As well as regular writing assignments and collaborations, I have been a lecturer and creator of courses, workshops and talks for nearly 15 years. With experience in working with large audiences and very small groups, I can bring something special to each occasion. I try to use humour to present the reality of life, and some ideas of how to cope with it.
Frugal Living: From Necessity to Nicety
This 45 minute talk with slides and objects, gives a lighthearted look at how we have lived through the decades, and the impact of our way of life on wider society and culture. It finishes right up to date with a modern take on frugal life
50 Ways to Save the World
This 50 minute talk will give you hundreds (well 50) ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint, save money, live ethically and save the World, most of which are so easy you don’t even have to get out of bed! Presented with humour and a checklist to take away you can have a giggle and get things done!
We also run ‘live’ workshops and can create bespoke courses for your specific group needs – recent ideas have been:
Frugal Living 101 – A starter kit and ideas to get going with a more frugal life, including time for sharing best practice and success. This is a practial course, and you will be expected to take part in completing worksheets and discussions.
The Art of the Holidays – How to Stay Sane in the Summer! This is another practical guide to planning for the school holidays, with handouts and planners to support you in finding fun and frugal ways to survive the ravenous hoards at home.
Free Self Care for the Frazzled – This is all about you, making sure you have time and ideas to look after yourself while in the malestrom of parenting. There will be some practical sessions as well and time for reflection and support.
Some online workshops are also in development – and we tend to use our Facebook groups to do polls on which topics would be most popular, do join them and have your say!
For general ethical budgeting and wellbeing join Spend Less, Use Less and Do More.
Specifically entertaing kids on a budget join Free & Frugal Fun for Kids.