Best iPhone alarm, reminder and timer app – Alarmed

After swapping my BlackBerry for an iPhone last year, I was left feeling slightly lost without my hundreds of reminders popping up on my screen every hour, telling me to pick up the washing, make a booking, return my library books… The reminder facility offered by the iPhone through its Calendar and Reminders app, wasn’tContinue reading “Best iPhone alarm, reminder and timer app – Alarmed”

What to do with old MAC Cosmetics make-up containers: recycle them

If you’ve got empty (or full) MAC Cosmetics make-up tubs or containers that you no longer need, don’t throw them away. MAC Cosmetics has a great environmentally-friendly campaign, called ‘Back to MAC’, which kindly recycles your full or empty make-up containers, and rewards you with a free MAC lipstick (worth about £13), in return. So,Continue reading “What to do with old MAC Cosmetics make-up containers: recycle them”

Wedding ‘save the date’ card design

A personalised ‘save the date’ note I created for a newly engaged couple… It is becoming increasingly common for couples to send out these ‘save the date’ cards before their wedding invitation in order to make their guests aware of the date on which they will marry, so the guests know to keep it free.

Fun bachelorette and hen party games: tried-and-tested!

A few months ago, I took on the responsibility of organising my sister’s hen/bachelorette parties. Yes, I used the plural – ‘parties’ – because the madam decided that she’d have one hen party abroad (for those who could make it to another country) and one nearer to home (for everyone else who couldn’t) – apparentlyContinue reading “Fun bachelorette and hen party games: tried-and-tested!”

Visit Only Eggless for eggs-ceptional egg-free cakes and vegetarian meals

For delicious, light and tasty egg-free cakes, try Only Eggless. It’s melt-in-the-mouth sponge recipe is delightful, and it’s cake variety is splendid: you can get Ferrero Rocher, banoffee, a personal favourite, Oreo cake, and much more! Only Eggless is a family-run business that prides itself in being London’s first cake shop that is approved byContinue reading “Visit Only Eggless for eggs-ceptional egg-free cakes and vegetarian meals”

Soho Joe – great value, quality Italian food

Where else could you possibly get a 12″ quality pizza for £8 in the heart of London? Exactly. SOLD! Soho Joe is an all-day restaurant serving rustic, tasty Italian food that is great value for money. The family-run restaurant has a lived-in, homely feel and evening meals are lit up by candlelight, making it cosyContinue reading “Soho Joe – great value, quality Italian food”

The Waffle House, St Albans – the perfect place for Sunday brunch

Waffles with eggs and bacon, waffles with ice cream, waffles with mushrooms, waffles with maple syrup… the list goes on. The Waffle House gives you what you’d expect; waffles with everything! Ideal for Sunday breakfast, dessert or a quick snack, there is bound to be something to suit your tastes from the variety of sweetContinue reading “The Waffle House, St Albans – the perfect place for Sunday brunch”

Wireless festival in Hyde Park – what to expect plus a few hilarious observations

This was the first year that I made it to the Wireless Festival at Hyde Park in London. Having finally witnessed what I have been missing, I am certain that I will be going again, again and again. I’ve compiled a few personal observations – mostly things that I was amused by or would haveContinue reading “Wireless festival in Hyde Park – what to expect plus a few hilarious observations”

Don’t let the coffee cup drive you…

A close friend shared this with me, and I was extremely grateful to have read and understood its meaning. I felt that it would be nice to share it on here too. It’s a short story with an uplifting moral – to enjoy the finer things in life and not be carried away by theContinue reading “Don’t let the coffee cup drive you…”

Shrek The Musical starring Amanda Holden; a must-see West End Show

Combine a farting Princess, a biscuit with attitude, a grumpy yet lovable Scottish Ogre and an evil 3ft tall Prince. Add to this; amazingly intricate costumes, lots of farting, hilarious jokes and uplifting, high-energy songs. You’re left with an unbelievably amazing feel-good comedy musical, which brings our favourite Shrek characters to life and makes youContinue reading “Shrek The Musical starring Amanda Holden; a must-see West End Show”

Japan earthquake shakes the digital camera market

The earthquake and resultant tsunami that struck Japan on 11th March, have wreaked havoc on the digital camera market, with one assistant in a UK high street store telling a customer that the arrival of a specific camera model could not be guaranteed until August. From lenses to memory cards, the production of many componentsContinue reading “Japan earthquake shakes the digital camera market”

Submarine: Film review

This comedy-drama from Richard Ayoade, who plays Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd, explores the difficulties faced by a 15-year-old adolescent boy, Oliver Tate, to survive at school, lose his virginity before he turns 16, but also to try and save his parents’ marriage. Submarine captures the awkwardness of Oliver’s first relationship, and the anxietyContinue reading “Submarine: Film review”

Lituanian plans for blonde Maldivian island are insulting

I was unsurprised to hear that a Lithuanian company constructing a luxury resort in the Maldives, has faced legal trouble over its plans to staff the resort with attractive blonde women. The resort, which is meant to open in 2015 on a man-made island shaped like a high-heeled shoe, was hoping to lure wealthy menContinue reading “Lituanian plans for blonde Maldivian island are insulting”

Blue Zenzer: the Italian slash Indian restaurant in Northwick Park certainly has zing

It’s the sister restaurant to Blue Ginger, an indo-oriental restaurant in Kenton Road, hence the name Blue Zenzer – ‘zenzer’ is Italian for ginger. Despite the fact that the same people created them, the dining experiences in Ginger and Zenzer couldn’t differ more. Blue Zenzer serves up Italian dishes – some authentic, the rest withContinue reading “Blue Zenzer: the Italian slash Indian restaurant in Northwick Park certainly has zing”

Graduating in a recession can have long term detrimental effects

The graduates and job seekers of today are the most educated in history, yet, about 1 in 5 people aged 15 to 24 in developing countries are unemployed according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In Tunisia, these figures are even worse and unsurprisingly a revolution began over there last December and inContinue reading “Graduating in a recession can have long term detrimental effects”

Mohsen Kebab Iranian Restaurant, Warwick Road, Kensington

This low-key bring-your-own-booze (BYOB) West London Iranian restaurant serves up authentic Persian food, and its simple joojeh (chicken) skewers are absolutely divine. It’s a small, plain restaurant located in the middle of nowhere near Olympia’s Homebase, and from outside it doesn’t look particularly amazing, but it’s busy, bursting with lots of Iranian clientell looking forContinue reading “Mohsen Kebab Iranian Restaurant, Warwick Road, Kensington”

A quick introduction to search engine optimisation (SEO) on newspaper websites

As readers have begun to demand news updates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, newspapers have scrambled to satisfy these cravings, and search engine optimisation (SEO) has become very important for newspaper websites. Even though Facebook and Twitter are providing a lot of referrals to online news websites, search engines still provide anContinue reading “A quick introduction to search engine optimisation (SEO) on newspaper websites”

Facebook and Twitter have turned opinions into Big Macs – ‘thrown together hastily and served by the billions’

“We live in an era in which it is important to have opinions. Not necessarily smart or original ones; almost any opinion will do as long as it’s forcefully expressed. “We post them on Facebook; we tweet them. It wasn’t that long ago that opinions were something carefully considered and weighed so they’d reflect wellContinue reading “Facebook and Twitter have turned opinions into Big Macs – ‘thrown together hastily and served by the billions’”

City Golf Club London – the ‘something for everyone’ venue; great for all occasion parties, corporate events, team building days and more

Sing your heart out to the latest songs, have a swing in a golf game or take on the role of a drummer in a rock band at City Golf Club. This contemporary, stylish venue gives you a chance to put on a unique experience for your guests. Whether they are friends, family or clients,Continue reading “City Golf Club London – the ‘something for everyone’ venue; great for all occasion parties, corporate events, team building days and more”