Hello everyone! I wanted to explain to you all why I have taken a leave of absence from my blog for the past few months and explain what I am doing to bring myself back to you all – my dear readers! Quite frankly and without mincing my words I suffered from burnout.
It is amazing how much things can change in such a short space of time and how things that once seemed like a constant are so quickly swept away like cobwebs blown away in the wind. Habits can form and habits can fail. But one thing remains the same – you dear readers! I have […]
To celebrate today’s launch of the fab UK Money Bloggers website (a site to bring together personal finance bloggers in the UK) we decided to short-list individuals or companies who are our top money heroes and villains of 2015. My money hero is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. You can read the whole list of money heroes and villains (including my piece) on […]
I am in love with a word! I don’t know why it took so long for me to find it but it’s a Danish word: Hygge (pronounced hue-gah). And for me it encompasses everything that makes simple living, and the lifestyle I am trying to create, make sense – I am trying to create a […]
The Money Advice Service has launched a new report which has uncovered that the UK public makes an average 5 impulse purchases per month. This YOLO (or ‘you only live once’) mentality can have an impact especially if these purchases are made using credit.
My Groupon experiences continue! I recently attended a lampshade making course and it could well have ignited a fire of inspiration in me!
I have been trying to keep food waste to a minimum recently at the Retreatist hovel so to use up some carrots in the fridge I made this carrot and coriander soup – with a twist! The twist being orange juice! Try it and let me know what you think – at under 20p per […]