Author: Rachel

Did we mention we love Love2shop vouchers?

The majority of us will have forgotten Valentine’s Day after the hectic rush and overspending at Christmas time. Here’s a few deals we have found, that can all be purchased at a great price at stores that accept Love2Shop vouchers. Iceland currently have a luxury dinner for 2 for just £20! A variety of dishes to choose from at a fraction of the price. Thorntons have customised chocolate gifts that start from just £2, but depending on your budget; they even have offers that include luxury chocolates and a bouquet of flowers.   Boots have a variety of personalised gift...
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Happy New Year!

So another year has come and gone, and as we sit and reflect on how good or bad 2017 was to us, and all the memories we created; we can look on how we can improve our lives and start the New Year afresh. Resolutions are subjective and can be hard to stick to, but even the smallest of changes can have a big impact! Physical resolutions: These are the lifestyle changes you can make in order to improve your overall health and well-being. Doing more exercise- this is a difficult one to overcome but overspending on gym memberships doesn’t restrict you working out. There are so many gentle e...
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New Year’s

Whether you are celebrating 2017’s successes or welcoming the New Year with open arms, a New Year’s Eve bash should always been fun filled and spectacular. Take a look at this balloon clock; what a fab way to count down the final hours, minutes or seconds until midnight. If you are hosting a party this holiday season, why not check out the deals on offer? Amongst other supermarket deals, Iceland have a fab deal on party food. As an online exclusive you can get a 220 piece party platter for £30 with a free bottle of wine.  
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Quick Recipe Ideas

Always stuck with too many leftovers from Christmas day? We have a couple of ideas that mix up the usual traditions by using all your yummy leftovers Turkey and Potato Curry 1 tbsp sunflower oil Various vegetables (onion, pepper, garlic) 300g leftover turkey Can of chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp curry paste & mango chutney Heat the oil in a pan on a high heat, cook onions and pepper until soft and slightly brown. Add the garlic and curry paste for a further 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and 150ml of water. Bring to the boil and bubble for 5 mins. Bring the heat do...
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Beat the blues!

Looking for a holiday for summer next year might be the last thing on your mind with all the Christmas shenanigans well on the way. In fact, the best time to look for your sun filled get away is the week leading up to Christmas or Christmas Eve/ Day in general.  The reasoning is simple, most of us spend too much on the run up to Christmas and are left with little spare, so the holiday companies reduce their prices in hopes they get some business, if at all. The comparison sites such as loveholidays, on the beach and sunmaster also offer a payment plan which means a small deposit, and the rest ...
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Seasons Greetings!

So the clocks have officially gone back and the wintery cold mornings are starting to creep up on us. But there are so many fun and festively fabulous things we can do over this wonderful period. Decorating a Christmas tree- something as simple as decorating a tree or trimming up the house is something everyone can be involved with, it boasts working together as a team. It’s individual to everybody as trees and decorations come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours. You can even make your own decorations! Check out these DIY decoration pine cones & light bulbs Making Chris...
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Quick Recipe Ideas

Mini Santa strawberries 10 strawberries Whipped/ clotted cream Chocolate chips Cut the strawberry firstly at the bottom in order for them to be stood up right. Then chop the strawberry in two, making one end significantly smaller than the rest (to make the hat) fill the middle with either clotted or whipped cream or even ice cream. Syringe or spoon small blobs of cream to make the buttons on his coat and bobble on his hat. Chocolate chips are used for the eyes. Festive Pizzas Plain pizza base/ tortillas/ cheese and tomato pizza Various vegetables or other toppings ...
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Career Advice – Part 2

Being organised for an interview is essential as first impressions are crucial. Having a CV that looks professional is the first step to making that first impression count and stand out from the rest. There are many templates that can be found online to create a CV that has a good solid structure, and even some jobsites such as indeed have a template for free. It’s important to cover the basics and arrangement of the document. Here’s a few tips for keeping your CV up to scratch Preferably fit all content onto one page, a maximum of two – Potential employers will look through countless CVs...
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Career Advice

Going for an interview can be daunting and thinking about your appearance might be the last thing on your mind. We have a few handy tips for how to look the part without breaking the bank. Formal looking clothing doesn’t have to be expensive. High street stores such as Primark, George at Asda and Matalan sell a variety of work attire. Basic shirts and trousers start from as little as £4. It’s also worth having a look in charity shops as there are all sorts of bargains at a fraction of the high street prices. Make sure you look well- kept. If you are wearing a tie, make sure it is strai...
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Fun Activities

September can be a difficult time, the kids back at school and the weather is starting to worsen, but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom; here are some fun ideas to make weekends even more exciting. Jump arenas – They are becoming more and more popular with adults as well as children. It’s a fun way to interact with the kids as well as doing a bit of gentle exercise. Keep an eye out for Groupon deals for your local Jump arena as there could be big savings. DIY pamper days- whether it’s with the kids, a partner or just having a laugh with friends; having a pamper day doesn’t have ...
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