👋 Hello, hi, howdy.
Lots of new followers recently, so I thought I’d introduce myself.
🙋🏻♀️My name is Rhiannon. I’m an opera singer, mum, greyhound owner, teacher and wife. To my great surprise, I am married to a Vicar. Most people I know are totally confused as to how I ended up married to a Vicar, as am I... Luckily, he’s the kindest, cleverest man I have ever met, and he’s got a peachy bum, so it’s all going to work out.🍑 I make videos about personal finance and eco living and try to make it fun (don’t run away, it really can be fun...)
👰When we got married in 2015, we had just under £30,000 in consumer debt. This was a large car loan🚘, a ridiculously expensive sofa 🛋, and we dipped in and out of credit cards and overdrafts💳. At the time my husband was in the British Army as a chaplain, and I was singing for Glyndebourne (a fancy-pants opera company near Brighton). We were both earning good money, but I knew in a couple of years he was going to take a 50% pay cut and I’d be taking a bit of time off in order to produce some offspring. Cue panic...
🤷🏻♀️I knew we needed to get out of debt and save, but I had no idea how. The Vicar was fundamentally uninterested in the finer workings of our bank accounts, and I was a massive spendthrift and had never managed to save anything in my adult life. Long story short, I got EDJERKATED on money, got my husband on board, followed the Dave Ramsey babysteps and here we are... debt free and saving/investing our knickers off!🩲
🌱🌎I’ve always been a bit of an eco-warrior and we’ve found that living a frugal life, fiscally and environmentally can totally go hand in hand. The more we look after our finances, the more we look after the earth’s resources. WIN WIN. So much winning, I can barely cope some days...
👨👩👦🐕Since 2018 we have been four, Rhiannon (me), Brutus (the Vicar), Oberon (the baby/piglet) and Zarziyr, Prince of Darkness (our rescue greyhound.) We live in glorious LONDON with an assortment of lovable lodgers.
Who are you? Why are you here? Are you an eco person, a money person or someone with a Vicar’s wife fetish? Don’t be shy, say hi 👋