AMII @ THIRTY

Lifestyle blog by a thirty-something city dweller


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Extra-curricular activities for grown ups

Thoughts out of the gutter, please, my post title refers to totally safe-for-work activities! This post is a little more light-hearted after my last post. And, whilst I appreciate the support and concern, I am truly ok – just felt it was the right time to address the issue with the recent start of the new rugby season.

Anyway, after the break-down of a relationship nearly a year ago, I realised that my life had become a boring routine of go to work – go to the gym – go home. My friendship group had grown smaller over the years, something which I don’t see negatively as I hold much more value in having just a handful of truly out of this world friends, but we often have conflicting work schedules allowing planned catch ups only when diaries finally align maybe once or twice a month. I realised that, as a child, I always had a string of extra-curricular activities on the go. But, as a 30 year old, this had seemingly stopped being a concept I pursued in my life.

I made a list at the start of this year of things I love to do. Things that I enjoy but for some reason just weren’t part of my life, or as much part of my life as I’d like them to be, or that I’d stopped doing during my now-ended relationship. I’m happy to share this list with you (excuse my doodles. I love list-making but I also love doodling!).

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My 4 super tips for successful budgeting

Apart from a minority, I’m sure most students find themselves in a similar position after graduation when it comes to finances – trying to find employment; tuition and maintenance loans to pay off; student overdraft to get out of; cost of moving home or moving out of student accommodation; having to now pay council tax (it really is a nice perk that full-time uni students are exempt); and the list goes on.

Graduate or not though, I’ve been using these same tips for years to help keep my finances in check and live the life I want.successful budgeting, finance, free printable, money

These are my 4 super tips for successful budgeting: Continue reading…


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365 days

A lot can happen in a year. 365 days ago, I wrote my final post as a UCBlogger. Having finished my final year of a BA in Sports Management at UCB, received confirmation of my degree classification, and accepted a new job, I had no idea what the next 365 days would bring.

I can tell you now. It’s been an absolute whirlwind.

I am in total disbelief that a year has passed. And looking back, I have some truly amazing memories to share with you. Continue reading…