(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

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

5 skincare products I am prioritising on a budget

My personal budget has shrunken significantly in the last few weeks. And with it, off went my skincare budget. For years I have had issues with my skin and it’s only in the last few years that I found a routine that works for my face. And while I am reducing the costs, I am not about throw the key skin-savers out of the window. … Continue reading 5 skincare products I am prioritising on a budget

Procrastination is not the same as laziness

I have something different to the usual money-oriented content for you today. Having been at home  for so long now, I felt some of my bad habits try to creep back in and had to actively fight them. One of the habits was procrastination. Simply speaking, procrastination is not equal to laziness. There is a specific difference – when we procrastinate, we feel guilty about … Continue reading Procrastination is not the same as laziness

5 biggest (non-obvious) drawbacks of living in Europe’s largest city

This article will kindly omit the topic of the pandemic, because enough has been said for now. Instead, let’s talk about London. I live in London. And the title was a naughty little clickbait. London is the 3rd largest city in Europe, not the largest, but somehow people often forget that Istanbul and Moscow, the two largest ones, are also in Europe. That aside, I … Continue reading 5 biggest (non-obvious) drawbacks of living in Europe’s largest city