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PeoniesforMissAnnersley Mon 20-Oct-14 12:41:35

Impressive that we've filled a thread already smile

SpottyTeacakes Mon 20-Oct-14 12:52:46

Thanks MissA.

I've spent loads on my credit cardblush it's for the honeymoon though, once in a lifetime for us.

ItalianWiking84 Mon 20-Oct-14 12:58:52

Thanks for new tread

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Mon 20-Oct-14 13:14:26

Marking place. Thanks for starting new thread.

fuzzpig Mon 20-Oct-14 13:22:07

Hello! I'm back after not posting for a while blush - room for one more? <sheepish>

Had our tax credit renewal through... Oh dear sad significantly worse than before, and with all the other things stopping like FSM and prescription exemption, we will need to tighten our belts further!

Got a couple of cheapish things planned in half term (most of which needs to be spent in a mad tidying spree, so these are incentives really) but we've agreed we will need to be even stricter thereafter.

Passthecake30 Mon 20-Oct-14 14:11:07

Thanks for new thread! Msd, £41 asda delivery, included £10 for 30 loo rolls and a big box of beer to get to delivery minimum.

Off to have flu jab and kids having nasal spray later at docs. That's frugal, hopefully will save money on tissues and drugs grin.

Put one of the kids toys on fb but if it sells I have to give them the money? Hmmm. Well seeing as they seem to have full purses maybe they need to start spending that instead of mine when we go out? ??!

PeoniesforMissAnnersley Mon 20-Oct-14 14:13:07

about to make coffee at home and take with me rather than buy it polishes halo I know it's a small thing but it makes me proud grin

confusedandemployed Mon 20-Oct-14 14:25:19

�7.53 in Asda on partly essential partly frivolous buys. First time in a month I've treated myself to a bottle of diet Coke and prepacked fruit (and only because the loose fruit was rubbish).
Tonight we're having takeaway but DP is paying.
Potential for an NSD tomorrow, if I get my arse into gear tonight and pack myself a lunch.

Mojito100 Mon 20-Oct-14 14:44:56

Much better start to the week this week. Was having NSD until I decided to pay one of my bills with money still in account. Salary goes in on Thursday so will pay the rest off then.

Bought tickets to a kids play today but this will be part of their Christmas present and came out of Christmas fund so I feel that is ok.

I'm planning on having 4 NsD's each week between now and Christmas to help recover from last weeks massive spending spree.

Thanks for starting thread and good luck to all.

chocolatedonut Mon 20-Oct-14 14:47:45

£10 on books from The Works for DD (£10 for 10 offer & signed up email so got free delivery).

Think we will only be £10 on a top up shop this week smile

Thank you for new thread!

needastrongone Mon 20-Oct-14 15:13:39

Found you smile

NSD - for once!!!!

I am useless at remembering who posts what but must mention that changing names via deed poll is absolutely lovely. DD's middle name is dedicated to my best friend, who is also her godmother. DD is fiesty and brave, like my best friend, and far more than me. I like the fact she has her middle name because of my best mate smile

ItalianWiking84 Mon 20-Oct-14 15:21:26

So batch cooked chili con carne lasagne tomato sauce veggie soup and a choco cake and a bread... Now off to friends to drop off together with a welcome home flower...

needastrongone Mon 20-Oct-14 15:35:37

smile Italian, lovely gesture.

574ejones Mon 20-Oct-14 15:52:07

NSD for me today. I've got the filling for my Chicken fajitas in my slow cooker and it smells lovely!

SpottyTeacakes Mon 20-Oct-14 15:53:59

Apart from the honeymoon stuff wink nsd.

I've been waiting for a delivery from parcelforce all day angry it was a Saturday delivery but as I was out the just took it back to the depot (all my neighbours were in and every other courier just leaves them!).

Passthecake30 Mon 20-Oct-14 15:57:07

Off to Google the works offer. ..spending money to save money. ...

confusedandemployed Mon 20-Oct-14 16:09:10

Italian what a lovely thing to do for your friend. I hope her baby is improving.

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Mon 20-Oct-14 16:21:14

Costa coffee sent me an offer for this:

For just £40 plus £5 for post and packaging, you'll get a Tassimo T40 machine, a Costa Latte TDISC pack, a Costa Latte glass and as a little extra, 500 Coffee Club points to spend on whatever you wish in store.

And it's oooooh so tempting. However, I've heard they're quite expensive actually - the discs to make the coffee. I saw the machine on Amazon for £80. But then, Costa makes out in the long run, don't they, as you have to keep buying their discs. So not sure it's even a good deal.

I hate it when they tempt me with coffee....

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Mon 20-Oct-14 16:22:20

Half term here n also first day of mat leave for me trip to cinema with ds for kids am with popcorn n drink was £6.10 then aldi shop was £13 but Inc a nursing bra n pk of hugggeee knickers for post birth.

Picked up 2 baby sleeping bags this afternoon off freecycle have given so much away recently so nice to see something posted I needed n tied in with a trip to some old castle ruins although closed for winter u can walk around outside n feed ducks n hugggeee fish.

Roast chicken for dinner is other half of chicken from Sat night n will still be meat left over.

ItalianWiking84 Mon 20-Oct-14 16:36:47

Thanks ladies for the sweet words smile
They were happy for the food and got a smile from the baby boy, makes it all worth it.
Hoping too for he will stay home this time...

furcoatbigknickers Mon 20-Oct-14 17:16:05

Non- frugal, the kerb thingingvthat petrol pumps on jumped out at meshock and burst my front tyre. Tut!

Frugal, asked for cheapest tyre abd garage have orderex one in saving £34

Non frugal sarnies at tesco as had no defrosted bread £9 inc bananas and apples

£5 petr

babsmam Mon 20-Oct-14 17:17:25

LSD today. Bought a Christmas pressie for D's £15 in argos but will get that back from grandma. £4.99 for a white king size sheet and £1 on white makeup for ghost costumes x3 for beaver party.

northender Mon 20-Oct-14 17:28:49

Marking my spot

trainersandaches Mon 20-Oct-14 17:43:25

LSD here for me - some frivolous roll yoghurts and jelly as I've had my wisdom teeth out and am still not on solids and felt a but sorry for myself!

Plus my Tube fare to work and back - total about £10.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 20-Oct-14 18:02:56

Costa pods are on offer in tescos for £3 for 16 Americano every couple of months. Amazon price match if you buy 5 packs together.

When the pods are out of patent the price will fall, like the nespresso ones have.

£8.50 work sundries
£15 petrol
60p bread

Poor you trainers, you must feel so sore.

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