The end of the year is always a happy time, its when you shutdown your computer, and shake off your office shackles that you have been bound to for the last 365 days of the year. It’s a time to celebrate achievements, lessons and growth. It’s a time to come together with your colleagues and commemorate a year of prosperity and hard work. Your company end of year function is important in for the morale and drive of your business; it’s an important time for your staff to connect and rejuvenate within the company presence. It’s important to ensure that your year-end function fills all the requirements and desires of your employees that it is something that makes them feel appreciated and extraordinary. However, this takes lots of planning and organisation that shouldn’t be left to the last minute. Whether you decide on an opulent affair or a more down to earth celebration, taking steps to ensure that your end of year function that achieves objectives and ignites passion and drive as well as boost morale is vital to the success of your business.
Even though the majority of our wages go towards nasty essentials such as your mortgage, energy bills and other household expenses, it’s nice to treat ourselves every now and again. Whether it’s a spa escape with friends or a mid-week meal out just how much do us Brits spend on treating ourselves and how do we compare to our European neighbours? Providers of Hotel linen, Shortridge Laundry has worked out the math behind it all.
We may not be planning on using our gardens as much in the coming months as we have been during the summer, however it is still important to take steps to look after the wildlife that visits our outdoor space throughout the autumn/winter period
Dobies, retailers of garden plants and other garden essentials, have provided us some tips on how to ensure that your garden is still accommodating to wildlife visitors during harsher conditions.
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Everyone says that date night is important and that you should always make time for it with your partner. Dates can be quite expensive sometimes and it can be hard to find the best location when your on a budget. Wherever you are around the world, whether it’s Rome, London, Paris or New York, there will be the perfect date out there for everyone.
The kitchen for me is definitely my favourite place in the house. When we were house shopping last year, if the kitchen was small or ugly it was a definite no. When I imagined us in our own house, I always pictured a lovely big spacious kitchen with everything organised. I love cooking and I cook every night, so the kitchen for me is an important spot in the house. It’s always the gathering point when we have guests round for parties and the place where the cocktails are waiting and the buffet is displayed. If this is the case for you also then you may wonder how you can design a kitchen that’s fit for these purposes.
Breaking News!! I’m going vegan! Yes, this cheese loving, Nandos addict is attempting the big change. Now, everyone who knows me have said that I won’t last longer than a day. Please guys, have a little faith in me. But to be honest, I do understand where they’re coming from. I do love food, all food, of any kind. But I am actually going to try this and see how I get on. Today is day two of vegan life and I’m feeling very positive about it.
It is definitely easy to get into unhealthy habits with your lifestyle. Recently I’ve a lot of plans lined up every weekend, which either involve eating out at restaurants, or drinking alcohol at parties. This 100% can take its toll on your skin. Dermalogica retailer Pure Beauty examines what effects our lifestyles are having on our skin.
I’m one of most forgetful people ever and if I haven’t written something down then it is 100% erased from my mind. I always have to make a checklist if I’m going somewhere or otherwise I’ll arrive, with half of the items I should’ve packed still at home.
Most places you’re going, whether it’s on holiday, or just a weekend away from home, it tends to be okay if you forget something as there’s shops nearby to grab the essentials. However, when it comes to festivals, you really are screwed. Stuck in a field, in the middle of nowhere, in need of whatever it is you’ve left at home and no way of buying anything.
I’ve always absolutely loved cooking, from a young age it has always been a passion of mine. I love trying new things and pretty much like all kinds of food, I’m not fussy at all. Except onions in quiche, I feel that is the only thing I can think of that I wouldn’t want to eat. However, during the week I tend to make the same two/three meals over and over again, I know, very boring….
Now this has to the best ever trend to come around! I do like getting dressed up and going out, however I much prefer throwing on my ‘gym clothes’ and being comfortable. Leaving the house in leggings, T shirt, trainers (and most of the time even a sports bra) is my ultimate favourite outfit. Leaving the house in ‘chill clothes’ and not taking ages to get ready is just exactly what I like.