Australia is big. I mean, really big.

Australia is big. That’s stating the obvious, right, but it’s all very well to know that in an abstract, classroom kind of way; it’s quite a different thing to experience it. Australia is big. The advantages of living in the EU When we lived in the UK, John and I would get in the car, …

My Family and Other Animals

My family and other animals When I was at senior school, back in the dim mists of time as far as my teenaged daughter is concerned, we were given Gerald Durrell’s book My Family & Other Animals to read. I remember quite clearly being offended by the title on behalf of his family. Personally, I …

(Potentially) Harmful Habits

Out of the blue A couple of months ago, an old friend, Jane, got in touch with me completely out of the blue. In one of the bizarre twist s that life likes to put on us, we discovered that we were both going through pretty much exactly the same things in our lives. The …

Stop Being So Poor and Enjoy Life

A 30 Day Challenge

A 30-Day Challenge As I was moseying through Pinterest today, I came across a post titled “30 Day Challenge – Day 3 – A Picture Of My animals” I assumed that it was a photography challenge. I think I’ve been tagged in a fair few of those and not realised because 1) I don’t read …

Are you a money repellant?

Why you don’t get more money into your life How to reassess your actions What to do next ***This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link on this blog. I would never recommend a product I …

9 Ways We Sabotage Ourselves With Money

How we sabotage ourselves around money. How to identify our habits around money. What we say to ourselves to justify those habits. How to create new money habits and new things to say to ourselves. Learn to recognise when we’re in our old automatic habits and how to switch to the new ones. ***This post …

Stop Being So Poor

7 Steps To Fix Your Money Problems

Easy steps to fix your money problems Find out what you need to do BEFORE you take any action with your finances Identify what your money blockers are Map out your path to financial success Learn to recognise when you’re back in your old ‘poor’ habits ***This post may contain affiliate links, which means I …

Why we all need to be debt free

Why we all need to be debt free Why debt – of any kind – is a poor financial choice What it takes to reach the decision to become debt free How your thinking about money needs to change What actions you need to take to become wealthy ***This post may contain affiliate links, which …

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You prefer to be broke!

Deep down inside, do you prefer to be broke? Is having no money an actual choice? Is it possible that you’re choosing to live from paycheque to paycheque? How you can find out The steps you can take to do something different and become wealthy ***This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may …

How to be playful

Regrets Between you and me, I’m seriously regretting certain of my actions right now. An old friend got in touch with me completely out of the blue and I was so impressed by her energy and attitude to life that, before I knew what was happening, I’d signed up to join her on a personal …

A moral dilemma

Moral dilemma The universe recently presented me with a very interesting moral dilemma. A big one. It’s really, really fascinating to see what went through my head. And, by the way, my kids are going to be mortified when they read this, but that happens sometimes in life, doesn’t it? I don’t want to name …

Little S**t of a Pony

I’ve always loved horses, so it was only natural when Kira expressed a desire to learn how to ride, that I enrolled the kids into riding lessons. I have to go onto a bit of a side track here: if one kid did something, then most of the time, they all did it. Extra curricular …

The beginning and the end of hormones

 I’ve just finished my first “Abs, Butts & Thighs” class. You know you’ve had a good leg workout when you have to hang on to the handrail to get down the stairs. Tomorrow is going to be interesting, to say the least. I love feeling physically fit and being physically tired, it’s one of the …

Growing Old Disgracefully

Between you and me, since I was a teenager, I’ve actually been looking forward to getting older. I mean, the whole sagging bits, aching joints and grey hair doesn’t intrigue me one iota but there are other aspects of aging that I’m definitely looking forward to. I have to admit that feeling this way could …

Not a country girl, then?

I could never quite understand my cousin Julie (I’ve changed her name. Regardless of the fact that she lives over the other side of the world, I’m still not going to invite her wrath). She is a week younger than me, we look similar – same height, same kind of weight (back then, anyway), same …

Certifiably Insane

Between you and me, there have been times over the last twenty-five years where I’ve wondered whether I was actually certifiably insane. One time when I clearly remember questioning my sanity was while lying in a darkened room watching the flickering and fuzzy picture of my unborn child on a black and white screen. “Congratulations!” …

Your habits are keeping you broke

Your money habits are keeping you broke Easy steps to creating new habits that get you the things you want Create new habits to become wealthy and bring in more money and live the kind of life you want to   ***This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, …