How to Make the Most of Your Commute Time

One of the biggest perks to working from home during this pandemic is skipping the commute. No mad rush to eat breakfast and prepare a packed lunch, no traffic or public transport delays to make you late and stressed before your day has even begun, and best of all no need to make yourself look […]

Staycation Inspiration: 10 of the Quirkiest Rural Retreats in the UK

One of my favourite pastimes is window shopping future holidays. With the UK currently in national lockdown, I am not planning on booking a getaway any time soon, but that doesn’t mean I can’t fantasise about where I want to go when lockdown is finally over! And currently my main obsession is staycations. Holidaying in […]

How to Stop Wasting Your Time on Dating Apps

If you’ve been single at any point within the last decade, you will have most likely experienced the crazy world of online dating. Tinder, Bumble, Plenty of Fish, Match, OkCupid, EHarmony, Hinge… the list of dating apps and websites is ever growing. Even Facebook has jumped on the bandwagon! I met my boyfriend last year […]

10 Ways to Fight January Blues in Lockdown

Did you know January 24th is now known as ‘Blue Monday’? Following a study by Dr Arnall at the University of Cardiff, it was christened as the most depressing day of the year. The research methods behind this study are far from scientifically sound, but it is undeniable that January is a time of low […]


How many of us can say our lives are exactly the same as they were in March? I definitely can’t. Three hair colours and two relationships later, and I’m starting to feel like the only thing that hasn’t changed is my inability to be on time for anything. COVID-19 has had an impact on all […]

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 […]


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