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by saving-10-years
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 36
Views: 2926

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

+1 or what Seppia said (so well). Spending a lot less time online in past months but every time I do I come and look at what is happening here. I learn something every time. Finally based on the drip drip drip of information from these forums repeated to/discussed with my son, he is getting Jacob's ...
by saving-10-years
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Packing cubes
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: Packing cubes

Packing cubes help us when we are travelling with lots of shorts stops and three persons' sets of clothing. We know which pack is night clothes and which underwear, chargers, etc. when we are in transit (on train, etc) and don't want to do much unpacking of a tightly packed bag. We bought IKEA packi...
by saving-10-years
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 485
Views: 108684

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

First, congratulations. Second, picking up on this advice from SavingwithBabies If you have something to pass on to future generations, great, so be it. From your thoughtful conversations here you will have plenty of value to pass along to future generations that will improve their lives even withou...
by saving-10-years
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Stay in Cushy Job or Take Big Pay Cut to Learn New Skill?
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Stay in Cushy Job or Take Big Pay Cut to Learn New Skill?

@Zach I moved from being a senior manager with a permanent and high status job (politically and financially) to a temporary contract academic post in an evolving area and without job security plus a 20% pay cut. The opportunity was a very unusual one, it was one that gave me more work flexibility, i...
by saving-10-years
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 620
Views: 111394

Re: m741's ERE Journal

@m741 Just a recommendation for Tokyo if you like Studio Ghibli anime films. The Studio Ghibli museum http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/ Something that we did which was really enjoyable and not our usual thing was the a walking Ghost Tour of Tokyo. We are not a superstitious family and you don't have t...
by saving-10-years
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Colleague Meet Up
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: Colleague Meet Up

Not from the same field but (if applicable) I have known of groups of academic writers who got together for intense working sessions on a writing project. Thrashing out a new book or writing a revised version (new chapters) for a book. So is there a project you might like to see done and having you ...
by saving-10-years
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to raise a large family and be ERE?
Replies: 33
Views: 3411

Re: How to raise a large family and be ERE?

@redhare Maybe look into the Tightwad Gazette family for evidence of what can be done? See for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUFyD-FTf-E Costs of transport and housing are marginal costs (each additional child need not cost much more) unless you want them to have one bedroom, one gaming co...
by saving-10-years
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Buying & Selling Homes Like An Expert
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: Buying & Selling Homes Like An Expert

Good questions but the answers are going to depend on what type of property you are interested in. We have bought two houses for ourselves, helped find properties (2) for my mother and bought one rental. The properties we bought for ourselves were both in a bad decorative state because we knew how t...
by saving-10-years
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Cooking beans
Replies: 28
Views: 1619

Re: Cooking beans

@Bankai If you are in the UK have you noticed that bean varieties (esp. canned but also dried) are getting more and more limited in regular supermarkets. It is now almost a case of kidney beans or chickpeas take your pick. You might be able to get haricot or butter beans in tins but lots of other va...
by saving-10-years
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions
Replies: 147
Views: 10258

Re: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions

@Riggerjack Have you come across the Great Crested Newt? Its a protected species in the EU and only recently its been decided in the UK that it won't be necessary to spend large amounts of money tracking down every single newt and rehoming it before starting building work, as long as the larger colo...
by saving-10-years
Thu May 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!
Replies: 311
Views: 59968

Re: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!

NCT = Natural Childbirth Trust. They raise a lot of their funds by selling for commission new and newly new babies/children's items. Link shows you how to find one near you https://nct.org.uk/branches/events/nearly-new-sales You can also sell the things that junior did not get to wear there too. Exp...
by saving-10-years
Wed May 30, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!
Replies: 311
Views: 59968

Re: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!

Congrats, she looks lovely and will be grown out of that baby gro in no time. Do you belong to any NCT groups or such? We made some long term friends in these groups and its lovely to see your baby grow up with others. When you only have one its easy to over-think/over-fear so some peer group compar...
by saving-10-years
Tue May 08, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Travel Tips
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Travel Tips

I went to Barcelona for a conference a few years back. Two things I particularly enjoyed (in the short space of time available). The conference was in the Science Museum (CosmoCaixa), not central and I was able to visit its stunning rainforest (small scale but fantastic enclosed space with rainfores...
by saving-10-years
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Loan to a family member
Replies: 24
Views: 2184

Re: Loan to a family member

My mother gave my sister the money needed to pay for sister's partner's half of the family home when the relationship broke down. This avoided my sister having to get a mortgage and they agreed that the rate would be less than the bank would charge and what my sister could afford on rather her part-...
by saving-10-years
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily
Replies: 50
Views: 3392

Re: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily

I wish @THF luck and hope he finds what he needs. I wonder from his posts here and some while he was in NYC whether there is a compare and contrast thing happening. His real life friends and other information sources he enjoys are more upbeat and optimistic and relaxing that we are? Maybe that is wh...
by saving-10-years
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 67531

Re: Halfmoon's journal

what does 'in-cared for house' mean? Oops. Shoddy proofreading. Should be 'uncared for house'. Only bought two houses to live in ourselves over past 35 years and this description applies to both. This house had missing windows, freezer fallen through the floor, cute 'fixes' of damp walls by moving ...
by saving-10-years
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 67531

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Thanks for that. I think your DH thinks that its not that gripping because he knows what comes next? Anyhow its interesting to me. When we bought our in-cared for house in the country with farm buildings (having been townies all our lives) we became familiar with the term 'agricultural repair'. This...
by saving-10-years
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 67531

Re: Halfmoon's journal

@halfmoon Well some of us (I am conscious of me doing this) lurk and spinkle messages around in other people's threads and never do an update on our own. But as the fanbase for halfmoon's journal is huge I am one of many who are happy you have yet more updates in the pipeline. Real life sounds like ...
by saving-10-years
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: HELLO EVERYONE FROM PORTLAND OREGON !!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: HELLO EVERYONE FROM PORTLAND OREGON !!!!!

@JP Thanks for the link. @Dropout 'who cares?' Well I guess I do. It makes me wonder how many forums you drop into from time to time to publicise your own blog. So many that you forget which ones you came to previously I guess. Your post stats so far: 53 messages. 8 were within last couple of days (...
by saving-10-years
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bridging loan before access to pension at 55??
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: Bridging loan before access to pension at 55??

@dessie360 most people here once they get to FI stage are at the work in progress/flexible mindset too. You said you don't want to work ever/at all - the 'hard' mode - so that certainly coloured my advice. Sounds like you have a local government/public sector pension pot and are currently around age...