Empties – January 2019

Alright guys, here it is – the first of this year’s No Buy series and the products I managed to use up this month. Lots of these were half empty so don’t expect this kind of treasure trove (if it can be called that) every month… but my stash is looking much better already! Total […]

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Helsinki, Finland – January 2019

To top off my triple threat of Scandinavian capital cities (see Stockholm here and Oslo here!), I took advantage of a cheap flight deal and flew to Helsinki a few weekends ago. Yes, I went to Finland in the middle of January. Wanna hear about it? Course you do! I flew out to Helsinki from London Heathrow on Friday […]

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Project No-Buy 2019

A bit of a different post from me today – although we’ll get back to the travel shortly, I promise! We have too much stuff. I think that’s pretty evident, but it bears repeating. We have too much stuff. We have never had as much stuff as we do now. We are at peak stuff levels. […]

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Cuba – A Practical Post

So, you’re thinking of visiting Cuba, huh? The thought of sun-soaked beaches, salsa music on every street corner, and dirt-cheap mojitos appeals? I don’t blame you at all. I bloody loved the place. However. It is not your typical tourist destination, and therefore requires a little more planning or thought process before heading out. Things […]

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Havana, Cuba – September 2018

1988. Calgary’s Winter Olympics happened in February, and the Summer Olympics were held in Seoul the same year. The UK’s pound note ceased production, and Prozac started production. Roger Rabbit, Die Hard, and Beetlejuice all came out. These, um, items, were considered fashionable: And yours truly was born. Making me 30 this year. And what […]

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Luxembourg – July 2018

Question: What do you do when you’re home alone and bored on a Saturday night? Do you: A) Set up a Netflix binge-a-thon? B) Do a heck-load of washing? C) Decide to go to Luxembourg for the day? If you’re anything like me, C) seems like the most logical option. So there you have it […]

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Subway Specials – New York

I hate the New York subway. There, I said it. It’s dirty, it’s confusing, and I don’t like the way the trains occasionally change lines for absolutely no reason (seriously, changing the F train randomly to the M train when I’m trying to get to JFK is not conducive for my stress levels!). That being […]

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