Midweek already. Time is going very quickly and I have to check what day and date it is by looking at my phone. Today I’ve been tying up loose ends and doing some admin-type jobs that I’d previously put on hold. I’ve been looking to reduce my energy bills by changing supplier and reducing my monthly broadband and Sky subscription for a while now. The energy switch was incredibly simple. It took no more than a few minutes via the excellent Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert site.
Sky are, understandably, only taking calls for those who are on the vulnerable groups or who are key workers. Instead of calling them, I did an online search asking how to change broadband provider. By typing in my postcode it offered a list of alternatives along with options for TV, landline etc. Within less than half an hour, I set up a switch from Sky to Talk Talk on 28th May. (I don’t watch much tv so this isn’t a priority). All in all, for a comparable package I will pay £37 per month instead of £69. Talk Talk sort everything out without me needing to contact Sky so it too was very easy.
Another coolish day despite the sunshine, so I’m wearing jeans again. The star print top is one of my favourites from a few years ago. I love the gathered sleeves and the different colours within the print. It’s lightweight and easy to wear and I always feel suitably dressed when I wear it.
I’ve shared photos of my earrings before. They’re silver hoops with detachable tassels. I have several different colours of tassels which I swap and put on the hoops depending on the colours in my outfit. They are from Lucy and Jane, a small business set up by two friends who love jewellery. They have some super designs, all of which are very well-priced and which make lovely gifts, so their website is well worth a look.
I’m wearing my stacking bracelets too which I put on almost every day when I’m not out at work. They too make me feel a little bit more polished. The colours in the rainbow NHS bracelet echo those on the star print top nicely. (I’ve linked to a blog post here which explains a bit more about these cute little bracelets and how sales support NHS Charities Together).
Stay safe x
Star print top: Monsoon, 2017 (see how I dressed it up for a night out in this post).
Red tassel earrings: Lucy and Jane (gift), still current.
NHS rainbow bracelet: Wish Jewellery (gift)
Stacking silver bracelets: Bella Jane Jewellery, Joma jewellery and Annie Haak.
Ooh you did really well with the savings there Liz, I love when that happens.
I have to agree with you on time flying, I also can’t believe how fast the weeks fly by. Isn’t that weird? I feel like I’m busy doing nothing despite feeling increasingly bored. I know that sounds contradictory but I don’t know how else to describe this odd feeling.
We heard Cal State University is the first to decide against going back this fall. Opting to teach 100% online until further notice is a bracing and meaningful decision. I wonder how NJ schools will work around the issues of going back and what that means to me and other Mums of young ones. I certainly don’t want to put my kids in danger. Have you heard anything about your school and Uni?
I know exactly what you mean. I’ve done a few DIY projects, but I feel busy doing nothing too. It really is such a contradictory feeling. As far as we know, uni will start again next term which will be late September. I believe Harry’s year will go back sometime before the long summer break. He has A-levels next year so they’re going back among the first groups but after primary school children. He can’t wait to get back. It’s so difficult for everyone isn’t it. I’m glad my two don’t need me to home school them xxxx