Another year has come, and another year has gone. It is now 2018, and considering how quickly the years have been passing recently, there is no guarantee that 2020 won’t just creep up on all of us without us even noticing. It is soon the turn of a new decade, and we certainly aren’t getting any younger any time soon, meaning we have to actually start looking after ourselves one of these days. The chances of you hearing that before are pretty high, and everyone is planning on taking better care of their mental and physical state, but the truth is, everyone is planning on doing it “someday”. If you’ve been on this planet for more than a few weeks, you already know that “sometimes” or “tomorrow” never comes, and it just gets added on to the to-do list, much like most other things.
One of the hardest things we can do in life is buy/sell a home and move. It is never going to be easy packing up your whole life and take it from one place to another. But, there are, of course, so many reasons why people need to do this. They may want to get on the property ladder, need more space for a growing family, or simply need to change the area in which they live. So if you plan on moving this year don’t worry. I have all the steps you need to take to make it a breeze.
Are you planning on holding a party in the next few months? Parties are something everyone looks forward to at the end of a tough week and it is the perfect place to spend time with your friends and let your hair down. Of course, parties come in all shapes and sizes, but if you want your party to be one which stands out for years to come, here’s how you do it…
If you’ve ever watched a sitcom where the backdrop is NYC (and, let’s be honest, of course you have), then you’ll have noticed a trend: every single one of them features roommates. It’s part and parcel of big city life because, whether you call the Big Apple home or any other city, sharing a space is pretty much the only way you can afford the rent.
Any parent knows that putting the kids to bed can be a nightmare. Most families have at least one child who tries to avoid sleep. Most have cunning ploys to stop us sending them to the land of Nod. It can make life tough for everyone, not least the child who’s fighting sleep. If they succeed in their goal often enough, their health and schoolwork could start to suffer for it. After all, sleep is essential if we want to function on a daily basis. Your child may not have grasped that concept, but you’re old enough to know better.
The most romantic day of the year is fast approaching and it’s time to think about how we’re going to spend it with the one we love. At this point I feel I need to add a little disclaimer. My husband and I are not really fans of Valentine’s day and to be honest we never ever celebrate but this year I’m opening an exception and planning a little celebration on Valentine’s day. He has no idea of course. Let’s hope he enjoys it!
Though there are more than enough things to do on Europe’s mainland to keep you enthralled for a lifetime, don’t overlook the islands which are dotted around the continent. While many of the ones that we are about to talk about are established and popular tourist spots, there are one or two which you may just be reading about for the first time. And thanks to the abundance of very affordable flights in Europe, visiting these islands is well within reach of people on all budgets. So, let’s take a tour of some idyllic islands to inspire your wanderlust.
A room without books is like a body without a soul. – Marcus Tullius CiceroI
Since moving back to Porto (my hometown) a couple of year ago I couldn’t help but notice how much it had changed. The city looks refreshed, full of atmosphere and buzzing with tourists most of the year. It is indeed a great city to live in and the perfect city break/holiday destination (you definitely need to include it in your travel bucket list if you haven’t already).
The Christmas season is well and truly upon us, meaning plenty of family time spent nestled around the Christmas tree, drinking hot chocolate and watching our favourite films. But it’s not all about staying indoors, even though the weather outside is frightful. For a little inspiration on where to go for a festive day out with all the family, check out my top Christmas-themed days out below.