Should we rescue a horse?

We like trying new things. Should we rescue a horse?
We like trying new things. Should we rescue a horse?

Around a year ago I wrote a post about trying new things. We had just made the decision to sell our sailing boat after 6 years, and were looking forward to having more time to travel over summer. We had also decided to try  out new sports and find new things we could do together as a couple.

So now we are thinking of writing a new story in the series of Mr & Mrs Smelling Freedom trying new things – should we rescue a horse? Continue reading “Should we rescue a horse?”

January Goal Update

January Goal Update - I set some tough goals for 2018. Did I make any progress this month?
January Goal Update – I set some tough goals for 2018. Did I make any progress this month?

At the beginning of January I posted my goals for 2018.  It helps to actually define them and write them down, and posting them online will keep me accountable.

I thought about posting quarterly goal updates but frankly if things are going off track waiting three months to take action is simply too little too late. So I am going to go with monthly updates instead. That will definitely keep me on my toes!

So here is my January goal update. Continue reading “January Goal Update”

An Investment in our Relationship

Investing in our relationship. Mr SF and I need some R & R!
An investment in our relationship. Mr SF and I need some R & R!

You know how it is. The kids. The house. The cat. The dog. The job.

It’s easy to lose sight of what really matters and get caught up in the stress of everyday living.

Over the last couple of months Mr SF and I have been on overdrive. We seem to be constantly running from one place to the next, either dropping off one child at gymnastics or picking up another child from drama club. Continue reading “An Investment in our Relationship”

Should I buy Bitcoin?

Should I buy Bitcoin? The increase in the price of Bitcoin over the last 12 months is difficult to ignore.
Should I buy Bitcoin? The increase in the price of Bitcoin over the last 12 months is difficult to ignore.

It’s the phenomenon that has captured everyone’s attention. A year ago one Bitcoin was worth around USD900, but now it is trading at USD11,347 – after reaching an eye watering USD19,206 in December. It is therefore inevitable that everyone is asking the same question – Should I buy Bitcoin? Continue reading “Should I buy Bitcoin?”

Knitting to Beat Stress – The Knot Stitch Coaster

Knitting to beat stress: The perfect coaster for my morning coffee
Knitting to beat stress! Knitting this coaster was a breeze and I really enjoy colour coordinating it with my coffee mugs 🙂

Once you get the knitting bug you start trawling the web for free patterns, hoping to find something useful that you can knit for yourself, family or friends. In my case it also needs to be relatively easy to make (I’m a beginner) and ideally quick (I’m impatient!).

So I was delighted when I found this cute coaster pattern. It ticked all the right boxes – it was useful, it was pretty with a knot stitch that took some getting used to but that I mastered after watching some youtube videos and most important of all knitting the whole thing takes around an hour and a half from cast on to cast off. Continue reading “Knitting to Beat Stress – The Knot Stitch Coaster”

Blockchain – Revolutionary or Hype?

Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs - the new buzzwords of 2017
Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs – the new buzzwords of 2017

Over the last year blockchain and cryptocurrencies have made the leap from being the domain of geeks and technology early adopters to capturing the public’s imagination.

News about Bitcoin or Ethereum, or any one of the hundreds of Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) that happened last year is hitting our newsfeeds with increasing regularity. Stories of “Bitcoin millionaires” and people making fortunes trading cryptocurrencies are shared with enthusiasm by the cryptobelievers, while the cryptosceptics post articles about Warren Buffett and his belief that “in terms of cryptocurrencies, generally, I can say with almost certainty that they will come to a bad ending.”

Continue reading “Blockchain – Revolutionary or Hype?”