Wednesday 1st April 2020

Tag: creative

Sugru, the futuristic fixer

A while ago (and by a ‘while’, I now means several years), I was sitting in a business lecture at university, when the professor mentioned a product. On the face of it, this product sounded incredibly simple in premise, but it had come to be wildly successful. I bought some, and have since been blown…


Can you separate the artist from his art when he is a money-spinning predator?

One of the questions that has popped up again and again since the advent of #MeToo is: can you separate a predator from their art? Historically, the answer has been yes – as long as that art is considered good, and it makes money. The release of Leaving Neverland, a documentary detailing historic allegations of…


Introducing our writers

They are students, mothers, artists, job-seekers, office workers, political activists – everyday people facing everyday money challenges.  Meet Mouthy Money’s new writers – they tell stories about their financial lives, dreams, successes and failures. And their words won’t just twang your heartstrings or make you clutch your sides with laughter – though they’ll certainly do…


Embracing lagom – the biggest Scandi trend since hygge

Forget hygge, ignore ikigai – 2019 is all about lagom (yay, another Scandinavian word we can’t pronounce). Roughly translating as ‘not too much, not too little, just right’, lagom is the art of living frugally, which is a pretty essential life skill if, like me, you’ve still got a £9,000 student loan to repay. Lagom…


The value of mentoring in the arts

I’ve been working in stage and screen for 13 years now and, during that time, I have informally mentored a lot of young people as they enter the industry, but I had never been mentored myself. So many fantastic mentoring opportunities are offered now for people in their early careers such as Arts Emergency and…


Things I’ve learned from selling on Etsy

I’ve finally done it. I’ve finally hit 150 sales on Etsy. I set up my shop – The Little Ragdoll Cat – in 2014, but only really started giving it the attention that it needed in 2015. I am aware that in this time frame some shops have racked up hundreds of thousands of sales, and yet…


Why didn’t The Red Turtle make it big at the box office?

Last month, I went to the cinema with my husband. It was the first time we’d gone out to see a movie in almost a year, due to financial constraints, and we always consider what we’re going to see very carefully. We chose The Red Turtle; it was my husband, actually, who suggested it. ‘Let’s…

Greetings Cards

How I save money on greetings cards

Did you know that Brits buy an average of 33 greetings cards a year? With prices ranging from £1.50 to a whopping £3.99 (using WHSmith as an example), it’s easy to see that you could be saving a lot of money by opting out. Here are some of the increasingly creative ways you can do just…

Music Education

My musical education: Was it worth it?

As much as it hurts to say it, we continue to live in a time where arts education is overlooked. Seen as an ‘extra’ bit of education. As disposable. A bit of fun. Despite everything else that’s going on in the world right now, cutting arts education remains a hot topic. Growing up both in…

Ghibli Museum

My trip to Tokyo’s famous Ghibli museum!

In February, my new husband and I made a long anticipated trip to Japan for our honeymoon. There were so many things that I desperately wanted to see and do. We managed a number of them, but the trip would not have been complete had we not visited the Ghibli museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. If you…



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