All the little things I don’t miss from before the Lockdown

The lockdown has been a mixed experience for me – some of it has been great and some of it I could’ve done without. However, given that it’s Monday, let’s have a pleasant start of the week and have an article about everything small that MissionMoney is happy without. Enjoy! Work kitchen small talk You know that feeling when you’re telling the same thing to … Continue reading All the little things I don’t miss from before the Lockdown

The reasons I vote (in more than one country)

Maybe we should start with a background here. I have two passports – one from the country I grew up in and the other from the country I live in. Controversially, this allows me to vote in both countries. In this article I will explain why I execute that right and why you should vote too. The idea for this article was prompted by a … Continue reading The reasons I vote (in more than one country)

The holy trinity of at home ‘salon’ treatments

I am not going to talk about face masks. You know how these work. Instead, I am going to talk about my top 3 at home treatments which have been tiding me over until my aesthetician’s office opens again, or replacing professionals altogether. Knowing how to do these also comes in handy when your girl has no dosh in the budget for indulgences. Ready? Microneedling … Continue reading The holy trinity of at home ‘salon’ treatments

One week of how I really spend money

I talk about money, saving and investing all the time. But what I don’t talk about is how I actually spend money on the daily basis. Especially now, that we’re slowly edging out of a lockdown I thought I’d share how my day to day spending looks like in a course of a single week. For this particular article I avoided the first week of … Continue reading One week of how I really spend money

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

(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