The €€ Savings Summary - Perspectives on 5 Years Without a Car

I sold my beloved Mitsubishi Carisma a little over 5 years ago. It was a sporty, nice trim, end-of-line model. At that stage I had been driving Mitsubishis for over 9 years, with a no claims bonus to match. My…

Cutting the Cooking & Simplifying the Week's Food

I’ve been mainly eating raw fresh foods this week. In particular for breakfast and for lunch. I decided to swap out mu usual bowl of breakfast cereal (with sometimes egg) and invariably cooked lunch for something altogether more healthy and…

The Advantages of Drinking Less Coffee - One and A Half Months In

I was talking to someone in work about coffee drinking. I mentioned how great it is for firing up the system when needed. She drinks five or six cups a day. She has one in the evening too, a few…

Some Direct Talking Inspiration From Jimmy Carter

I recently watched the Minimalist’s documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. It’s inspirational and it helped keep the fire lit under me as I sell many of my possessions. It was a clip in the documentary of Jimmy…

For Sale

Back when I started this blog I wasn’t really sure what its purpose was going to be. Simple living? What does that even mean really? Frugality? Minimalism? DIY? More free time? All of these things, I think. I wrote quite…

Ingredients!

My brother’s a very good cook. He insists on all the small nuanced details of cooking something to as close to perfection as can be done. I am inherently lazier on that front. Christmas is always great – me being…

ACVGARDrink

There’s so much information out there on what constitutes ‘good food’. It’s bewildering. Just look at our grandparents’ diets and add one or two things in. Forget most of the rest. Finding out that cheese may have a similar effect…

Bike

I was recently sitting and (g)oogling some bikes on TomsBikeTrip. Slowly but surely the conviction set in that one of those bikes was NEEDED; perfectly suited to the eight mile commute for my new job. Perhaps it’s because I don’t…