Books, Life, Writing

Volunteering Love + Frugal Spending

This morning was my volunteer morning at the animal shelter. Being there always confirms I wanna help animals.

More so today when I saw one of the newer sheep leave his hut for a wander around the field. Even just last month, since he arrived last year, he wouldn’t leave his hut.

It just warms my heart to see the difference in him.

Dave and I had a lovely afternoon/evening together. I even got to visit my local library; collecting books I had reserved to help me with my frugal research. I am already enjoying ‘The No Spend Year’ by Michelle McGagh.

Dave and I have agreed to overpay our mortgage slightly and have a meal planner to help reduce spending and wasting groceries. We haven’t come to talk about the actual budget for the weekly shop as yet. That’ll come in time.

I can’t wait to learn more about her journey of her no spending year.


Watched: Tomorrow Never Dies > 4 out of 5
The World is Not Enough > 3.5 out of 5

Life, Writing

Dedication for Volunteering

For someone who thought she had a fever of driving in snow, I did very well to get 50 minutes away to the animal shelter to volunteer. The roads themselves weren’t an issue so that was good. It was the fields that the large animals lived in that were deep.

We had to shovel snow to get through and climb over fences. Buckets of water were needed instead of their normal water fillers and give as much food and fresh bedding as was possible.

It was cold, my fingers were numb, it was difficult but I hadn’t cancelled in the past 6 years of going, I didn’t wanna start now.


This afternoon was baking time. I made a lot of food. Friends came round for games. A last together in the current house. I enjoyed myself and everyone seemed to like the food.

I tried 2 new games, Zombie Flux which I like and Boss Monsters which I don’t understand.

I’m looking forward to sleeping in, in the morning.

Life, Writing

Animal Lover

Working with animals for a living might not be my path. I love animals. I’m glad I haven’t lost that love. I still want animals around me.

Volunteering this morning helped me see that. Beng able to hug sheep, pigs and guinea pigs, lifted my spirits up for the rest of the day.

I was able to handle the dentist a little more too.


Watched: An Eskimo Tale > 3 out of 5
Ghost in the Shell (2017) > 3.5 out of 5

Life, Mental Health, Writing

Finding My Love for Volunteering Again

I miss volunteering and working with animals. This morning I was able to go to the shelter to help out with the morning run. It’s been many months since I last went.¬†Even though the previous times Dave came with me. I went by myself and found my love for it again.

This evening Dave and I went to see the new Thor film. More the film for Dave than me. I don’t quite get the sense of humour the films bring. But it has been a good day. Just feeling tired of it.