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

My actual lockdown routine – the weekend

I recently posted about my weekday routine. You can find the post here. Today, let us talk about the weekend version, since we are nearing yet another one. My weekends are a good bit different to my weekdays, and it gives me some sense of sanity. Don’t get me wrong – I still spend these at home, but usually fairly differently to my weekdays. A … Continue reading My actual lockdown routine – the weekend

My actual lockdown routine – the weekday

A short while ago I posted a video in which I mentioned some of the elements of my daily ‘stay sane’ routine. Today, I am going to share quite a bit more detail with you. I am hoping to accomplish two goals while I share it: Burn an hour or two productively by writing this post Cheer you up and remind you that you are … Continue reading My actual lockdown routine – the weekday

Happy Monday (24th February 2020)

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)