Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

During February of 2020, I didn’t buy anything that wasn’t considered necessary – no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. I’ve just completed another Frugal February (certainly an easier task in an era of Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders) and I feel good about it. It’s … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

How Was Your Weekend?

How did you spend your weekend? Despite being under a stay-at-home order, this past weekend turned out to be quite a full one. 🙂 Saturday - Up at 08.00, bed at 22.30. Step count - 11,623: Shower and breakfastWalked 4 laps of the park with Tilly - the outside temperature was -3C, so I kept … Continue reading How Was Your Weekend?

Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

Over the last two Februarys, I didn’t buy anything that wasn’t considered necessary – no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café. Of course, the grip of a global pandemic might make this February somewhat different, but my original premise of not buying anything that … Continue reading Frugal February | A Month of No Buying

Month in Numbers | January 2021

Despite Lockdown 3.0 restricting life, January appears to have passed by quickly. Let's see what the numbers made of it. 16 online Step classes completed by me. Where would we be without free-to-access YouTube videos? 31 sessions of 10-minutes-long Pilates. It's mostly stretching but, whatever. 20,364 steps walked by me on my busiest day of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | January 2021

December Daily | Days 21-25

Welcome to December Daily, my favourite project of the year. Day 21: was the day I wrote about cancelled plans. Day 22: was the day we donated cash and groceries to food bank. Day 23: was the day more bad news relating to Covid-19 was released and I struggled with it. Day 24: was the … Continue reading December Daily | Days 21-25

Four Ways to Give Back During A Global Pandemic

Christmas is the season of giving, right?  It can, however, also be the season where everything becomes a little too hectic and you lose sight of what’s important.  The Brainy One and I give to charity all year-round and have done since we were first married. This year, so many more people are in need … Continue reading Four Ways to Give Back During A Global Pandemic

Has Christmas Come Early This Year?

As much as I love Christmas, I tend to keep most Christmassy things for December. Except that I've noticed that things like writing Christmas cards has begun to slide into the tail-end of November these last few years. Christmas cards were ordered online in October, as was my favourite festive pot pourri. I braved the … Continue reading Has Christmas Come Early This Year?