Update for day 6

  1. Learn to ebay more successfully - My friend Margret is showing me the way to go. This week a dress sold for £19.51, my stuff usually sells for less than a fiver
  2. Make an effort to actually put into practice what I have learned (5 items a week minimum until the house is empty!)Five items finishing this week
  3. Attend as much of Ahdel's bands gig as possible Tickets booked for Wednesday 5th June (missed as Fahed was in hospital)
  4. Make an effort to socialise with a friend at least once a week, doesnt need to be 'out' but does need to be fun I cant do this until weekends really but will try
  5. Organise my ebay packing/posting centre so that I am not always late and always putting too much postage on to packages because I dont have time to do it properly
  6. Re-visit utility costs and see about changing changed to Sainsbury Utilities
  7. Find 8 new one to one students for Fahed Found 4 possibles so far
  8. Book Ahdel on a (very expensive) course to improve his swimming teaching qualifications Have to book on or by 7th June. Bye bye £395
  9. Re-visit all insurances, cars and home,, to see if they are still competitive and when they can be changed without penalty. All in October/November
  10. Set up printer with the desktop computer
  11. Find out when all of the mobile phone contracts expire so that we can 
  12. Get a new Tesco club card - the petrol station that I go to is Tesco Express, although not their fuel unfortunately so I might as well get points on anything else I buy whilst I am there Ordered & arrived. Plus the Esso station has started giving Tesco points on fuel so I have given a card to the other car owners in the family too
  13. Sign up for weekly emails telling me the cheapest local fuel station Done and it is quite a suprise
  14. Find details of nectar account and where you can get points Ensure I am signed up to get my nectar points on ebay. Sorted. And i have enough points for half of a dress that I like in Sainsbury's shop. I am going to get that dress and I am getting ti for nothing.....somehow
  15. Visit Quidco and see if I am missing anything there Opened a new bank account for Fahed and got £50
  16. Spend more time in the garden. Its fun and enjoyable and sometimes the housework can just wait its turn
  17. Spend more time with Fahed. We work at different times and so its not always easy but we could try harder.
  18. Find some new series to watch on TV. I think we might be a bit weird as TV viewers as a family. The TV is only on when being actively watched, not just to make noise. When we are watching something which we often do all together, then we don't talk except as we fast forward through the ads or if there is something in the programme to discuss. When someone leaves the room, we pause the TV until they come back. Are we weird?? Discuss  Trying Sherlock, Perception and Grimm
  19. Make up a calendar of annual renewals so that I know when to start investigating utilities, insurances etc. And why not put birthdays etc on the same calendar as they don't exactly change year on year.
  20. Make up a list of outstanding jobs on a room by room basis: hopefully it is less daunting than just thinking everything needs doing in every room! Get cracking! Ahdel mended a scratch in the bath. Small stuff but a start.
  21. My birthday on Saturday and I am going out with my best friend for the day. If it doesn't rain we are going to a free music event in a park in the town, with a picnic and some wine :). I am glad of this as Fahed has a course all day learning about integrating swimming lessons for the disabled into mainstream lessons. Cant really miss it but I didn't want to be home alone on my birthday.
  22. Family birthday treat is a meal cooked by Fahed on Sunday night. Hopefully a nice video as well.

Eight more ideas to go...........


  1. ooh I missed the beginning of this. what are you up to. certainly seem ON THE CASE!! you go girl!

  2. I misunderstood an instruction from someone and ended up deciding to do thirty things in June to a) management money better (the idea being that i then have more to play with) and/or b) introduce a bit more fun in my life.
    So far, actually, so good!


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