Saving tips from a girl who paid her way around the world

I hate to admit it, but I like saving money.  I like it so much that when I  had a savings account that accrued interest daily I would log on to my netbank just to have a look at the figure rising up and up.  I like it so much that I would confidently put ‘money saver’ on a list of hobbies, or sit on the couch on a weeknight after work and write a blog post on money saving tips for travel or anything you need it be, really.

I would like to say it comes from the great feeling of being self sufficient and knowing I have backup money incase my entire world turns to sh*t, but so far my favourite feeling has been walking into a new car shop looking like your average poor twenty something and having the assumption made that I will need to finance and then proudly saying “oh no, I’ll be making a cash payment.”  The end of that story was me not wanting to part with my money and buying a second hand car for half the price (which I still have 7 years later) but thats beside the point.

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7 Things that make blogging hard

things that make blogging hard

Hi Everyone.

Today I thought I would write a post that is a little bit different for me.  It’s a post about the things that I have found unexpectedly difficult since becoming a blogger.  I use the term ‘blogger’ very loosely too, because to be a blogger you kinda have to blog, and thats something I haven’t been doing for a couple of months.  Given that this blog is reasonably new to me I thought I would be so excited to write my little heart out and I would be churning out more posts than a newspaper can publish a daily edition.  I am rather disappointed in myself on that front to be honest, and it’s only now that I sit down and once again try to create a blog post that I’m actually thinking of the reasons why I keep stalling when I hit that ‘new post’ button.

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Happy Birthday to Me: Turning 31

Turning 30

The 31st was my 31st Birthday.  Yup.. 31.. on the 31st!! I can’t believe it myself.  Its scary how the years go so quickly when you get older, not that turning 31 is old (I hope).  It feels like only yesterday I was celebrating my 30th birthday in the most mature way possible with a trip to Harry Potter World in Orlando.  This year was a little bit more sedate but I still had a great day.  

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