The Humble Handkerchief

Has anyone else seen the movie ‘the intern’ with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro? Well I highly recommend it as an easy to watch, light hearted movie. But there was a scene in the movie devoted to the humble handkerchief where Ben (played by De Niro) describes the lost art of carrying a handkerchief.…

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Why I Walked to the Shops Today

On Saturday I did my weekly grocery shop, however there were a couple of things I needed at my local green grocer. Now today being Sunday I had some free time on my hands so instead of just getting in the car like I normally would, I decided to walk. There are three main reasons…

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When Enough is Enough

At the time of writing I can get my wardrobe drawers closed, easily in fact (a big personal feat). They are not overflowing so that it’s like sitting on a suitcase after a months holiday trying to get them to close, and nor are they bare. I, to put it simply have enough. However what…

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Closing Down Sale

Several days ago I found myself walking past a shop with a large red ‘clearance’ sign out the front that also noted ‘closing down sale’ and ‘50% off store wide’. I suddenly found myself inside the store even though I had no intention of being there, no purpose. Why are these words and phrases that…

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Pillow Talk

I was recently somewhat forced into a new purchase. My pillow has been giving me headaches (well after some deductions I believe that to be the culprit at least) and in order to reduce the headaches I’ve been getting I decided a new pillow was a worthwhile investment. However, shopping for a new pillow in…

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A Clear Mind & Minimalism

I, and many other people who consider themselves to be minimalist often discuss how living with less and the concept of minimalism in it’s entirety is ‘freeing’. A simplistic life helps to clear the mind and keep us focused and over the past few months this was something I’d forgotten, well maybe not so much…

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The Fine Line Between Frugal and Cheap

There is a fine line between being frugal and cheap. The two terms mean very different things to me and I find some people often get them confused. To me, living frugally means not necessarily going without but rather finding a cheaper alternative. Whereas the term ‘cheap’ I define as being more unwilling to pay…

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How I saved $146

Today I saved $146. Easy. It wasn’t difficult to save this money, nor did it require much effort. Just a few clicks of my mouse. To summarize, I received my car insurance bill in the mail and after discussion with family and some online quotes I realised that I was going to be paying too…

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Life Happens Between the Memorable

Today I find myself having one of ‘those days’. For once I have plenty of time to write but am struggling to find the motivation as well as inspiration. I feel like it’s murphy’s law that days when I’m extremely short of time I come up with multiple ideas for articles. However, today I find…

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Doughnut Days

Ahh doughnut days, my favourite of all days. But no I don’t mean the edible sort covered in icing and sugar and sprinkles (though they are also delicious). When I refer to a doughnut day I’m meaning a day where I spend a big fat 0. Zero, zilch, zip. Nothing. Spending money can sole many…

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