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Shop Local with Nottingham Independents – Christmas Edition

These unprecedented times have left businesses across the country fighting for survival. Now, as we enter a second national lockdown, the outlook for small independent businesses seems even bleaker. The high street may be closed until December, but we can still support local retailers by choosing to #shopsmall and #shoplocal with our Christmas shopping. Amazon […]

The Best Websites for Christmas Shopping

Christmas is hands down my favourite time of year. From December 1st through to Boxing Day, I have approximately the same level of festive-fuelled excitement you would expect from a 10 year old child. And that means I will be bringing you plenty of Christmas content over the next nine weeks – Scrooges and Grinches, […]

15 Date Night Ideas for a Pandemic

Did you know that guidance on how to ‘get it on’ in a COVID-friendly way has been published online? All I can say is thank you to the Terrence Higgins Trust for giving us the answers to the most pressing of questions during these challenging times. So, since THT have already got you covered in […]

Your Socially Distanced Bucket List – 20 Activities for Autumn

Today is the autumn equinox, when day and night are equal in length, which means my favourite season has finally arrived! Brisk walks, dark nights and the perpetual smell of a distant bonfire in the air. What’s not to love about autumn? If you’re also a fan of all things autumnal, don’t let the small […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Fanfiction

Welcome, my friends, to the world of fanfiction. Like Alice, we are about to venture down the rabbit hole, except instead of meeting jabberwockies and caterpillars we’re going to be talking about the likes of ships, slash and smut. The bulk of my adolescence was spent reading fanfiction. While normal teenagers experimented with alcohol and […]

How to Get Over a Break up

My relationship of four & a half years came to an end a month ago. It’s still a struggle at times, but in between all the crying and ice-cream and romantic comedies, I’m starting to catch glimpses of what a happier future will look like. Heartbreak is one of the few things that unites every […]

The Coolest Cocktail Venues in Nottingham

I know that for many people the pandemic has ruined the whole experience of going out drinking in town, but this introvert right here is in her element. No strangers in my personal space, no queue for the bar and I get to sit down all evening without fear of judgement from youths still in […]

10 Romantic Comedies You Need to Watch

Mark Twain once said, “Write what you know.” Well after spending 22 of my 27 years on this planet as a single woman, one thing I definitely know about is rom-coms. As much as I have tried to dislike romantic comedies, I just can’t. Yes, rom-coms are often clichéd and always cheesy, but that’s part […]

Your Socially Distanced Bucket List – 20 Activities for Summer

I think we can all agree that this pandemic is a giant pain in the backside. COVID-19 has rudely disrupted everyone’s summer plans, from sunny holidays abroad to day drinking with friends in beer gardens. Now that pubs are opening up again and travel restrictions are easing, it’s true that you could book that trip […]

7 Tips & Tricks for a Productive Pandemic

Many of us have been spending our days at home since the coronavirus hit the UK. Whether you’ve been working or on furlough these last few months, ‘the new normal’ has most likely taken some getting used to. There are certain things I miss about pre-pandemic work life, like laughing with the people in my office and the […]

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