In the last two months, three things happened: I finally got the elusive permanent academic contract We saw a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage house in a quaint country village that we both love and want to buy and can afford We spent a couple of days in London, ate delicious Japanese food, and decided … Continue reading My big (40th) bday present to myself — Me
Today I logged onto my bank account in the country that we used to live in and the balance was positive! OMG it is positive! I saw a little plus next to the balance and the little plus next to the savings account and I wanted to scream with joy! This is monumental for me because … Continue reading It’s positive (mostly)!
So the heatwave finally broke and we are back to normal weather for the U.K. Next week it’s back down to the mid to low 20s. My garden is ecstatic that it is raining. The dog, not so much. One of the things that I always did with my mom just before school started back … Continue reading Fall Work Capsule Wardrobe
I must say that one of the motivations for me to not buy new clothes is that I would really just like to fit into the ones I already have. The last 2 years, since we moved from semi-disclosed European country on the continent to the U.K. has grown me in ways that aren’t ideal … Continue reading Instead of having a regiment, practice self-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
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)?
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?