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How to survive Blue Monday

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How to survive Blue Monday

Today is blue Monday and apparently this is the most depressing day of the year! By now, your enthusiastic new year’s resolutions are a distant memory and pay day is far away.  This combined with the cold, wet weather and never ending dark evenings is enough to depress even the most cheerful of folk.  But if you’re struggling to find your mo-jo, maybe it’s time for some new New Year’s resolutions designed to make you feel better.  Here’s 5 ideas for resolutions that are actually workable and will help fight those January blues: 1. Try a new recipe each week ...

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My Top 10 Christmas Songs

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My Top 10 Christmas Songs

Nothing gets me in the festive spirit like a good Christmas song, so just for you, here's a countdown of my top 10 songs to get in the Christmas mood 1. Santa Claus is coming to town - The Jackson 5 This is what it's all about!  Catchy song about the big man himself!   2. I believe in Father Christmas - Gregg Lake This was always my favourite at school from my school choir days - I think it made me feel grown up to sing a song about Santa not being real?   3. Stop the Cavalry -...

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Black Friday & Cyber Monday are almost upon us, signalling the start of the Christmas shopping frenzy! If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years and missed the hype, I’ll give you a little background:  Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving. Since 1932, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S. and most major retailers open longer hours and offer promotional sales. Since the start of the 21st century there have been attempts by retailers with origins in the United States to introduce a retail "Black Friday" into...

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8 ways to survive Christmas shopping

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8 ways to survive Christmas shopping

Its time to start thinking about Christmas, and more importantly shopping for all those presents!  If just the thought of it makes you come out in a sweat, then check out my tips to make your festive shopping trip run smoother.  1. Comfortable shoes Shopping is one of the toughest forms of exercise. Walking, standing, stop-start with all those heavy bags, my feet are hurting just thinking about it. I know it’s tempting to wear those cute heels that look perfect with your new jeans, but trust me, 4 hours in you’ll be wishing you’d worn your trusty converse.  2. Layers...

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10 things I love about winter

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10 things I love about winter

I was told the other day that you can’t change the seasons so you might as well learn to enjoy them. Personally, I am always happiest when the sun is shining and I’m lying on a beach somewhere, preferably with a cocktail in hand. I hate winter, and think anyone who says they don’t is probably lying – or crazy! Winter is depressing, leaving work in the dark, slush in the gutters and not remembering the last time I felt my fingers and toes, it's just a miserable time. But I guess they’re right, I can’t change it, so let’s...

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