Browsed by
Month: May 2017

Do you want a more wild life?

Do you want a more wild life?

¬†You’d think I’d be happy that my life was wild enough, having just returned from a 2-week-3-city break in the US. And honestly, I’ve had a blast. Random Acts of Wildness A few days ago, I noticed something in my twitter feed- #30DaysWild- and I have to say, it piqued my interest. It’s a campaign from The wildlife trusts to “make room for nature this June, no matter where you are or how busy your life!” All you have to…

Read More Read More

Money is for spending too

Money is for spending too

I work hard to earn money, I budget carefully to save money, and I’m getting a good grip on investing. But you have one life and I’m going to do my best to enjoy it! I normally write about those first three things- earning, saving and investing- and give you a glimpse into some of my leisure pursuits too (and why I think they’re mostly frugal!) but whilst my twitter icon is a tortoise, I am an actual human being…

Read More Read More

What if we walked more?

What if we walked more?

I’ve decided to walk more. I decided last week and have added a walk into each day since. I’m going away next week (eeek!) so each day will be filled with a LOT of walking. It’ll be handy to build up my stamina. I’m not sure if that is why I decided to walk more, or if it was an afterthought. Have you ever thought, what if we walked more? Not in place of driving, to tackle a challenging trail…

Read More Read More

How to stop bad days ruining good money habits

How to stop bad days ruining good money habits

Bad days, weeks, months and even years are a part of life. Money more than likely isn’t your chief concern when you’re having a bad day but it can be so frustrating to see you financial plans delayed or destroyed when you’re working so hard. It can be especially damaging if you were already struggling to get a grip on your day to day finances. But how do you save money in sub-optimal conditions? Or to put it another way,…

Read More Read More

Wanna get rich? Hitch a ride!

Wanna get rich? Hitch a ride!

One day a few years ago, I was idly standing by the roadside, looking back how far I’d come and feeling pretty chuffed with myself. I’d been auto enrolled in a pension since I was 19, I socked money into savings each month, I had an automatic over payment set up for the mortgage and had a decent budget that was improving year on year. Sure I could have been doing better, but I wasn’t doing too badly either. You…

Read More Read More