Happy Monday (ok, it’s Tuesday…) 9 July 2019

So July is here. Anybody else a bit surprised? I know it comes every year, but gosh. July is here. And I am writing my happy Monday post on a Tuesday…because I’ve been away so much that Monday has turned into a flight day. June has been busy and exciting and full of sunshine and activities and projects, and it has been lovely. Here are … Continue reading Happy Monday (ok, it’s Tuesday…) 9 July 2019

Monthly Book Club: ‘This is going to hurt’

This book seems pretty in tune with the mess NHS is right now. The greatest service in the country, and yet the most stretched, badly organised and understaffed life-saving medley of people. But this post is not about what went wrong or how to fix it with the National Health Service, this post is about Adam Kay’s ‘This is going to hurt: Secret diaries of … Continue reading Monthly Book Club: ‘This is going to hurt’

What I am giving for Christmas – a truthful gift guide

A short while ago I wrote a blog post about not going bankrupt over Christmas spending. This post is a follow-up telling you exactly what I am gifting this year to my nearest and dearest. I don’t budget for Christmas separately anymore, I just save less in December and that  gives me a very definite budget as I don’t like to reach out for savings … Continue reading What I am giving for Christmas – a truthful gift guide

Not going bankrupt over Christmas

It’s almost Christmas, the most expensive holiday of the year! I left home at the age of 19 and moved across the continent. This Christmas is the 13th Christmas which I am celebrating as a responsible (ish) adult, a daughter who lives far away, an aunt who loves to spoil her niece and nephew, a girlfriend of another family’s eldest son and an employee of … Continue reading Not going bankrupt over Christmas