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Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 4947
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cancel sky movies!! Wondered why my bill had rocketed this month and it turns out the 6 months free we got at Christmas ran out, 16 a month.....

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 5476
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Grass cutting, moving furniture for a friend, not going to the pub for a night?

alice



Joined: 18 Feb 2006
Posts: 2816

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, I have heard there's good money to be made down the docks, doing favours for sailors.....

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 15815
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alice wrote:
Well, I have heard there's good money to be made down the docks, doing favours for sailors.....


folding their sails and carrying their kit bags?

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12408
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thinking more about this - if you can't lay your hands on 20 when you need it you should probably mosey over to the MSE forums and have a look round. There are loads of brilliant ideas for saving/making money.

Some forums are friendlier than others - Debt Free Wannabe and Old Style are good. DFW will help even if you are not in debt - doing a statement of affairs and keeping a spending diary are useful for getting to grip with your finances and squeezing a bit more out of your budget.

foggy



Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 343
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 12 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

20 borrowed from a friend. She gets paid the same day as me too, so no excuses.

We're squeezing all we can out of our budget & check MSE regularly, have spreadsheets etc. It's just all very tight this month. Am working extra shifts next month, so August won't be so bad!

Now to fill up the allotment on the cheap...

foggy



Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 343
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 12 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

PS

colour it green wrote:
sell the lamb chop whiskers in a fund raising event?


by pure coincidence I shaved off my side burns the morning you posted this!

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 34352
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 12 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

foggy wrote:
Now to fill up the allotment on the cheap...


I have quite a lot of seeds left from the ds seed-swap. I will dig them out if you pm me your address.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 29469
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 12 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't think we have any seeds lying about, but if I do, what's on your wish list?

I'm sure we had a seed swop running, too...

Eta cross posted.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 5175
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 12 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I too have seeds you can have. Pleasse PM me your address and I'll get them in the post to you.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24157
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 12 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
I too have seeds you can have. Pleasse PM me your address and I'll get them in the post to you.


Ditto.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 5672
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 12 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ditto

oldish chris



Joined: 14 Jun 2006
Posts: 3477
Location: Comfortably Wet Southport
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 12 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

foggy wrote:
Now to fill up the allotment on the cheap...
Whats this allotment like? Typically he first few weeks are spent trying to make it look vaguely like an allotment. Plan on putting in stuff in the autumn - Jap. onions, spring cabbage etc. No further expenses until August?

(Dissenting opinions welcome, I've got a bare patch on my plot!)

foggy



Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 343
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 12 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi Chris,

It's a field at the moment - so fences being erected, land being dug etc.

Can't see much getting planted before autumn.

Thanks everyone, pms being sent now!

Foggy.

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8144
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 12 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I imagine its a bit late for any planting then - but you could start saving your pennies towards things that want to be planted when dormant - say rhubarb.

prolly have some spare seeds going when you are ready - and if you want some gooseberry bushes, you can have them now!

well done on getting the lottie

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