The British version of furlough British government has rolled out a furlough scheme in order to safeguard at least some of the private sector jobs currently being cut left and right, and through that salvage at least part of the economy. What is it? Furlough in the UK is a temporary leave of absence granted to employees or members of an organisation, on reduced pay. … Continue reading Furlough scheme explained (information valid as at 5th April 2020 in the United Kingdom)
Hello there. Isn’t this Spring splendid? You probably have seen as little of it as I have, because social distancing…but the world of nature has not stopped and that’s probably a good thing. Lets’s get to the point though :-). What I’m reading – ‘Sapiens – A brief History of Humankind’ by Yuval Noah Harari. I’m about halfway in and I am enjoying it greatly … Continue reading Happy Monday (23rd March 2020)
Living in a densely populated area, of course I am concerned with the ‘rapidly spreading’ virus. And there is a number of scenarios that are concerning me, for which I have prepared. But before I can dive into the scenarios, let’s get the facts down first. current spread of the virus in the UK is at just short of 300 cases (09/03/2020). In a country … Continue reading Are we scared of Covid-19?
I am 33 years old and I don’t own a car. Today, let me tell you why. Of course there are benefits to having your own car – you’re not tied down to public transport schedule, you can go on a road trip as you please and you don’t get have to worry about bad Uber ratings just because you brought your pet for the … Continue reading You don’t have a car?
This is not a sponsored post. As I move more and more into slow, long lasting fashion, it occurred to me that this knowledge might be useful to my readers. First things first – I wear backpacks a lot. Everyday sort of a lot. And with that, come certain requirements I have of my backpacks. These are: not too big – I need my bags … Continue reading Women’s backpacks that last years
Uh oh! I haven’t done this since November, about time another one showed up! Welcome to the very first Happy Monday in 2020. Let’s get right to it. What I’m reading – ‘Prisoners of Geography’ by Tim Marshall. In fact, I finished it last night and it’s not on my ‘recommend to everyone’ list. The book is well structured, Tim’s view on the topic of … Continue reading Happy Monday (24th February 2020)
Hello friends. Yes, it’s true, I bake bread at home and I like it waaaay more than any shop bought. Here is a simple recipe I have been enjoying the most recently. Ingredients: 500g strong flour 1 tsp of salt (I like salt!) 1 tbsp of caster sugar or honey 7g of dry fast action yeast 320 ml warm water (really warm, just a notch down … Continue reading Baking bread