Well just got back and wanted to say a big thank you to all that attended,it was our busiest frugal friends to date.A speacial thank you to Lisa and John[Mr and Mrs Skint]for attending.It was good to meet Mel,Andrew,John and Gwen Tegg once again and to meet new forum faces Ian Millington and Mike[Size 5].
We didn't finish up until midnight,the time just flew by.
Was the bottle of wine nice Mel ?
Gwen and I had a great time at the meeting last evening. We met again Melanie, Andrew and Andy, and met for the first time Mr & Mrs Skint, Ian Millington and size5.
It is a huge step for a new Forum Member to take by coming to one of these meetings. The Forum with its anonymity is comforting, but coming to a meeting is not like being “outed”. You can attend under your Forum name, no-one will put any pressure on you to disclose your real name. Gwen and I had a great chat with Mr & Mrs Skint, and did not know their first names until we read them on here, and we still do not know their surnames. We don’t need to, we were just four people discussing the challenges faced when trying to cope with a very limited budget in a family situation, especially the impact on the children. We also discussed how our attitudes to money and budgeting had changed our behaviour since those times.