24 property viewings, 17 months of renting, 5 house offers, 4 surveys, 2 long-awaited glasses of champagne* *Yes, I know these are wine glasses; we hadn't unpacked the champagne ones, LOL.
Category: financial independence
Moving on, again
Last autumn, I told you all about our new dream house in Worcester, minus one minor detail: we didn't actually own it. I suppose I didn't mention it because I thought it would only be a matter of time before we did and because I didn't want to bore you. We had arranged to rent …
How we came to Worcester
At the end of September 2021, Mr Rixon and I, our two girls and our two cats finally moved out of London. Not to Devon, as long-planned and dreamed, but to Worcester in the Midlands instead. Back in June, we were in the process of purchasing a house in a pretty little village in Mid …
Some thoughts on FI, parenting & the planet
Becoming a parent seems like a counterintuitive thing to do if you are concerned about the future of life on Earth and/or trying to save your pennies to reach financial independence (FI). Having children inevitably means bringing new consumers into the world who are going to eat up its finite resources and contribute towards climate …
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Of hedges & hills: Dreaming of a new life in Devon
When we tell people we are moving to Devon, they usually mention its moors or beaches. Both undoubtedly have their charms but it is another, far humbler, but just as iconic, feature of the Devonian landscape that really appeals to me - the hedges.
Join the green recovery! Become a conservationist in 2021
Have you always dreamt of working in wildlife conservation, but don’t know where to start? Make 2021 the year you stop dreaming.
Eco-friendly ideas to save money this Christmas
Christmas is going to be a little different for most of us this year. The recent Covid-19 lockdowns have given many of us a chance to think about how we can save money, reduce waste and be more intentional with our spending. Now that the festive season is upon us, I thought I'd put together …
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Our journey towards financial independence
It's time I let you in on a secret. For the last five years or so, Mr Rixon and I have been followers of a growing movement across the world known as financial independence (FI) or FIRE (financial independence, retire early). Our goal is to save up enough money so that we can quit the …