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Friendly Frugaleers Furtively Ferreting Away to Find Fabulous Savings

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Wolfcub Tue 05-Feb-19 21:49:37

New fred

Unescorted Tue 05-Feb-19 21:52:56

Fanks wolf grin

SneakyGremlins Tue 05-Feb-19 21:57:09

Fantastic grin

Girliefriendlikesflowers Tue 05-Feb-19 22:06:46

Oooooo fab title!! Thanks Wolf

Cagliostro Tue 05-Feb-19 22:09:29

Hellooooooo ❤️

CurvyInAllTheWrongPlaces Tue 05-Feb-19 22:22:02

Thanks wolf, great title.
Unescorted, I'm very tempted to not let dd2 do the homework, about from the reading, which is something we have always done and possibly the times tables as she gets tested on those. But I don't want her to get into trouble.
Snuggly, thank you, she has slept on and off today, will be a bumpy few days!

ChristmasSeacow Tue 05-Feb-19 22:39:56

I’m almost finished the Obama book Em and I’m really enjoying it too. And I’m not black either hmm. It’s pretty well written and she’s had an amazing life. I really like her attitude to life too.

I am surprised there are so many homework rebels on here. We rarely do it and don’t tend to take it very seriously but I assumed that was pretty unusual. I’m looking forward to seeing the astonishingly intricate motte and Bailey castles that the parents kids turn out in future years wink. I doubt we’ll be doing much of that with DS.

I can’t believe how much work your dd gets Curvy shock. And I defo won’t support lots of screen-based homework either. It’s bad enough keeping screens in their place as it is. Go on, rebel!

Bed is calling, Night all x

Unescorted Tue 05-Feb-19 22:49:34

Sea cake is a really good modelling material for Motte & Bailey castles. The kids never make them - he will be in good company.

Curvy we just did reading and times tables - there is the F7 key for spelling.

Any hoo night now xx

CurvyInAllTheWrongPlaces Tue 05-Feb-19 23:10:49

About to head to bed too, but yes I will rebel! Her well-being is more important x

SneakyGremlins Wed 06-Feb-19 02:52:21

I've had a cold weather payment from ESA - extra food for me tomorrow! smile

Rightwayup Wed 06-Feb-19 05:57:31

Checking in. Petrol yesterday and cinema this evening. No other spends

Lovemaltesers Wed 06-Feb-19 06:15:07

Thanks for the thread

Good news on the payment sneaky

I still feel awful today but got to keep the sickness absence down. Must drag myself out of bed for a shower. I can stay in bed tomorrow if need be.

lifelongfrugaleer Wed 06-Feb-19 06:30:56

Loving your work there wolf

lifelongfrugaleer Wed 06-Feb-19 06:32:29

Good news about the payment sneaky.

WreckTangled Wed 06-Feb-19 06:35:18

Thanks wolf

That's great sneaky are you going to stock up with it or get yourself some really nice treats? Maybe a bit of both?

Yesterday I spent £9 on shampoo and conditioner. Fed up of cheap stuff. Today should be a nsd.

Wolfcub Wed 06-Feb-19 06:53:28

The repair man commeth. I need to have a quick whizz round the kitchen in case he shows up at 7.30.

£28 cleanser x2 plus postage

Morning all

LonelyOversharer Wed 06-Feb-19 07:13:46

Morning all, and thanks wolf for sorting the thread.

I got two bits of housekeeping out of the way...

Finally submitted the form to Santander to check for ppi on my Debenhams store card. Which I got in 1998, in store and was in a rush, so will be stunned if 22 year old me said no! But secretly impressed if I did. Anyway, it's the last possible thing I might have it on.

And I opened some post...and found a letter from Barclaycard. See the pic, but shock. I logged in, and the money was there! So I called and have set up a transfer to my bank account. it's only so much as I had 10k of my debt stashed there at the time

And I was so miserable earlier that the tax credits had gone in and I was still overdrawn. I know everything comes out at the start of the month, but still.

Just £15 on fuel yesterday (wouldn't have got home otherwise, and my last tank lasted 10 days).

Job for tonight is to cancel the sky. I pay £46.50 a month, and we simply do not watch it anymore. So away it goes.
At the weekend I am sorting, possibly binning bt (£70/m), all I want is unlimited broadband, all the extras can go.
And my electricity...just out of contract so must do something, they have put my dd right up.

WreckTangled Wed 06-Feb-19 07:24:39

Woo hoo lonely! For you being here and the refund!

Dds chosen homework this week is to write 1-100 in Roman numerals. Of course she has to do it in the best and most creative way possible. It's currently a massive roll of paper with post its on. Only she started the wrong end and now can't fit all the post its on and is really grumpy. I haven't dealt with it in the best way as I'm pissed off dh didn't advise that she started the other end (he was doing it with her on Sunday). 🙄

WreckTangled Wed 06-Feb-19 07:25:21

Plus it's used up loads of post its and sellotape it's such a waste 😡

SneakyGremlins Wed 06-Feb-19 07:58:49

wreck Takeaway I think and tins etc with the rest!

Wolfcub Wed 06-Feb-19 08:42:00

Lonely I don’t use my house phone and got my unlimited fast fibre down to 29.99 with by after threatening to leave

Wolfcub Wed 06-Feb-19 08:43:34

Sorry Lonely again I should have read to the end. MSE have just announced a new collective winter switch which is worth having a look at.

If you decide to go with bulb and want a referral code for credit North or I could help you out there

ememem84 Wed 06-Feb-19 09:00:19

Checking in

Cagliostro Wed 06-Feb-19 09:05:25

Excellent news about the extra money for people smile

DH is having his tooth out today, it’s been painful since before Christmas. Amazingly the extraction is free since he was referred on to specialist (long twisty roots touching a nerve, the regular dentist was like NOPE)

Just had Tesco delivered, we’ve changed to anytime delivery saver instead of midweek so we can start moving over to two smaller shops a week. Got a lot of convenience food this time, we are spending far too much on takeaways and stuff lately so this is the compromise as it works out cheaper. Both of us in a lot of pain ATM hmm

SnugglySnerd Wed 06-Feb-19 09:47:29

Thanks for the new thread Wolf!

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