Hello readers! I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these strange times. The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly turned the world on its head and I feel grateful that my family and friends have so far avoided any serious impact on their health (as well as their finances!). I haven’t posted since October … More Progress Update – May 2020
I’ve always been ambitious, keen to get the most out of life and willing to take on challenges that others may not want to. So next up I have an adventure in partnership with my husband – we’ve bought some land to build our own house on! We have been looking for about 8 months … More The next adventure…
Another busy month with my second job kicking off marking mock exams for accountancy students which keeps me busy at the evening and weekends and brings some much needed income in. Other events this month were an afternoon tea for a hen party, a food festival and two trips to Wales to see my husband … More Progress Update – September 2019
Today marks 100 days until 31st December 2019 and is a good time to revisit goals set at the beginning of the year, review progress and make plans to move forwards before the end of the year. This year I may have been over-optimistic by setting 19 goals for 2019 following Gretchen Rubin’s example. With … More 100 Days Left of 2019
If you believe what you read and hear in the media, weddings take a long time to plan and cost a fortune. In fact, the wedding planning website Confetti posted the results of a survey with 6,600 participants on weddings in 2019 showing the average couple spends between 7 and 12 months planning and just … More Wedding Budgets!
Many thanks to David Sawyer for sending me a copy of his book “RESET – How to Restart Your Life and Get F.U. Money” months ago and apologies that it has taken me this long to read and absorb it. I can only give wedding brain as an excuse! I was really excited to receive … More Book Review – RESET
I’m back! I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything here since the February update but it has been a super busy 6 months! I sold my flat, completed the ASICS Windermere Marathon, got engaged, worked two jobs, organised an engagement dinner, had a hen party, went on holiday, got married on the beach, attended two … More Progress Update – August 2019
The year is really getting going now and it feels like February flew by! The sunny weather was a nice surprise although it’s back to grey and drizzly now. February was also a super busy and fun month – we went to an escape room with some friends which was really fun (and we got … More Progress Update – February 2019
Gretchen Rubin is one of my favourite non-fiction writers. She writes about mainly about happiness and how all facets of life can impact on our overall wellbeing and how we can improve that. I loved The Happiness Project and Better than Before and I’m looking forward to her new book release Outer Order Inner Calm … More Goals – 19 for 2019!
Aren’t we all glad to see the end of January!? Certainly this last week with all the snow has been less than fun but Spring is just round the corner and today the sun is shining so I’m feeling a bit more positive! Financially, January was quite a good month although that’s largely down to … More Progress Update – January 2019