I’ll Drink Anything, As Long As It’s Poisonous

I am re-reading Alexis Hall’s ‘In The Red’ for something like the 5th time this year. This is because when I feel that I have f***** up my life royally due to my debt (such as facing the crisis of my contract at work ending with no savings in the bank) then I like to […]

I am a Consumer, Therefore I Consume

I have been flexing my shopping muscles. Restrained, considered purchases, contraband in terms of the no spend year but not wild and decadent items in them self, they were all practical, but still I have anxiety. Things needed replacing in our house. The clock in the kitchen broke, we didn’t realise how essential it was […]

My goals for 2017 updated (and progress so far)

Hi Everybody, At the start of the year the boy and I set individual goals and combined goals. On our epic train journey back home yesterday I decided for s**** and giggles to have a look at them in my notebook and see how we are getting on. I think the boy would be horrified […]

The Books That Are Helping Me (No Spend Year)

So as you all know I am doing a ‘No Spend Year’, which may seem like a noble pursuit but really when you are in debt you should put the plastic the f*** down and not buy anything as that is just common sense. Like any good idea, mine was not original at all. In […]

The ‘Non Essential Spends Only’ Birthday Money

For my birthday at the end of March the boy gave me £40 spending money with the instructions that it was for ‘Non Essential Purchases’ only. Initially I was doing quite well, getting books for 37p (after vouchers), clothes for 38p (after vouchers) and hair bands because I needed hairbands, but I have decided to be strict […]