I love a good day out, to the park, a museum, the beach. I’m not the biggest fan of people. People can be the total ruin of my day! I’m making progress though..I’d say that I like at least 3 more people now than I did this time last year 😀 Here’s 5 “rules” I follow for any occasion! Practice your ‘Hi!, we’re having a great time’ smile for every single person you come across. You’ll soon spot the other fakers. Over-enthusiastic grins and wide crazy eyes! Something like this… Cram your pockets and bag with snacks and drinks that you … Continue reading How to survive..A day out
I am so fed up of being told what to do, who to follow, how to raise your social following by 10,000 a day, how to lose 6 stone in an hour. “I went from being a total jobless, drug addict to earning £70,000 a day, overnight” Erm… no, you didn’t. I follow too many fake people on Facebook and it has started to stress me out. The amount of time I spend trawling through my news-feed to find some actual resemblance of my ‘real life’ is stupid. Everyone and their dog has suddenly become an expert in … Continue reading Stop telling me what to do!
Are you ready for retirement? You’re 33? 23? Have you had any thought at all about what you might do when the time comes to retire? Of course you haven’t, it’s another 30-40 years off, why would you want to … Continue reading Do you have a plan for the future?
Clare Curran created Budget Mum’s because she knows that there’s more to life than having to worry about what to cook for tea or how to enjoy the school holidays without breaking the bank. Let me set the scene for you… It’s the school holidays (again) and you realise that in among the drama that is your life you have completely forgotten to plan things to occupy your little darling angels. Instead of forking out extortionate amounts of money on days out and McDonald’s bribes then why not check out what Budget Mum’s has for you instead 🙂 Clare’s website, … Continue reading Budget Mum’s to the rescue!
The man of your dreams has asked you to marry him. You’ve said yes, everything is wonderful and now you get to do the fun part of planning the big day! You decide on a budget and think you’re being super smart because secretly you’ve been planning this forever and you know exactly what you want. You have an ‘essential list’. Dress Grooms suit Flowers Photographer Venue And you think ‘Yeah, I’ve got this. I can keep this well below £7,000’. Then you remember that you haven’t looked at rings yet. Do you have your wedding night lingerie? Shoes? Who’s … Continue reading I do…
A few days ago I posted about my son and his financial knowledge. I included a diagram of my bank account activity and promised to enlighten you all with a follow-up regarding his insight and opinion… First and foremost I managed to coax him out of his room with promises of hot chocolate and pieces of chocolate orange. I also promised to not keep him away from GTA v for longer than 20 minutes. I sat him down, unravelled the diagram and was ready to met with gasps and ‘woahs’. The sort that conveyed his shock and bewilderment at just how … Continue reading My teenager and money
I spoke to my 13-year-old son the other day about learning the value of money. My Dad used to say this to me when I was younger every time I asked for some money for the shop and I always thought “Well, I know the value of money” whilst looking down in to my hand. “that one’s 10p, that one’s 50p, the shiny gold ones are worth £1 and the paper ones are the most valuable” His words were clearly lost on me. After many years and sleepless nights worrying about how I could budget my outgoings, I seem to, … Continue reading Does your teenager know the real value of money?
I want to do everything. That is my downfall. I want to read all of the books, watch all the films and I most definitely want to see all the places. I desperately want to visit the Pyramids, the deserts of Nevada, the Great Wall of China, The Himalayas, the ancient Incan Empire at Machu Picchu. It’s as though I have an invisible force inside me that pulls me towards everything and no it’s not gravity…well that’s there too but this isn’t that. It’s the uncontrollable human instinct. The explorer in Columbus, the inquisitive mind of Darwin, the … Continue reading Do you love your job?