Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Why Photography is a Fantastic Hobby

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Everyone needs a hobby that they can be passionate about. Hobbies give us a fun way to relax, learn and grow as human beings. If you don’t have at least one hobby you love, then you are more likely to slip into bad habits like watching the TV all evening, instead of doing things that are truly enriching.



For many people today, photography is the thing they are passionate about, an this is hardly surprising now that high-end cameras are more affordable, and now that software has made it easy for most of us, with a little practice, to create stunning photos.

10 Things That The Modern Home Should Be...

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Home is where the heart is, and every modern homeowner wants to maximize the potential of their properties. In truth, everyone has their unique preferences and requirements. Still, there is absolutely no doubt that we all share some common goals.



While the exact methods of achieving those things may change from one homeowner to the next. Having a plan of action regarding those essential attributes is key. Here are 10 that you must aim for with your property.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Would Opening A New Shop On The Highstreet Be A Financial Disaster?

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With many big retailers closing their doors for the last time, you would be forgiven for thinking that opening a new store on the high street would be financial suicide!  The face of the high street is changing rapidly, as many consumers now buy their products and services online rather than from an actual shop. With rentals of commercial premises being at an all time high, retailers need to pass on this cost to consumers in order to stay afloat. However financial uncertainty is at the forefront of consumers minds meaning that they have become much more savvy as to where they buy products from and what price they are prepared to pay. Online retailers don’t have the costs associated with property rentals, meaning that they are able to sell products at a cheaper price.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

3 Genuine Australian Experiences You've Got To Try

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If you are thinking of travelling around Australia, either as a tourist or a native, there are many things that you might want to put on your bucket list before you set off. The truth is that Australia is a massively varied and fascinating place to travel, and no two trips around this vast continent are ever going to be exactly the same. If you are thinking of visiting Australia and seeing as much of it as you can, consider the following as examples of the kinds of genuinely Australian experiences you’ve just gotta try your hand at. As long as you are doing some of the following, you will find that it is a much more Aussie kind of trip indeed, and that will really make all the difference to your travels.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

6 Reasons to Go Camping

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Have you ever been camping? It’s amazing how many people haven’t. It seems to be one of those things that you either do or don’t. Some people grow up going on camping holidays with their families. They then grow up going on their own camping adventures and eventually take their own children on fabulous camping trips. Then, there are those that always stay in hotels and resorts and have never even considered camping. If you camp regularly, you’ll already know about all of its benefits and advantages. But, if you don’t think it’s for you, here are six of the reasons that you should give camping a chance.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

4 Ways To Act When Your Health Takes A Hit

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Health is a weird thing. One minute, everything feels fine and you haven’t got a care in the world. The next, it seems as if an unknown force is pressing on your chest. And, that’s a mild example. Some people go to the doctor and find out they are fighting an illness which is incredibly dangerous. The realisation is enough to stress anyone out.



However, panicking isn’t the best move because it makes things worse. The way you act when your health takes a hit will impact your chances of recovery. With that in mind, here are the four things to do, minus keeping calm.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Are You Financially Ready To Buy Your First Home?

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There is a lot that you need to consider when determining whether or not you are ready to buy your first home. You need to make sure that the area in question is right for you. You also need to think about whether or not you are likely to expand your family in the future, as this will dictate the sort of property you need. Of course, most of the questions relate to money. With that being said, read on to discover how to determine whether or not you are financially ready to buy your first property.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

4 Cities Across the Globe For The Culture-Vulture Explorer

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They are not without their flaws, but overall, you have to admit that humans are pretty darn amazing! The things they create, the spaces they come up with, the sophistication they're capable of exuding; from the distance of one step back, it looks pretty impressive (if a dog did what humans could do, we’d all go wild). To get the best possible picture of humanity, it’s best to get travelling, to the greatest cities the world has to offer. But where to? We take a look at five options below.

How To Spend Less When Buying Your First Home

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Getting a foothold on the property ladder isn’t easy – property prices are higher than ever and mortgage lenders want huge deposits. Fortunately, there are many tricks for lowering the cost of buying a home if you’re first-time buyer. Here are just several ways to make buying your first home more affordable.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Taking Better Care of Your Tools

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If you are interested in DIY or gardening, you need to have a decent set of tools as these will make the jobs that you to complete so much easier. And there is no doubt that the best tools can be mighty expensive. So, when you spend this much money on a set of tools, you will want to make sure that they are properly cared for so that they have the longest possible lifespan. In this blog post, we will be listing just some of the basics which should help you to protect your tools just a little bit better.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Different Ways To Bring More Natural Light Into Your Home

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A lot of homes are lacking in the natural light department. You may think that there is nothing you can do about this, but there are many different changes you can make to your property in order to allow more natural to flood through and enhance your home. After all, natural light is important for creating a relaxing and comfortable setting. It can also help you to lower your utility bills while boosting your health too because you are not relying on harsh overhead lighting. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the different ways you can add more natural light to your home.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Say Bye-Bye To Your Tiny Bathroom Problems

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We love a good old shower thought. Most of the time they are useless, like this one we had last week where we pondered how it can be possible for theme parks to snap a crystal clear picture of someone flying at 70mph on a roller coaster, but security cameras in banks can't get a clear shot of a robber standing still. Odd. But yesterday’s shower thought actually turned out to be quite a good one. We were imagining how luxurious life must have been when people lived in big houses before overpopulation was an issue, and everyone got to swan around in big bathrooms. Just to rub it in, I was pondering this while cooped up in my teeny-tiny bathroom.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Mid-Year Changes To Make For A Healthier You

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It’s always a great time of the year to make some resolutions, changes, and to get into healthy habits for the rest of 2018 and beyond. There’s actually no better time than right now, to make the most of a fresh start and a healthier and happier way of life. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut regarding your health and wellbeing; therefore, it’s important to shake things up every now and again to ensure that you’re enthusiastic and motivated to keep up the great work. It’s time to have a big stretch and consider what are the things you want to improve, change, and get better at doing.

Key Concerns For The Security-Minded Homeowner

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If you are keen to make sure that you are protecting your home from security issues as best as possible, there is plenty that you will need to look into to make sure that happens. There are so many different ways in which you can find your home in trouble, and it is often a case of trying to make sure that you approach the problem from as many angles as possible. The truth is, most of it is either common sense or a little trial and error, but it can sometimes be hard to even get to that understanding. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the key concerns for anyone who wants to try and look after their home as best as possible, and kept safe and secure for everyone who lives in it or visits it.

Monday, 18 June 2018

High Impact, Low Cost: Home Projects That POP

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We all want our homes to be safe, stylish and comfortable. But it's a rare situation that we have the chance to move into a house that ticks all of our boxes straight away. Instead, a few home improvement projects are generally needed to bring the place in line with our own personal standards and tastes. Sometimes, we don’t realise what we could do that would really make a significant difference and take our dwellings from a house to a home.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Simple Ways to Make Your Home's Exteriors More Practical

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Making your home’s exterior more practical can mean many different things, but all the things we’re going to talk about are geared towards helping you to make more of your home and your outdoor space. Some of these ideas will save you money, others will make you and your possessions more secure. Some of them are all about making sure everything functions as smoothly as it could. Read on now to learn more about these ideas and how they could help you out.

Is Dealing With These Household Jobs Yourself Really Worth It?


However much you like to avoid thinking about it, there’s no denying that, from time to time, things are going to go wrong in your home. Most of the time we like to think of our homes as a space that's totally safe from all of the stress and annoyances of the outside world, but sadly that's not always the case. Sure, your home is generally the place where you should feel safe and secure, but that doesn't mean that nothing is ever going to go wrong. And when something does go wrong, you're faced with the ultimate question: do you deal with it yourself, or do you call someone in to deal with it. Generally speaking, there isn't really a cut and dry answer to this question, it's much more of a matter of making a judgment call in the moment. With that in mind, here are some situations to consider that might help you be able to know when a job is right and wrong to DIY.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Fast Ways To Bring Your Home Back To Life

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There are times your home is going to feel a little dated, and not as exciting to spend time in. Your home should be your safe haven; your special place to be. You don’t want to feel less than amazing when you’re relaxing. So, what steps can you take to bring your home back to life? Here are some suggestions that shouldn’t be too difficult or take up too much of your time:

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Improvements To Make When Your Home Is Run-Down

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Eventually, every house gets old. Things wear out, and styles start to look outdated. But that doesn’t mean you should shrug your shoulders and let your home fall into disrepair. If your house is looking a little run-down then it’s time to do something about it. Here are some improvements to make if you want your home to actually look like home once again.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Make Amazing Memories With These Relationship Ideas

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Your relationship is going great so far, and you can’t wait to tell the world, right? Well, not so fast there! All relationships have highs and lows, and when you go through tough times, it is important to remember the good times you had together to help you through it. After a while of being together, you want to be able to make some great memories.

Garden Trends Adding A Little Life To The Home

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It’s time to get outside and breathe fresh air. The weather is sunny, so it’s the perfect time to show the oft-neglected garden some love. If you’re sick of simply maintaining its current state, this is your opportunity to look at some of the biggest trends in garden design at the moment. Let’s explore three of the most popular additions and home improvements that both add curb appeal and make your garden somewhere you really look forward to spending your time.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Tempting Bedroom Designs

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The bedroom is one of the best ways to spend your time. It’s the one room you look forward to coming home to so much at the end of the day, and the one room that you struggle to leave when the sun begins to rise in the morning. But the one thing about a bedroom that annoys most people is how easy it is for the decor to become outdated. Whilst the other rooms of the home might be updated rather quickly, the bedroom always seems to get left until last. So, we’ve got some really tempting bedroom designs to talk to you about that we guarantee you’re going to love! Have a read on to find out more.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Making A Small Home Feel Bigger (Without Extending)

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Is your small home a little too cosy? Whilst building an extension can add extra space, those renting accommodation or living in apartments may not have this option, whilst others may simply not have the money to afford such a renovation. Fortunately, you can make your home feel bigger simply by making better use of the space you already have. Here are just a handful of ways that you can make your small home feel less small.

How Much Can You Save Through Supplier Switch?

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, it’s fair to assume that you’ve come across promotional campaigns urging to switch energy supplier to save money. In principle, it might seem easy, but in reality, is it really worth the hassle of closing one account and starting fresh with a new company? The true question that everyone is asking is, essentially: can switching supplier truly reduce your energy bills? The answer is, not as straightforward as you might like it to be. There are cases where a supplier switch is the best thing for your household. And there are situations where you need to find another solution.

Friday, 4 May 2018

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Hello there! Long time, no see. May is already upon us, spring is in full bloom and sun is gracing us with her presence longer. And just like that, I'm creeping up with some new content. I've been working, living, finding solutions to problems more than you can imagine and I got tired. But now I'm full of energy again to keep up with the blog and bring you more outfit posts! I have done quite some shopping, so I'll have a lot of newness to show you. Guilty as charged :)

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

The Importance of Boundaries in Relationships

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In the early days of a relationship when everything is perfect, it can feel like you give everything you have to your partner. You truly allow yourself to be vulnerable and put your heart into their hands, just hoping and praying that they won’t break it. This ‘honeymoon period’ can last anywhere from six months to a year, where everything feels very exciting and new, and you’re very aware of your partner’s feelings. Eventually we progress to a more settled and deeper love, however some problems can come with this. We may start to take our partner for granted, or do things that aren’t in their best interests. This can be from selfishness or just carelessness on our part. One thing than often happens is we push each other’s boundaries which can lead to resentment and feeling disrespected.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Common Relationship Problems Couples Face & How To Resolve Them

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Every couple faces problems at some point in their relationship. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been together or how much you love each other, life isn’t perfect, and will throw you a curveball every now and then. Perhaps you got a promotion and are having to work late most nights, or your mother-in-law throws you daggers every time you go over for dinner. Your partner may have even cheated, and you’re struggling to get over it. Whatever the problem, and however big or small it may be, it’s how you handle it that’s important. With that in mind, here are fifteen common relationship problems and what you can do to resolve them.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Numbers Whizz? Then These Are The Jobs For You

It’s not always easy figuring out what path to walk down when it comes to your career, The job market may not be as good as it was in the past, but it’s true that there are more types of jobs than ever before. So how do you choose? A good place to start is to identify what you’re naturally good at, and what you like to do. If you were a maths whizz in school, then you have a skill that is - and likely always will be - in demand. Below, we run through four of the jobs available to you.



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Is It Just Aches And Pains? Deciding When To See A Doctor

The news is always telling us how oversubscribed doctors are and how they are struggling to cope with rising demand. That puts a lot of people off going to the doctors. Some people, on the other hand, will go to the doctors for the slightest ache or pain and take up valuable time that they could be using to see patients with more serious problems.



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Neither of those people are getting it right. It’s important that you see a doctor if you actually have something wrong with you, but you also need to make sure you aren’t bothering them with things that will just pass naturally in a couple of days. If you’re too cautious, you could end up neglecting a health issue that needs seeing to, but how are you supposed to know when you need a doctor and when you don’t? These are some of the best ways to decide.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

These Are The Things Stalling Your Home Renovation (And How To Deal With Them)

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The idea of renovating and decorating our home can be a seductive one. We see those stylish pics on Instagram of minimalist abodes painting in white and chicly accessorised and think my home could look like that too. However, there is often something that stops us transforming our space. With that in mind, this post is designed to help you identify what is stalling you and deal with it, so you can go ahead with the stylish home renovation you've always wanted.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Looking After Your Health On Holiday

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Vacations are great for the body and mind. They allow us to escape the stress of everyday life, lower our blood pressure and cortisol levels. However, holidays can also have their negative effects on our health. Some of us drink too much and have accidents, whilst others spend too long in the sun. Here are just a few tips for protecting your health on holiday.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Don't Unpack Yet! What To Do Before You Move Into Your New House Properly

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Yes, the hard part is out of the way now, but before you think about unpacking everything and putting your feet up in your new home, what do you need to do first? There are some tasks that take more of a priority than deciding where to put the TV!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Natural Ways To Fight Wrinkles

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Cosmetic surgery isn’t the only remedy to aging. Whilst it can be difficult to get rid of wrinkles once they’ve appeared, there are plenty of preventative measures that keep wrinkles at bay. Here are a few natural ways to keep your skin youthful.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Top Tips that will Help to Make your Wedding Day Less Stressful

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Planning a wedding is no easy task. You have to think about the food, the rings, the wedding dress you are going to wear and even the number of guests that are going to come as well. All of this can make it really hard to get everything organised, so if you want to try and get the best result out of your day or if you want your day to run without a hitch then it helps to plan in advance.


Monday, 12 February 2018

Saving Energy Can Save You Stress!

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Saving energy. It’s something we all need to do more of in the modern world, and it’s something a lot of people don’t try because it’s marketed as being incredibly hard! And yet, it’s all about the simplicity. Here on this blog, we’re all about trying to make your life simpler, and a lot happier as a result! And one great way you can do that is by implementing some energy saving methods that can cut down on the costs of running your house, as well as save you all the gas and heat you need to. Here’s some tips to get you started in your clean living; it’s worth it for the stress free element alone.

A Garden For Guests: Make Your Outside Space Ideal For Entertaining

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Are you a natural born entertainer, the ‘host with the most’? If you love having people over and need little excuse to organise a get together then your home and garden really needs to be up to the job. As well as being beautiful and practical for you and your family’s day to day needs, it also needs to be able to transform into the perfect entertaining space too. It might be cold and miserable outside at the moment but spring is on the way, and so it’s time to start putting plans into action. Here are some things to bear in mind if you want to make your outside space ideal for hosting guests.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

In The Dark About How You Could Afford A Darkroom At Home?

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There isn’t a photographer out there who doesn’t dream of their own darkroom at some stage. There’s no denying that it’s now possible to do a whole wealth of things on a computer with any photographs you take. As such, you could argue that a dark room is no longer a necessity if you want to make a go at photography. This industry, like any other, has changed.

Looking To Sell In The Near Future? Tips That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home

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With the new year just passed, many people are looking to sell their homes and begin a new adventure in a new property. Because of the demand on the market at the moment you could be looking at a bit of a struggle if your home doesn’t have any factors that stand out to potential buyers. So, if you’re looking to sell in the near future, follow these tips that will help you increase the value of your home and also be more appealing to buyers.


How To Know if a Property You’re Viewing is Infested with Pests

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If you want to find out if a property that you are looking at has an infestation or if you want to do everything you can to make sure that you are making a good, high-quality investment then there are a couple of things that you can do about this. Pests are very stealthy and it can often be hard to identify the signs of them unless you know exactly what you’re looking for.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

A Mind For Business: Running Your Blog Like A Company

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For a lot of us, running a blog is just a hobby. But for those people who are deadly serious about turning it into a lucrative enterprise, you need to start running your blog like a business. In running any type of business, there are various challenges for you to take on, but these things can be tackled and won. However, at the very outset, the big thing for you to take onboard is your mindset to the task. So, how can you run your blog like an effective business?

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Four Reasons Why Making a Life Plan is a Good Idea

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The fact of the matter is, that at the moment, we live in some pretty uncertain times. So you might think the idea of planning your future is pointless, as you can’t even plan a couple of months from now. And while there is truth in that, and sometimes, what can go wrong does go wrong. But it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a plan for your life. Some things will change, of course. But on the whole, if you know where you want to be going or where you want to end up, then it can make it easier to get there. If you don’t plan, then it can feel almost like you’re short changing yourself a little, and stopping yourself from reaching your true potential.

It can all sound like a lot of hard work, though, right? And to be fair, it can be. But here are some reasons why making plans for your future needs to be on your agenda.

Surviving As A First Time Student

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Starting your first few months of living as a student? You probably thought that by living alone you were taking a great leap and you could just chill out and not be nagged about the washing up and ironing, but actually living as a student is not that simple, is it?

If you need some help surviving as a student without going broke, then here are some essential life tips for you…

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Nailing Your Photography Skills

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If you want to get into photography this year but you don’t know where to start, it might be a good idea for you to do a little practice and start to learn about photography and the different styles you can achieve. It isn’t just a case of painting and shooting, there are many different factors which affect a photograph and if you want to be a pro, you’ll need to learn the ropes.

Three Things Every Student Should Do Straight After College

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Whether you are still in the middle of your studies or approaching the end of your student years, it's never too soon to think about what you will do when you leave college and head out into the big wide world. It's likely that you already have a long list of things you've thought about too, but don't forget to include the following four essentials as well. Read on to find out what they are.