- saving for travel
- My blog is about our life after MORTGAGE FREEDOM (achieved Oct 2012), saving hard for TRAVEL EXPERIENCES and EARLY RETIREMENT from my job as a teacher. I also have an ULTIMATE LIFE LIST (which works like a Bucket List)of dream travel destinations and experiences. Please leave a comment if you can. I love reading them! A little about me! I am so grateful for the life I’ve been given. I don’t need ‘things’ to be happy. I appreciate my family, friends and the value of experiences over the materialistic. By respecting the power of money and using it wisely we have had a beautiful, simple wedding and bought a tiny cottage with some land overlooking fields. We try to live simply and appreciate the beauty of the nature around us. But we have an adventurous side too. I met Mr SFT whilst travelling in Cambodia. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!
WHAT IS SEALED POT SUNDAY?
PLEASE JOIN US FOR SEALED POT
Have you been emptying your purse each week into your pot?
Have you found a coin down the back of the sofa and fed your pot?
Have you been putting in all your £2 coins or Loonies or Gold Coins in?
Have you 'saved and not spent'-not having that coffee has meant more for the pot?
Please pop along EVERY SUNDAY and share your week with the other GLOBAL SEALED
Saturday, 31 December 2011
Friday, 30 December 2011
2012 is the big year so lets start the plan rolling:
Here are the details:
A big welcome to Kendra and Gill who are following my blog. It's fantastic that you are leaving comments already!
DAY 266-CORNWALL DAY 3-PORTHLEVEN AND A BEAUTIFUL YOUTH HOSTEL!
Thursday, 29 December 2011
And a big welcome to Bambibella and Lisa Richardson! Thank you for following my blog and I do hope you will comment from time to time! Reading comments is fantastic!
Anyone wishing to join the SEALED POT CHALLENGE (see the information at the side) just let me know and I'll add you to the list!
Also a big thank you to Kim and Miss Piggy Bank for their Liebster awards.
Kim is such a great person, who prioritizes family over everything. She has worked tremendously hard to pay down her debts too.
Miss Piggy Bank: http://emptypiggybank.blogspot.com/
MPB is a lovely mum of 1, who likes to get the most from her hard earned money. She's even started shopping for 2012 Christmas presents!
Both of these ladies have been a wonderful source of support and without them and other dear followers we wouldn't be where we are today!
So now I have to nominate. And I am restricted to bloggers under 200 followers!
I know there are some of us that have been nominated more than once, but what a compliment!
Serendipity, Raindrops and Roses: http://cazabella33.blogspot.com/
Everyday life of a working grannie and hubby and her mum Joyce. They love their little home, chickens and not forgetting 'George', Bob's cockatoo who goes to work with him every day!
Theanne and Baron: http://theanneandbaroncolormyworld.blogspot.com/
Anne is from Florida, I just love her way of looking at life! It's quirky and unique. I think we should all grab our cameras and head out exploring the colourful world we live in! Oh, and Baron is the most gorgeous dog!
Up and Over: http://up-over.blogspot.com/
Matt is a Kiwi who is going places. He's got a great list of 101 goals. Just reading them makes me exhausted! And his blog is part frugal living and part travel journal. He's certainly goal driven and has a GSOH!
Maa's journal: http://maasjournal2.blogspot.com/
Maa is from NSW Australia, she lives with her truck driver hubby, Petal and her Jack Russell, Lucy on the outskirts of a small rural village in NSW-Australia. In her words: I keep a blog so when my memory decides to pack it in, I'll be able to look back her and reminisce!'
Yer actual: http://swedishbullshit.blogspot.com/
POLES APART: A ramble about life in the frozen northern fringe of Europe, the warm, wine-soaked West of France and the soft southern hills of Andalucia. After too many years in law, now living in Andalucia's Alpujarra region, with an elderly cocker spaniel, nervous neutered, Swedish forest cat, and wife. A Scot by birth and inclination. Play acoustic blues guitar and ukulele. Member of George Formby Society - And proud of it!
I hope you enjoy them!
DAY 265-CORNWALL DAY 2-PORTHCURNO TO PENBERTH
Gillibob-Yes, the walk is beautiful. We went the opposite way from Porthcurno because we visit the beach every New Years Day. It's just a wonderful place to start the New Year. We hope also to walk up towards the Minack Theatre and perhaps along to St Levan and back. I know what you mean about it being a different country-we're so lucky to have such beautiful scenery in the UK.
Good to hear we share some common goals. Do you have a blog I can follow for inspiration, especially on the Mortgage Freedom goal which requires strong commitment
The 101 in 1001 days is going well. I would recommend it! Astra and Matthew have made up some brilliant lists too!
Would you like me tot add you to the Sealed Pot Challenge? It helps to have a goal as that stops fingers dipping in!
My legs are ok but my right ear aches.
Silversewer: Glad you enjoyed the walk! Yes, we were lucky with the weather.
Sandra: The Cornish coastline is amazing.
Christine: Thanks for the link. We may well give it a visit.
Mrs No Spend: Yes, we love walking! And it's so interesting here, lots of ups and downs unlike at home.
Duchess Declutter: Slept ok but my ear aches so it could have been better. Glad you liked the photos!
Rainbowchild: I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Cornwall. So beautiful!
Theanne and Baron: This trip wasn't really supposed to happen but Mr Sft only gets 2 weeks holiday a year so we have to make the most of it. So we asked for money towards the trip for my Birthday and for Christmas presents to cover the accommodation. It's self catering which makes it cheap. We love being outdoors, walking which is free so it's a budget holiday for sure. Don sounds just like me, as I love working out figures and numbers too!
I'll keep checking your other blog as I don't want to miss any posts.
Sue15cat: Your plans for 2012 sound so exciting! But like anything you have to plan and budget. We do the same whether it for groceries, holidays or paying off the Mortgage.
Vintagemaison: Yes, Cornwall is beautiful and we wouldn't be hear if it wasn't on a budget. (SEE COMMENT FOR THEANNE ABOVE)
Jaz: Yes the accomodation is great.
Suze: Oh, I understand that your car has to come first. Absolutely the right choice. Yes, this accommodation makes travel around the UK very affordable. Glad your enjoying the photos.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Today has been blissful. We got a splendid night's sleep, going to bed at 9pm and not walking until 9.30am this morning. Wow!
We got moving quickly however, having breakfast (you can self cater at Youth Hostels) and making a packed lunch for our walk.
The weather forecast was sunny with some showers, the best of the time we are down here so we decided to make the most of it. We chose to walk from Porthcurno along the cliff path to Penberth. We did this walk the first time we came to Cornwall and it is breath-taking. And as you can see the weather did improve!
Betty: Will be taking the photos of the hostel tomorrow. They have vastly improved since we first came but they are clean and basic. The name Youth does imply its just for the young doesn't it but older couples and families come too. And most of the families are middle class, they can spot a bargain clearly!
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Thank you Sharon, yeractual, No Spend Days, Theanne and Baron, Laura, Duchess and PFVicky for your Christmas wishes.
And all of the following lovely bloggers too!