Working from home – the good, the bad and the ugly

I have now been working from home exclusively for the last 3 months. For somebody who only had the luxury of working from home occasionally and only with a really good reason before that, this is a major shift in how I do work and life. The chances are, I will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future both because the company I … Continue reading Working from home – the good, the bad and the ugly

Let’s talk about student loans

This article will focus on the UK outlook and higher education costs, however a number of points raised will be relevant to other countries. We are in an interesting situation where following the cancellation of in-person lessons due to the global Covid-19 pandemic not only the classrooms but also student accommodation has emptied out. Despite the mode of learning moving to online, universities are currently … Continue reading Let’s talk about student loans

The funds & shares I actually invest in

Let’s start with an important disclaimer, shall we. I am not a financial advisor or a professional within the financial field. The article below does not constitute financial, investment or any other kind of advice. If you invest in the stock market, your capital is at risk and you should always bear that in mind. Disclaimer over, today I am going to tell you where … Continue reading The funds & shares I actually invest in

(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