Progress Update: 24 Grow and eat 5 different fruit/vegetables

The greenhouse is packed full of little shoots at the moment, so i’m hoping that with a bit of good weather I can get some of this stuff into the ground so it can start producing some delicious vegetables.

In the greenhouse at the moment I have

Yellow courgettes
Three different types of tomato
Jalapeno chilli peppers
Broad beans
French beans

All being well this could be a challenge that I can complete this year, and that doesn’t include the strawberries, blackberries or rhubarb that are growing in the garden too.

Onwards and upwards.



Progress update: 14 Clear all of my student loan

Some good news about my student loan this week.

After scrabbling around for the login details I was able to get access to my account. From there I was able to complete a payment calculator (for the last financial year) which worked out that I have approximately £1300 left on my student loan.

Based on what I am currently paying each month before tax (£200) this means that in I should have my student loan cleared by September.

That’s a lot sooner than I thought, but it cannot come quick enough to getting it paid off completely. There is always the possibility of paying additional chunks of cash to get it paid off earlier, but at the moment its a nice little salary sacrifice!

Onwards and upwards 🙂


Geocaching Pt2

I know I haven’t written a post in a while, and truth be told I need to get back into the groove.

I have been working on my list, but I haven’t done as much as I would have liked.

There have been a couple of geocaching trips since my last post. One was to Bentley wood where we ticked off another eight or so caches as part of a loop that we started last year. However being the idiot I am, I managed to take the wrong path and ended up missing the final three caches on the loop. I’m sure we will be back one day, it’s just a shame that the three we missed are somewhere with no parking.

The second set were in Tytherley, again another loop we started previously before the kids got tired and wanted to go home. This time we took two cars so that we could park one at the end and the other at our start (which was 1/3 of the way around). It took a good few hours to complete and we were tired by the end of it, but it was well worth the trip with some amazing scenery and some great challenges (like being stalked by some cows through a field, walking through a field of newly born lambs, or watching a hare dart out of its burrow directly in front of us).

All in all, a great trip and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Current Geocache Total: 121

A geocaching kind of day

This morning we noticed the weather was going to be ok this morning but get progressively worse as the day went on. We therefore decided to get in a few geocaches before lunch.

We returned to one of our previous incomplete loops in Farley and managed to get a further 12 geocaches registered. It would have been 15 but I took a wrong turn in Bentley wood and took us past 3 caches 😦

All in all a productive morning and further along on the geocache target of 250.

Current count: 103 completed