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Working smarter for a happier life!

Every family is different, but we can all have a happy, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle!

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“Working smarter, living happier” is our motto and we want to help you create a lifestyle like ours. Living a more fulfilling, healthy and happier life isn’t an impossible dream. You really can create a lifestyle with purpose. Spending quality time with the kids; keeping on top of household budgets; prioritising the important stuff. These are just some of the things we explore. So grab a cuppa, sit down and come on a journey with us.

Our Latest Lifestyle Articles

All That Jazz

All That Jazz

When I was a teen I played the cornet - it's kind of like a trumpet, all brass and loud. Mine is silver with a stylised flower etched into it. I played it from about the age of 11, however when I was around 15 years old our band master had retired. He was one of those...

Nigel Marsh and the Work-Life Balance

Nigel Marsh and the Work-Life Balance

Smarter Happier is all about developing a better work-life balance. It says it right in the header, working smarter for a happier life! We've been doing a lot of thinking about what this balance should look like and have been wrestling with the tough decisions related...

Outsource Your Chores

Outsource Your Chores

Everyone has chores they hate doing, whether it is washing the car, ironing, cleaning or even cooking. Sometimes they're jobs that you and you alone have to do. But what about the rest? Is it worth your while to get someone else to do your unwanted chores? Would you...

Road Not Taken

Road Not Taken

I am sure many of you are familiar with Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken". I love the steady pace of the poem, like  the words themselves are taking a stroll through golden woods. It has a comforting tone that is nostalgic but not, in my mind at least,...

Today’s Life Affirming Moment

Today’s Life Affirming Moment

In life we deal with tough moments. They spring up at you out of the blue, surprise, shock and horrify you. They are different for each of us, but they are the kind of thing that has the potential to change us for better or worse. When Kirsty had her "turn" it rocked...

Income Report Q1 2014

Income Report Q1 2014

One of my big, long term goals is to build an income separate to my current employment so that I can eventually work from home. My plan is to do this through a diverse range of methods including writing and publishing books, creating niche websites and through...

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