COVID-19, Minimalism and Gifting

Since embarking on a minimalism journey several years ago now, with certain friends and my boyfriend in particular, I try to give gifts that reflect minimalistic values. That is, experiences rather than things. Experiences such as tickets to shows, airfares, hotel stays, vouchers for things such as massages or movie tickets. However, since COVID-19 and…

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No Holiday? New Shoes

I’ve been longing for a trip to Singapore, ever since the one I had booked was cancelled due to the pandemic. I’ve never gone this long without an overseas holiday. Travelling is my thing, I live frugally at home so I can travel as much as possible and at the moment I feel like a…

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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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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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A Dress up Party

Let’s take a break from COVID-19 for a moment and escape back to one of my previous experiences before the world went topsy turvey… I almost caved….nearly did I start looking at having to buy something to wear to a dress up party (again). My automatic thought when I received the invitation was- I don’t…

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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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COVID-19 Panic Buying

I’m not sure what the current situation is in other countries, but here in Australia there is currently a wave of Pandemic Panic Buying in the wake of COVID-19 or more commonly known as Coronavirus. Supermarket shelves are being pillaged of essential items such as toilet paper, tissues, paper towel, rice, pasta and eggs (goodness…

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How I Save $2.72 Five Days a Week

I cannot take credit for this idea, this was something my boyfriend figured out and I just copied, but you know what? I’m still going to write about it because I still save the dollars so why shouldn’t I? I recently started a new job that instead of walking to work, now means I need…

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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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