I'm leaving my job soon to spend the next year career switching / experimenting / travelling etc. - being generally self-unemployed. I am planning to do odd jobs now and then, as well try some freelancing, but my plan is to primarily live of a bulk of money I have saved up over the last year and a half (sufficient for about further 9-10 months of life given no side work).
It currently lives in my bank's savings account which unfortunately doesn't match inflation with its interest rates. I want to change that. I do not need immediate access to this money, what I need is the option to withdraw small quantities every month or so, depending on how much or how little I made with my odd jobs.
I'm in this awkward position where I can't do a full frozen long term savings even for one year, because I will most definitely need an access to this money before then. On the other hand letting it sit in a rubbish Cash ISA seems like a waste because it's not working for itself and only decaying slowly with inflation. I'm not sure what my options are (here in the UK) and would appreciate any advice!