16th October 2019

These posts were originally posted on the MoneySavingForums (a UK money management site), I am moving my journals across to WordPress to have them in chronological order. I’m not sure how much of other people’s words I’m allowed to copy across from one site to another, so in some sections I may summarise conversations.

In response to asking if I’ll get Christmas money that I can put towards the laptop

I’m going to ask for money, but I dont know how much I’ll get. He has said I can pay in installments though, starting when we exchange at Christmas (when I next see him) so that’s nice.

Also, in other news: my other brother has decided he wants to send mum and dad on a super special holiday for Dad’s 60th.

Dad turns 60 in February.

He wants £500 per person.

Bear in mind , I am the oldest of the four of us at 26, so theoretically the furthest along in my career. Laptop-brother didnt go to uni so he might be similar as he’ll have been working longer. Holiday-brother just graduated from uni this past summer, I don’t know if he has a job yet. My sister, the youngest of us, is literally still at uni.

He’s annoyed I’m trying to talk him into a cheaper holiday.

He wants to send Dad to see the Northern Lights and cross an item off his bucket list which is a lovely thought but it’s not like he’ll turn down a cheaper staycation. Theres a lot of possibilities between “ordinary birthday” and “£500 per person” but he doesn’t want to hear that right now.

Also, on a related note: my parents visited this weekend and spent the entire time misgendering and deadnaming me, so my goodwill towards them doesn’t stretch to £500 right now, even if my finances had (they don’t)

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