Imagine, being in a foreign place, acting as an instructor for a STEM related summer course. One of the students, someone that you know relatively well professionally, gets very sick and he has to go to the hospital. His condition, while stabilising, requires care, and naturally, the expectation is that I care for him, meanwhile … Continue reading The Double (feminized) Burden of Care
We love cheap flights in Europe. But cheap flights come with all these extra payments and the new Ryanair is making it even more expensive to have baggage. For example, as of January customers on Ryanair have to pay an additional 7 pounds to bring cary-on luggage. Upon paying this additional 7 pounds, I can … Continue reading Minimal Business Travel: The 2 week cheap flight Italian edition
Every couple of months, my poor husband comes home and has had it with commuting. And I don’t blame him. The last few weeks has been particularly bad with train disruptions, leaving him standing all the way home without a seat. He has to go back and forth on the metal machine every day, as … Continue reading The housing search in London town
We found our (my?) dreamhouse this weekend. We went to go look at it, decided we could both live in it, figured that it was a good investment, crunched the numbers, and then had to let it go. It would be doable but just too tight. I looked online today and saw it was sold. … Continue reading The (un)successful house bid
I figure that I pissed everyone off last week with my hating on the “your money or your life” book. If it makes you feel any better, I told my husband and my best friend to read it. It also prompted me to ask my husband when he wanted to retire. He said before 50. … Continue reading To fashion (or not to fashion)?
I’m going to write something a bit critical, having just finished reading “your money or your life” and “a year of less.” It’s not critical from the perspective of the idea of the books or even the 9 steps or the wicked ability to transform oneself that the authors talk about. I think there is … Continue reading Your Money or Your Life
So remember when I told you before that we are looking up and down the Greater Anglia line in search of the perfect abode? This morning, we are going to travel to the picturesque town of Dedham in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty (yes the British do declare parts of the Island particularly outstanding) … Continue reading Upgrading and downsizing at the same time?