I’m sure that each year as the piles of stuff in our house seem to grow higher and higher, Christmas just feels more and more excessive to some of us fortunate to be living in the right place at the right time. Growing up, my parents were far from rolling in it, yet they always went all out (and in fact, they still do) to make sure every Christmas morning had the wow factor for all of the children at this magical time of year. more “Small steps towards a more sustainable Christmas”
There was a time when the thought of having one car between Dad Muddling Through and I just would have sent me
running driving for the hills. In the days when we both worked, and lived a pretty active social life that covered a 50 mile distance across Kent.
However, at some point in time, whilst we were both still working, we made the decision to join forces and share a car. more “Could you cope as a one car family?”
As a family of four who are probably far too often all based at home, it’s fair to say sometimes we can all get on each others nerves a bit. I’m not wanting this to be a man bashing post, or a ‘I hate my family’ rant, but can I just exorcise some of the things that drive us all up the wall?
Great – I know you love a moan as much as me really. more “The most annoying habits in the Muddling Through household”
When I think back to my financial situation in my twenties, the phrase ‘if I only I knew then, what I know now’ sums things up. That first taste of freedom, an income and no real ties left my healthy financial situation, in inexperienced hands, a little unhealthy as I approached my thirties. In fact, I spent most of my twenties repairing the damage of a couple of years of big spending, wrong financial decisions (particularly when it came to cars and car loans!) and fast living. Of course, if I had my time again, perhaps I wouldn’t change a thing, but this guest post certainly sums up the financial things I should have done better, perfectly. more “GUEST POST: How to Be A Savvy Spender in Your Twenties”
Friday is the official last day of term for my eldest daughter, who will be joining her sister who left her pre school on Monday. This means, by the time you read this I’ll have already been doing the juggle for days and after a week of limping along it’ll be time to set the schedule onto summer mode. more “Rules of Summer”
I guess the title of this post is a little misleading. In all honesty, since having kids, foreign travel has become a bit scary and we have been reluctant to throw ourselves into a ‘the world is our oyster’ type approach, opting for more of a caravan holiday / British coastline travel style during the summer months. more “#HaveKidsWillTravel Our big fat Greek Holiday 2018”
I left home when I was around nineteen, and into my first rented property with my then boyfriend. In the years that followed I hopped to and from other rented properties with him, then with a housemate, and later on my own, before finally stepping onto the property ladder with my to-be-husband in my mid twenties. more “RENT – What to look for in a rental property #MyFirstRentalHome”
It’s no secret that lately I’ve been obsessing over the idea of a puppy to make our family complete. Of course, as so many people have told me, it’s a huge responsibility; a notion I have taken on board as our doggie dreams have resided firmly in my dreams, as opposed to reality. That said though, I have loads of fun imagining what we would have, what we’d call it, and gushing over every dog I see like some kind of broody for a fur baby maniac. more “Guest post: The Most Popular Designer Dog Breed in 2018”