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In Contrast, weather, food and council bills

If I hadn’t witnessed the stair rods coming down yesterday, I would not have believed we had such torrential rain over the past 24 hours. It is a gloriously sunny day today. I have been able to walk the dog … Continue reading

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Thursday 6 June

Quite a lazy day for us, though Hubby was up early to put the washing in as we were due to have rain this afternoon. We went shopping for a new length of wood as Hubby had made a small … Continue reading

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Positive Day 26 April

On this day 28 years ago, my business with Ex Partner was finally concluded and all debts against the house were settled. It had been a trying 2 years, and I’d chosen a useless solicitor to act for me whose … Continue reading

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Haven’t the energy

I’ve commented before on how mild it’s been recently, and today is no exception. Although not warm enough to get the washing dry on the line,  it’s not cold enough to be wearing thermals, thick jumpers, woolly scarves, heavy coats, … Continue reading

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Banks, Budgets and Bullshit

Most of us take it for granted that we can have a bank account. The choice of course is ours, savings, ISAs, cheque account, one that pays interest monthly, one that has a monthly admin charge but there are other … Continue reading

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The Power Company giveth , and the Vet Taketh away.

Swings and roundabouts, ups and downs, income and outgoings. Hubby and I are destined never to be rich, but things do have a way of balancing out. I had yet another email from the energy company today which had me … Continue reading

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Not so Smart

Our energy supplier sent me an estimated bill today and has decided to reduce our monthly Direct Debit by almost 50%. That’s all well and good, but with the winter months not that far away and us not wishing to … Continue reading

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More than a Jot!

Warning: This was originally an idea for the Just Jot Jan challenge, but as it’s not actually a jot,  grab a coffee and biscuits and I’ll work on something else for tomorrow. Hubby and I were listening to the debate … Continue reading

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Debt Spiral, yours or not?

As I sit here with the TV on, watching the adverts interspersed with an occasional programme, I am amazed at how the viewer is being bombarded with credit card applications, quick fix loans, and a variety of funeral plans. Personally, … Continue reading

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2016 Budget analysis

For years, dieting or not, I have tried to have at least two, if not three, meals a week without meat. In the house, it was quite straightforward as I could make a McCheese, Cauliflower cheese and would also include … Continue reading

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