Six awesome ways to rethink the engagement ring purchase

Yesterday I wrote about the reasons engagement rings are a marketing scam that aims to exploit people's insecurities. Today, I'd like to present a few great alternatives to giving in to that peer pressure by spending thousands of dollars on an engagement ring. These alternatives present options ranging from the most minimalist approach (not getting a ring… Continue reading Six awesome ways to rethink the engagement ring purchase

Can companies ruin happiness for us?

When I begin to think of how many of my deeply held beliefs and life expectations exist solely because of clever marketing - I can't help but feel a bit conned and even a little nauseous. Think about it. Brands and marketing companies work very hard to make us want their products, of course, but… Continue reading Can companies ruin happiness for us?

What we spent on 8 days in Iceland

It is commonly known that Iceland is pretty expensive - £20 bowl of soup type of expensive. So because of this, and because it is 2017 and J and I want to spend our money more thoughtfully so we can travel more, we did something we hadn't done before. We created a detailed budget for this trip,… Continue reading What we spent on 8 days in Iceland

Our minimalist, hygge London wedding

At the end of November, after just a 3-month engagement, J and I got married! We had a small, no fuss wedding, and absolutely loved it. I would recommend this to anyone who might feel the pressure to organise a huge wedding but secretly loathes the idea. There is too much expectation to put on a… Continue reading Our minimalist, hygge London wedding