Thursday, 28 May 2015

Christmas Savings Plan - sorry if too early for the C word.


This is a quick post just to let you know about something I'm beginning on June 1. I am a fan of Pinterest as you surely will know and recently I came across this.

christmas savings plan

As you can see this is an American Pin but you can use the tool anywhere in the world, of course. Also, mine starts as I said on June 1 so it ends on November 23 and is not linked to our version of Black Friday, just having a good time!

I think if you work this into your festive season planning you won't really miss the money; if you think about not spending so much on your food bills and cutting down on a few luxuries you can have a fantastic time with your family at Christmas without too much effort.

I am considering setting up an online savings account with my bank because it would be much easier than physically taking the money out of the bank. However, I love, love, love the idea of having a pot of money growing each week!

So, is anybody else up for the challenge? Let me know if this is something you think would work for you.


Monday, 25 May 2015

Progressing with the move, a little.

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Guess what I've been doing this week? Yes, looking into schooling for our two little men before we move to what, frankly, IS our dream home!

I have had great help and advice from Ceredigion Council and a lovely lady in one of the school offices so will be despatching my request form to the Council this week, hopefully. Hubs and I will need to go and visit the schools but may not be able to take the boys as we are all out of holidays until Summer.

Schools are small compared to where we are now but some have been combined to create middle schools where the ages range from 3 to 16.  In some of the smaller schools the boys would be in the same class as they are currently in consecutive years, 2 and 3.

All the schools in the immediate area are described as Welsh Medium and the aim is for the children to be bilingual by the time they leave secondary school. I myself, will be attending Welsh lessons, in fact the lovely lady from the school office said they were probably running them at the local pub; I wonder what "Get In" is in Welsh?!

The boys are very excited and as we looked at one school website all they could ask was "do we get a book bag?". Bless!

I will let you know how we get on!xx