Climate March The Hague

Lifestyle, Personal, Sustainability

On Friday the 27th, there was a big Climate march in The Hague, The Netherlands. Although I am not a big fan of crowds, I felt like I had to go, because it was simply the least I could do. A little bit of background info on the climate- and energy agenda in the Netherlands. […]

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Five Frugal Finds #4

Finance, Lifestyle

I’ve been on a frugal roll lately!  I made dinner for a night with friends instead of going out to eat. Served one of my favorite easy recipes: quesadillas with black beans, avocado, corn, red onion and BBQ sauce. All together, including snacks, it was still cheaper than just a main course in a restaurant! […]

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The final verdict / No buy month

Finance, Lifestyle, Personal

It’s September, that means my no buy month is over! Was it hard? Was it a success? Did I save money? Yes, yes and yes! Like I confessed before: I did buy something during my no buy month, to be specific, I bought a chef’s knife. I don’t regret buying it, but I did feel […]

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Update / No buy month

Finance, Lifestyle, Personal

I am more than halfway through my no buy month! So how did I manage thus far? I have to say it is harder than I thought! A possible reason is that I am a bit too focussed on the fact that I am not allowed to buy anything. What happens is that I suddenly want […]

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Climate March The Hague


Lifestyle, Personal, Sustainability

On Friday the 27th, there was a big Climate march in The Hague, The Netherlands. Although I am not a big fan of crowds, I felt like I had to go, because it was simply the least I could do. A little bit of background info on the climate- and energy agenda in the Netherlands. […]

October 5, 2019

Five Frugal Finds #4


Finance, Lifestyle

I’ve been on a frugal roll lately!  I made dinner for a night with friends instead of going out to eat. Served one of my favorite easy recipes: quesadillas with black beans, avocado, corn, red onion and BBQ sauce. All together, including snacks, it was still cheaper than just a main course in a restaurant! […]

September 15, 2019

Update / No buy month


Finance, Lifestyle, Personal

I am more than halfway through my no buy month! So how did I manage thus far? I have to say it is harder than I thought! A possible reason is that I am a bit too focussed on the fact that I am not allowed to buy anything. What happens is that I suddenly want […]

August 18, 2019

No Buy Month – August


Finance, Lifestyle

Since I completely KonMaried my house a few years ago I am trying to do a half-yearly home decluttering, to keep the items in our house to a minimum. (You probably heard of Marie Kondo, she wrote two books about tidying up and has her own Netflix series). We don’t have a big house, it’s […]

August 4, 2019

Growing it forward


Lifestyle, Personal

I love plants and I will admit I am a crazy plant lady. And once people around you know you like plants, they just keep coming in (I bring in my fair share as well). It wasn’t always that way. It started after we bought our first house almost 2 years ago. I asked some […]

July 26, 2019

Five Frugal Finds #3


Finance, Lifestyle

I am so excited! They are offering Pilates and yoga classes at my work since a few weeks. They offer different lessons, each for 4 euro each. This compared to regular classes, which cost around 10 to 12,50 euro per lesson, is very cheap! The classes are nice, the instructor gives clear instructions and adjusted […]

April 27, 2019

Five Frugal Finds #2


Lifestyle, Personal

This week’s frugal finds are completely made up of things I got for free! A colleague had a birthday and brought quite some cake. Since I eat vegan I didn’t have any, but we came across the subject of food waste and I mentioned I would rather take some home for my boyfriend than seeing […]

April 14, 2019

Everything I bought in February


Finance, Lifestyle, Personal

I have so many ideas for blog posts, but didn’t have (make) the time to properly sit down to write them. So meanwhile it’s April and I am writing February’s article. Woops! I bought quite a lot in February actually, mostly clothes, because I discovered a great second hand shop close to my work and […]

April 7, 2019

Five Frugal Things


Lifestyle, Sustainability

I am a big fan of Katy Wolk-Stanley, the woman behind the website ‘The Non-Consumer Advocate’ (http://thenonconsumeradvocate.com/). She doesn’t buy anything new (with a few logical exceptions) and posts her frugal wins on her blog under the name ‘Five frugal things’. I love reading her posts and all the comments with other people’s frugal finds. […]

March 15, 2019