Whilst I rarely have trouble getting Debit cards and savings accounts, getting a credit card is nothing short of impossible. I have had credit cards in the past but it's been a long time. My risk-averse nature means I have no debt and all my savings are in 'safe' investments. Frugality means I am not... Continue Reading →
There are many salient points about lockdown benefits, empathy and self-discovery in this episode of Sue Perkins lockdown style podcast An Hour Or So With..... Enjoy.
Things have still been a bit low on the bargains front although I have had a better month despite not going to the supermarket any more than before. I am still keeping to essential visits only because, frankly, people's idea of social distancing is really lapsing. On the plus side I am now reaping the... Continue Reading →
'Waste Not Want Not' is a phrase close to my heart. Most call it Freeganism and some say it's stealing, but if we didn't throw so much away, it wouldn't need to exist on the scale it does today. I often repurpose things, I like a bit of DIY, and I am not averse to... Continue Reading →
Amidst all the really hideous news right now, I was happy to see this. Apparently, lots of people have discovered the joys of container gardening. Not to be thwarted by a lack of their own outdoors they are creating little green oasis' high and low amid the concrete jungle. Long may it continue.
There have already been some far reaching implications from the new work from home style that has affected everyone. I hadn't thought about all the implications but a radio phone in recently made me think more deeply about this. Many businesses may decide they can keep doing this, and in fact may have had their... Continue Reading →
I never thought I would be rushing to take out a fixed bond savings account at 1.40% interest. How things have changed. I am now fully committed and have nothing left to give for the next 12 months so far as locked in savings are concerned. Now I feel like I am cruising through the... Continue Reading →
I've been lucky. My life hasn't changed much, if at all. And my family have all done pretty well too. My second niece was born mid-May, but I'm not upset about having not met her yet. I live a long way from my family. I am used to only seeing them four or five times... Continue Reading →
The local cemetery, which sits right out on the edge of town amid the countryside, continues to be the only place I can go to get away from the irritations of modern life ie human beings. All the communal green spaces are full of people doing their 'one plus hours' of daily exercise. It's also... Continue Reading →