Hello and welcome to my blog. I've been getting some thoughts & feelings, exasperations and the odd happy moment down on the blog which helps my sanity and, I hope, provides a little entertaining read for you for a couple of minutes!

Right now I am mostly concentrating on getting through a rocky financial patch which I really hope will be cleared (all being well) by the end of Summer 2013. In the meantime I need to concentrate on continuing to do well in my "new" job (actually got it in Sept 2011 but it still feels new!) and living my life as frugally as possible.

Thanks for stopping by and if you leave me an encouraging comment, it'll make my day. :-)

Monday, 20 February 2012

Slipped Down the Slippery Slope

Hello and firstly welcome to my new follower.  Really nice to have you here!

Secondly.......and excuse the fruity language but....oh bloody hell and bugger it.  Sodding sodding overdraft.  Will I never be smart enough to avoid it?   It's like stepping on bloody quicksand. 

Why does everything seem to happen at once?  Why does the car need a suspension arm replacing when I least could do with another bill?  Bloody sod's law that's why.  And it's not just the overdraft either.  Some urgent home repair/replacement stuff needs doing next week that's going to cost in excess of £1300.  I don't want to go into detail but I can't put off the work any longer.  The only way I can fund it though is by a 0% on purchases for 15 months credit card - so that's what is going to have to happen.

Well upwards and onwards with it I suppose.   Mortgage aside I have been debt free before (and from a lot higher total than this) so I can get there again.  But not for a while.

Bloody bugger it though!  WHEN OH WHEN will I become that woman who is able to put the money aside every month to cover emergencies when they happen?  Well when hubby is working full time again maybe but even then I wonder.  My financial life is like a game of snakes & ladders!  Know the feeling any of you?

I watched Superscrimpers tonight.  I know quite a lot of people in Blogland watch it too and I am in agreement with those who have said it seems to have shifted it's course.  I felt quite disappointed with it tonight.  The trailer for next week looked a bit more promising though.  I shall continue to watch for now...

TTFN my lovelies.



  1. Oh I know that feeling so well.....every time I think I'm getting there something happens and I'm back to square one - Two steps forward and one step back - we'll get there in the end - just keep plugging away at it Take care xx

  2. Thanks Trudie, kind of nice to know it's not just me but I wouldn't like anyone to think I was wishing it on them though!