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Give your home a quick spring makeover

on Mar 24, 2016 |

With spring fast approaching, you might be looking forward to boxing up those winter clothes and bringing out the lighter, cheerier spring clothes.  If you enjoy welcoming spring into your home by giving your wardrobe a spring makeover, why not see how it feels to do the same with your home.  Giving your house a spring makeover is the perfect way to really enjoy this exciting spring season and also inject some freshness and excitement into a house that may have looked the same for some years. The good news is that giving your home a spring makeover doesn’t have to cost or take too much time, in fact you can create the perfect look quickly and for next to no money at all. Of course, the more elaborate you go the more you are likely to spend, for example, a stunning spring garden wall mural is an ideal way to introduce spring into your home before the flowers have even grown and garden...

5 reasons you should consider a personal end of year review

on Jan 18, 2016 |

I know I have already published my new year’s resolutions post but one more thing I wanted to share with you is this post with my thought on the personal end of year review. As you think of your plans for 2016 it’s with looking back at 2015. When most businesses reach the end of the calendar year, they should take time to reflect upon the twelve months just passed. What went right? What went wrong? What could they have done differently? It’s a brilliant way to plan for the new year and you can do the exact same thing for your personal life. You may wonder why you should set aside time to conduct your own personal end of year review, but the reasons are compelling. Quite often, we flit from one year to the next, often neglecting the lessons we learned previously or – more importantly – forgetting to pat ourselves on the back for the great stuff we have achieved.   It’s...

Susan’s New Year’s Resolutions

on Dec 29, 2015 |

With the craziness of Christmas out of the way I can now concentrate on thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for 2016.  I start by thinking about what I would like to change about my life, what I would like to improve on or stop doing completely?  Of course, the usual suspects of losing that Christmas weight spring to mind, but this year I want my resolutions to actually mean something so that I make an effort to keep them, instead of breaking them by the third of January which is my usual trick.  Therefore, I started to think about what I could do differently this time.  For example, last year I must have told my friends at least ten different resolutions, most of them said on a whim.  This year I would limit my number of resolutions to a maximum of five, all resolutions that are important to me and I would genuinely like to keep.  By doing this I can give my resolutions my full...

How to be more productive while travelling

on Nov 23, 2015 |

Staying productive while you are travelling is not an easy thing to do, especially when you begin to meet people and make friends with locals on your journey. However, if you do not make sure you are productive while you are travelling then you may be disappointed when you arrive home and realise you haven’t had half of the experiences you had hoped. To make sure you get the most from your time travelling, here are some tips on ways to make sure you stay productive: Make a list of everything you want to experience at each destination, as you complete each experience check it off your list.  Do not move onto the next destination until you have checked everything off your list. Plan your journey, list all of the destinations you want to go to, when you want to arrive at each place and how long you intend to stay there for.  This will help you to keep on track, making sure you don’t spend...

Tips for writing skills and accomplishments in your CV / resume

on Nov 3, 2015 |

Applying for work or a college or university course is progressively becoming more difficult, with more applicants than ever before the competition has never been greater.  As such it is incredibly important that your application stand out amongst the crowd, and for all the right reasons. One of the most important aspects of your application is your resume.  Detailing your experience, education, skills and accomplishments, your resume is what employers will pay the most attention to. To be in with a chance of being shortlisted for an interview you need to make sure your resume sells you as an employee, showcasing your knowledge and array of abilities and making you a memorable candidate. Many people struggle when showcasing their skills and accomplishments in a resume, there is a fine line between selling yourself and showing your maximum potential, and simply bragging about how great...

13 Productivity Tips for University Students

on Oct 29, 2015 |

Whether you are student, a worker or both, there are plenty of instant productivity tips available that are designed to help you boost your efficiency and maximise your output.  The productivity tips that are specifically for students, from high school level right through to university, aid in time and workload management, helping students to keep on top of their assignments and deadlines.  If you have started to read up about productivity tips you will have found that there are plenty of them available and some even contradict one another, making it difficult to know which tips you should take on board and which you should ignore.  To help make it easier for you, I have put together a list of the most useful productivity tips for university students: Make sure you are well-rested, go to bed early and try to get a full eight hour sleep.  This will improve your concentration levels and...

Should I get a new bike ?

on Oct 27, 2015 |

You may remember that I bought a bike earlier this year, in March to be precise. I was quite happy with it and I have had a lot of fun with it so far. However, as I was browsing YouTube I have stumbled on one really cool bike video and then another, then another and another (I just love YouTube) which made me think of upgrading my bike. As you know, I’m a rather frugal person so I did a lot of research, trust me. I found some really interesting things about bikes like this bespoke made bikes from a South London artist Jake Rusby which can cost you thousands of pounds. I don’t think I can afford any of his bikes though, even if I sell my old bike. Another type of bike which really got me interested is the eBike, which you probably saw already in the featured video. These eBikes are pretty cool and I can see many advantages to using one. I could go as far as I want, say visiting a friend...

True love stories never have endings

on Oct 15, 2015 |

I have some news, guys. I seem to be bursting out with news every time I post recently, but today’s isn’t some random brainwave, but a truly life changing event. I’M ENGAGED! Yep, my boyfriend . . . my fiancé, should I say, popped the question a few weeks ago. As it is all a bit whirlwind, we’ve only been letting out the news slowly. In fact, my extended family only found out last weekend! (no its not mine hand btw , I was to excited to take any pics) I’ll keep the details of the proposal out of this, as it was a very personal experience I don’t feel like divulging right now as I may well up again (as I did when I recanted the story to my parents). Instead, I’ll just tell you about the things that happened afterwards.   We told our parents a few days afterwards, and both were thrilled. Friends and family followed after, and now we are in the midst of organising the...