Author Archives: Jo

People throwing money away

Phillip Hammond has announced a consultation on “Cash and digital payments in the new economy.”  The call for evidence (linked above) is quite short but this bit (bottom of page 10 and top of page 11) left me more than … Continue reading

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Allotment – prep! And Casa Chaotica

Today’s the day – a friend is coming over for 11:30am and then we’re off to pick up a van and buy lots of lovely timber so I can finally start making the raised beds for the large allotment. I’m … Continue reading

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Statistics Sunday

Like many others I’m kicking off my Year of Growth (known as YOG) with a refreshed focus on health and fitness. I’ve had the fitness/exercise part of the equation more or less nailed down since November 2014 which is when … Continue reading

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2018 – the year of growth

Last year was a decent year on some levels from a personal perspective but with the depressing political situations at both home and abroad I’ve struggled to find positive things to blog about and sadly I didn’t get nearly as … Continue reading

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#BeBoldForChange – IWD2017

Today is International Women’s Day 2017. Here’s to all the magnificent bold, brave, staunch women who came before – to the women of NASA celebrated in the recent movie Hidden Figures, to female scientists of the past (and not I … Continue reading

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Productive actions in perilous times

My Twitter feed has been one long scroll of horror since 20 January (with some gloriously bright spots such as the millions around the world who took part in the Women’s Marches and the lovely Americans crowding the streets at … Continue reading

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Money leaks – £360/person/year

Interesting article from GoCompare on money leaks and how they average out to £360 per person per year on the UK. The UK wastes a whopping £17.6bn a year by letting money leach away on takeaways, snacks, coffees, ready meals and items … Continue reading

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