the only thing we didn’t get today was tinned pineapple. Spending the grand total of just under £26, I bought cheese, fresh fruit and veg, baked beans, minced … Continue reading

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