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7 things to consider when renting as a student

Renting for the first – or even the second, third or fourth – time as a student can be a daunting task. With a little renting savvy and some all-important research, however, it’s a process that becomes second nature. Here’s an inside look at hidden costs and things to anticipate when renting a student property. Price vs location It’s easy to go for the cheapest housing option, but you’ll want to make sure you don’t sacrifice proximity to uni. Balance the two so that you don’t end up spending the money you would have saved on a bus fare. Before…

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The Perfect Gift for the Older Gentleman

Why is it that buying gifts for the older generations can turn even the most level-headed among us into a quivering wreck? These are the people that have brought us up, guided us and yet they have managed to instil a fear into us that giving a gift could be anything other than great. After all, they appear to have everything that they could possibly need. There are, however, there are a few gifts that if they have been carefully selected will raise eyebrows for all the right reasons. Hampers The recipient of your gift may have an eclectic taste…

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A Student’s Home away from Home

If you’re heading off to university and leaving home for the first time, then one of the big things that are going to be on your mind is where you’re going to live. Will it be as nice as your room at home? Will it be comfortable and cosy? The secret to feeling happy is to make it your home away from home – and there are lots of ways you can do this. Here are some ideas to get you thinking. Choose a Place You Like When you’re looking for somewhere to live, try and find somewhere that you…

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Unique Wedding Gift Ideas with UncommonGoods

Whether it’s a Birthday, Anniversary or a Wedding, purchasing the perfect present can be a hard task. I recently came across a US-based website called UncommonGoods which has a selection of great gifts. As you can probably guess from the website’s name, it’s home to many unique items. They have a large selection of wedding gifts including personalised items which you can check out here for the happy couple or even Bridesmaid’s and Groomsmen. I love the personalised touch when it comes to wedding gifts. Getting the newly married couple something with their names on is a great idea. I love…

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Gin Masterclass at The Botanist, York

Last month, Ellie and I headed to York for a girlie day followed by a Gin Masterclass at The Botanist, York. I absolutely love The Botanist but I’ve not been to the York one, which opened about a year ago! So when I got invited along to their Blogger’s Gin Masterclass, I was there! I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest gin drinker in the world. I did go to the Gin Festival which I rather enjoyed but it’s still not my drink of choice until now. The masterclass was held in the most Instagrammable greenhouse styled room upstairs. We had…

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My Summer Holiday Reading List

I’ll hold my hands up and say that I’m not the biggest reader in the world but when I’m on holiday I end up reading four or five books in a week. Especially when I’m travelling long distance on planes, I like to have a book with me to keep my occupied. The guys over at Holiday Gems got in touch to see if I’d like to choose out some books to take away with me on my travels. I thought I would share which ones are currently on my reading list and would be perfect to take away on…

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