Thursday, 12 February 2015

Never Kick a Gift Horse: Buying the Perfect Present

Cartoon of wrapped giftThe Art of Buying a Gift - A Guest Post by Jade 

The simple exchange of gifts between one person and another… oh, if only this were true! Everyone struggles to buy gifts for a variety of reasons. I have sorted the most common reasons into five categories below, along with some advice on how to use these reasons not to buy someone a gift to your advantage when choosing the gift.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Bolognese Pitta Pocket!

Bolognese Pitta Pocket
Quick recipe for a delicious lunch! A recipe involving my favourite ingredient, leftovers!
If you enjoy a homemade Spaghetti Bolognese, you probably, like me, make far too much. I don't know what it is about anything involving mince, but I always overdo the portions. It may be because it's easy to forget how filling it is. No matter how scrumptious and lovingly created it is, you can still only cram in so much. Fear not, though, because I have a suggestion that means you can relive your favourite meal, as a delicious lunchtime treat!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Valentine's Pillow Talk

It's no secret that I am not fond of the same old, same old Valentine's gifts that are trotted out every year by the major retail chains. It's boring, predictable and it's time to think differently. I have already posted about some alternative suggestions for the day, to keep things fresh and personal to your relationship, but I just had to take a moment to share with you this fantastic gift idea from  Love Pillow Cases.

Alternative Valentine Ideas

Drawing of confused man with Valentine's cards. It's really easy in this country to know exactly what time of year it is. You don't need a swanky organiser, a smartwatch, or even a calendar, the lovely retail industry has it covered. All you have to do is stand in the aisle of any major supermarket and all will be clear. So after, obviously, Christmas, which began in some of our local shops towards the end of September, we had the January Sales (Boxing Day) and now, we are already knee-deep in cheesy verses and tacky, cheap accessories. Oh yes, it's no good trying to hide, the marketing boffins have already got you surrounded.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

My Sunday Photo; Exploring at the Dentist

The first step to tackling acute dental phobia - let's play with the equipment!

Sitting in the dentist's chair.
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