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Book Review: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

It should come as no surprise I’m reviewing Bea Johnson’s book, given every Wednesday is devoted to my attempts at getting my (landfill) waste down to zero. I’ve known about Bea and her blog for a while – I can’t pinpoint exactly when.  I have had many weeks visiting with no new content, so it …
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Goals Update – August

Every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set.  I’m getting a little rusty on updating some of my reporting (like meals and volunteering), but if nothing else, it’s a regular reminder of what I’d like to be doing! Financial Save $20k $26k cash by 22 Dec (for when I get …
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Goals Update – July

Every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set. Financial $20k $26k target by 22 Dec: ah, maybe this will need to be adjusted again with the move.  I’ll leave it for now, and see how things settke June: $17,938.69 July: $18,035.56 (+$96.87 thanks to moving costs :() 12 in 2 Adventures: …
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Book review: The Heart Broke In by James Meek

Thanks to the blogging community, I picked up this fiction novel about betrayal (thanks Dar, at An Exacting Life, she mentions it in this post).  At 550 pages, it wasn’t a short read and at times I did wonder whether it was worth finishing.  Slowly the various characters lives were woven together, and as the …
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Goals Update – June

Financial $20k $26k target by 22 Dec: On target to reach it by 21/11! May: $16,413.13 Jun: $17,938.69 (+$1525.56) 12 in 2 adventures fund May: $574.32 June: $898.81 Generosity target Slower month this month, but annualised, I think I’m still doing fine.  Maybe I’ll report on my hours volunteering? Health Cook at home twice a week: Easily met, …
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Book Review: The World Without Us by A. Weisman

Thanks to Dar, at An Exacting Life and her monthly round ups, I added The World Without Us to my reading list, and seeing it wasn’t already on loan from the library I picked it up almost straight away. Before I lose any readers, this end of the world book isn’t about zombies, aliens or the …
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Book Review: 1/4 Bible

So, I have three non fiction library books on the go at the moment – The Yes Book: the art of better negoiation by Clive Rich,  Debt free, cashed up and laughing: the cheapskates way to living the good life by Cath Armstrong and Lea-Anne Armstrong and finally  The World without Us by Alan Weisman.   …
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Goals Update – May

Financial $20k  $26k target by 22 Dec: On target (increase of $1,829.61 this month) Apr 2013: $14,522.79 May 2013: $16,352.40 Generosity target of at least $100 per week:  ahead of annual target I have decided to just list whether I’ve achieved this for the month, and whether I’m behind or ahead of my annual budgetted ‘generosity’. Health …
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Sickly

I am pleased to report that a day in bed did result in the book I have taken WEEKS to finish being ready for review.  The reason it took me so long to read is less about it being uninteresting, it just wasn’t a page turner, even though I learnt a lot.  I was reading The …
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Goals Update – April

Financial My backpay came through this week, which now means I’m on a higher salary.  It also means all my savings targets got a generous boost! 😀 $20k target by 22 Dec: On target to achieve Mar 13: $13,003.17 (adjusted from March goals post to include interest of $53.11) Apr 13: $14,522.79 12 in 2 Adventures: Ahead …
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