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Love Lazy Recipes

But you love to bake? I know, while others enjoy going to the gym, painting or reading a book to relax, I do enjoying baking. But from time to time, you want to make something that is quick and easy. Maybe you have a really busy day today but have guests coming tomorrow. Maybe you […] Read more…

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Need to stop trying to fix things

Like the kitchen sink? I wish. I would love to be more handy around the house. No, I mean with people or their problems. Do you ever listen to a friend and find yourself thinking of solutions for them? That’s me! I also have some odd ability to attract people who want to share their […] Read more…

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Write letters

Like with a pen and paper? Yep. I can’t be the only person who still owns envelopes and buys stamps for mailing letters to friends. Am I? I get it, with all the options today we can instantly connect with people. If it’s something important, you can write an email giving you the option to […] Read more…

I think you should have a budget

think you should have a budget

Doesn’t everyone budget? I thought the answer would be yes. Sure people might not have a spreadsheet like me but they would have a post it note or some idea in their head, right?? nope. Over the years when this has come up in coversation, that doesn’t seem to be the consensus. Money can be […] Read more…

Over my job, Should I quit?

change jobs

Change jobs, shouldn’t you be happy you have one? I know that a lot of people will say that I should be happy with whatever job I have. And I agree. I am very lucky to have opportunities to change roles within my field. I am also aware that I am really lucky to be […] Read more…

Make an achievement list to remind yourself how awesome you are

…have an achievement list

I don’t need one, I keep a bucket list Bucket lists are great. They give you goals or milestones to keep you in the right direction. They can also be a great source of inspiration when you are lacking direction. If you keep a bucket list, I hope you are adding a few new things […] Read more…

what stresses you out?

…think stress is just a part of life

What is stress? Stress is a basic survival mechanism. It is unavoidable and neccessary. In its simple form it is the flight or fight feeling where your body gives you the energy to run a mile if you need to or stay and battle it out. Normally for me, it involves sweaty palms, a feeling […] Read more…

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…am not buying christmas gifts

No presents for Christmas? I get that the whole idea is giving a gift to show someone how much you appreciate them. And in theory that sounds lovely, doesn’t it? But to me, in previous years I have dreaded the gift giving process. I am not sure if it is the same in other areas […] Read more…

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..think you should know your values

What do you mean by VALUES? Your values are just adjectives you can use to describe what person you want to be. I find it easier to think about words you would be happy hearing someone describing you with.  Are they the same forever? I think that its good to review them every so often […] Read more…

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Wednesday Wanderlust: Boston

What’s amazing about Boston? For me, the place is packed with different things. Its where Cheers was filmed, I walked down streets I had watched on tv shows like Chasing Life and Boston Legal and from movies like The Town.  I visited Salem to see resting place of the accused witches that were hung during […] Read more…

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Use the fear setting method

Like for a fear of snakes? That is a fear and if being afraid of snakes is preventing you from being the best version of you or stops you from living parts of your life, then yes, you should use this method for your fear of snakes. Why use the fear setting method? A lot […] Read more…

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think of my ideal day

Are you lacking direction? Sometimes we know what type of person we want to be, what we want to achieve in life but  lack direction or feel a bit unsure if we are where we want to be.  What to do? Instead of going around in circles in my mind, I put pen to paper […] Read more…

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…need to know the tough answers

How tough? Pretty tough. All those questions you should ask but put off because its not the right time or aren’t sure how to ask.  Maybe it is because I have a big extended family and have been to a few funerals but I think if there is anything I can do to help make […] Read more…

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Wednesday Wanderlust: Norway

What’s amazing about Norway? Fjord! Giant steep cliffs with narrow inlets of water, formed by glaciers. I took the ‘Norway in a nutshell’ which is a combination of trains, buses and boats taking you through the fjords from Oslo to Bergan. If you get a chance, stay the night in Flam. After taking the train […] Read more…

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Wednesday Wanderlust: Slovenia

What’s amazing about Slovenia? I spent most of my trip in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. Because of its size, I think I got the chance to really take in all it has to offer and meeting locals who live and work here and was able to easily find places to visit or foods to try. Because […] Read more…

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….have useful beliefs

Have you heard about useful beliefs? I recently read the book “useful belief” by Chris Helder and really like it. He uses fictional stories to explain the method and how we can put in place our own belief system to help us approach any situation.  Being a realist (some may say pessimistic), I like to […] Read more…

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…started this blog

If you are reading this,  Welcome to  The Reasons I ….  This blog is pretty much my confessions as a listaholic. I have only recently learned that writing out pros and cons to make a decision is not something everyone does. I was also distressed recently when I realised some people still travel without using […] Read more…

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No longer looking for my purpose

What’s your passion, Sonya? Do you ever get asked what your passion or purpose is? If you aren’t asked in person, it seems to be a bit of a catch phase in social media at the moment. I get it. Maybe you are someone who grew up knowing you were great at something and enjoyed […] Read more…

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Love a spend free month

Spend nothing? Well, I guess that isn’t entirely honest. Unless I get to a place where I have no mortgage and no bills, I will be stuck with a few essentials to pay for the month. It’s more that I think about what my necessities are and only pay these. Why do it? A lot […] Read more…

Filling most of the middle of the screen a family size bag of Malteasers, with the large bag being red and the words sprawlig across the packet from left to right, text getting smaller along the screen. Towards the bottom left you can see the top fo a condensed milk tin, the gold lid with a ring pull. On the right bottom is a red plastic packet of chocolate.

CHEATS CHOC FUDGE

Real fudge is tricky and can test your patience. This cheat version gives you chewy sweet goodness without the fuss. What is it good for? Anyone who likes chocolate or something sweet! Also a good recipe for kids to try (with a little supervison at the stove). This is a good option when you don’t […] Read more…

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Lazy Lemon Tarts

This recipe only has three ingredients (four if you count the icing sugar for dusty over the top before serving). What it is good for When you have guests coming over but only have a few hours (and no much energy). When you don’t have an oven/stove but want to have a nice dessert to […] Read more…

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Am on a break from dating apps

Have you really given them a chance? I think so. Last year I spent a few months (on and off) on Tinder, Bumble and Hinge and this year I gave Tinder another go. I totally get that the world is changing and that people use social media and technology to do so many things, so […] Read more…

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