It has been so lovely to read all the comments, I have tried to spend as much time as possible looking at them and responding to everyone.
What I loved was looking up areas I had never heard of Comox, Kirkville, Gardiner etc. They all sound brilliant!
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond.
If I win the lottery can I visit each and everyone of you and take you out to dinner??
So 12 months down and all change after the move.
I am nearly done with the flat, and after a deep clean this weekend. I will be out of the flat and ready to start tackling Southfork.
So perhaps as it is January, now is a good time to think about what needs to be achieved in the next 12 months. What do I want to do?
I need a mission statement
"Keeping It Simply Thrifty will endeavour over the next 12 months to reduce debt to £0.00, increase savings and whenever possible seek out cheaper alternatives to branded goods whilst ensuring that items purchased are done so to ensure longevity of use or (as frugal girl puts it) heirloom quality."
Yes there is a lot more to say. But lists get lost. I wanted 3 or 4 lines, which can be printed on a piece of paper and kept in a wallet or in a pocket.
I know my flaws, I want everything now and I need to be constantly reminded of what needs to happen to reach my goals.
My plan is to print these few lines out and put them in my purse as a daily reminder for the next 12 months of what I want ultimately.
As a quick aside I started the £5 challenge again. To live on £5 from Monday – Friday. So far £3 spent on a value pack of knik knaks for TC, Some cheese biscuits and 3 cans of pop all from Poundland.
One commentator yesterday said how much she liked seeing the cat pictures. So here is Twinkle getting fussed by The Chap.