Remember, remember, the Covid outbreak last November? It now seems such an absurdly long time ago that we were happily approaching Christmas 2021, when out of nowhere, a Covid surge occurred springing another lock down upon us. Yes, not an … Continue reading Remember, remember, to do your November update
October was unseasonably warm and as it is also my favourite time of year, extra enjoyable. I love it when the leaves turn to brown and the temperature cools to that perfect not too hot, but not too cold level. … Continue reading October update
September 2022 was a momentous month. First we had a new Prime Minister and shortly after she was appointed, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away. As a nation we always knew that this would happen but nothing really can prepare you for what would come. I am not a die hard Royalist but I was surprised at how sad I found it. I think if you’ve lost someone close, in my case my father, an event like this brings up a lot of emotions. Anyway she had a good life and I thank her for her service. Long live … Continue reading September – a month of sorrow
August Update The endless summer continued through August. One of the driest on record which saw acres of grass turning brown and had us all sweating. `I’ve found it very enjoyable to be honest! Work was very quiet as people … Continue reading Hot hot hot – August Update
July came and went. We had the hottest ever temperature ever in the UK when the mercury hit 40C. That wasn’t the first time I’d experienced that temperature, just the first time I’d experienced it on these shores in our … Continue reading July 2022 update
I was recently lucky enough to get married to the love of my life. We share a great deal in common including our desire to spend our money thoughtfully. When it came to planning our wedding, these principles were are … Continue reading I got married and didn’t spend a fortune
Intro After a two-month absence from blogging, I have finally managed to get round to giving you an update. My absence can be explained by the fact that Mrs Wealthster and I were getting (and got) married, which took up a considerable amount of time. Secondly, I was under the Kosh at work and, as of last week, had worked about 15 days straight, pretty much from 9 am-11 pm most days. Thankfully the case I was working on settled, and now when I thought we would have a hearing this week, I am twiddling my thumbs at home (very … Continue reading May and June 2022 update!
April has vanished before my eyes. Highlights included a trip to Somerset with some friends over Easter, a trip to the Harry Potter theatre show, catching up with friends many times, a walk around Guildford, and progressing plans for the big day. It’s a good thing that we were so busy because it has been pretty depressing on the stock market front. It appears that the markets have continued their plunge that began earlier in the years. I believe we are now down about 13% YTD and as far as the SP500 is concerned, my stocks app 1-year view is … Continue reading April update
I have finally gotten around to producing an update. My excuse? I have been extremely busy these past two month. Firstly, work had its intense moments. Deadlines were looming and it became all consuming. Ms Wealthster and I both caught Covid for the second time too which knocked us out for a while. It really wasn’t anywhere near as bad as last time and I would say for myself it was mostly like a rotten cold. Much better than the time before we had vaccines, when I felt very unwell indeed. However, the main reason for being busy was my … Continue reading A long overdue February and March 2022 update!
During the week I watched the film “Hot Tub Time Machine”, which if you haven’t seen, is a 2010 film about three middle aged men and a nephew who unintentionally go back in time. After all individually suffering various problems in their lives, they decide to go to a ski resort they’d visited in their youth and that they associated with good memories. However, much like with their lives, the ski resort is now rather dilapidated and not how they remember at all. Anyway, to cut a long story short, they get drunk, go in a hot tub, which for … Continue reading Can you use a hot tub time machine to FIRE?