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Buy experiences, not shoes

Buy experiences, not shoes

Ok, ok, that is a bit of a sweeping statement in the title of this post. I mean, everyone wants to buy shoes, right? But I tell you what you don’t need to buy… 2 pairs a month from Primark. Lol, oh hey me in […]

“I’m never going to have ‘stuff’!”

“I’m never going to have ‘stuff’!”

That’s what I always used to tell my mum when I was growing up. I just couldn’t understand why she would have ornaments around the house, they had no purpose, I just didn’t get it. Now, although I have now succumbed to the odd decorative […]

Leaving friends behind

Leaving friends behind

By the age of 21 I had lived in 5 different towns, gone to 5 different schools/college/uni and floated around several groups of friends. There are so many people I have left behind, or been left behind by, over the years. Not through any malice […]

How to budget and save

How to budget and save

A couple of months ago I started to get this unnerving feeling that I was losing all sense of our finances. I knew we had enough in the bank to pay the bills, but in reality I had no idea what was going in and […]

Thank you, Bear

Thank you, Bear

Bear cub, Barkasauras Rex, Dogifer, Butterbean. I have many names for you, but luckily you only respond to your real life name, Bear. My husband banged on about getting a dog ever since we moved into our own home in 2014. As if that was […]

Finding a place in the blogging community

Finding a place in the blogging community

When I started this little blog just a few short weeks ago, I was super nervous about what my friends and family would think. What my wider group of work friends would think, old school friends, people I haven’t spoken to for a long ol’ while and […]

Instalove – why I do it and how I edit

Instalove – why I do it and how I edit

Hello everyone. My name is Abi and I am addicted to Instagram. I am a millennial, I grew up at the same time as Facebook was entering the world. I had Bebo, I had MySpace, and I signed up to Facebook back when your status […]

Behind closed doors

Behind closed doors

In August 2016 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma. I had a whirlwind of a year with cancer care, treatment and hospital visits, before the little bastard decided it was done with me for now and yep it was going to leave me to live […]

Planning a big holiday

Planning a big holiday

I love me an adventure. It wasn’t actually until I rocked up at the airport for our flight to San Francisco without a bloody ESTA, that I realised we have actually vacationed in the States for the last 3 years! (FYI I thought I got […]

Sleeping in a hotel forever

Sleeping in a hotel forever

Imagine you could sleep in a hotel forever. Sounds like heaven, ay? When you think about it, despite the holiday you might have once a year, a few nights away with family, perhaps the odd cheeky weekend away, you spend well over 300 nights per year in your own bed. […]