Budget, lifestyle, Money, poetry, Social Commentary

Christmas is around the corner

It's nearly here....... Panic, Fear, Christmas jumpers Making merry Queues Tears Cheers Headaches Another year

Budget, Food, how to save money, London, Projects, saving

£50 a month for food is very possible

  Food can be as expensive as you want it to be. If you don't plan, have a list or shop around then you will always pay more.  Savings never fall out of the sky; you have to do a little legwork.  I always use an ingredients list for the week or month, spend a… Continue reading £50 a month for food is very possible

Budget, Food, how to save money, lifestyle, London, Projects, saving

Final Week – Some Lazy Treats

When I have mentioned the challenge, guesses on how much a plate of food costs have varied from 50 to 80 % out (they have all guessed more expensive). To the extent that I think I'll consider a pop-up as I'd clean up 😉

Budget, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, London, saving

Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Often a State of Mind

I started my adult search for a career straight out of college in Ireland,  I didn't get the jobs I applied for initially.  I was a trained analyst/programmer and female which 20+ years ago was unusual as there weren't many a) programmers around and b) female ones were a novelty.   I went for a… Continue reading Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Often a State of Mind

Budget, Food, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, Projects, saving

Thrifty isn’t a dirty word it’s akin to brilliant or clever in my book?

I grew up in rural Ireland around strong men and women who taught me some key skills for life - even though I didn’t realise that at the time. I had a Nan called Kate and a neighbour, Hannah, who were both thrifty home cooks. They knew how to lay on a wholesome spread from… Continue reading Thrifty isn’t a dirty word it’s akin to brilliant or clever in my book?