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How To Encourage Children To Be Creative

*this is a guest post. The artwork featured above is by my amazingly talented little brother, Ned! He’s currently working on his art GCSE. If you have kids or have young children in the family, then why not try to get them interested in creative pursuits like drawing, writing, and playing musical instruments? Young kids can be particularly impressionable, so if you tell them you think being creative is “cool” and “fun,” then there’s a good chance you’ll be able to spark a fire in them. It’s a good idea to try and foster creativity in children as it’s widely…

The Best Places For Interior Inspiration

*this is a guest post If you’re moving into your first home, then you’ll probably be going through a ton of interior scenarios in your mind before you move in. With the influence of social media and latest trends showcased by well-known brands, there is so much choice out there that it might be difficult to know where to start. Much like fashion, interior style is a personal and unique preference for you. It’s always best to try not to stick with what everyone else is doing, as, down the line, you may just end up disliking the style you’ve…

My First Witch Casket: Fire

What is Witch Casket? Witch Casket is a UK cruelty-free, vegan magickal subscription box, run by a mother and daughter. Each box is based around a particular theme, e.g. Earth, Spring, the night… anything magickal. The variety of items included is wonderful: jewellery, tea, spells, crystals, incense, art prints, things for your altar, and more. Plus at least three items in each box are exclusive to Witch Casket! A Witch Casket comes in unmarked packaging, so your postie / family / flatmates don’t have to know what you’ve ordered – perfect for those who don’t want to share their magickal interests. They aren’t…

6 Unusual Gifts for Every Lifestyle

(this is a guest post) If you are tired of buying the same gifts for your loved ones year after year, and want to shake things up a little, you should look for some present inspiration. There’s only so many notebooks or bottles of wine you can gift someone with; instead, you need to find a gift that truly speaks to them. Check out the following six unusual gifts for every lifestyle. For History Lovers: An Ancestry DNA Test If your mum, dad or aunt is more than a little obsessed with their family history, you should present him or…

How to Create Your Own Man Cave

Today’s guest post is for anyone who wants to create their own ‘man cave’ (it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or not!) Pretty fun, right? While a man cave was once used to refer to simply a place or just men to retreat to and call their own space, however, nowadays it does not seem to be gender specific and is a room that is special to the person using it as a place to relax, unwind and call their own. Creating your own ‘man cave’ is a fantastic idea but it can be hard to know where to…

What to Consider Before Moving into Your First Home

*this is a guest post If you have just graduated and you are planning to move into your first home away from your parents, there are a variety of things that you will need to consider. Here are a few things to consider beforehand that can help you feel more prepared and confident for your move. General Queries Before you move into your new home, you will naturally have many questions that you will want answered. Knowing where the gas and electricity meters are, whether the surfaces need any special cleaning products as well as which companies will supply your…

A Witchy Wishlist

I’ve been thinking about the direction of this blog recently. While I love sharing things to do in London, and I’ll be a student for at least another year, I feel like it needs to evolve somehow. After having a think about what interests me, I’ve made two new categories on the blog: Classics (as in the Ancient world, the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and all that stuff I study), and Witchcraft. Witchcraft has interested me for a long time, it was one of my childhood obsessions (along with wanting to be a pirate!), so I’m excited to be writing about…

4 of the Best City Hotspots in Balham

(this is a guest post, photography is mine) If you are looking at renting a room in London – Balham is a good place to start.  It is based in South London and has lots of attractions that are sure to appeal to you.  It’s an incredibly friendly area, so perfect if you have just moved to London and it has its own tube station so you can get about easily enough.  It’s also home to some great places to visit which we have laid out for you as must visits if you find yourself there. Banana Cabaret Banana Cabaret…

Spring to Summer Fashion Tips For a Girl About Town

(this is a guest post) If you’ve left all of your floaty tea dresses at the back of the wardrobe, and are still in your boots and slouchy sweatshirts, then rejoice as spring is finally in the air! Managing the seasonal changes, in particular, if you live in the UK, can be a tall order – as those April showers and freak cold weather fronts make it difficult to incorporate seasonal trends and must-haves into your wardrobe. So, if you are a self-confessed fashionista and girl about town, then worry not, you can still dress to impress and look on…

Tips for Talking to your Therapist

(this is a guest post, picture is mine) Talking to a therapist is tricky for a lot of people, as they’re not accustomed to opening up about their feelings. If you’re paying for therapy sessions and want to get more out of them, then these are our helpful hints on how best to communicate. Bring a Journal Over the time between therapy sessions, you’re experiencing a lot and may forget certain things by the next appointment. This means you could be missing out on connections between your overall mood and what’s happening in your life. A journal can be really…

Win Your Student Rent Covered (£10k) with Endsleigh!*

Today’s blog post is really exciting. Endsleigh are giving away £10,000 to a lucky student to cover their rent for a year! I live in London where rent is the highest, but it would certainly be enough for me. If you live elsewhere, that £10k will get you even further! Who are Endsleigh? If you’ve lived in student halls, you’ve probably heard of Endsleigh. They’re the go-to insurance company for students; I remember our halls promoting Endlsleigh’s contents and gadget insurance a lot in freshers. Their 24-hour gadget replacement (whether lost, damaged or stolen), is so useful for university life,…

How to Find and Purchase Affordable Art

We’d all love to bring a bit of class to our homes with a bit of art, but sometimes this can be more expensive than we originally bargained for. For those that want to spruce things up on a budget, there are affordable art options, if you know where to find them. Go to Local Shows Local art shows can allow you to pick up some exceptional art without the big price tag. You get to help out community artists and also get yourself a bargain, what’s not to like? If you’re having trouble finding these in your community, then…

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