We’ve had an extremely productive weekend. Firstly I procured a bed really cheaply and will now clear out my junk room and advertise for another lodger. I’m finding the extra £30 a week in cash to be really useful and means I can fill the car up with diesel or put some money aside. I managed to get all the bedding in a charity shop, including the duvet, which the lady in the Salvation Army shop said that she’d washed herself. Secondly we managed to transfer high interest credit card balances to 0% cards!
We set off today on our favourite ‘wild walk’. I inspect how the wild plums, crab apples, overhanging pears from people’s gardens are doing. I know where the best blackberries will be found and I keep an eye on all of this.
We went down through the woods and I filled my pockets with wild garlic. I wonder if it has garlic bulbs like cultivated garlic?
This wood is in the middle of Liskeard and it masks the sewerage works and pumping station for the entire town. It’s a wonderful piece of public space and provides some much needed shade and cool for my poor dogs who suffer in the heat.
Here’s Dearly Beloved looking all wistful and romantic……which he is!
Above is the pumping station. I love the effort the water board has gone to. I’m glad the highest water bills in the country is reaping some rewards for us.
I have to stop and stare on a regular basis. I love the blossom. I’ll wait a couple of days for the rest of the elder flower to blossom and go and gather some to make elder flower fritters.
I have digressed somewhat. We must have improved our credit ratings. We have both managed to secure sizable 0% balance transfers for our credit cards. I will pay off one over the next two months and then start hammering away at one of DB’s credit cards. Due to the 0% cards, we’ll pay off debts even sooner. I have even managed to secure a meeting with my mortgage provider, Santander to investigate a renegotiation of our mortgage deal and hopefully be able to sell and downsize. A smaller house would mean a shorter mortgage (in time) and I’ll be able to simplify my life altogether.