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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On the lockdown platform awaiting the freedom train / reflections from the bunker.

You know, I think we are almost done here. The flood is almost over. The land is dry’ish. The dove has returned with the surgical mask carelessly hanging loosely from its neck. The gates of the ark will soon be opened. The surviving species allowed out in pairs for a breather. Maybe some shopping even. …

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Hippy dad, Upside Down dad, the new normal, and what has bad ass Al Capone to do with any of this anyway / Reflections from the bunker.

Jogging in the park yesterday evening, just outside my home, and whilst carefully social distancing of course by dodging other joggers, dogwalkers and whole families on an evening walk, it became crystal clear to me that a new normal has settled in. Life in lockdown clearly has its phases. The infamous “Storm the toilet paper …

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Social distancing on social media as an act of kindness / reflections from the bunker.

I sometimes think that if we wanna know how healthy we are as a society in the age of Covid-19, we only need to log into Facebook and scroll down our feed. Like a thermometer to the temperature of our collective state of mind, it tells us exactly where we stand. And scrolling down lately, …

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The global infodemic of Covid-19 / reflections from the bunker.

The Covid-19 recession is the first stock market crash in history that was caused by a pandemic. From the Tulip mania bubble in 1637 and all the way to the Financial Crisis of 2007-08, all panics to date were entirely man-made. Not this one though. This time it's different (?). The current pandemic has brought …

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Did I just recover from Covid-19 ? I guess I’ll never know / reflections from the bunker.

On Wednesday 25th March I will be completing 2 weeks of a self isolation period. I can’t be sure of what I had, and it's highly likely that I’ll never find out either because no tests are being carried in the UK for suspected cases of Covid-19 unless the situation gets bad enough to require …

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The Corona Bunker-Ashram Project OR From Covid-19 ridden fat a** to unicorn in a month ! / Reflections from the bunker.

Captain’s log, Stardate 28th March 2020. This is more than emergency! A foreign bat loving virus has taken over our planet. Life on Earth is now nothing but images of deserted tourist sites and fake news of dolphins swimming in canals in Venice shared to death on social media. Most countries have ordered lights out …

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