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Saturday, May 7, 2011

You are going to be blown away, by my news.

No time for pictures apologies or smart little comments, I have only got time to tell you what has been happening in my life for the past 4 weeks.

After picking up my sister from the train station after she completed her flight from Western Australia, we got talking about what she intended to do now that she was on her own. And she told me that she wished to start up a little Restaurant but dident have the money so she would probably look for paid work and give up on her dream. Before the words were even out of her mouth I told her that I felt excited about her coming to live with or near me and how I felt that what ever decision she made would somehow include me. I asked her how much money she had and she had almost to the penny the same amount of money that I have in my superannuation fund.

So today we are the proud if not scared owners of a little Italian Restaurant, we put in a silly offer and it was accepted, it settles on the 6th of June by which time my Superannuation payment will be in my bank account as well as my Long Term savings, my Holiday Fund and my Emergency Fund.
Am I mad ??? Probably !!!
Am I scared ??? Definitely !!!
Am I excited ??? You bet !!!

I am not going to change the name of my blog as my goals are still the same, retire without debt and relatively comfortably, but my methods have done a 360deg turnaround.
We are entering into this venture without debt, that was a huge no brainer for us, no borrowing from the bank or family this is completely our baby and we either sink or swim.
My posts will now be all about how we get up and running all our successes, failures, trials, tribulations and a whole lot of laughing. At last I feel in a good place, I feel happy and can,t wait to get on with it.
Many of you will be reading this shaking your heads and tutting, some of you may feel a little envious, but I,m hoping you all wish us luck.

One last thing for me to do is update my sidebars and remove those funds which are now empty, in the future once I know how much of a wage I will be getting and how much I can save I will start them up again. I leave work on Friday the 13th ( spooky eh ) and after that I will have no money for a few weeks, so everything I have learned from my PF friends will be getting put to good use, fingers crossed.

It,s Mothers Day in Australia today so for all the Mum,s out there.



  1. wow! big changes in your world a comin'. how exciting.

  2. Wow!!! Big changes for sure. I wish you all the success in the world!

    Good luck


  3. WoW!! I am shocked and relived at the same time! I am glad that nothing bad has happened. I wish you all the best and I will be very interested to see how you do!

  4. Oh My Gosh! Congratulations and good luck! I can't wait to read all about it!

  5. wow! good luck! I can't imagine doing something like that but then I don't have much excitement in life either! hope it works for ya'll!


  6. You know for the first 30 seconds as I was reading your post I was getting a little nervous as to your "news." Maybe you were moving to Iceland or something silly like that.

    Sometimes opportunities just drop in your lap and it sounds like this one is perfect. I can hardly wait for your new postings on this venture.

    What is a super annuation payment?

  7. That's amazing! I'm sure it must be scary going into a new venture like this and completely changing your goals/life around, but you sound like you're genuinely happy. I wish you all the best!

    P.S. Good choice of resturant - everyone loves Italian food :-)

  8. wow Maureen! How exciting!! good luck with it, I really hope it all goes well, and look forward to reading about your adventures!

  9. Amazing!! Good luck I can't wait to read all about your new adventures

  10. I think you're absolutely crazy. But if this is what you want to do, then go girl! Keeping my fingers crossed. Good Luck!

  11. This is going to be so exciting. I wish you the best of luck. You guys have started off at a great point with no debt. I can't wait to hear more.

  12. I am SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED for you!!!! I cannot wait to hear about your adventure with new restaurant!!! Congratulations Maureen!!!!

    And Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  13. I'd love to open a restaurant! Best of luck to you. I'm looking forward to reading about it.

  14. It is those who take risks that succeed! have fun!


  15. Do you have any idea how hard it is to keyboard with one's fingers crossed?

    Yes, you're probably crazy. But I, for one, wish you the best and hope it all works out for you and your sister.

    I'll keep reading your blog.

  16. WOW!!! How exciting! Can't wait to hear more about this :-)


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