I’ve been pondering why I have given up on New Years Resolutions? Why is it they don’t seem to work, don’t seem to stick and end up just making us feel – well a bit pants really? Its about deprivation isn’t it – about doing without, about taking something out of our lives that we […]
This week I have decided to focus on only using cash – taking a pre-budgeted amount from the bank on a Monday morning and making it last until the next Monday. The aim is to not touch the money in the bank and let it trickle over to top up my “Emergency Fund” pot.
Well, honestly? At the moment I don’t have a plan, just a humongous, heart throbbing, sweat inducing, adrenaline overloading goal. “By Christmas Eve 2014 I will be free of all debt and will have paid off my mortgage completely”
You know the boys favourite part of Christmas is the tradition of our Christmas feast on Christmas Eve before the kids get tucked up cosy in bed with their stockings. On Christmas Eve we gather my parents and our oldest family friends together for an evening dinner party, conversation and presents. Christmas Day is then […]
One of the “tools” that makes my life simpler is my bread-maker – although I only have a cheap one it is in use several times per week – but not in a vain attempt to duplicate that “airy, puffy, steamed-baked pappy white bread” you get in the basic ranges at the supermarkets. Instead I […]