The mortgage muppets strike again

Mortgage Muppets

So after calling the building society on Monday with no news and then again yesterday with no news they finally go back to me today. They basically told me that I need to apply to come of the existing mortgage that I am on first before I can apply to get a new mortgage. That’s not what I was told last week and so I feel like I’ve wasted a week trying to get this sorted only to be no Continue reading

Getting a Mortgage

Getting a mortgage

So we’ve decided not to move to Spain for a few years but we are instead going to move back to where I am originally form to be closer to family and friends while the baby it young. Therefore I am trying to get a mortgage to buy a new house. It should be fine as I have no other debt on credit cards or loans and I think on paper I’m a pretty low risk candidate. The only issue Continue reading

Trying to Make Money Spread Betting

Spread Betting

Now here’s a subject that is very close to my heart. If you’ve read my previous posts or my about page you will know that I used to run a spread betting website It was where it all started for me and served me well but as with all great things the comes a time when it’s time to move on. Now I’m not going to make any attempt to cover all the ins and outs involved in spread Continue reading

Less than 4 weeks until baby time

So we have less than 4 weeks to go until our baby is due to appear. In fact it will be 3 weeks this coming Tuesday. It’s a weird feeling with this being our first baby. When we first found out we were pregnant it was all excitement and the feeling of not being able to wait and 9 months is such a long time to wait that initial excitement turns into mixed feelings. Don’t get me wrong I still Continue reading

Buy cheap glasses online

Cheap Sunglasses Online

Today I went to have my eyes tested. I went last year in September and ordered some glasses but something went wrong somewhere and I’ve just never worn them as they don’t feel right. So I’m still wearing my old glasses from a few years ago but they have started to fall apart and I’m fed up of gluing the arms back on so I decided to get some new ones. For completeness of this blog post I need to Continue reading

Extreme Cheapskates on TLC


If you have the TV channel TLC (you’ll need sky TV or some other form of subscription TV to get the channel) you may have heard of a new TV show called extreme cheapskates. My misses loves watching it as she thinks that I’m pretty cheap but these guys take it to a whole new level. Don’t get me wrong I’m all for saving money where I can but there are certain things where I draw the line. For instance Continue reading

Writing a blog that no one reads

no friends

Since I’ve not long started writing this blog it’s hardly surprising that no one reads it. If I stop an think about it though it can actually get quite depressing to think that I’m writing a blog that no one reads. Then again I think back to when I first started my spread betting website and I’m pretty sure that was slow progress for the first six months or so. I think the biggest problem is coming from a mildly Continue reading