January spending ban

January spending ban

January is proving to be a new start for me. Not only it is a start of New Year, but also first month ever when I decided that I am putting ban on my expenses. By ban I mean not buying any unnecessary items of clothing, accessories or beauty. Only essentials are allowed so toiletries [...]

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December

December

This post is published a little bit later than expected but life is unpredictable and sometimes you just need to adjust. For the last week or so, I have been fighting sever cold and chest infection and although I am on right track to recover, I gave myself some time to rest and relax and [...]

New Year resolutions and end of 2017

New Year resolutions and end of 2017

New Years resolutions is not something that I usually make. I do not understand the desire to change something dramatically at the beginning of the year only to discover few weeks later that it cannot be achieved... I like to set myself targets and goals at any time- mid-week, month, or day. What counts is [...]

Forgotten Sri Lanka blog

Forgotten Sri Lanka blog

As you may remember, we have travelled to Sri Lanka for our wedding anniversary back in September. A lot of months have gone before I realised that I recorded our train journey from Galle to Colombo and I am thrilled to share that with you today. Traveling by train in a foreign country can be [...]

November

November

November is one of my least favourite months. Cannot really explain why but somehow it feels gloomy and brings up bad memories. Last year my husband had serious accident this time of the year and it took him well over six months to recover. This year November was different and it brought some changes both [...]

Shopping Christmas sales

Shopping Christmas sales

With festive season fast approaching I thought it will be a good idea to write something about sales... They will traditionally start on the Boxing Day but nowadays more and more retailers offer them mid-December. I am all about buying quality without overpaying but shopping Christmas sales requires some preparations and forward thinking... I have [...]

Christmas gift ideas for him

Christmas gift ideas for him

As promised last week after posting a gift guide for her (available here), this time is all about men in your life. Shopping for men can be tricky so I have tried to be consistent and incorporate many ideas form very different price points. Regardless of how difficult it is to choose the right gift [...]