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Payday etc

June 26th, 2016 at 02:39 am

It was payday on Friday. I realised the same day that I hadn't received my new debit card so I had to go into town then go to my bank then husband's so I could put money into his bank then come home to pay the bills. It was a long day, added to the fact that I was down about the election results.

A while ago, hubby and I were talking about how he wants to switch banks. Well my bank has an offer: recommend a friend and when they switch you both get 100GBP. I hope I've read and understood the eligibility criteria properly. I want to use it towards a moving fund in case we do end up moving this year.

I'm meeting VS from Oz this week. We arranged the final details the other day.

I'm aiming to fully track spending this pay; I've been lax about it.

Update

June 12th, 2016 at 04:35 am

I've started the process of closing my catalogue. The online adviser who I spoke to didn't question why I wanted to close it - he said any excuse will do. He is refunding the 3.53 to my account.

Catalogue debt is now less than credit card debt.

I need to meal plan and write a shopping list today. We've been using things up.

This & That

June 9th, 2016 at 06:55 am

I took SG to a birthday party last week. It was her friend from nursery so I wasn't looking forward to going and not knowing anyone. I didn't know what to expect but it was after lunch time so me and hubby decided she picked that time to save some money.

When I got there I noticed a huge buffet straight away. There was also a dj, face painting and a tattoo station, a colouring station and later on a minion arrived. There was also chocolate fondue with strawberries and marshmallows; SG loved it. Is this the new standard for fifth birthday parties? Or is she just trying to outdo each previous years birthday parties? I don't know. As I said, I'd only just met her.

Speaking of birthdays, it is my littlest's birthday soon. We are still thinking low-key.

I still desperately want to get a new job but I think the chances of it happening this year are slim. I have however started to write my cv since it's been non-existent for about ten years.

I think that's all.

Catalogue Debt: Update

June 6th, 2016 at 06:04 am

Husband's catalogue statements updated at the weekend. Both catalogues are now at the 1k mark, 1023.45 and 1536.38 respectively. There are two buy now pay later items that will get added on, one this month (227.19 total) and then 129.05 in July.

I'm still working on paying off the household items that hubby ordered a couple of months ago. I'm hoping to get rid of them by December this year.

I've finally used most of my remaining credit/rewards on my catalogue. I have 3.53GBP left to use, which, in a catalogue, is unrealistic. If I have to I will talk to an adviser and ask them to send me a cheque for the amount. It's only 3.53 but it's my money. Once this order has arrived I will deal with it.

Loan payment comes out on Saturday so I will update my new balances then.

Have a good day everyone!

Hello June

June 2nd, 2016 at 05:09 am

How is it June already? I swear it feels like it was my birthday not that long ago. I'd better enjoy the rest of the year because it is flying in.

We've had some really nice weather here. I had to buy some sunlotion in yesterday because we didn't have any on hand.

I went to Lidl today for the first time since March I think. I spent 18.xx, so I'll need to go back soon. It's not my favourite shop but I do really like their fruit and veg - their freezer section is another story. Anyway, I made sure to buy some ice cream (especially since my chocolate melted on me the other night - I had to put it in the fridge!)

I'm going to have to total what I've spent so far, all the little things add up.

I might have already mentioned it but SG has been invited to another birthday party. This one only gave a few weeks notice though.

In other news, we had a filming crew in my street a while ago. My cousin managed to get some photos of one of the actors but I didn't. I would've loved to have met him because he is a main character in one of my favourite shows.

As you know, I'm meeting VS-from-oz soon. I remember reading when a few of you all met up years ago; I never actually thought I'd get to meet a fellow blogger. But I am now Smile