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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Wanting What Others Have

Jealousy, envy, longing, keeping up with the Jonses’ or general dissatisfaction. Whatever you like to call it. Comparing stuff, status and our lives with others only leads to excessive consumption and unhappiness. Do we buy things because they are actually what we want? Or is it because we want others to perceive us in a…

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See a Penny Pick it Up

Prior to the lockdown my boyfriend and I were at IKEA, yes IKEA… a minimalists nightmare…so might I also add for my fellow minimalists that we went in for two items and only left with the two items we intended to purchase (no unusual kitchen utensils were bought in the making of this blog post).…

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Literally Living with Less

As a side effect of the current COVID-19 situation, I’ve been staying with my boyfriend full time. It was a real rush to move in and gather together additional items I considered to be ‘essential’ prior to leaving home. I’ve been here for over a month now and let me be clear – I brought…

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For Others

During this pandemic I’ve found that I’ve been quite self absorbed. I have spent the majority of my time focusing on how this has affected me. It’s all been about me. How I can’t go to dancing, how I can’t go on holiday, how I can’t eat out at a restaurant. This constant focus on…

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Gluten Free Lentil Pizza Bases

Today I thought, why not share one of my favourite frugal and gluten free recipes? Eating gluten free can sure hurt the hip pocket with many gluten free alternatives costing twice the price of the non-gluten free version (or sometimes even more). This is evident in bread, pasta, cereal, flour and of course pizza bases.…

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Count Your Blessings

It’s very easy during times of uncertainty to start to feel somewhat down and defeated. Easy to get caught up in various forms of our own self pity by thinking of what we as individuals are missing out on. Whether that be a party, drinks or dinner with friends, a holiday, a simple shopping trip,…

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A Need to Spend

Unless you’ve been livng under a rock, you will be completely aware that the world is topsy turvey due to Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus or COVID-19 (whatever your preferred nae may be). This has resulted in an unprecedented halt to daily life as we know it which has put many people’s employment and businesses in jeapoardy…

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