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Don't Panic, December is frugal this year.

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Fluffycloudland77 Sat 29-Nov-14 20:29:23

NSD = no spend day
LSD = Low spend day

fuzzpig Sat 29-Nov-14 20:30:09

Hello! Thanks for the new thread thanks grin

girliefriend Sat 29-Nov-14 20:37:25

Phew had a slight panic then when saw the last thread was full up!!

DontPushTheButton Sat 29-Nov-14 20:39:24

Marking my place as I am hoping to join in this month. I am rubbish at keeping up with everyone on group threads tho!

SpottyTeacakes Sat 29-Nov-14 20:40:54

I've really hurt the bottom of my big toe I'm in so much pain it almost bled and everything!!

Thanks fluffy smile

Sixforgold Sat 29-Nov-14 20:41:06

Thanks fluffy! Love the title! smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 29-Nov-14 21:01:45

Keep an eye on that toe spotty, you can push bacteria though the skin without it having to cut it.


CremeEggThief Sat 29-Nov-14 21:02:09

Hi All, back on board for December. All my gifts are bought and my flights for Christmas are paid off, so I don't really have any excuses.

Thanks Fluffy.

colliewobbles83 Sat 29-Nov-14 21:49:05

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girliefriend Sat 29-Nov-14 22:26:58

Oops just spent £36 on the Boden site, in my defence it was 30% off with free p&p and I got two pairs of age 11yo trousers for that!! Plus dd put two pairs of trousers on today and then had to take them off as they were too small shock I think she grew overnight!!

(Can you see how I am justifying it? wink)

Off to bed now before I spend anymore.....

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 29-Nov-14 22:32:58

I wonder how many of her guests have been bitterly disappointed when the canapés are passed around & nipples remain covered sad

Ohhelpohnoitsa Sat 29-Nov-14 22:51:59

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PeoniesforMissAnnersley Sat 29-Nov-14 23:39:07

ohhelp I wonder how many very disappointed guests she's had grin that's just false advertising!!

I don't know about Harper's & Queen, I did have Harper's Bazaar in hospital and suspect it is what Harper's & Queen has become. It was similar to Tatler but less insane hilarious.

Thanks for new thread!

AdoraBell Sun 30-Nov-14 00:36:27

I also panicked, but I've found youfgrin

Thanks for the new thread Fluffy

My dressing gown has roses on it, DH said as I was buying it, do you like that <snigger> to which I responded Yes <death stare> and he hasn't made reference to it since.

NSD for me today. DDs spent £65 each of Christmas money from grandparents and uncle. DH paid for lunch and ice-creams.

Tomorrow I need to get groceries and bloody art supplies for school. Then Monday stocking fillers and 1 more gift for DDs.

I plan to splurge on a black handbag after Christmas as my death stare has not stopped DH saying the one I have is a Maggie Thatcher bag so I'm somewhat put off using it.

Hope your cousin's scan goes well and happens very soon Collie

fgrin at drinks and nipples.

Our tree is going up tomorrow, we are departing a few days after Christmas so it will come down on the 28th. Looks like we'll have house sitters.

Girlie my DD1 is now big enough for hand-me-downs, she'll be using my trekking clothes, if the trousers are long enoughfshock

lilacclery Sun 30-Nov-14 06:32:02

ohhelp that's hilarious.
panicked a little when I saw thread was closed, thought I may have to name one to start one off phew the relief when I found this one!

Dc are still sleeping so I'm going to power up laptop and record Christmas spends

confusedandemployed Sun 30-Nov-14 06:36:43

Hello all, I have been MIA for most of November. Our new kitchen has been fitted, and we have been living on convenience food, takeaways and meals out. It's been an expensive month, but actually I think it could have been worse.
I spent £88 in Aldi on Thurs, which included £15 on booze and £10 on nappies. Got lots of food so probably less than £10 in top ups needed during the next 10 days or so. Also spent £15.61 in Home Bargains on kitchen stuff.
Its so lovely being able to cook again smile

babsmam Sun 30-Nov-14 06:38:02

LSD yesterday £4 on some fund raising bits and £12 in boots. Got my paracetamol free though

Not sure about today the local rspb has an event on and it's a lovely couple of hours out. Will need to buy pic nic stuff or cafe it as running out of stuff as we are eating cupboard surprise at the minute. Hhmmmm

fuzzpig Sun 30-Nov-14 07:24:54


£4 bus
£11 sainsburys (mostly work stuff but I get to keep what's unused)
90p sausage roll from Gregg's for breakfast... Which was barely warm ugh when will I learn?
£6 lunch
£20.45 anime box set for DSD Xmas present (expensive but a bargain compared to usual price I've seen it for)
£26 Chinese

Was planning to go into town today so DCs could get their presents to each other and for daddy (they already chose mine) but Tesco is coming at an awkward time, DSD has lots of coursework to do and we have tons of housework to catch up on, so I'm not sure it's going to happen!

colliewobbles83 Sun 30-Nov-14 08:07:18

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NK5BM3 Sun 30-Nov-14 08:31:03

Hello fluffy thanks for this!!

Dh spent £50 at Aldi yesterday. Went to friends for dinner. Tonight again other friends for dinner. Yay!! Haven't batched cook though. And am still in bed. Have to be out of the house in 40 min. Kids still in pj. Whoops.

PeoniesforMissAnnersley Sun 30-Nov-14 09:30:39

collie I'm short too and big hipped/thighed - I like river island jeans and Jeggings, they have a style that is quite high waisted, I have them in indigo and want a pale blue and maybe a colour in the NY when I can actually wear jeans again, atm it's loose dresses etc cos of my surgical wound.

PeoniesforMissAnnersley Sun 30-Nov-14 09:31:29

Sorry I meant to say that they do a 7/8 ankle skimming "normal" jean which is actually better than petite range, I just get those.

northender Sun 30-Nov-14 09:37:04

Marking my spot. Will catch up later

lilacclery Sun 30-Nov-14 09:49:30

This must be a club for short chunky thighed women! Am also in that category, I find littlewoods jeans good, do ye have that in uk? It's a catalogue website. Awear were good but they were woundup last year.

Dc woke so didnt get near spreadsheet yet. When ds goes to bed dd can watch tv. Then must sort their clothes out they're growing so fast.

I bought a cowl neck jumper & belted chiffon dress & slippers for me in Penney(primark in uk) as well as some frozen Knicks & my little pony pjs for dd, shes doing very well in not bedwetting so deserved a treat €58. Thankfully today's my last day's holiday so wont be in the shops for a while again

colliewobbles83 Sun 30-Nov-14 09:51:27

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