Summer has finally arrived – at least for a week so we have put together a list of our favourite sunshine activities A Canal Boat Trip You have to go a long way to beat messing about in boats to while away a summer’s day. If you’re lucky enough to live near water, there are [...]
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May 14, 2012
We’ve all been there, sweaty palms, a pounding heart, a churning stomach. Stress can get the better of anyone at any time. However when it starts getting in the way of your day-to- day life (insomnia, panic attacks etc) it can be really hard to shake without medical help. The common medication prescibscribed for anxiety [...]
March 14, 2012
We all want to spoil our mother’s on Mother’s Day but it can be hard to think of a present as awesome as your mum. You might consider giving her the luxurious experience of a spa visit.
January 30, 2012
The start of a new year, is always a stressful time with loads going on and lack of funds in the bank account. So why not take some time out of your busy social schedule and look at these lovely image boards.
January 3, 2012
Christmas and New Year are over. For many it’s a depressing step back to work with a sore head and slightly rounder belly. It’s a well-known fact/myth that January is the most depressing month of the year for many of us and back in 2005 a ‘scientist’ came up with a very controversial equation that [...]
December 5, 2011
We are on to the second day of our advent calender and the elves have been hard at work trying to find deals online that will help fill your Christmas stocking. As the Christmas period is one of the most stressful times of year we thought that perhaps a bit of pampering might be in [...]
December 4, 2011
Born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, Dickinson’s life of seclusion is one of poetry’s better-known pieces of trivia, and the possibility of this being the result of thwarted romance one of the most speculated-upon. In any case the known facts are that she lived almost alone for much of her life, with only her siblings [...]
November 30, 2011
Do you need to take a brief break from the reality of working and trying to make ends meet? Well a DIY pamper treatment at home is exactly what you need. I spent the morning doing this last week-end and felt gloriously refreshed afterwards. This is an ‘all morning’ DIY treatment session so put aside [...]
November 27, 2011
On the face of things, the career of John Donne had two distinct faces: the sensual, celebratory, downright odd poems of his youth, and the pensive, angry and eloquent missives of his old age.
November 20, 2011
Okay, so poetry has been happening for quite some time, you guys. Like longer than the internet. Gaius Valerius Catullus lived from around 84-54 BC, growing up in Cisalpine Gaul, and spending most of his adult life in Rome. Let’s take a look at his work.