How to be Frugal, Yet Fabulous

Coat – Primark / Dress – George at Asda (bought on eBay for £4 / Shoes – New Look (bought on eBay for £4) / Bag – Accessorize

As I mentioned last week, over the past year I have had to really live frugally. I made the decision in 2014 to switch from my well paid, but not interesting role as a PA to doing things I actually like. This started with me being a recruiter, then as an apprenticeship recruiter and now in my current job. Although I have worked myself up to a good salary now, it has taken time, and especially as the recruitment jobs were commission-based.

I don’t think I appreciated my good salaries when I was in Japan and Germany. It took quite a while to learn to be frugal again, though not wanting to revert back to my student days of eating omelettes and beans every day! [Read more…]

How to Find a Therapist (UK)

Nicole from Writes Like a Girl recently wrote a post on how to find a therapist in the US, and I highly recommend giving her post a read. I thought I’d like to write a British version.

I’ve had quite a stressful week. I moved house, went on an amazing date with someone I know through my job, but it turned sour when he messaged me the next day asking if I wanted a threesome, and I woke on Monday morning to find that my little sister had been taken into hospital overnight, all alone because dad’s on holiday. [Read more…]

The Language of Confidence

The next season of The Good Wife has come onto UK Netflix, and so I am once again engrossed in the life of Alicia Florrick and Chicago politics. One episode I watched the other day had an exchange between Alicia and a male lawyer, where he tells her that when a man and a women bump into each other, the woman is more likely to apologise and the man is more likely to say “watch out”. He advised her to be the person who says “watch out” rather than the one who apologises. [Read more…]

Things I Hate About Going to the Gym

It’s almost a year since I joined PureGym in Cambridge. I joined in the January rush, but I am currently enjoying the December quiet.

I’ve not got an amazing transformation to show you. I have lost weight, places I did not like have shrunk. But I cannot do any kind of before or after photos that highlight anything. I still eat cake. I still eat burgers. I don’t think I will ever be the kind of person to enjoy eating celery. I’ve also dropped off the wagon a few times. I’m nowhere near perfect in this journey. [Read more…]

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