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The year to date

Hello gentle viewers, how are we all doing?

So 2018 is just flying so thought I would catch you up on where I am. So I took a break from the old blog as I just didn’t feel like I had anything worth talking about, I’d lost my inspiration and well basically life just got in the way.

But starting to feel like I’m ready to be back so here we go, quick recap on the year so far

January

New year, new me…….. nah i started with 10000937463 resolutions as always and right now I can’t remember a single one. Had a birthday, the big 37 came and went with the minimal of fuss, and by that I mean no one remembered, my own fault for taking it of my Facebook but come on guys.

February

Returned the old bouffant to its more natural colour, brunette. So far it not the worst so I can live with that. Found out I had a place on the great north run so quite chuffed about that so pretty excited to start training. Started a new work placement in London, which has been fun if a little ( a lot) expensive.

Oh yeah and then subsequently handed my notice in

March (so far)

Cut my hair super short, loved it for 0.00064 seconds. Pierced my nose again! Bought all the books,way to many for any sensible person to reasonably want but hey.

I’m also setting some new goals/resolutions because who says they just for Jan 1st.

1) hardest but most interesting. Not cutting my hair till I’m 40. That’s right 34 months to see what can be done, I must caveat this by saying there may be the odd trim and shaping into style while it’s growing otherwise it’s just going to be a little to cray for work etc

2) read at least 1 book a month. Should be easy but as life gets so busy sometimes it’s the little things that slide. If you have any recommendations let me know.

3) train for the GNR, its a half marathon but as someone who can’t currently run 5k this is going to be super hard. Send me all your positive thoughts please.

4) get these expenses and debts sorted, curb the spending and start the saving.

I’ll be tracking the old hold hair progression as I go. Here we are at present

Speak soon lovelies

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Bags for life

So my not to secret guilty secret are bags. I love them, I can’t stop buying them and I’m running out of excuses to keep buying them.

But before that happens I’m going to share my latest treats. 

Now as you may or may not know my parents live in France and whenever I visit I’m always mesmerising by the fashion. Now I know they gave many of the same shops as we have here but they obviously have different stock.

Now bags are a different matter. I love the designs in Desigual, they are just different, quirky and I can never just choose one…….. so this time I chose 2

This cute tan and tapestry Boho one, smaller then my usual style but I couldn’t resist


And this super denim one (oh yes and the purse ooooooops)


Every so often I gift my bags to friends who’ve always said they liked them or charity shops but it’s the hardest item of all to give up

Wish me luck 

Favourite summer look

Summer, you remember that right? I think we had about a week of it here in the UK. Anyway blessed with a tan from my holiday to Jamaica I attended the wedding, well vow renewal of some old friends. 

I’d had my eye on a maxi dress for some time, just a matter of finding the right one. Then after spotting this beauty on twitter I had to get it from Simply Be


It was perfect, I mean look at it.

The prefect summer dress. Teamed with summer wedges and this gorgeous embroidered bag from New Look.

Wedding outfit complete


All about holding onto those last sunny days………. oh and burgers

Debt free……… The myth made real

So at the grand old age of 34 I, Miss Rebecca Eleanor Ryan, became debt free. Well maybe i should be more specific I still have my gown up mortgage debt but hey don’t we all.
What I mean is I don’t have the dead weight of my student life and subsequent living alone life around my neck.
To say I have never been good with money is like saying the Pope’s a little but religious,  so now you know the scale we are dealing with.
Credit cards, catalogues (well modern day equivalent) , the dreaded pay day lenders, overdrafts ( yes multiple) and missed payments on various bills meant the red letters soon started arriving. Plus a nasty CCJ, from a previous employer whom decided to chase me for money they paid towards my 2nd degree, left me feeling like I was drowning in the sea of debt.
I turned to a debt management company for help, and thank Buddha I did. They arranged all my repayments, dealt with all my creditors and basically took away my stress.
This was circa 2009 and as of Feb 2015 all have been cleared.
Thanks to changing jobs , meaning I could increase my repayments and an unexpected inheritance (not a lot before anyone thinks it was some super windfall),  I have been able to clear all these debts.
I cannot emphasise how amazing this felt and now getting all my confirmation letters from said creditors that the balance is now £0 made all the ‘living on a shoestring’ years worth it.

So now, apart from my bills, all my wage is my own.
So the question is have I learned from my mistakes? Can I save? Can I live within my means?
Watch this space……….

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