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Thursday, 2 December 2021

E8 Standing Desk By FlexiSpot

 If you work in an office or a setting that requires you to use a computer or laptop all day, a standing desk may be a great option. We all know sitting for too long isn't really too great for our backs. The E8 Standing Desk by Flexispot allows you to adjust the height of the desk automatically, giving you the option to stand and work if you wish, which is also great for your posture. There has been an increase in working from home since the pandemic, so this easy to install desk is perfect for home offices.

"Redefining Health, Love & Care, Invest in Your Health & Career today for a Healthier & Happier Tomorrow"

Christmas is just around the corner and FlexiSpot is offering 35% off their ergonomic products from December 1st 2021 to January 10th 2022. That's right, a huge 35% off!  Grab this deal and create the perfect workspace. The desk is available in numerous different colours, offering something for everyone's tastes.

"The goal is to help our clients achieve new heights of wellness and strike the perfect work-life balance through innovative and ergonomic solutions."

The desk can hold up to 125kg/19 Stone/275 pounds and comes with a smooth bamboo surface. This means that it won't be as easy to scratch as it's twice as durable than normal wood. The E8 Standing Desk allows you to adjust the height from 60cm to 125cm. It comes with a smart control panel that lets you to adjust the height of the desk effortlessly. I really love how they added a cable management groove, soo all the messy cables are hidden. I also like how the legs have soft edges. So if you do accidentally bang your leg, it won't hurt. The desk also detects and prevents collisions before they happen, which I think is a very cool feature.


Flexispot also has a range of chairs and accessories including a desk bike which enables you to stay active. Workout while you work. 

"10 million people avoided spine health problems due to FlexiSpot ergonomics products" 

*Gifted*

Friday, 15 October 2021

Square Meal - Finding The Perfect Restaurant


Restrictions have eased... Yay! We all love to try new restaurants. However, it can get boring always trying to find places on google. Let me introduce you to Square Meal. The UK's best-known restaurant, bar and venue site. Founded in 1990, Square Meal provides hundreds of restaurants to choose from. Square Meal allows you to find what you're looking for with ease. Simply enter your location in the search bar and a list of restaurants, bars and venues will appear. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. 

Square Meal has a rewards scheme which I really like. For instance, you can get 10 points for every one pound spent at certain restaurants. These points can be added up to purchase beautiful luxury gifts. Square Meal also gives you recommendations on places to eat as well as a huge list of events and shows that are currently performing. Some events are free too which is pretty cool. In fact, there's a free Live Jazz music event this Sunday at Twist Connubio in Marylebone, London.

If you're stressing about finding a venue for a birthday or wedding, take a deep breath and relax. Square Meal offers a free, yes free concierge service where they actually find the venue for you. All you have to do is tell them about what kind of event you're having and hey presto, they will find the perfect venue for you. Don't forget to tell them who you chose to book with as you earn a whopping 500 points. I have tried many restaurants over the years but here are the top three that I'm currently loving.

1. Verdi Italian Kitchen Royal Albert Hall

Named after Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, this Italian Kitchen sits in the heart of the Royal Albert Hall. I love taking a stroll through Kensington Gardens before enjoying some food and then heading on to see a show. My favourite dish from here is the Insalata Caprese which consists of buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil. I also love the Patate Novelle which are new potatoes covered in rosemary. Depending on where you sit, you can look out of the stunning huge windows to view the lovely surroundings. An evening like this is always so much fun. From doing my hair and makeup to choosing the perfect accessory to match my outfit. It's always a great time.

2. TGI Fridays Leicester Square London

TGI Fridays is a very popular choice for celebrations and to just simply go out to eat. They have a huge selection of yummy food and unique ultimate cocktails. I have to say that the Piña Colada is one of my go-to drinks. It's hard to pick a favourite dish from the menu because everything here is so good. Burgers, steaks, fajitas, seafood, chicken, appetizers, desserts, the list is endless. One thing I would highly recommend is the Jack Daniel's sauce, extremely tasty. The menu has lots of vegan and vegetarian options too so, something for everyone. Have a nosey at some vegan restaurants  over on Square Meal. TGI Fridays in Leicester Square is most definitely my favourite branch, especially in the evening. The atmosphere of Leicester Square and the bright lights adds a great buzz to the whole evening and the interior gives off American vibes which I love.

3. Bella Italia Islington 

Located in Angel Islington. Bella Italia has always been my go-to restaurant while out shopping. The staff have always been so friendly. Vue Cinema is also right next door which is great for a movie night with friends or a date. If you love Italian food. This is the place for you. With a wide selection of pasta and pizza. You'll be in carb heaven. Not only does Bella Italia serve bottomless brunch, they even have bottomless pizza... yup, bottomless pizza! They are also currently offering Christmas party packages. So book in quickly.

If you love to cook, Square Meal provides some amazing recipes. From healthy food to celebrity specials. Square Meal will help you explore your inner chef. They also have recipes that can be cooked in under 30 minutes, great for when you're super busy and juggling life. Don't forget to follow some of their easy to follow cocktail recipes too. If you would like to know more about the history of Cocktails, click here.

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Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Your Special Wedding Day

Your wedding day will be one of the most important events to happen in your life. A special day to marry the one you love and to celebrate that love in the presence of friends and family. The last year or so has sadly seen a lot of weddings be postponed. However, now restrictions have been eased, brides to be can finally have their dream wedding. This memorable occasion takes planning, time and in-depth thinking. You want to look back on your day with joy, love and happiness. 

Some like to do all the planning and organising themselves, others opt for a wedding planner who will make sure you have everything you wanted for your big day. Hiring the right catering team, choosing the right cake, music, decor, style and deciding on any themes which you may want, having exactly what you dreamed of. We all know that your wedding dress is the number one priority. However, finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses is just as crucial. Will they match the style of the wedding? Will they look good in the photos? Will they look good with your wedding dress? All these questions need to be considered.

There are multiple options for bridesmaids dresses. You don't always necessarily have to look under the bridesmaid category. Prom dresses can also make an ideal bridesmaids dress. Head over to https://www.promdressfinder.co.uk/ and take a look. If you're on a budget, eBay and Amazon are great places to source these types of dresses. Don't forget to have a nosey in some charity shops too. You never know, you could find a real gem or even a designer item.

Your big day has finally arrived. The professional photographer is sorted but how do you get the hundreds of photos your guests will be taking? Well, It's quite an easy process actually. There are lots of apps these days where you can share photos. Wedding Photo Swap is one of them. This amazing app lets your guests upload photos to an unlimited amount of albums. This means that you can have multiple albums for different parts of the day. Pretty cool, huh? After you have created your very own personalised area, you can then proceed to invite your guests to the app. I would suggest inviting guests to the app before the wedding. Now your guests can upload photos straight onto Wedding Photo Swap so everyone gets to see every single photo taken throughout the day. 

"Great app, we got so many photos from our guests. Don't have a wedding without this app, we got to see tons of photos from all angles that we would never have seen without this app, all our special moments and some surprising ones too, and everyone enjoyed seeing them all. Awesome!"

If you would like to give A Gift To Each Other before the big day Personalising Your Jewellery can make your day even more special. Whether it's a necklace, ring or bracelet, most things can be personalised. Did you know that there are lots of Different Types of Weddings throughout the world? Each culture has different wedding attire and customs. If you would like to read more about these traditions click here.

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Friday, 24 September 2021

The Perfect Business Cards

When you're a blogger at any blogging event, the most useful thing to have with you is your very own business cards. Blogger events are perfect for networking and promoting your blog as well as showcasing your niche. Business cards offer an easy and simple way to get your information out there without too much fussing around. I mean, who wants to be rustling around for a pen and paper to write down your details, for every person you speak to. It's just so time-consuming and gives off an unprofessional vibe. Business cards allow you to just casually place them on tables or hand them to the person you're speaking to.

So, what kind of information should I put on a business card? Well, that's entirely up to you. Personally for me, as a blogger. I will have my name, my blog address, my email address and what category my blog falls under. For me, I would put Plus Size Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle. You could put your social media channels on there too. However, the main thing is to promote your blog address because your social media links will be on the front page of your blog anyway.  

If you offer a service to the public, then investing in some business cards would be a great step for you to increase exposure to your business. Whether you're a personal trainer, salon owner or a mobile beautician. These business cards will help you grow and reach more people. Leave them around anywhere you can and hand them out to passers-by. 

Where can I find a company to design my business cards from the comfort of my own home? Well, let me introduce you to Aura Print, a great place to get your business cards. Aura Print began in 2007, where there was only one person with one printer. Many years later, they have grown into a worldwide established business with now twenty professional print experts. They have printed for brands such as Pizza Hut, Waitrose and Toyota to name just a few. Pretty cool.

"At Aura, we’re all about pleasing our customers and we’re certainly on the right track if our customer reviews are anything to go by! So, if you’re thinking of placing an order with us, go have a browse of our site, read some reviews"

Aura Print have a huge selection of styles, materials and finishes. From standard paper to luxury, you'll find the right business card style for you. You can choose from recycled paper too. You can also pick your business card shape from portrait, landscape, square, doubled sided, single side, folded and even foiled. Something for everyone's taste. 

"The main goal has always been to provide high-quality print, that doesn't break the bank"

Did you know that Aura Print can make your business cards waterproof? Yes, waterproof. They're great for outdoor events. So, you can still be handing out your cards in the rain, if you wanted to that is. There are lots of other options to choose from too, such as matt, soft and gloss laminated business cards. If you're fed up with business cards tearing you can opt for the plastic finish. It just keeps getting better... magnetic cards are available to stick on anything metal.

"We take pride in curating and producing custom print jobs with a huge range of customisation options that other printers simply cannot match"

I needed new updated business cards so I opted for 250 double-sided standard landscape 85x55mm with a silk finish and 700gsm thickness. I chose the orchid pink as well as having gloss lamination on both sides. I feel like these options really go well with my blog style. You can choose from 50 copies to an amazing 5,000 copies in one order. Amazing, right?!  

The business cards arrived in a cute box which I loved because they can be stored. I love the vibrant colour and font. They have really made my blog information stand out and be seen. That's what I wanted. I like that my Blog logo takes up the whole space on one side too. I handed these cards out to some of my friends and family to see what their first impressions of the cards were.

"Of course they would be pink lol"

"I really like the gloss look"

"They feel very sturdy, like, they won't rip easily if they get wet"

"So smooth, haha"

"I need to get some"

"Fantastic Quality"

Business cards are a real asset to any company or any services that you provide. Although everything is more or less promoted through social media these days, there are still a lot of people who haven't got Twitter or Instagram. Handing out your business cards to the members of the public in local communities such as a bake sale event can bring in more customers and readers too. 

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Thursday, 26 August 2021

Giving Your Home A Makeover

Designing your home is always an exciting project to undertake. It's even more exciting when you're building a home from scratch. Discussing your plans with an architect, then finally seeing the blueprints in front of you. It can all feel a bit crazy, in a good way. That's why it's important to know exactly what you want in your home. 

If you have decided to build your house, you may have already opted for double glazed windows. However, if you're giving your home a refurb, you may want to think about changing your current windows to double glazed. When on the hunt for windows, you want to make sure you're not only getting exactly what you want but also a decent price for it too. 

So, why should you go for double glazed windows? Well, if you're looking to sell your property after installing double glazed windows, it can lead to an increased property value. A highly recommended investment for sure. These days more and more people are looking to buy a property that already have these installed. These types of windows provide better insulation as well as lowering noise that can be heard from outside. They also give more security as double glazed windows are harder to break. Don't forget triple glazed windows are available too. 

Another great thing about investing in double glazed windows is that they can potentially lower your energy bills as you won't need the heating on as much. Check out these window special offers by Three Counties and grab yourself a great deal. When I refurbish my home I would love to add some double glazed french doors that lead to the garden. These doors will make the room feel much more open and that's exactly what I'm looking for. At the moment I love the idea of white french doors but I like that there are other colours available in case I change my mind. I also want to add a conservatory, I have always wanted one and Three Counties have a nice selection of them ranging from traditional conservatories to those with glass extensions or a lantern roof. If I were to pick a colour I would definitely go for the cream, it just looks so fresh.

Finding an architect is a very exciting process, but can be challenging to find the right one for you. If you would like to learn more about the history behind architecture and architects, take a look here. A very interesting read. As much as I love designing myself, I don't think I'm as good as an architect. However, I can design Christmas Cards online, haha! 

Three counties are definitely a one-stop shop for all your home refurbishments. Sometimes window repairs need an expert approach as they are not always just a simple repair. if anything needs repairing, they will be there to do the job properly. When refurbing a home, planning is key. Being prepared and writing down your goals will help you throughout the whole process.

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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Travel In Style On Your Wedding Day

This past year or so has been an extremely uncertain time for everyone. As lockdown eases, we have now been able to start getting back to normal life and doing the things we have planned to do. One of the biggest things that many of us have been waiting for our Weddings. For many brides to be, it has been a really tough time. There was a rule where you were allowed to have a few people at a Wedding but this lead to having to choose between which loved ones to invite. This caused tension between families. Some brides decided to wait for the lockdown to end altogether, so they would be allowed to have as many people as they wished.

Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life, marrying the one you love forever. Dedicating your life to each other. You have planned your day in so much detail and you know exactly how you would like your day to go. Multiple trips to the dress shop, organizing a hair and makeup artist as well as the catering and decor. All these things will be thought about in-depth, not forgetting which song you'll have your first dance to. 

One of the most exciting moments about your wedding day is travelling and arriving at the church or venue. You want to arrive in style. The way you have always dreamed of. This day is a once in a lifetime occasion for you, you want to look back on your day and smile. Premier Carriage have a huge selection of Wedding cars to choose from. In fact, they have over 750! Now, that's a whole lot of cars. So, you're guaranteed to find the right car for you. 

So you must be wondering who our Premier Carriage? Well, they are an award-winning company with over 25 years of service.  Their Premier Collection consists of many different styles of vehicles, including the famous Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Beauford and Mercedes, They also have Wedding Buses which include the red London Routemaster, American Stretched Limousines and Volkswagen Campervans. So, whatever your taste, you will find it here.

Fun Fact... Did you that some of their classic and vintage vehicles have been featured in many films, Pretty cool right? Premier Carriage offer their services up and down the UK and can travel from London to as far as Manchester and even Glasgow.

With so many cars to choose from,  how will you know which one to pick? Don't worry, Premier Carriage has a page where there is a list of car options to choose from. Whether it's Modern Cars, Classic Cars, Grooms Cras or Stretched Limousines. You simply tick the ones you're interested in, how long you will like to hire them for and they will get back to you with a quote. Don't forget to put in your wedding date. The last thing you want is for your car not to show up on your actual wedding day. If you're based in London check out their London Wedding Cars.

Which vehicle would I pick on my Wedding day? I would most definitely have to go for their Horse Drawn Cinderella Glass Carriage. I just love how gorgeous the glass carriage is with the two stunning white shire horses. I just know that the pictures would be phenomenal looking. They also offer a second carriage at a discounted price for more bridesmaids and guests.

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Friday, 13 August 2021

Dating Ideas Now Lockdown Has Eased

  Over the past month, dating has gone back to normal... mostly. We are now allowed to dine inside restaurants... Yay! No more sitting out in the cold. During Lockdown, many went down the virtual dating route. Video dating became an even more popular thing as this was the easiest and safest method of getting to know someone during restrictions. It's a good idea to have a video chat before an in-person date anyway. It allows you to see what kind of person they are as well as allowing you to know that they are real and not a catfish! Here are some great date ideas if you live in the Cambridge area. Don't forget to check out the Cambridgeshire Dating Site too. 

Creepy Cambridge - Cambridge's Ghost Walk

If you both love all things spooky, you'll love this Ghost Walk. With 2000 years of history, ancient buildings colourful characters, this city is most definitely alive with ghosts. You'll get to meet the victims of horrific punishments, visit the hangman’s house and also one of the most haunted roads in England. Listen to the stories of phantom Fellows and spooky Scholars that haunt Cambridgeshire. Don't get too scared!

Private Chauffeur Punt Tour

If you fancy a more chilled date, a punt tour is a date for you. Glide along the River Cam on a private punt for you and your date. You'll have the whole punt to yourselves. You will experience amazing personalized attention from your guide. You will go by the stunning landmarks of Cambridge University as you both learn about their history while you relax and enjoy the sites. Find your perfect date over on the Cambridgeshire Dating Site

Discover Cambridge With A Local Pilot

If you fancy making your date one to remember, this will be an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the beauty of Cambridge from a private micro plane. You’ll see gorgeous views of Cambridge University, King's College Chapel and the South-East coastline. If you feel nervous on the day, don't worry. You'll meet your pilot before you fly off. They will answer any questions or worries you may have about flying.

Self-Guided Cambridge Instagram Tour

Lovers of Instagram? Well, you are going to love this date idea. This creative walking tour takes you along some of the most Instagram worthy streets of Cambridge. The walking tour is filled with some unusual spots and hidden gems of Cambridge as well as taking you through its iconic attractions. Guided influencers Ella and historian Alex. Find out the perfect photography tips for those beautiful Instagram pics. What a great way to look back on your first date with some great pictures.

The Cambridge Gin Laboratory

What's your tipple? If it's Gin, then you have to absolutely visit here. The 

Cambridge Gin Laboratory is a fun interactive place dedicated to the appreciation of Gin. Operated by the famous Cambridge Distillery, this Laboratory contains a beautiful well-appointed classroom, shop, tasting lounge and private hire room. Discover the history of gin production and try the range for yourself... you might leave a bit tipsy!



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