I have a problem with “I need you “songs

Lately, I’ve been running with some trance playlists on Spotify. People these are 2019 worldwide hits, and yet- the lyrics, for many of them, are focused on the likes of: #What will I do without you. #I can’t go on without you. #How will I survive without you. #Now that you’re gone. the rooms are […]

Making my own rice milk: is it cost effective??

This is not exactly fair, I know. I retired early 5 weeks ago, and obviously (for me) – became even more of a DIY enthusiast. I think it is socially expected of retired people to upgrade their cooking skills, learn Italian,play the banjo and knit colorful socks. (I have a long way to go.no banjo […]

How I cheer myself up every morning-11 useful tips!

I believe in depending on myself only. I do everything in my power not to ask for help- any kind of help- from anybody, and aside from stuff like electricity and plumbing -and of course car repairs -I can think of a few more but trying not to let you zzzzzz away- I believe you […]

8 great simple+natural home remedies for winter time!

Winter time. I am fully aware that some people are not winter fans. but I certainly am. As a garden owner- the sound of rain makes me happy, as a fireplace owner- temperature drop makes me happy as well. Winter does have its downsides, that is true, but careful preparation and awareness can minimise those […]

10 hour layover in Amsterdam: how to change your point of view and have a great time!(and happy balanced new year!!)

As I grow (older and )wiser, I realise that there is so much truth in the simple & common phrase:”your perspective shall determine your experience”. Every incident I bump into – or bumps into me- I breathe, contemplate its consequences, and try to look at it in a positive way. What I learned over the […]

Preparing for winter ( see I dodged the oh so obvious “winter is coming” title) and a recipe for super great brown rice!

Winter is coming (ha ha so funny bordering hilarious) and we are preparing for it by  making sure our house is rain proof and leak proof, the pantry is full and the wood is waiting for the fire-place. (I don’t believe the wood is waiting for anything to say the truth, least of all to […]

Living in a (fairly )small house and how I upgraded my toilet for (almost) 0$

We live in a fairly small home. 117 square meters. we have a nice big garden that we had no intention of destroying in order to build more rooms so we can accumulate more stuff. We have 3 children we raised for most of their lives in this small house. 2 of them are now […]

Why I bring myself flowers every friday (and how I do it frugally!)

I believe everyone loves flowers-right? I mean- beautiful (have you ever seen a flower and looked away? even those scary “little shop of horrors” type are interesting to look at, not that I come across those every day, or at any day for that matter-wow that brought up memories of that campy movie- “feed me […]

How (and why) I sprout my own sprouts

I love sprouts. A great source of protein and vitamins, fresh , versatile, yummy . whats not to like? I eat them fresh (raw as some might call it), cooked as mejadara, cooked as lentil stew, fresh in bean stew and more. I only sprout ( for the time being) green and brown lentils, I […]

How I reduced 25% of my electricity and gas bills ( 5 tips and another V for enVironmentalism)

Now that I’ve set my mind on keeping my savings rate over 75% ( I know there are unexpected spendings- those are not taken into account per-se but I do try to leave a margin of error every month for these surprises…), I have tackled my gas and electricity bills. These two are a major […]