Saturday, 29 September 2012

Freecycle comes up trumps with a dishwasher!

As my mum always says you wont get if you dont ask - as well as putting up a wanted post on Freecycle for a video player I put one up for a dishwasher as well.... Anyway, that was last week and I got offered loads of videos - got a combined video and dvd which was great and took another video player as a spare. Then - got an email from someone who had a friend who was moving to a house with a full size dishwasher and was giving away his slimline! Went up this morning to collect it, plumbed it in and it works beautifully - it should do as its a Bosch and must have been dear. Its got a digital thingy to show how many minutes are left and although its the same size as my last one i can see to get so much more in as the racks seem much better organised - I am a happy bunny to say the least!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Does it never end! lol

Went down to our caravan at the weekend - managed to bag a whole bag of videos for £1 at our recycling centre sale including the complete series of The Duchess of Duke Street and was fair looking forward to a couple of hours of watching that when disaster struck again - the video player went bang!So luckily, I put up a request on Freecycle and have had 2 offers of players - still waiting for confirmation of pick-up details but hopefully at least one will work!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

And now the lawnmower....

Had gone up in smoke! How unlucky can we be???? lol - not so urgent as a dishwasher (mind you its not that bad washing up by hand...)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Havnt blogged in ages so thought I would do a wee update..... Driving - still wobbly - parking is still an issue and I am driving the same roads as new roads still terrify me......did drive in the dark for the first time (terrified as dark country roads) - ongoing.... Well not only did I have to get a new washing machine (luuuurve my Beko) but a new fridge freezer too and last night - the dishwasher went poof! I got my dishwasher from Freecycle so its doesnt owe me anything but just one night without it and I realise how much I hate washing dishes! So will order one today. The joys of being frugal and always having something put by is I have paid every one of these items with cash - well, strictly not true - paid for by Tesco credit card so I could get points but paid for in total when the bill came through. Also did extra hours at work so youngest dd could have a weeks holiday in Germany with the school - shes doing work experience to help her with her Higher German. And....drum roll.....I bit the bullet and joined Weight Watchers with my eldest dd - my sons wedding is 21 September 2013 and I will not be the fattest one in the pictures! I have now lost 19 1/2 lbs which sounds a huge amount but I have a lot to lose. However, I have gone down a dress size and folk are starting to notice which is nice.