Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Normal Day #TightwadDad 106

I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

ME, WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Works Canteen: Breakfast and coffee
JOY 10

- Coffee Shop: lunch
JOY 10

- Tram Fare to airport
"Even though I was cutting it really fine"
JOY 10


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Photographic Soup Evidence #TightwadDad 105


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Monday, 20 May 2019

Photographic Soup Evidence #TightwadDad 105



I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

AT HOME
- Martial arts monthly fee.
JOY 10
“And I’m not just saying that because they might be reading this and are better at it than me.”

- Water bill
"My son asked me how much does each litre of water cost.
I want him to know, but I also don't want him using that information against me when I tell him to drink water or have a bath."
JOY 1

- Council Tax bill
JOY 3

- Mobile phone bill
JOY 2

- Broadband fee
"I should remember all that the Internet brings me.
Distraction.
Arguing the toss.
Bad events that don't actually have a direct impact on our lives."
JOY 7

FAMILY ON HOLIDAY
- Lesser Known Supermarket Chain: Picnic bits for zoo.
JOY 10

- Zoo
JOY 10

- Zoo Gift Shop: Slinky and a dreamcatcher
"Because it does get tangled up, but it taught me that I can untangle slinkies."
JOY 8

ME, WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Airport Shop: Bottle of water
JOY 6

- Tram Fare
JOY 10

- Works canteen: Lunch
"My Long-Suffering Wife looked at what I ate last week in horror.
So I took a Country Veg Soup.
And then took photographic evidence."
JOY 10

- Express Supermarket: Family size chocolate for the office
JOY 10

- Express Supermarket: Microwave meal. And family size chocolate for me
JOY 10


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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Online store dopamine #TightwadDad 103



I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

- German Chain Supermarket: Bike helmet, and bike pump. And milk.
JOY 10

- Online Stuff Store: Memory card reader, fountain pen ink converter, camera thing, mobile phone cover.
"I do not need any of this stuff, but that dopamine hit is good.
I don't think I even care if any of it arrives."
JOY 10

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Friday, 17 May 2019

Bank Interest #TightwadDad 102



I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

FAMILY AT HOME
- Bank Interest
JOY 1

- Big Online Supermarket Shop
JOY 9

ME, WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Tram fare
JOY 10

- Works Canteen: Breakfast & lunch (Fish & Chips)
JOY 10

- Online Flight Booking
"Just realised I'd forgotten to get myself back here on Monday"
JOY 2

- Fried Chicken Chain Airport Terminal Branch: Chicken burger
"I'm tired but I just stood there watching the underpaid overworked staff wiping their noses playing with their dirty ID cards and swiping their phones before touching my food.
I promise I will never eat here again.
But first... a burger."
JOY 1


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Charity Shop Books #TightwadDad 101


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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Charity Shop Books #TightwadDad 101

I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

AT HOME - FAMILY ON HOLS
- Charity Shop: Books
JOY 8

WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Works Canteen: Breakfast and a Pork Bap
JOY 10

- Tram fare
JOY 10


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Wrong Way Flight #TightwadDad 100


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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Wrong Way Flight #TightwadDad 100

I haven't written anything extra for about a month.

But I kept going with recording and sharing what we are spending.

Turns out, working for someone else helps you stop thinking about your spending.

I came back online to bring the sharing up to date, and by pure coincidence it's exactly 100 days since I started this experiment.

I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

AT HOME - FAMILY ON HOLS
- Country Park & Gardens
"Painting bird boxes."
JOY 10

WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Tram fare: I think I would love to be a tram driver. LSW thinks I would get bored.
JOY 10

- Works canteen: Breakfast and Evening chicken burger
JOY 10

- Office Pizza Restaurant Trip: Salad.
JOY 10

- Online Airline Booking: Final flights x2
"Screwed it up and booked it the wrong direction.
It's because I want to stay."
JOY 8


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ANCESTRY DNA - where am I from? #TightwadDad Podcast 099


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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

ANCESTRY DNA - where am I from? #TightwadDad Podcast 099



I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

ANCESTRY DNA UNBOXING & REVIEW #TIGHTWAD DAD PODCAST with Neil Mossey and Joe 012

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Hi welcome back to the Happy Hut, this is our Tightwad Dad podcast.
I'm Neil.
And I’m Joe.
You got this for your birthday, didn’t you.
I did! I got this from my sister - I got a DNA testing kit from Ancestry DNA
A DNA testing kit from my sister.
Do you know what DNA is?
So people, scientists, know how you're related
Yeah.
Something like that.

Anyway thanks sister - it's a brilliant present
So this is what you get inside the ancestry DNA box
Bag.
Where they collect the DNA
This is the box to send it
It's like a syringe that you put your human saliva sample
And what else do you get?
A box to put it in the mail. Nothing else.
Hey it's quite a nice box that it comes in.
Organised.

Shall we go through the instructions?
This is everything you've got to do
Dad’s gonna spit into it, do all the gross stuff.
I think that's quite a lot I've got to gob into
Are you allowed to drink water?
I don't think you are. You’re not supposed to drink but I've been eating love hearts all afternoon
That was like an hour ago, Dad.

You see what it says? “Spit to here”
A wavy line.
That's the wavy line
That's gonna be embarrassing
Excuse me
I'll give you some privacy
Ugh. Blur it out.
[Laugh] I want to see when it’s over.
Bubbles don't count
Do you want me to blur it out
yeah blur it out.
More. You’ve got millions of bubbles. You’ve just got a little bit more - wait -
This says “don't overfill”
Just a tiny bit more.
So I’m up to here with the bubbles - I think I've got more bubbles cuz I've been eating Love Hearts all afternoon.
I think that's enough.

Hey maybe they'll detect the love hearts in my DNA
Okay well I say it's pretty exact - I've managed to get my spit after the wavy line.
Wait, let me see?
Yeah
Oh I feel a bit ill after that - right - it's warm as well.
Tightly release stabilizing - the stabilizing fluid
It's called stabilizing fluid
yeah

Oh there you go look you’ve got to really twist it hard there you go
Right it’s all gone in.
Shake
No really hard like - one two three four okay you're done you're done
Place the tube in the collection bag
So what do we do with the DNA now?
I think you can obviously see you put it in there
Oh, we haven’t got the activation number!
Oh! [LAUGH] Ooopsie.
And if like us you put the tube in the box before you've got your activation code they've kindly put it on packet as well, that’s good

So here we are! Just post it?
Let’s do it!
Post.
[CLUNK]
[LAUGH] Messed up.
That was like, a long time ago.

Oh, OHHHH!
You’re about to discover your ethnicity estimate, and maybe even connect your long-lost relatives
I don’t want to do that.

Okay 77%
Dad you’re 77% Great Britain and Euro- Northwestern European
yep

You’re 12% Ireland and Scotland
Right, now right, this is a problem because I don't know if the family comes from Scotland or Ireland because I always thought it was Scotland but someone told me last year at a funeral that we're all from Ireland and that the name Mossey comes from the word Morrissey.
Spelt badly.

10% Swedish.
10% Swedish!
So... Abba?
That would explain the ABBA!
Ohhh.
And.

You’re 1% Ivory Coast/Ghana.
I’m 1% Ghanaian!
And we have a relative school in Ghana.
Is it called a relative school
Yes we've got a school that we talk to
Your school is twinned with a school in Ghana
Yes
...and I'm one percent... Ghanaian
I don’t think I’m Ivory Coast.

Who’s the guy, the Ghanaian guy?
The Ghanaian guy?
The guy from Ghana.
The guy from Ghana?
Yeah.
[LAUGHS]

How'd you feel about being 10 percent Swedish?
I don't like ABBA.
Hop this is helpful, if you had a DNA test
I'll see you in the next video don't forget to leave a thumbs up or like - smash that like button - very well I appreciate that because my dad's trying to get to a thousand
And we'll see you on the next #TightwadDad podcast thanks.
It's raining... can you feel it's raining.
Let’s go!
The Ghanaian DNA is not good with cold weather.
Can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers just click on his face, thanks bye!

AT HOME - FAMILY ON HOLS
- Shoe shop: Trainers for kid
"To cover for the ones that finally fell apart."
JOY 10

WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Hotel room booking
"Always anxious that I could do better or cheaper, but can't end up with no room booked."
JOY 10

- Tram fare
JOY 10

- Works canteen: Breakfast
JOY 10

- Sandwich Chain Shop: Sandwich
JOY 10

- Bus fare x2: Trip to the 3rd biggest shopping centre in Europe because I'm bored.
"Bought some pants".
JOY 9

- Clothing chain shopping centre store: Pants x1.
JOY 10

- FREE Drinks can dropped on me from top floor of multi storey car park. It missed.
JOY 10

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Monday, 13 May 2019

Too Tram Comfy #TightwadDad 098



I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

ME, WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- Tram fare
"I feel too at home now. Ran for the tram then realised I hadn't bought a ticket. Jumped off the tram. Bought ticket. Jumped back on."
JOY 10

- Works canteen: Breakfast and lunch, salad.
JOY 10

- Express Supermarket: Microwave curry and family size bar of chocolate
"For pudding without the family"
JOY 10


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Sunday, 12 May 2019

Airport drop-off dropped #TightwadDad 097



I am a #TightwadDad and making my family happy with...

- Bank fees
"I know they've got to live, but, you know, I've got an idea that even they might work out how to make money from just sitting on our cash without charging fees."
JOY 1

- High Street Ironmongers Chain Store: Memory card
"Because I need to hoard more, electronically"
JOY 8

- B&B Room Booking
JOY 10

WORKING AWAY FROM HOME
- FREE: LSW booted me out of the car on the zebra crossing outside the airport.
"I know I encouraged this, but it was her birthday and I would've happily sprung for the drop-off fee."
JOY 3

- Tram fare
"I can't write this here but I have fallen in love with Manchester's Trams."
JOY 10

- Express Supermarket: Meal to take into work.
JOY 10

- Airport Shop: 1x bottle of water
JOY 10


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