PERSONAL BUCKET LIST + GOALS FOR 2017

“It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good.” 2016 was a s***storm. The world around us made some god awful twists and turns with terrorism spiking even higher than before, dodgy referendums and effed up elections, celebrity deaths practically every day of the week, you name it, it happened, right?…

DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

This is a collaborative post. ‘I’m driving home for Christmas (dum, dum, dum), oh I can’t wait to see those faces…’ We’re having Christmas at our house this year but, as has become an annual tradition, we’ll be driving over to Humberside on Boxing Day to see my Dad’s side of the family and stay over at his house before returning…

ONE-PAYMENT LOANS THIS CHRISTMAS WITH VIVUS

• This is a collaborative post with Vivus • Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year but perhaps also the most expensive with presents, food, the tree/decorations and other seasonal luxuries quickly scurrying away a large portion of salary and savings. Even the best laid plans of budgeting can often go awry and taking advantage of festive offers can lead to…

A QUICK GUIDE TO RENTING

• This is a collaborative post with HomeLet • Michael and I have been together for over 8 years. Back in 2008, after just 2 weeks of being together, I moved in to his little one-bedroom flat and we’re here today with a long-standing proposal, a beautiful toddler, a good few career changes and seven house moves under our belts. It’s just…

8 WEBSITES YOU’LL REMEMBER IF YOU WERE A 2000’S TEEN

I think I was around 6 or 7 when we got our first computer which was some sort of snazzy-looking Amstrad word processor with a floppy disk drive and basic programs. I know you could send emails but I don’t think there was much in the way of ‘websites’. We got various other desktop machines across the years and when…

Birth, life, death — the fear of that which I cannot control

I am scared of dying. I’m not scared of the experience of dying but simply not existing anymore in this world or anywhere. I don’t think I’ll have regrets about the places I didn’t manage to visit or not starring in West End musicals (I can’t sing, dance or act anyway, what a silly dream!) or anything like that as,…