Organising a party each year becomes more and more complicated as you get older. Gone are the days of a simple drink in a bar with your best friends; birthday parties are getting bigger and better by the minute and you’re ready to get involved. Whether you’re looking to host a secret garden party or you fancy an indoor boogie there are a whole host of ideas which will make your next birthday brilliant. From delectable nibbles to original themes, it is time to go all out with a sensational celebration.
When you’re young, having fun and enjoying yourself, it can feel like you haven’t got a care in the world and nothing to worry about. But, the future can creep up on you before you know it and with young people struggling to buy their own houses and needing so much more for a comfortable retirement than previous generations have, it’s never too early to start thinking about your future. This doesn’t mean you need to stop going out or saving like mad. But, there are a few investments for your future that you should consider making as soon as possible.
Sometimes we think with our hearts and not with our heads. Making New Year’s resolutions can often be disastrous, with 80% of people failing by February and regretting it instantly. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to cut down on spending, and although this sounds achievable, if you don’t have a fully-pledged strategy in place, the likeliness of failure spirals out of control.
We understand that people can be victim to an unexpected expense — whether this is a home appliance breaking or making that third trip on a bus with only a return ticket. It all adds up. For that reason, we’ve made some assessments on how those extra savings can come in handy if something like that was to occur.
A garden party may be the last thing on your mind at this time of year. Most of us are still in hibernation. The endless drizzle doesn’t even look set to change anytime soon. But, believe it or not, we’re over halfway through winter. As such, you could say it’s practically spring already. Optimistic that may be, but we’ve got to cheer ourselves up somehow, don’t we?
As such, it’s sensible to start making summer plans. When it comes to getting away, booking this early is a must if you want to get the best deal. Even if you aren’t going anywhere, making plans now is the only sure way to make them happen. And, what could be better for summer preparation than prepping for all those garden parties? A garden party is a beautiful thing, and nothing quite beats getting it right. But, you can’t get it right if you don’t know the three keys to success. Which is why we’re going to take a look at them here!
I’ve been obsessed with Netflix recently, ever since binning off Sky TV and moving over to Virgin Media. Sky was great because of all of the box sets and movies available to download, but it was just not within a price range that I was willing to pay once the contract ended. Now we’re with Virgin we watch Netflix almost every night. It’s great for us as we prefer to watch TV series rather than movies as I tend to get bored quite easily. We currently have 1 working TV in the house so Netflix is fab because you can watch on different devices. However, you do definitely get the best effect when watching on the big a TV screen like Oled TV Panasonic I have multiple series on the go at the moment so this is a little guide on which shows to look out for and become obsessed with like myself.
If you feel like being romantic about it, you could go as far as to say that London is a mysterious place. On the surface, there is not much about it that stands out very much, unless you really like busy roads and rush hour traffic. Despite that, people from all over the world are drawn to London, and while some go there just to visit, some decide to settle there permanently. What could it possibly be? After all, it is rather doubtful that the whole world comes down just to walk around Trafalgar Square and look at Big Ben (which is currently under construction) from afar. One could say that it’s just a giant clock on top of a tower, which isn’t exactly wrong, but there’s just something strangely captivating about London which consistently keeps bringing people in. If London is good for anything, it’s definitely good for partying and if you’re feeling the need to celebrate or you want to go out and party just because, then it’s hard to find a better place on this side of the hemisphere.
Mental health is a huge part of our culture these days. With more and more people beginning to realise the importance of looking after your emotional wellbeing to achieve a happy and balanced life, they are turning to affirmations, meditation and many other practices to promote self-love and awareness. However, the mind and body are inextricably linked, and you can’t take care of one without looking after the other. In fact, it is proven that learning to take better care of your body can help to create the self-love needed to ensure that your mental health is well taken care of. Below are the three pillars of health that you need to address to make sure that both your body and mind are ready to tackle whatever life can throw at you.
We may be in the throes of winter, but before we know it, spring will have rolled around, and we’ll all be “living the dream”; we’re thinking trips to the beach, BBQs, lazy days, and all the other simple joys of the season. Spring may be relaxed and fun, but it’s also a warm-up for the summer months. And if we’re going to have a summer that will live long in the memory, then we need to start making our plans now! Below, we take a look at a few useful tips that’ll ensure you’re not left scratching your head when everyone’s favourite time of year rolls around.
Getting older has its ups and downs. You have the wisdom that comes from living many years on earth and the joy of seeing your family grow up and have their own children. Of course, the downside is that your health probably isn’t quite what it was. Your body doesn’t always move the way it used to, and you’re probably a little more forgetful than you were in your younger years. However, getting old doesn’t have to be a disheartening experience. There’s a lot you can do to look after yourself so as to ensure you feel just as good now as you did when you were younger. Here’s some advice on maintaining a clean bill of health in later life.
There is something truly wonderful about spending time outside and enjoying everything nature has to offer. So why do so many of us end up spending half our time in the office and the other half at home on the sofa? It’s a real problem for many people, and it’s one of the reasons that our collective health is becoming so problematic and healthcare facilities are getting stretched. Sedentary lifestyles are never positive. Perhaps the time has come or you to spend more time in the great outdoors. There is a whole world out there waiting to be explored and embraced, so you certainly won’t be short of options and opportunities if you do want to embrace the great outdoors. If you’re a city person who doesn’t get in touch with nature all that often, this can be very, very tricky. But that shouldn’t put you off.