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I Am Going To See Scottish Girl!

May 31st, 2016 at 04:51 am

It's been a very busy week and part of this has been organising a visit to see Scottish Girl when on holidays soon! Very excited.

My friend I am staying with hasn't been to Scotland in years so she was more than happy to come too, so we will get on a train to go there, meet SG, stay at a hotel and do some exploring. My friend lives in the middle of England so going to Scotland takes a while but is not a massive trek.

We have booked the train tickets and hotel so it is now locked in. It's really funny how this fits into the trip - it is basically 2-3 days before I fly back to Oz so I guess I am preparing myself for long travel. We go to Scotland, come back the next day, then go out to a garden concert which is all day Saturday and then on the Sunday evening I fly home.

I've organised my phone to get put on global roaming and paid the $100 (refundable) bond. I will then be able to text back to B in Oz with no problem, and whoever else I need to text. It's a text only plan, calls are not allowed but that does not bother me, it's fine.

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Tracking is already starting to be hard. I can see the whole of June being wiped out because my focus will not be on finances. However, as on all holidays I take, while the focus is not on tracking finances, it is on keeping costs down.

B does not handle the money at all and was worried about it because it is new to him so I have tried to set up various automatic transfers so all he will have to do is check the bank account once a week and pay a bill if needed.

I have set up $300 to get transferred from our account to the checking account so he will have cash for groceries and whatever else, $80 onto his CC for his work expenses, $151.50 fortnightly onto my balance transfer CC, and $936 once a month to go into the account his car lease gets paid out of (cannot wait to refinance that in August! the loan we are looking at is around $300 cheaper).

Tomorrow I will do the June monthly budget just to ensure everything will be ok and tweak whatever is needed. And also transfer my final batch of holiday savings to the travel money card and a portion cash; and clear my CC down to $0 before the trip.

So many things to remember, hope I get everything! B is very helpful though, he is always thinking of stuff too.

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Work is still quiet, but they dropped hints that they were cranky and I dropped hints that I only have two small jobs left but don't want to whinge or bother anyone. They have let me be and I have tried to string my work out as long as possible until more regular work starts flowing back in.

I finished my last job today and my boss gave me another one so at this stage have not had to take extra leave.

On my last day we are going out with work associates (the auditors who audit our accounting work) to a very swanky restaurant. I got a brand new top I can wear but my black jacket is looking pretty old and the fabric is on it's way out, so I am in the market for a new jacket.

My black work jacket I wear three days a work so no matter what the cost is after six months it's time for a replacement. The range I see at the moment goes from Target at $35 to $70 Tokito at Myer to $100 Basque from Myer... As I am going on a huge holiday I'm inclined to buy the Target jacket, but I'll try on all three and see how I go.

Whew! Hope you're all well.

10 Responses to “I Am Going To See Scottish Girl!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, a black jacket is an essential when you're working.

    That's awesome that you will meet Scottish Girl!

  2. laura Says:


    How great that you will meet up with Scottish Girl! I am a bit jealous; she is a FB friend and a very awesome person!! How great it would be to meet her in person!

    Happy and safe travels. Smile

  3. scottish girl Says:

    It'll be great to meet you too VS!
    Aww thanks Laura Smile

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    How exciting! Have fun, you two!

  5. laura Says:


    @ SG, Big Grin

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Enjoy!!

  7. starfishy Says:

    That sounds like fun! Safe travels Smile

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    How fun! Ive been fortunate to meet a few friends from this site over the years, and it has always been so fun. Enjoy!!

  9. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks everybody! Glad there are some lovely meeting in person memories, SG I'm looking forward to meeting you!

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How cool!

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