Aberdeen has been sent into a state of shock this week with the scorching weather we’ve had – “Aberdeen, you OK hun?”
As I sit on my bed in cold Aberdeen, all I think is “how the bloody hell do I start this blog?”.
A severe case of first blog nerves? I think so.
Let’s start with the basics about me: Scottish, 23, events management graduate, full timer, renting, long distance runner, love a fly cup and an all-round goof.
It feels every time I do a scroll through Instagram or Facebook, I’m greeted with at least one “moving day *excited emoji*” first home post by people my age and sometimes younger. Rage sets in and I think “why is that not me?” – the answer – savings. Continue reading “Moving day – but not for me (yet) …”
Good things come in three’s they say but what comes after the third?
We tip toe round corners, scaling walls and hiding in the shadows to avoid running in with the moment where our good luck comes to an end. Continue reading “Caging the inner Grumpasaurus Rex”
I love food. Being an ex-chubster, food is everything.
I’m all over exploring tastes and discovering new places to eat, but when you’re constantly living on a budget you can’t eat out every night. Continue reading “A place that will steal a pizza your heart”
It’s the start of a new year welcoming another January filled with resolutions we set out to change but struggle to keep.
When I look back, I don’t think I have ever made a resolution that I have stuck to – it’s all change this year! Continue reading “How I’m sticking to this year’s resolution”
Setting up your finance tracker is quite straight forward, just block out a night with no distractions to help you get your head in the right frame of mind. Continue reading “How to create your finance tracker”
As the clock ticks closer to Hogmanay, we scatter around the shops looking for supplies to stock up the house for guests coming over to welcome the New Year.
I love being a host, but there is nothing worse than the fear of running out of food and starving your guests. Being the host comes at a cost though and if you’re too generous, you can end up spending a weighty sum. Continue reading “Festive Focaccia”
I’m quite a thoughtful person *blows own trumpet* and buying gifts for friends and family is one of the main reasons why I love Christmas. But the downside to the festive season is shopping – I detest shopping. Continue reading “The Christmas gift to save all last minute shoppers”
I find nothing more satisfying that restoring an item that’s on its way to the skip or seeing the potential in making a tired chair look like it’s had the best beauty sleep ever.
But where did it all start? Continue reading “Up-cycling: One man’s trash is another man’s gold”
Usually when September hits the count-down to Halloween starts. Planning goes into turbo mode – scrolling through google to pin down what to dress as, creating the usual Facebook event page for the annual flat party and decorations draping the flat. I love Halloween. Continue reading “There’s always room for pie”
It’s been one of those days again, work’s been non-stop and feels like your head might be one more question away from exploding. Five o’clock hits “yaaaaas home time”, then you realise that the last question that saved your brain from exploding is away to rear its ugly head “what do I make for dinner?”. Continue reading “The perfect after work meal”