Save Away For A Rainy Day

A little rhyme I came up with!   Be wise with your money you’ll have the last laugh Insurance, mortgages, ISA’s and tax Shop savvy and smart, seek out the best deals Take a packed lunch to work instead of splurging on meals Regular savings will grow like a weed Try to stop shopping for […]

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There’s Something About September

September signals the start of a new chapter in the year, ‘September’ just doesn’t sound summery so for me, I go straight into autumn mode. September signals the countdown to Christmas. Yes I know we’ve got bonfire night and some other events to get through first, but all I keep seeing is Christmas on the […]

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Texas Floods, Trump Tantrums and Terrorist Attacks

Just a few more random thoughts….. Disasters, controversies and tensions seem to be spiralling out of control across the mainstream media, more and more these days – I can’t keep up with it all. One thing after another, all over the globe. Is it just me or do problems seem to be picking up speed […]

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Time For A Cuppa

Watched Bridget Jones’ Baby the other night – I didn’t realise Bridget was being played by the same actress, her face looks completely different in the film – is that prosthetics, age or surgery?? I saw a man walking down the street with his dog the other day, the dog abruptly decided to just lay down […]

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Time For A Cuppa’

This is where I just write whatever springs to mind whilst having a cup of tea, so it’s usually  dry random, and probably not that interesting, lol! Freezing So we’ve had some mighty cold weather in London these past couple of weeks – the kind of days when you feel the chill go through your bones. […]

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A few Realisations and Self-Reminders

Sometimes I just have to remind myself that not everyone sees the world like I do, they don’t share my views, uphold my values or care about the things I care about, and that’s ok. Financial independence isn’t purely about how much money you have, but how wise and forward thinking you are with it. […]

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Beach Banter #4

If the cap fits! Hmmmmm, I’m intrigued as I spot the lady with the ‘shower cap’ on her head, out in the sea, kitted out in a glamours yellow bikini. Glam + shower cap = a whole new fashion concept. Wonder if it’ll catch on! When you think you’ve seen it all, well – you haven’t. […]

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Bird Talk

Why is it I never notice birds at home but as soon as I’m on holiday they ‘suddenly appear’ and become really interesting?

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Only When We’re On Holiday: The Things We Do!

There are definitely a few things about us that change when we’re on holiday, (apart from reduced stress and being blissfully relaxed) and if we’re honest with ourselves, we know it. Here are a few I think I can hold my hands up to: Talking to and smiling at strangers, because it just feels right! […]

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20 Enriching Things Worth Doing Whilst On Holiday

  Go on organised excursions to learn more about your destination, stretch beyond the limits of your resort. If you have a room with a view, order a meal to your room and eat out on the balcony. Keep a journal of your travels, thoughts, experiences to reflect back on in the future. Keep a journal Get […]

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Beach Banter #1

Mr Mighty So we’ve probably all spotted one of these at some point or another. Mr Mighty relishes in having a captive audience readily waiting along the entire beach strip, he flexes his muscles repeatedly before carrying out some very focused stretches. Mr Mighty simply must show you the extent of his physical prowess by […]

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Should Schools Put Tracking Devices in Students’ ID Cards?

In response to an old New York Times article: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/should-schools-put-tracking-devices-in-students-i-d-cards/    Although this article isn’t about UK schools, it’s still worth pondering on. Isn’t it true that absenteeism from school, playing truant, involvement in antisocial and delinquent behaviour  are all well known reoccurring problems with school aged teens. Youth workers, social workers, education welfare officers, youth offending officers, […]

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Time for a cuppa!

Hmmm, so we’re in for another heatwave that’s set to last most of August, sounds good. Ironically, the autumn/winter ranges are starting to make a bold appearance in most high street stores. Great time for some summer bargains!! 🔆 It’s a hard gamble waiting for clothes to go down in the sales, by the time the price […]

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Pedestrian Rage

So maybe the term isn’t so common yet but pedestrian rage is definitely a ‘thing’, I see it every day in London. Tutting, huffing and puffing at slow moving buggy pushers, the five friends who walk side by side taking up the entire width of the pavement, the sound of an irritable voice clearing it’s […]

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What I Love About Summertime

The smell of freshly cut grass on a hot day. The heat from the sun on my skin. Ice cold drinks taste so much better. Waking up to the sun pushing it’s way into the bedroom. The breeze through the window. The breeze through light clothing. The birds sound all the more melodious. The smell […]

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