(Not a) Happy Monday (1st June 2020)

Hi there. My Happy Monday posts usually focus on the good, the interesting and the fun. But today’s one is a little different. Here is the round-up of all the thought-provoking, interesting but also really weird and not great things which have hit my workbench recently. What I am reading – news. And friend, between the US police now shooting at journalists, BAME communities caught … Continue reading (Not a) Happy Monday (1st June 2020)

The unexpected things I’ve learnt while staying at home for 2 months

You can put 10 lbs on without eating any junk food. Did you know that you can get fat eating healthy food? You don’t need burgers, pizza or fries to get chunky. One spoon too many of quinoa or almond butter will do it. And let’s face it, for those of us who have the luxury of working from home or just not having to … Continue reading The unexpected things I’ve learnt while staying at home for 2 months

Mortgage payment holiday – yay or nay?

A number of mortgage lenders are taking about doing ‘their bit’ to help the individuals affected by the economic outcomes of the pandemic, by offering a mortgage holiday. Let’s talk about it. Firstly, at least in the UK where I live, mortgage holiday is written into standard terms of mortgage from any bigger and most smaller lenders. So my sceptical self will say that majority … Continue reading Mortgage payment holiday – yay or nay?

Making produce last longer – simple ways to store and preserve your fresh food

This topic of storing food, preserving it and making it last is not a new one. Simply ask your grandparents – unless they were city dwellers, they would know EXACTLY how to make things last. We are now in a bit of a funny situation – the food is there and available, but frankly most people don’t really want to go out into the crowd … Continue reading Making produce last longer – simple ways to store and preserve your fresh food

Millennial angst AKA seven things I fear and how they translate into my finances

Just as the next person, there are many things, concepts and ideas that make me uncomfortable or outright scared. Today I am going to share the big ones with you, in no particular order, and how they impact my financial life. Becoming a parent, or not The prospect of missing out on motherhood because I am 33, unmarried and without a solid plan or strong … Continue reading Millennial angst AKA seven things I fear and how they translate into my finances