OMG I’m c**p at this!

Here’s the thing. When I decided we should track our spending last month, I thought it was just to smooth out any rough edges, find anything we might be paying too much for. But it turns out our spending habits are terrible, and not at all what you’d expect from someone from blogs about being…

The Slow-Paced 21st Century

It’s 3 pm on a Wednesday and you’ve just got home. Your other half will be back soon too, with the children – you both work full-time – so you make a drink and a snack for all of you. You had a good lunch so you’re not hungry yet, but you’ll need plenty to…

Time and money, money and time…

So far I’ve talked a lot about money, but actually of the two things in the title of this post it’s time that’s more important. Money flows in and out, but time goes in one direction only, and there’s nothing you can do to change that (unless you’re going to get into some very weird…

That’s not it at all!

You can easily be misinterpreted when you give advice or advocate a particular point of view, so I thought I’d clear up any confusion before it arises. That way I can refer people with queries here and won’t have to keep spending time explaining things (mwaaahahahaha!). This is what I’m NOT saying: That cheaper is…

What’s so different?

So what are those changes I’ve made in the last 18 months? In early April 2013 I’d decided to move to the Netherlands, and I’d found a house here, but I was still living in Switzerland. I didn’t want to stay there permanently: I’d moved there in 2011 to study. I decided I was willing…