Black eggs, banisters & Bramley apples – this week's MSE Forum highlights
What's been going on in the MSE Forum of late? I'm glad you asked. Here are a few of this week's highlights.
Our eyes are always peeled for handy, interesting or cheering threads. A few that caught our eye this week:
- My flat's roof collapsed – who’s liable?
- I’m forgoing the turkey this Christmas and making curry in the slow cooker instead. Anyone else doing an alternative lunch?
- On five separate occasions I’ve received a PCN for parking my car overnight in an M&S car park. I have never done so
- Bold-coloured banisters – yay or nay?
- Did Nationwide change their clocks in the wrong direction?
- My eldest left for uni six weeks ago – without his Xbox and gaming PC our electricity usage has dropped dramatically
What are your thoughts on coloured banisters?
- Can you help me find a good vegan chocolate selection box ahead of Christmas?
- We’re dealing with a relative’s will, but all three executors want to renounce the position – what now?
- Do you tuck your cats into bed, now that the nights are colder?
- My Bramley apple tree has produced twice its normal crop. Should I try making cider?
- Is the Morrisons More Card worth it?
New month, new challenge
These recurring challenges have kicked off again for November, so it's a fine time to hop aboard.
Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 16
This one's an annual challenge, beginning now and ending in October 2023. Get yourself a pot and use it to stash away as much cash as you can, so that you can be proud when you open it one final time in October. You can choose to set a target, but that's optional.
November 2022 Grocery Challenge
This ever-popular challenge helps you to lower your grocery budget for the month, and stick to it. A wealth of tips are yours for the mining, eg, saving your receipts.
Will you be attempting the sealed pot challenge this month?
Sadly, edwink's duck Hoppy passed away last week. She was just shy of 10 years old. This week, edwink posted a photo of one of Hoppy's incredible black eggs. The Keeping hens and ducks chat is a wholesome, eye-opening corner of the MSE Forum and well worth a look, even if you don't have birds of your own.
Important: we're big fans of your photos so please keep 'em coming, but make sure they don't contain any personally identifiable information such as your face or your address.
Money Moral Dilemma
Every week, the Money Tips email features a real-life Money Moral Dilemma (MMD for short). They're intended to encourage debate and, as such, they're usually among the most discussed threads each week.
Our friends' wedding is smaller than ours, so should I get them a smaller gift?
We're going to a wedding soon and the couple getting married came to ours which was an all-day event with three-course meal and evening buffet. They gave us £30 and a bottle of prosecco as a present. Their wedding doesn't start until 5pm, and only entrées will be served. I'm planning to give them a gift of similar value to the one they gave us - usually I'd spend more, but given their wedding will be a smaller event, is it OK to spend less?
You can find out what our MSE Forumites think and add your own two cents on the Money Moral Dilemma discussion thread. Heed the MSE Forum rules: keep it kind and keep it clean. Remember, there's a real person behind every Money Moral Dilemma.
Got a Money Moral Dilemma of your own? Email us at MMD@moneysavingexpert.com and it could be featured.