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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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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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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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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Last Weekend

Last weekend I didn’t post anything, I was sooo busy actually having a big clear out. My parents’ dining room has over the years become the room where odds and ends have ended up. Mainly because whilst they have a formal dining room, they no longer entertain. Growing up I only really remember it ever…

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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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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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Peanut Butter Economy

I recently made a batch of cookies that called for one cup of peanut butter in the ingredients list. Now, many frugal blogs always preach about buying store brands or home brands and saving a few dollars and cents on every item here and there (thereby translating into significant savings over long periods of time).…

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My Reusable Bubble Tea Cup: Bumbler Cup

In previous posts, I have mentioned my love for bubble tea. Aside from the expense, the one thing I resent about my tea drinking habit is the environmental impact it has. Bubble tea comes in single use plastic cups with a single use plastic lid and a single use plastic straw (yes I know, I…

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Post-Christmas Packaging Blues

I find one of the times that really gets me thinking about my environmental impact is after Christmas. When everything has been unwrapped and unboxed, that’s when all I begin to see is wasted and unnecessary packaging. It makes me feel guilty and it’s one of the things that definitely has an impact on my…

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