Christmas Shopping

Christmas present buying can be pretty expensive, I’m really pleased that I’ve funded nearly all my present buying from Amazon gift certificates that I got through my surveys. It’s been a great help as we have had a few expensive bills cropping up recently, more about those in another posting. Please check out my survey tags and follow the links if you too want to make present buying easier for the next year 🙂

Good Intentions Going Completely Wrong

I had such good intentions of updating regularly and this week has just been a disaster. I have hurt my back, I do not know how but I have been in the most excruciating pain all week, painkillers aren’t touching it, I get in a hot bath in the morning and that really soothes it I try and do some stretches in the bath (yes I have a massive bath) and it feels much better until I then go to sit down and OUCH!!!

I received a letter from work saying they had been trying to get in touch with me and could they have my mobile number as they were referring me to Occ Health. I returned my number along with another sick note for a month. The day after I received another letter asking me to go in for a meeting on Friday at 11.30, I returned the letter saying due to ongoing health issues I would not be attending. I couldn’t get into work for 12 midday when I was supposedly well so how they expect me to get in for 11.30 when I am in a considerably worse state than when I was working I do not know.

I had a phone call from them on Friday I was in the bath, they left a voicemail,  would I return the call as soon as I got the message. I did 3 times and nobody picked up. Eventually, I got another call back I was told I was being referred to Occ Health, I said yes? You’ve already written and told me that? Yes well, I wanted to tell you in person. That was the end of the conversation. I received a letter later that day saying Occ Health will phone me on 15th August at 3pm. That day will be a busy day as at 1.30 I am due in the hospital out patients as I have a Squamous Cell Carcinoma on my nose that needs dealing with or in other words a Rodent Ulcer. It’s not a big issue as far as I’m concerned but when I attended Dermatology they seem to think it is covering a large area and that I need to see the Plastic Surgeon team.

I discovered a new Survey call It’s amazing I joined on the 23rd July and so far I have earned £27 I haven’t cashed out yet so I might not put it to this month’s earnings which will come in a separate post tomorrow.

I’m fed up of the wind and rain we have had floods here, flash floods, to me it seems the wettest July ever I’m sure this photo doesn’t01493d5c482dad4216acb7bec583628ca6363c7ca7 even do it justice

My dog was 8 this week and here’s a nice happy photo of her chewing her bone to finish on


My Day

My day at the moment whilst I am off sick consists of trying to keep to a routine. I get up at 8.30 just after my husband has left for work, have a bath and aim to be dressed and in the lounge before 10am. I have to be careful of rushing too much as my blood pressure drops and then that puts me out for the day.

I then start my surveys on the laptop for the day. I keep a record of how much money I actually get each month and this is increasing obviously because I’m setting aside some time to do them

Today I’m going to give a few links to surveys I find good.

The first is Opinion Outpost I find with this one  I can get an Amazon Voucher every 3-4 days . I find for myself Amazon vouchers are really useful rather than cash as I can get gifts for family birthdays and events from there plus I can bank them into a good amount for larger things. At the moment I am looking at saving for a robot hoover 🙂

Another one although this is a little slow is clicking adverts and you can also do surveys I find that my demographics for these surveys are not too good although I seem a good fit for all the others I do. Anyway this one is called ClixSense and you can join by clicking on the link there

Another is Valued Opinions, this company pays quickly and quite high per survey

One of my favourites and you have to do this daily to get the cash up for the bonus draws is The Free Postcode Lottery just click a few pages and check if your postcode is there every 24hours , every week there is also a draw for a £50 quidco voucher

CashbackEarners is a fun site you can click emails , play games or do surveys to earn money, once you reach £20 they pay out 🙂

MySurvey UK sends you lots and lots of surveys and they pay out in various ways , very quickly you need 550 points to get a £5 Amazon vouchers and most surveys are between 80-100 points I can sometimes make £15 a day on this one

I’ll stop there for today I have plenty more links to share. Please if possible if you are going to join please use my links , not all of them are referral links but some of them will give me a few extra points for people joining