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The frugaleers jovially jostle their way into June July and joyfulness

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Ememem84 Wed 22-Jun-16 22:06:47

ta da!

Girliefriendlikesflowers Wed 22-Jun-16 22:10:51

Well done Em star

Oh its all shiney and new <preens> grin

Ememem84 Wed 22-Jun-16 22:13:37

<smug>

Back into being frugal. From today. Bank balance £203 (I paid £200 off my credit card). Joint account £993. Money in purse £59. Plus change. Dad repaid me for mums present from him.

Tomorrow should be nsd. No reason for spending.

Cagliostro Wed 22-Jun-16 22:15:13

Hello! Thanks Em what a fab title grin

CremeEggThief Wed 22-Jun-16 22:25:57

Thanks Em. DS and I went out for dinner with my friend. £27 on my card.

Taytocrisps Wed 22-Jun-16 23:04:59

Major celebrations tonight as Ireland beat Italy to go through to the next round shamrock. DH has informed me that we're going to the pub to watch the next match. Luckily it's pay day tomorrow - I'll have to factor in the cost of a few drinks.

I'm meeting a retired colleague for lunch tomorrow so looking forward to it. The restaurant has a special deal of €12.95 for lunch, dessert and a glass of wine. They do the most fab toblerone cheesecake.

Cagliostro Thu 23-Jun-16 00:10:10

Yay Tayto muchcheering here at that goal! No Irish in any of us but was rooting for them. star

From the previous thread - ooooh socks! I love funky socks. My mum just gave me a load of socks so I'm resisting buying any, but these are the sets that I'm coveting: art and anime grin (although DD might actually kill me for the Starry Night socks, it's her favourite).

Cagliostro Thu 23-Jun-16 00:15:29

And Purple re: your question about whether home ed stuff carries on in the holidays. It varies massively. smile Some families go by term dates, others don't really define holidays as such. We're more the latter - holidays are known to the DCs because of local friends being off school anyway, so we certainly do less as they're playing out a lot more. But we'll still go on interesting trips, we'll probably keep going to one friend who has a Montessori classroom in her garden grin to do general learning stuff and Spanish, because to them it's just fun. Anyway, with my maths thing I've just said it's really up to individuals whether they want to keep going throughout summer or take a break. Things are generally a lot more fluid and flexible among home ed families, you might get some who want to continue and some who might do ad hoc sessions, some who prefer a clean break etc. smile

babsmam Thu 23-Jun-16 06:26:31

Thanks em star
Aldi shopping today £50 max

8FencingWire Thu 23-Jun-16 06:36:01

Thanks for the new thread Em
Toblerone cake, woow!!!

Came to say I tried top cash back for the first time. Not a massive saving (about £3) but better than nothing! Quite chuffed. I bought the world's most expensive bread bin but I love it and a sink caddy.
£35 in Lidl yesterday for some basic fresh stuff.
Payday friday smile

WreckTangled Thu 23-Jun-16 07:01:06

Thanks em!

We had a massive storm last night with awesome fork lightning it went on for hours.

8FencingWire Thu 23-Jun-16 07:03:39

So did we. Woke up a couple of times but then thankfully, went straight back to sleep. I haven't had such a good sleep in months! Got up just after 5 and made a coffee and I haven't felt sick with tiredness! Brill!

Ememem84 Thu 23-Jun-16 07:10:12

8 good job! We apparently had a storm here too. Guess I slept through it as well.

Im interested to see how the vote goes today.

needastrongone Thu 23-Jun-16 08:46:58

Things that have made me smile already today on this thread.

Em's jolly title.
8's most expensive bread bin ever, IN THE WORLD!!
Funky socks.

I've voted already, it was busy. I think there will be a very high turnout.

Pay day tomorrow. Survived, and got DD's birthday presents, so all good there.

Whataboutwhathuh Thu 23-Jun-16 09:18:25

No storm here for Us. Not sure but I think it's going to be a NSD.

ipsogenix Thu 23-Jun-16 09:54:12

We have been out and voted this morning and had a lovely time. Dh carried ds to the voting station on his back and ds helped us draw our crosses. Very exciting.

Our weather is properly odd today. The air is warm and thick and humid, and the pollen count is high too. We need a really huge thunderstorm. I wonder if we will get one?

Still quite a low spend month so far. Yay!

ipsogenix Thu 23-Jun-16 11:19:53

Cag do you mind if I show you these cool pages? I love the idea of this building project. Not quite sure how easy it would be to hollow out a chess board.

chess.fortherapy.co.uk/home/
sites.google.com/site/bergersprojects/reedcb

This is my favourite page, where the sensor matrix is assembled:

sites.google.com/site/bergersprojects/reedcb/assembling

I'm half tempted to work out what it would cost to do (Frugaleering!), but the time would be the bigger problem. So coool though.

8FencingWire Thu 23-Jun-16 12:22:08

need, growing up the bread lived in a bag. Then I inherited the world's most hideous 70s brown bred bin and I wasn't allowed to buy a new one. So went and bought a £40 one that's going to last me for the next 40 years, hopefully. At£40 is should cut the bread on it's own, as it is, it comes with a wooden chopping board that doubles up as a lid.
When did my life become exciting due to a bread bin?!!!

I did my postal vote a while back smile

SpaceKablooie Thu 23-Jun-16 12:30:15

Thanks Em smile!

I'm going to vote after work - DS (and possibly DH depending on timings) will come with me. It's only ~3mins walk though. I really hope there's a high turnout.

ipsogenix Thu 23-Jun-16 12:57:30

That sounds pretty good 8. My life is also cheered by minutiae these days, but I reckon that being excited about having a nice bread bin is a lot better than not having a nice bread bin at all. :-)

Ememem84 Thu 23-Jun-16 12:57:34

I want a bread bin now....

Proper salad for lunch. Leaves. Cheese. Bacon bits. Croutons. Happy girl over here.

My tooth hurts too so have had to schlep out in the rain to buy a toothbrush and paste. Was eating pop corn yesterday so fear some has got itself wedged.

northender Thu 23-Jun-16 13:11:41

Thanks for the new thread Em

£49 in aldi this morning, not the most frugal of shops as I got alot of summer fruit and veg. Love it at this time of year but it's not cheap.
Courgette fritters for lunch, ham salad and new potatoes for tea.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 23-Jun-16 15:39:52

Thank you Em

Turnout for general elections is <30% in a lot of areas. We lived in the highest voting ward at 32%.

NSD.

Everyone's on top of electric and gas suppliers aren't they? No ones on standard tariff?.

8FencingWire Thu 23-Jun-16 16:32:14

fluffy, I've done the 'big switch' back in feb, £72 for electrics and gas with BG through MSE. But my bill is going to be so different, we're going from EPC E to a B, from a 20 yo boiler to a brand new A+ one etc.
So at least in theory, it should go down smile

Ursulatodd Thu 23-Jun-16 16:43:03

A good motto for life ipsos!

Fluffy I'm terrible at changing suppliers for anything blush it's on my list for the first part of summer holidays when DD is at grandparents and I have some time. First on the list is broadband/tv. We have always had virgin, and in fact only have a cable, not aerial in the sitting room, but we're thinking we don't need the tv package as we only watch freebies channels anyway and have Netflix.

Around £10 in Aldi this morning - a bit of lunch for me and a couple of things for the weekend ( going camping) but will need to get some other things tmrw (including GF sausages)

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