Stress-free Christmas Gifting

So I’ve been MIA for a few weeks now, life has just been crazy busy and my time to sit down and write was sacrificed in favour of various other social activities (which I suppose is to be expected in the lead up to Christmas), but made worse by the fact many events were delayed…

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I Bought a New Phone, at a Bargain but Over my Budget

That’s right, I bought myself a new iphone. I’ve had my current iphone for the last six years, which I think is actually pretty good going. I don’t like to replace things before I really have to, not only to reduce clutter but also to save money. My current iphone 6 no longer updates, meaning…

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New Earrings

I bought myself a pair of earrings on the weekend. Not because I needed them, but simply because I’ve been wanting them for weeks. I have no justification for this purchase other than it was a plain old want.  I don’t do it frequently, in fact, rarely do I buy myself jewellery.  But I don’t often…

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Eggspiration

Sometimes I find inspiration for these posts in the most unusual places. My breakfast this morning, for instance was an inspiration. Who would have thought. I tend to try and cook most of my own meals to save a dollar or two wherever I can but one of the downfalls of this is the time…

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Pantry Clear Out

Last weekend, we cleared out the pantry. When I say cleared out, I mean everything was removed before anything was considered to make the cut and make it back on the shelf. Things had got to the point where you couldn’t find anything let alone find space to put anything new in. It was most…

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Flightpath

Since COVID-19, it’s become apparent that many of us have taken day to day experiences for granted. Being able to catch up with friends, go out for a meal or even just leaving the house is a treat for many people around the world. I must admit, compared to many people, I personally have been…

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Credit Cards, Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

Credit cards have a tendency to get a bit of a bad wrap. Which, in many circumstance is fair enough. But, not always. Growing up when I was having difficulty with something (the printer is usually a good example) I would immediately blame the printer whereas both my parents would tell me it was a…

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My Least Favourite Phrase

The new normal. This phrase has probably become one of the most ubiquitous in recent times, and to be entirely honest I’m over it. Nothing about the world’s current situation is normal. Nothing about this is pleasant. Moreover, the phrase indicates the situation is here to stay. And for the forseable future that’s the case-…

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When did Gifting Become Over the Top?

I have found myself, on a number of occasions that involve the standard gift giving ritual feeling rather uncomfortable about the gift I’ve given. There are various events that I believe require a modest, yet thoughtful gift. Now, I’m not talking about a wedding (though I do find the new fad of asking for money…

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Less Plastic, Less Stuff

One of the most plastic filled environments in my house is the bathroom cabinet. It’s quite frightenting really, especially being that it’s all single use plastic. As a result, I’ve been attempting to slowly make the switch to more environmental alternatives. Glass, metal and refillables wherever possible. But moreover, I’ve slowly been reducing the amount…

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