Save. Spend. Splurge.

In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: Becoming Sober…+ Gentle Retinol


I have never really liked to drink, and have always made up stories about why I was not drinking, as I always get asked if it is medical, religious, moral or for any acceptable “reason” other than “I don’t like the way it makes me feel”. That one, no one believes. They all think drinking is the most marvellous thing since sliced bread, and they cannot comprehend someone not liking it. I liken it to loving an iconic TV show or book, and then coming across someone who has never read or watched it, or has done it, and felt “meh” about it all. Anyway, that’s why this article on becoming sober… and then what, was an interesting read for me.


I love this wonderful dolman sleeve sweater. It’s in a really pretty caramel camel colour.


Can you really find a perfect place to work? I’d say no. Every contract I have been on, has always had some flaws. There is no “perfect” place.


I love the cuffs on this sweater. LOVE.


I am a huge fan of retinoids and retinol, so this article on a lighter, gentler retinol is interesting for a skincare junkie for myself who has sworn off all foundation and face makeup (unless meant for a photo shoot or something). My goal is SUNSCREEN then OUT THE DOOR.


I purchased a second Kindle Oasis for Little Bun. It is absolutely the best purchase I have made in a while because we can now read together in bed, side by side.


  • NZ Muse

    I am loving how Gen Z are apparently eschewing drinking. I had my one summer of drinking while younger and that was enough for me. I don’t feel the need to try and get into appreciating wine. I just don’t!

  • Gail

    I feel the same way re drinking and never take alcoholic beverages. I tell people the same thing you do, plus that I don’t even enjoy the taste, let alone the loss of selfness. My family, too, has some alcoholics and crazy drinkers–I do not want to join that and miss half of what is going on. I am the type to have to go all or nothing with any habit, so this no-alcohol policy suits in this way as well. Close relatives have always tried to find something I would like to drink, buy I always said WHY? Why work at harming yourself and at missing out being present?!

    • Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Well what frustrates me about all of it is I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything. I just don’t want to drink, I don’t like the feeling, and I don’t like the fuzziness or dizziness that comes with it. People are very insistent that I drink something because I suspect it makes them feel bad about their drinking, like I am judging them by not drinking but I really could not care less. I just for myself, don’t want to drink. No one can understand this…

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