Ramblings On Freedom & Personal Responsibility.

Obsessing with freedom lately. What freedom means to me. In a world so volatile, unpredictable, uncertain and increasingly fragile. Not to mention run by a combo of Machiavellian corporations and old school used car salesman pseudo Santa Claus types offering the public their ridiculous nostalgic fantasies, out of date ideologies and last century political systems. …

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Confessions of a Hedonist OR How I became Financially Independent Slowly & Against ALL Odds.

Dear Goddess of Frugality in FIRE heaven. Please forgive me for I have sinned. Please spare my mortal soul Goddess from eternally burning in consumerist hell for I didn’t always keep the faith. I haven’t always lived frugally Goddess. I confess that I’ve committed every possible crime against the holy disciplines of penny pinching. In …

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Energy Levels: 1%. Mission: Attaining Happiness. Go!

A fictional Town Hall Q&A session that really happened, and where the Leader of the Opposition, yours truly, delivers FIRE (and some brimstone!) on the importance of grasping the correlation between time & happiness and the type of Life Deal you have personally signed up for. Interviewer: Lady's and Gent's - Please welcome to the …

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100 day check-up on a world gone just very slightly mad / Reflections from the Covid-19 bunker.

It finally happened. I think my dove is broken. It’s that or she really doesn’t want to fly out of the bunker’s window again to check if the land is dry yet. “I just need a quick aerial” I tell her. “We’ll keep whatever you see between us. C’mon, be brave now. You can have …

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The Philosophy of Brewing Financial Freedom / The Beer Diaries Vol 1.

Photo: Chris Cohen Beer. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starBeer home boutique Sabbatilife Enterprise. Its mission: to explore strange new beers. To seek out new all grain recipes and brew some seriously good Lager. To boldly brew great IPA and Stout and maybe even nettle Beer but most of all, to make the …

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The Story of Poor Thirsty Grasshopper & Rich Ant Barista / Killing the Coffee Bill for Good.

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” – Sherlock Holmes.  There are many things in life I have absolutely no use for. My happiness levels will not even budge knowing I will never own a sports car or fly business class. I have no interest in …

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The strange case of Dr Heart Attack & Mr Healthy OR How I discovered vegan messianism.

 “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” -John Maynard Keynes. Well John, I accept the new facts and I explode into action. That’s what I do. And here’s a little story to go with it. It starts at first with a cruise controlled 120 mph smooth rider Dr Heart …

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How to earn a £100,000 eating and drinking like a boss.

Not only that, but whilst spending below the UK household monthly average food bill. Oh, and while maintaining a healthy weight and sustaining a physically active lifestyle including 5 workout a week. And no. This isn’t your ‘best job on the planet’ job advert where you get sold on a do nothing but lay on …

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Future me meets past me in a bar OR how I came to discover F-you money / Conversations with my younger self about financial freedom.

Image by Mobilos / Wikicommons FM: Here, sit down. I poured you this glass of ice-water.  PM: What? Who the hell are you and where in God’s name did you suddenly appear from??  FM: I’m me. Which is to say you. Future you. You can call me FM. That’s future me. And you are past …

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