In a way, this feels like a 'big' update, but only because it's been on my mental to-do list for weeks now (sorry), and I feel like I need something 'big' to say! Essentially, I keep putting barriers in the way, so I'm just gonna type and get it out there! I've gone and done… Continue reading Four months into Life 1.2: The finance update
Right now Hi All! So, since I last wrote, my request to go part-time (0.5fte) was granted and I’ve dipped my toes into the water of part-timeness! Three weeks, to be precise, though part of the first week was on holiday (in London and Brighton) and work’s been weird and work-busy this week as it’s… Continue reading Three weeks into Life 1.2: What I’ve learned so far
I don't really know how it got through January then so far into 2021 without me posting. Not much actually changed for me, and I certainly MEANT to post a few times. I recall having a 1.5 year reflection planned for January but I can't find it for the life of me. Anyway, I guess… Continue reading Still here, and on the Cusp of “partial FIRE”?
Working on that pumpkin harvest As we're in the first weekend of Lockdown II, I already look back at October with ghoulish nostalgia. I'm sure I'm not the only one. We were so close to going abroad as the Canaries came off the quarantine list as we hit half-term. Now I'm realising that life won't… Continue reading Financial Independence update: October 2020
This is where I got up to with my month-end update before work got busy pre-start of the academic year, Firelite Junior started school (shorter day than at nursery) and just as we were thinking that we might even have found a childminder, Junior came down with a bad cough! While said cough has improved… Continue reading Financial independence update: August 2020
At the end of July last year fresh from off the first index funds boat I decided to start a blog charting my financial journey into territories unknown to me. So one year on, how's it going? Well, the blog itself has its peaks and troughs (yes, we're at a trough), but it's great seeing… Continue reading My FI journey one year on: How did I do?
A breath of fresh air as lockdown lifts... The beautiful but burning sun of late, interspersed with shower after shower, is probably a fair analogy for something – maybe my mixed feelings over my work situation. But that aside, I’ve retained my high (82%) savings rate. Or if you like, 87% of take-home pay (this… Continue reading Financial Independence update: June 2020