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Question What is making you happy today?


Junior Blues Coordinator⭐
Dec 27, 2007
I was 22 when we brought our first home, a Flat in Ashingdon. How times change!!. Doubt these days, many make that commitment before their 30's?.
My daughter just bought her 2nd home aged 27, I see daily applicants who I remember from their days at school with my kids, or, were at the pre-school where I worked, or, which is kind of worse, from the kids in the year groups I was first with at Kents Hill as an LSA. Then I remember that if they were 10 in 2007, they're going to be 24ish now!


The Horse with no Name⭐
Oct 27, 2003
The wilds of Kent
I was 22 when we brought our first home, a Flat in Ashingdon. How times change!!. Doubt these days, many make that commitment before their 30's?.

The market is completely wrong; mortgages are harder to come by, and because pay hasnt increased at the same time as property prices, many youth/low-paid workers are completely priced out of the market.


Aug 8, 2011
Yeah it wasn't easy doing it on my own, even with a decent wage. Never had enough money for a deposit in the past, but 2 unfortunate events in the last 2 years (my Grandad passing away and giving me a bit of money and being able to save money during Covid lockdowns (nothing open...in particular pubs!) and living at home made it possible.

I do feel lucky though, some people have had horrendous times during Covid...obviously I didn't enjoy the lockdowns at all but it did help me save to now be in this position.


Super Moderator ⭐
Staff member
Aug 14, 2009
Westcliff riviera
No doubt rather like our older daughter who got her PhD a few years back in Toulouse (her Mum went to the ceremony and celebration afterwards.I couldn't because I was working)
It's looking pretty much as if there will be no awards ceremony this year down to Covid 19. Bummer if true.


55 years as a supporter!⭐
Jan 20, 2007
Essex of course!
Popped into Waitrose at Leigh mid afternoon. Brought 3 packs of '2 scottish salmon fillets, in a tomato & red chilli marinade' all reduced from £6 each to £2.35p each.
And 4 thick pork chops, reduced from £7.50p to £2.98p!.
'Right place at right time'!!
Seem to remember that post before!

Anyway took the drone for a flight, all well (Yes I am licensed by the C.A.A.).