They say selling and buying houses is one of life's most stressful experiences up there with divorce and bereavement. I don't know who 'they' are or the parameters they use for building this league table of misery but I'd much rather buy a house than get divorced or suffer a bereavement. I'm attempting to sell … Continue reading Housebuying!
I think I’ve discovered why people move less frequently than they used to. Two reasons: (1) Everyone wants a piece of the action – estate agents, the guys that do EPC assessments, removal men, solicitors, DIY stores etc. etc. (2) Tax. For reasons I don’t understand the government have determined if you’re moving house you must therefore … Continue reading Nice Problems to Have
Last week Adrian Chiles presented a BBC documentary about his love of drinking. Both my wife and I have fathers for who drinking was a big part of their lives and they prioritised alcohol over family. We like a drink as much as the next middle-aged/ middle class couple but it doesn’t dominate our lives to the … Continue reading On the lash!
I hate adverts and take reasonable steps to avoid them which is obviously easier said than done. There are few which are getting on my nerves right now. Two of them are on Classic FM. This is what I listen to when I'm fed up of DJs wittering on about paint dry. What does make … Continue reading Adverts
That's what I did for a long time. Still doing it to be fair. Sleepwalking through life, blindly following the rule of thumb – save 10% of income, retire on two thirds of income in a decade far far away, live happily ever after and die rich. I never questioned it – not once. Never … Continue reading Sleepwalking