Just a quick dip into this before I go of out for the day. It's about time I paid a visit to my Uncle Stan and Auntie Pat, they are both out of hospital and making slow progress. I've told them to get some jobs lined up for me, I'll take my gardening clothes in case there is something to do outside. Then if I time it right to come back I will pick up some reduced food from Tesco as I'm passing. My fridge is empty and I have only bread in the freezer. I have potatoes, carrots and onions but I'm craving green veg, and need some fruit. So today I will be spending some money.
No progress to report on the bike just yet, give me a week and I'll have some more pics. I'm going to be so proud to ride it when it's done, it will be such a laugh.
I've booked a bit more on my holiday, the itinery is coming along nicely. Up to now I have...
Three nights in Edinburgh Youth Hostel.
Go to Perth the following morning, meet a friend at the Knitting Show and spend the day there. No bed booked as yet for that night, I might kip in the car, but got to work out how to do that with my bike in it as well. It will take a bit of juggling.
Look around Perth the next day and drive 50 miles to Crianlarich, where I am booked into the hostel for two nights. Some walking in the hills.
Then go to Oban and find a camp site for two nights, have a look round.
Next morning drive onto the boat, place booked, get off at Mull, 45 mins, and have three nights in the hostel at Tobermory, booked. Visit Iona and possibly another island, lots of walking.
Come back to the mainland, then find something else to do for three days, might be camping and walking. Getting excited :O))
Welcome to Mary from Wisconsin, come on in and join the gang, and the same for anyone else who drops by. It's great to see you all. Our aim here is to have fun, and not let this 'being skint malarkey' get us down. Oh there will be some thoughtful moments, a few tears will be shed, but overall we will get to grips with it. We will not be a slave to money.
It may feel like it is dominating our lives at the moment as we all try hard to juggle our finances, but it is by no means a big black cloud that hovers on the horizon. We are in control, the money we have is our slave it has to work for us, we are the boss. Keep on adding to the long list of stuff we don't need, and eventually you will have sussed out exactly what is important to you. Do not let the gremlins force open your purse and steal from you.
Catch up with you later, Off down the motorway.
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