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2018 money goals – 1st quarter review

Not the catchiest of titles, but having set my financial goals for 2018 I thought it best to check in with how I'm getting on after the first 3 months of the year. My goals were Do not incur any additional debt in 2018 < Success!  Save £1000 across the 12 month period...

DIY cleansing oil – easy 3 ingredient recipe

How to make a cleansing oil Using a cleansing oil as a part of your beauty routine is becoming more and more popular, I’ve been using oils for cleansing and skin-care for over 10 years so it’s nice to know that for once I might have been ahead of a trend! Using oil...

My clothes shopping goals for 2018

What kind of clothes shopper are you? My clothes shopping style falls into one of two camps. I'm either an "I know the exact thing I'm looking for and I won't buy anything unless that's it" or an "I'll know it when I see it, but it has to go with this other thing I...

September money review

Ouch! Money-wise my September hurt. If you read my post at the beginning of the month then you'll know that I was on something of a belt tightening exercise throughout September. Along with my usual household bills September is the month for home contents insurance...

7 things I learnt from hiring and firing a cleaner

Hiring a cleaner – everyone has an opinion about it and everyone wants to share it with you.
But is there more to hiring a cleaner than worrying if you’re betraying the feminist cause and if the cleaner is judging your living standards?
Here are 7 things I learnt from hiring a cleaner

One down 51 to go – looking forward to 2016

With the first week of 2016 behind me I'm giving myself time for a check in to see if I've set myself up to achieve the things I want this year. In the quiet between Christmas and back to school and work I decided that there was one big area and one small area I...

Backwards, forwards or sideways

  As per the law of blogging I offer you my looking back / looking forward post that is due at the year end. What to say? I can tell you that I've had some great professional successes this year, some wonderful times with my daughter and that I've strengthened and...

Christmas baking

I got a bit carried away with Christmas baking this year, some of it more successful than others. Lets not discuss the flopped profiteroles on Christmas Day, but do lets admire my very first attempt at a gingerbread house. I have to admit to taking over the...

What the #FNG is this?

Hey, so, Friday Night Gin - what's it all about then? Good question. Mostly it was half a day procrastinating when I should have been working on some financial stuff for my business, but it is also the outcome of a long process of trying to work out who I was and what...

What I wore Wednesday – Vintage Buttons

Oh so, you know, I've not been blogging for flippin' AGES, so I thought I'd ease myself in gently as it were. For gently read lazily and inspired by Sarah's What I Wore Wednesday I thought I'd join in. I love clothes and prompted by my fast approaching return to an...

Style Icons ~ Bad Sandy

Grease, it's a Marmite film, sure to divide into lovers and haters, I'm a lover, not least because it has one of my first style icons in it - Bad Sandy. Grease was one of the first films that I enjoyed as part of a group of friends.  I first saw it sometime between...

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