The Damp Squib That Is 2022

My emergency break glass snack bag (which I hasten to add is formed entirely of yellow sticker purchases and cashback app freebies) has taken a serious battering this past month.  The more I think about eating better and starting to get out and start running again, the more I snack. I always have my snapping... Continue Reading →

I Think People Are In For A Shock

Phone-ins, more than ever these days, consist of those worried about the rising cost of living and a DJ whipping up additional anxiety by wheedling out the worst cases they can find to use as examples. But I do think too many people just don't understand the gravitas of the coming situation. Sometimes I wonder... Continue Reading →

The Results Are In….

I have received my new estimate for energy use for after the rise in April. It isn't 54%. It's more, and it's the standing charges that seem to account for that. The one for electricity is eye watering. Some people have been recording huge rises in the standing charges, and it varies across the country... Continue Reading →

Monetising My Spare Time

One of my new year resolutions is to boost my income by taking on more side hustles. Now, more than ever, I really need that extra income. I've focused on paid online surveys which are easy to fit in around my current work and lifestyle. I made just over £100 last year from them, but... Continue Reading →

Sustainability Has A Class Problem

Real sustainability is about cutting back, not buying new things. But sustainability was hijacked by big industry and environmental activism developed a class problem. 'Austerity Chic' is very much a thing created by people who wanted to make money out of it. Plastic covered veg will still cost you more than the loose version. Grand... Continue Reading →

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