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


Summer Over?

Well, what a glorious week or so we have had but today it has been a lot colder and drizzling most of the day 😦

I’m plodding along with my surveys and have so far received £40 worth of Amazon vouchers and £15 to my PayPal account plus 2 sales on eBay

Ebay seems very slow at the moment I just don’t know why? I use it quite a lot living in a rural area and not having a lot of choices as far as shops going plus at the moment being in a relapse of my CFS it’s difficult to go and walk around shops. I am back to the doctors tomorrow and I’m not going to be able to go back to work this week. This fills me with trepidation as I really don’t know what response I will get when I phone up. I have heard nothing while I have been off for the last 2 weeks and there hasn’t been much empathy when I did go back to work. I think I probably need an Occupational Health Referral and probably need some adjustments in work like more frequent toilet breaks etc I’m not sure whether any of this is feasible but I am really struggling at the moment.0138bdcb0c9e90572e50a0556f35b273263ce32076

I took this photo on Tuesday evening when we were walking the dog  🙂

More Money -Making Survey Links

Yes, there are plenty more ways out there to get more money into your Bank Account or Amazon account. If you like having a say in Politics or what’s going on in the UK/World right now then YouGov is the one for you, each survey pays 50-75p and there are no screeners so you get paid for every one you do, the downside is you have to wait until your account is up to £50 before they will send you a cheque but the cheque does come quickly once you are there.

InboxPounds is another click on the email and do some surveys plus some little spin games on the site. This pays out when you reach £20 and the cheque is sent very quickly

NectarCanvass if you have a Nectar Card and of course you can buy your food with Nectar Points in Sainsburys unlike the Tesco Clubcard

NewVistaLive another one tghat pays well but you can’t cash in until you have 5000 points most surveys pay 75-100points

Please use the links above if you want to join and then we both benefit 🙂

Quite a few to keep you going there.

I’m going to list some things on ebay today and hopefully try and get some sunshine, it’s really hot today and the forecast is good for the next few days

I really need to up my fluids, it’s 12.30 and I’m still sitting with the same cup of coffee I’ve had since 8.30am 😦 Lack of fluids causes dehydration which in turn causes low blood pressure and tachycardia, a  vicious circle that I really need to battle with and win.

We are due to go on holiday 2 weeks tomorrow and I don’t think I’ve ever felt this bad before going away hope som miracle happens before we go and I feel more human

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





First blog post

My name is Karen I’m the Mum of mummytodex and I’m hoping I can make my blog as successful as she has made hers.
I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 2000 and after 6 years of being housebound and wheelchair bound I made almost a full recovery. For the last 12 months I have felt my health slipping, scarily back to how I was back in 2000. I am getting no help from Doctors all they tell me is they have no magic pills for me. My main symptoms apart from the Fatigue is my Low Blood Pressure and Tachycardia. I am in danger of losing my job at the moment.
This is no new thing for me for 27 years I was a qualified nurse RGN, RMN Ob.N.C. when my illness started, I was put on sick leave and after 1 year off sick my contract was terminated. The NHS wouldn’t retire me on ill health so my pension is not worth having unfortunately. Anyway back to the present time I now work for a large supermarket and I was off for 3 and a half months from January went back to work for 6 weeks and unfortunately off sick again now .
I’m trying to use this blog to supplement my income. I Knit, I Crochet and I do Cross Stitch. I have an Etsy Shop called HafHeulwen I also sell things on Ebay my user name is Thekabin
I also do online surveys and quizzes and have found that there is quite a lot of money to be made here as long as you are willing to spend a little time doing them