Money Saving Marches on....frugal living, friendly chat, no judgment

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ememem84 Thu 22-Feb-18 09:19:57

Hello. Took the liberty of starting a new thread...

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needastrongone Thu 22-Feb-18 09:30:13

Great, thanks em.

Hope you're okay lonely.

£43 autumn marathon entry feegrin

mammymammyIRL Thu 22-Feb-18 09:34:44

Thanks em
Hi everyone.

SnugglySnerd Thu 22-Feb-18 09:39:16

Thanks Em.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 22-Feb-18 09:41:08

Thank you Em! I have crooked bottom teeth, would love straight ones.

You know that paste dentists use? You can buy that on Amazon, you don't need it very often though as it's got pumice in it & you would wear your enamel off if you used it weekly. I'm thinking of buying a pot and using it monthly.

Need A full marathon? Omg.

QuiteCleanBandit Thu 22-Feb-18 09:51:54

Marking place !
Thanks em

Laska5772 Thu 22-Feb-18 09:58:45

Oh my another thread already ! we are chatty.. Thanks Em

Em my Jo Malone stuff all came.. its really lovely ( have never tried any before) .I love the English Oak and Redcurrant cologne (a 30ml freeby) .. I also got a free candle in the same fragrance ..

Then they sent me the wrong size LBM body wash ( that was also a free gift ) so rane them and they are sending the larger size and they said I could keep the smaller one anyway . Result..

I bought two soaps and 2 body wash to get the freebies, so very, very pleased .

Ive just tried it the LBM shower get they said i could keep l.. wow.. ( I want the cologne now but that will have to wait until i next go through an airport)

I have to do some work ..
Back later though ..


WreckTangled Thu 22-Feb-18 10:10:53

Thanks em

Wolfcub Thu 22-Feb-18 10:39:18

Thanks for the new thread Em.
Great day in London yestersay, spendier than planned as we are at the museum rather than McDonald's but it was nice food. All very tired today and Dh and I are sore.
Ds has a haircut today and I have the dentist so more spends there.
On supplements i take vit d as I don't store it properly according to gp and get very ill without. I've been buying solgar but recently switched to nordic oil as it's cheaper. Also take magnesium citrate before bed as I have problems sleeping.
Ds doesn't take anything now, he was sick as a baby so had vits prescribed when he was little bit eats a very varied diet so I'm pretty sure he gets what he needs from that

ememem84 Thu 22-Feb-18 10:42:41

I hate the cost of jo Malone laksa but the fragrance really lasts!

Of the ones I’ve tried I love lime basil mandarin, grapefruit, the sea salt one, there’s a lovely honey nectarine one, pomegranate noir and also blackberry and bay.

£40 Waitrose.

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needastrongone Thu 22-Feb-18 10:53:24

Aldi are bringing out fragrance and body wash dupes for Jo Malone in time for Mother's Day. Maximum price will be £6. Just saying grin

needastrongone Thu 22-Feb-18 10:55:39

Yep, two marathons in a year. How will my legs cope? Just fine I think. Life is short and I'm not getting younger so might as well see how fast I can get for the next few years! Coach will be in work at least grin

ememem84 Thu 22-Feb-18 11:30:19

need Aldi did the dupe JM candles didn’t they? I heard good things!! Shame we don’t have an Aldi here.

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Cagliostro Thu 22-Feb-18 11:31:36

Thanks em

Should be NSD unless we need any food later. Not going to the Caglets clubs today as baby's really suffering

SnugglySnerd Thu 22-Feb-18 13:12:27

Poor thing Cag. Did the doctor prescribe anything?

Cagliostro Thu 22-Feb-18 13:34:39

Nope he said the bronchiolitis is caused by a virus so nothing we can do. He did say given the history (he was very thorough) it sounds like she’s past the worst of it. He gave me advice on what to look out for etc so just waiting it out now really

WreckTangled Thu 22-Feb-18 17:17:38


ChristmasSeacow Thu 22-Feb-18 17:28:03

OOoh, DS is being an annoying little s**t tonight angry

Wolfcub Thu 22-Feb-18 17:31:37

Sea so is mine, nothing like an overtired child to grate on your last nerve.

Survived the dentist, no treatment needed but feel sick now it’s all the things I hate rolled into one.

I was going to make carbonara and dead man’s leg for tea but at the moment I can’t face the idea of eating

£19 garden centre. £15 ds haircut. £22? Dentist

ChristmasSeacow Thu 22-Feb-18 17:33:21

Poor dd Cag and poor you! At least you kept her out of hospital, I know a few friends whose children had to be admitted while their breathing was at its worst but they all bounced back fine afterwards.

ChristmasSeacow Thu 22-Feb-18 17:40:43

Indeed Wolf though I am not sure what DS’s excuse is.... he doesn’t seem particularly tired. Unlike no-napping DD Who is also a handful (bug less annoying with it).

DH should be home in 70 minutes. Tonight might be a dvd night.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 22-Feb-18 17:42:36

Cag how long has she been ill already? NHS direct usually gives you a timeframe online for viruses.

£4.50 in Tesco after shopmium offers.
£1 two bags of coffee beans in co op. Had a £5 voucher.
£2 two huge bottles of shampoo in superdrug
£2.35 in sains, huge Easter egg paid in nectar but should get £3 back tcb.
£2 two bags of mini eggs, free from clicksnap.

I forgot the nipple cream I wanted to try as lip balm. Balls.

SunnyLikeThursday Thu 22-Feb-18 17:46:35

I figured out a small frugal tip when I was on holiday. I realised that if I decant Persil small and mighty liquid into a johnson's baby shampoo bottle, then it's much easier to pour a small amount into the washing machine drawer, and also it doesn't then pour down the side of the bottle and make it all gooey.

Just recently we've found that our washing machine clogs up if we put too much soap in so we are putting in much less. We must be saving a ton of money as it's not cheap stuff.

AdoraBell Thu 22-Feb-18 18:08:52

Thanks for the new thread em thanks

NSD for me, DH has spent money. Coffee and cake this morning, then petrol and Maccy Dees after DD physio appointment. She a thing with her spine but doesn’t need treatment and is to continue sports unless she has sever pain, which she doesn’t.

I’m on the No Spend <insert current month here> thread, really trying but need something suitable for funeral so a few hundred pounds have “spent”ordering options, then re-ordering the next size up. Hoping to get away with not actually spending very much by the time I’ve returned the unwanted items.

lifelongfrugaleer Thu 22-Feb-18 18:11:23

Thanks em, got to the end of the last thread. Will catch up here now.

How your ok lonely

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