Music Magpie and De-cluttering

How odd two entries from me in the same day! As part of me moving I have had to seriously consider de-cluttering – something I have mentioned on here many times before and after packing over 500 dvds I thought I would weed out those dvds I no longer want. It did not take me long to get about 100 together and did consider doing a car boot sale with all the stuff I wanted to get rid of but realised that it would be quicker to get rid of things in bulk. I decided to try out Musicmagpie so downloaded an “App” for my phone which scans the bar codes on the dvds and gives a value straight away.

Not wanting to send things away I did go to a local cash-converters store but they would only pay £0.10 per dvd regardless of what the dvd was, so got rid of about 30 dvd’s here as I could not face taking them back home.

I had also boxed up about £17 worth of dvds (about 18 in total) to see how much luck I have with Musicmagpie I do like the terms and conditions regarding condition of the dvds as I feel it is open to abuse as if it does not pass the quality check they keep the item and you don’t get paid for it.

My book collection is also being reduced but I don’t seem to be having much luck with selling them so have given a box away and am likely to get rid of more in the same way.

Moving, diets and Big Lunches

Again been a while since I last updated and what a busy few weeks it has been as I’ve been moving. Seems such a long time ago that I moved into a bedsit in Carmarthen (it was July 2002) and was only supposed to be a short term thing but as with other things it becomes comfortable and easy which is why I have remained there for so long.

In the past I have thought about moving somewhere bigger (better) but have never really gotten anywhere with it and the idea has soon passed. I suppose late last year the idea came back into my head and for a number of reasons decided to press ahead with finding somewhere else.

Finally moved in 19th March but have been clearing out the old place for the last few weeks (and clearing out my stuff) and was glad to get my full deposit back from my old landlord this morning, as at the moment all I seem to be getting is bills daily!!

Diet or my reduced eating plan has been a little on/off over the last few weeks as I’ve been missing meals or eating the wrong types of food but weighed myself this morning and have lost another 2lb – this brings the total weight lost to just under 3 stone in the last three months.

The Big Lunch Llangunnor is ticking along nicely have managed to get some volunteers to make the sandwiches, which is a big relief and much cheaper for me to just buy the raw materials and not have to pay for a caterer. Still looking for a cake for the centrepiece and other things like that. Anyone know of a couple of facepainters that would be willing to give their services for free on 7th June?