The Friendly Frugaleers, saving and chatting as autumn arrives

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AGenie Sun 09-Oct-16 10:22:32

Hello all :-)

SnugglySnerd Sun 09-Oct-16 10:38:12

Place marking. Thanks for the new thread.

WreckTangled Sun 09-Oct-16 10:41:23

Thanks AGenie

Toasterwaffle Sun 09-Oct-16 10:45:51

Thanks for the new thread genie grin

The pears are no more... anyone for a slice of pear, almond and raspberry sponge with a brew?

needastrongone Sun 09-Oct-16 10:56:12

Yum Toaster.

Thanks Genie

Collieballs Sun 09-Oct-16 11:02:39

Ursula congratulations! Hoping you and the twins are all good (and the rest of your family!)

DH has just had to drop the car down at the garage. They put a new tyre on but it had a slow puncture already . I bet theyll charge us for another tyre sad That's Dick Fit for you. Sorry I meant Kwik Fit. No I didn't - I definitely mean Dick Fit grin

I am going to attempt to eat some toast. I'm so yellow! I look like I should be in The Simpsons.

WreckTangled Sun 09-Oct-16 11:10:42

Oh collie that's not good sad re tyres next time use etyres you get cashback and they come to you!

Toasterwaffle Sun 09-Oct-16 11:12:48

Ursula congratulations!!

Collie are you jaundiced??

Collieballs Sun 09-Oct-16 11:21:29

toaster I don't know blush none of the doctors mentioned it. I was really dehydrated yesterday and almost put on a drip for fluid. But the anti sickness meds are working and I have kept fluid down for almost 24 hours now. Plus, I just ate my first bit of food!

Wreck that's pretty good to know! Thank you smile

Toasterwaffle Sun 09-Oct-16 11:25:17

Honestly collie I know youve been started on a PPI but if youve any sign of jaundice (look at the whites of your eyes) with abdo pain and vomiting youd need to be seen again urgently ?gallstones, you can get some quite nasty gallbladder infections which need in hosp antibiotics

IamnotaStepfordHousewife Sun 09-Oct-16 11:29:47

Need some inspiration. Can I join in? I bring brew cake wine

SnugglySnerd Sun 09-Oct-16 11:30:20

Toaster, that looks amazing!

Toasterwaffle Sun 09-Oct-16 11:32:02

Welcome stepford smile

Thanks snuggly I have also coated it in more unnecessary sugar.. because I am a glutton lol. Its pretty damn yum

Shesgotelectricboobs Sun 09-Oct-16 11:33:07

collie glad to hear you've eaten. Hope you feel better soon. X

genie thank you for the fresh new thread.

toaster me please!! Looks yum!

I've got a savings account for hypothetical children. At present, £25 a month goes into it. Not much but once I get pg I imagine I may want to cut back on my riding lessons/stop altogether. So the money saved there will be pooped into account.

My sis just popped in. She's been to the car boot and picked up 3 Kilner jars for me. Yay! Different sizes but I've washed and filled them with lentils popcorn kernels and split peas grin

Having a cuppa while I wait for the washing to finish.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 09-Oct-16 11:54:22

Thank you genie

Welcome stepford

Collieballs Sun 09-Oct-16 11:58:12

toaster eek! I'll keep an eye on that then. The OOH GP said I can go back today if needed. They are right next to hospital so that's handy. And if I need to go I can skip triage. The pain is eased off so much now.

DH just entered the meter readings. Our electricity usage has plummeted again! confused we're using 30p less a day.

Mmm toaster that looks good. I think I have my appetite back

boobs that's such a good idea re: saving for future children. Love it!

stepford welcome!

So after being hit hard financially by various people in the house getting poorly. I think I'm going to start a savings pot just for prescriptions and medicine. I don't get the prescriptions every month so I can't do a pre pay thingy. I'd rather have a pot of £50 put aside for it all. It has a huge impact on us. It's cost me £45 so far this month! A few weeks ago DS needed prescriptions and various medicines & that was at least £20.

So that's £65. shock worth it though!

CremeEggThief Sun 09-Oct-16 12:01:49

Collie, you shouldn't be paying for prescriptions or medicine for DS. They're all free for children.

Thanks for the new thread, Geniestar.

AGenie Sun 09-Oct-16 12:04:37

Glad to hear things are more stable there collie. Well done. The budget for medicines sounds excellent.

My new scanner arrived and is working. Very happy about that. grin

Eva50 Sun 09-Oct-16 12:05:15

Collie glad you are feeling a bit better.
Ursula congratulations!
Stepford I could do with the brew and cake, hold the wine for the moment.

New washing machine ordered and put on credit card. I didn't want to do it but it can't be avoided. Luckily the electrician has been (friend of dh) and it's not the actual oven but the power supply that is the problem and he's fixed it for the cost of a coffee and a snickers bar. I'm just waiting to see what will go next!

DNephew's birthday today but present bought so just to deliver. Hoping for a NSD.

Collieballs Sun 09-Oct-16 12:15:52

creme oh yeah I worded that wrong. DS needed stuff OTC blush sorry, not prescriptions. Still ruddy expensive though. smile

CremeEggThief Sun 09-Oct-16 12:20:08

Collie, you know you can ask them to put these on prescription, if you're a bit strapped. Or the pharmacy own brands can be a fair bit cheaper than the brand names.

WreckTangled Sun 09-Oct-16 12:31:22

Ds has just been sick. Now I have THE FEAR shock

Girliefriendlikesflowers Sun 09-Oct-16 13:28:52

Collie just to second what toaster said if you are yellow go back to the dr!! I had gallstones and was seriously ill (as you have described) by the end of it, had pancreatitis and everything. Really not fun.

We have been out this morning, took dd to see The Secret Life of Pets at the kids club. Was £5 for both of us and dd was very happy as she has wanted to see it for ages (I was too tight to take her when it was full price!!)

Popped into Sainbos to get some fruit and yogurts, picked up meal deal type lunch for dd and spent £11 in all. Plan to try and eek the food out this week....
Meal plan;
Spag bol - plan to make a vat of the stuff so can feed us for a couple of days and will have enough to portion off for the freezer.
Jacket spuds, tuna and cheese.
fish, chips and peas.
Pasta with tuna and pesto, will do with some veg (whatever I have left!)

Hmmm thats as far as i have got!

Thanks for the new fred smile

Cagliostro Sun 09-Oct-16 14:07:45

Thanks for the new thread Genie smile

Congratulations Ursula! smile

mammymammyIRL Sun 09-Oct-16 14:11:10

Thanks for new thread.
Electric that sounds like a great system at coop. And saving for future children is a great idea. I did that when pregnant with dd to buy buggy cot car seat etc

Just mentioned spin dryer to dh, planting the seed very importantgrin mentioned you fluffy smile he just put up our outdoor covered line, there's no wind today though sad

I'm not keen on pets indoors but Tom is so sweet, he might be snuck indoors to watch tv with me when dh is on nights [sssh]

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