Japan – Part 2 of 2


Getting to Takayama was the longest journey of the trip and involved various changes of slow local trains using the ‘Seishun 18 Kippu’ which is a much more economical seasonal ticket and can be shared between more than one person.

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Japan – Part 1 of 2


Visiting Japan in 2017 remains to this day our favourite trip we have done together. We had both long wanted to visit, even before we had met one another, being interested in the language, culture and food, as well as the geography.

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Home made deliciousness

Cheaper, healthier, tastier

In a nutshell, home made food can be tastier, healthier and more economical than eating out. After having lived with Mrs FW for some years, I feel my taste buds have improved if only a little bit. It is easier for me to notice when food we … Continue reading...




Daylesford is a town in Victoria, about 100km north west of Melbourne. It was one of the first places we visited after we bought our car, and to this today is still one of the more interesting towns we have visited. There are various things to see and do, … Continue reading...


Quest for a Home


Last year we purchased our first home, right here in Melbourne, Australia. We were actively searching for six months, which according to a Google search is also the average. This is an account of our experience which perhaps might provide some insight into the journey and ideas if you … Continue reading...

Frugal Days Ahead?

There are uncertain times ahead of us. The virus pandemic has triggered a stock market crash and has the potential to start a recession. While recessions are nothing new, there has never been one triggered by a pandemic, so we are all in new waters. If a cure could … Continue reading...

Mini World Trip 2019 – Part 1 of 2



Last year Mrs F. W and I went on a mini trip around the world. I say mini because we were only able to visit a few places in the 24 days we had, but we were able to check a few things off. There … Continue reading...

Frugal Spending

Everyone would like to have more to spend on what’s important to them, but not everyone takes the steps to look at how to make that happen, or is not aware of them. There are ways to go about this, and it’s important to realise that like a lot

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