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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By magickate
Mobile I check every bill, my 14yr old jokes about it. I...

I check every bill, my 14yr old jokes about it. I read through my receipts before I leave the store too.
When I used to shop in asda quite a few years ago now they were the worst, the amount of...
Forum: General Chat 29 Nov 20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,084
Posted By magickate
Mobile I'll never forget going to pick up my daughters...

I'll never forget going to pick up my daughters 8th birthday cake on the way to her party. The bakery had forgotten about it. A moment of panic and a quick trip across the road to the coop, problem...
Forum: General Chat 29 Nov 20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By magickate
Mobile Not quite the same bit I looked out into our...

Not quite the same bit I looked out into our garden the other day to see a rat on the bird table!
They're building near the back of our house and must've disturbed them, been here 7 years and never...
Forum: General Chat 23 Nov 20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Really sorry to hear that, I hope they can find...

Really sorry to hear that, I hope they can find another buyer very soon.
Forum: General Chat 23 Nov 20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Mobile It really is bad timing on our behalf I think. ...

It really is bad timing on our behalf I think.

The problem is I've accepted a new job, a fantastic opportunity I'd be mad to turn down. But it's 9-5 meaning I can't pick up kids from school, we...
Forum: General Chat 23 Nov 20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Mobile Best of luck to you. What a stressful situation

Best of luck to you. What a stressful situation
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By magickate
I love a McDonalds but waiting on a new veggie...

I love a McDonalds but waiting on a new veggie option :(
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Thank you. We've got another viewing of the...

Thank you.
We've got another viewing of the house next week that my parents are coming to as I want their opinion. Mom is one of those brutally honest people and I worry I may be ruling with heart...
Forum: General Chat 22 Nov 20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Mobile Thank you that's some really good advice. ...

Thank you that's some really good advice.

So if I speak with the estate agents that's selling the house we want they should be able to recommend?
If we can get a mortgage that takes overtime...
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Mobile Thanks, sorry that happened to you. I think we'd...

Thanks, sorry that happened to you. I think we'd be risking finding ourselves in a similar position.
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Mobile We've actually considered moving back into rented...

We've actually considered moving back into rented for 18mths but I think we could get stuck if we did. Hard to know what to do for the best.

Let's just hope nobody else buys 'my' house while we...
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Mobile Its definitely worked out ok for some, we've had...

Its definitely worked out ok for some, we've had lots of friends move recently so it must have done!

Sadly for us we're in a bit of a rubbish situation. If any dibbers wish to donate 25k-30k to...
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Mobile I did think that prices might come down a little...

I did think that prices might come down a little. Also expecting 90% to come back but who knows. I've found several mortgage brokers locally so I'm going to try and get some personal recommendations...
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Our current lender Halifax are the ones offering...

Our current lender Halifax are the ones offering us the least on the online calculators! I've no idea why
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Thanks all. Time for us to find a broker then. ...

Thanks all. Time for us to find a broker then.

We're similar, have had our mortgage for 7 years and never missed a payment. We're in a much stronger financial position now than we were in 2013...
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Mobile Fingers crossed for you/them! We had a 30k...

Fingers crossed for you/them!

We had a 30k deposit for a 250k house so need to up that now. Not a huge problem really we could make it work but the amount we can borrow has dropped by over 20k and...
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,357
Posted By magickate
Mobile We had a week in Turkey in August before they had...

We had a week in Turkey in August before they had travel restrictions. Feels like a long time ago now
Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By magickate
Mobile Anyone else trying to get a mortgage at the moment?

We're struggling 🙁

We were originally going to move last year but didn't for a few reasons. We did have a mortgage in principle though.

Just over 12 months later and it seems they're not so...
Forum: Christmas 8 Nov 20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,444
Posted By magickate
Mobile The bonus of having a small family, I have no...

The bonus of having a small family, I have no nieces, nephews or cousins to buy for.
Forum: General Chat 7 Nov 20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,134
Posted By magickate
Mobile Decided I'm going to buy one on black friday!...

Decided I'm going to buy one on black friday! Think it'll be a Tefal one but they do seem a bit expensive. Hopefully they'll be a decent discount
Forum: General Chat 1 Nov 20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,978
Posted By magickate
Cheese. Guess I've never been that adventurous...

Cheese. Guess I've never been that adventurous haha
Forum: General Chat 1 Nov 20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,960
Posted By magickate
Comedian Greg Davies, the Taskmaster himself. Not...

Comedian Greg Davies, the Taskmaster himself. Not sure if that'll be good or not!
Forum: General Chat 30 Oct 20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By magickate
We let ours do it in Turkey this year, they're 10...

We let ours do it in Turkey this year, they're 10 & 14. DH was sat in the boat that was pulling them but didn't go up with them. They'd done it the day before too but with me so as a 3.

How awful...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Oct 20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,304
Posted By magickate
We will have a pumpkin at the bottom of the path...

We will have a pumpkin at the bottom of the path with some lollipops in if any children would like one.
Forum: General Chat 29 Oct 20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,418
Posted By magickate
We're doing lollies in a pumpkin too. Have...

We're doing lollies in a pumpkin too. Have drilled some holes so can stick them in easily, hopefully the few kids we do get will be sensible.
Forum: General Chat 28 Oct 20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By magickate
:pgig:

:pgig:
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Oct 20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By magickate
Mobile My year 10 has mock exams in May/June that I...

My year 10 has mock exams in May/June that I wouldn't want her to miss so just for that reason I'd go for the August option.
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,044
Posted By magickate
Lady Daffodil Slimfast of River Island

Lady Daffodil Slimfast of River Island
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 472
Posted By magickate
Oooh my fantasy holiday would be a safari, sorry...

Oooh my fantasy holiday would be a safari, sorry Disney :blush:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 20 Oct 20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,042
Posted By magickate
Mobile I don't support any kind of lockdown so I hope...

I don't support any kind of lockdown so I hope England doesn't follow. Where we live is fine and it would be silly to impose such tough rules.
Forum: General Chat 18 Oct 20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,359
Posted By magickate
No we don't share in the way you're describing...

No we don't share in the way you're describing. We do normally pass on any bits we don't want, DH will have my onion rings, mom will have dads salad, the kids will eat moms chips. But that's all...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Oct 20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By magickate
Mobile I read it as the changes are only allowed for...

I read it as the changes are only allowed for flights before end of August but I suppose that could change. Probably worth calling them to check, we fly out in August but return in September so...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Oct 20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By magickate
Yes they are. The policy is on their website and...

Yes they are. The policy is on their website and seems quite straight forward, rebook to travel before end of August 2021 and you can rearrange at no cost. If the new flight is more they will pay £60...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Oct 20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By magickate
I used mine this week, I don’t think it had a...

I used mine this week, I don’t think it had a ‘book by’ date, just fly before end of Sept 2022.
I used the text message service to get it all booked and it was incredibly easy.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 42,025
Posted By magickate
Mobile I need to check the exact price we've paid as I...

I need to check the exact price we've paid as I can't quite remember the value of the open dated tickets! I think those flight were around £800 each and I've paid an extra £250ish today. Got to sit...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By magickate
Mobile I noticed the same for early August and can only...

I noticed the same for early August and can only guess it's because of people having rearranged this years holidays to next.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Oct 20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 42,025
Posted By magickate
Mobile That's us booked, august 20th to September 4th...

That's us booked, august 20th to September 4th manchester to mco return. Not particularly cheap unfortunately but we had very little flexibility with the dates, particularly returning as the kids go...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Oct 20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By magickate
Mobile Great price, I'd be happy too! Birmingham is our...

Great price, I'd be happy too! Birmingham is our closest but can be so expensive. Is that via Frankfurt?
Forum: General Chat 3 Oct 20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By magickate
Mobile They really should have told you, they go very...

They really should have told you, they go very dark for the 1st few days, the true colour won't show until they've scabbed then healed. Mine are quite a light brown but go almost black. Don't worry...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Sep 20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,521
Posted By magickate
Mobile It's not just the US, we went to Turkey and it's...

It's not just the US, we went to Turkey and it's the same there.

Mine are now older but if I still had a toddler it would be a no go for us.
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