we paid 43% of our mortgage in 2 years

We should have it paid out in the next four years... A trip to introduce ourselves to the new bank manager and review our mortgage has made us realise our six year plan could be come a reality. It impressed the bank manager and made the day a good day for us. We are tight... Continue Reading →



Do you give to charities...no dont tell me because that is a personal question... We give when we can... if I pass a collector of a legit collector I empty my coin purse into their box. We give to Red Cross and other organisations when ever we can afford it. Lately we have been taking... Continue Reading →

yay survived

How did everyone go at Christmas time? We managed to survive. We had our main Christmas dinner on the 23rd as family simply wouldnt be available for the main day... them the breaks when your family are all grown up and have families of their own. Roast lamb meal followed by home made apple pie... Continue Reading →


A box of books full of our past... out comes an algebra book I have had for too many years to remember... do I get rid of it as expected ? No I dont I am going to use it to keep my brain active. I loved algebra and I cant think of a better... Continue Reading →

Money saving tips for the bored

Anyone who doesn't want to be bored with money saving tips just do not read any further.... I hate reading through a list of money saving tips but I have to say I have found some that have proven extremely helpful over the year. The other day I was visiting my son... lovable creature a... Continue Reading →


I am a newbie at sewing with a machine. Hubby got me a fancy sewing machine for his birthday...yes you got it he bought me a sewing machine for his birthday gift..... one year. I have been working slowly but slowly improving my skills which truly are rather poor, but before the move I packed... Continue Reading →

good luck folks

Its scary to think how much of our society runs on the internet and computers. One lot of money grubbing people do something to computers and world chaos begins.  Britain couldn't help its sick because their records couldn't be accessed this week due to the hackers. (yes I am probably using the wrong terminology here) So... Continue Reading →

Jam making

Seven jars of jam. Strawberries and blackberries with a couple of apples thrown in for good measure. I grew the strawberries and the blackberries myself. One jar to go to my son. One tiny jar as a farewell gift and added to a handmade card for one of Hubbies workmates. The rest will be for us.... Continue Reading →

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