astuce pour rencontrer fille I haven’t blogged in a while but then to be blunt, I haven’t had much to say. Today however I will be talking about how things I did when I was younger has inadvertently influenced what I do now. I was thinking the other day about how the little things throughout my child have influenced the role I am in but also my outside interests. When I was really young ( I am talking about aged 13 and below) I loved art. Colouring in, painting, art on the computer using paint, basic photo editing software even needle work, I was forever making pictures and had books full of the stuff. Although I dropped art in year nine (I couldn’t draw at all therefore Mum reckoned I would fail the course and opted for History instead), it is nice how in my current role as a Marketing Assistant where I approve artwork for print and media I still get to enjoy looking at artwork even though I am not creating it.

see One incident I remember, was making some business cards (I think on MS Word) for my Dad’s business and he said he would display them in the office. I then got thinking that I could take graphic design for GCSE. My dad was hell bent on me not taking any art subjects. However I had to laugh when I had to make last minute a business card for the CEO in my workplace. It is funny that things come round full circle some times. Like every twenty something I used MSN messenger, Facebook, Bebo (remember giving the love?) and also Piczo where you built an entire website yourself ( I learnt a lot of HTML in those days, not that I knew it at the time). It’s bonkers to think how far social media has advanced now that it is a major influencer in buyer power and that people (including myself) have full time jobs in social media. I don’t feel as bad spending as much time on the sites now!

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rencontre femme handicapГ©e et celibataire I have a degree in Geography and a lot of my passion for Geography was influenced by living in the countryside ( I was very lucky to have a big garden) back then. My parents were both passionate about wildlife and subconsciously must have influenced me in enjoying and appreciating Geography as a subject. My passion for Geography had also been fuelled by wanting to travel abroad, I had never been abroad until the age of thirteen. I always wanted to go to France for two weeks in the summer ( I didn’t have an obsession with France it was just all my friends went there on holiday). Although I have since been to France (twice) and America (twice!) and a few places since. I haven’t done as much travelling than I thought I would.

(Image Source: Authors Own) gebühren für binäre optionen After my Geography degree getting a job relating directly to my course was pretty much non existent. I knew I didn’t want to do a Masters (research isn’t really my forte and I didn’t know what to specialise in) and eventually after a research job I landed the role of a marketing assistant. Again I loved English Literature at school (I studied it up to A- Level) and being able to write articles and social media posts at times can be challenging but is really rewarding when you get lots of interaction with the posts. On the English Literature course I loved crafting out what I was going to write to describe this and that and I enjoy doing this as part of my job. The moral of the post is that I found that a lot of things that were my early hobbies or what I enjoyed at school really influences the person I am today even though I haven’t realised it until recently.

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Not only do I love reading books but my passion for reading extends out to blogs. My Bloglovin (best app ever) is full of blogs and saved posts that I don’t know quite what I would do if I lost them all. Anyhow here is a second dose of blogs I am enjoying at the moment.

Poppy D
I have followed Poppy Dinsey right from the beginning when WIWT (What I Wore Today) was just a blog showcasing her clothes to seeing it become a full scale business. In her personal blog Poppy talks about what is going on in her life away from WIWT. Special love goes to her wedding posts (that dress FYI!), her experience swimming in open water for charity and her post, which is a few years old now, on her jaw surgery. Poppy can write, she really can write. Her writing style is chatty and a lot of her going out and food posts are based on places in London (disadvantage of me living in the Midlands, but that’s not her fault!) but she knows her stuff (Poppy is lovely on twitter too!). 
This American blog is a great instigator in all things fitness. Sometimes there are full posts, others are just introductions to YouTube videos. However I have been saving a lot of the food and workout videos to try out later ( I haven’t tried them yet but that’s a different story…).
Media Marmalade
Media Marmalade is another blog that I have been following for ages. Although primarily a fashion blog I have found the posts about photography (the photography is top notch) and building a better blog to be the best posts. As Melissa’s day job (being a Business Director creating communications strategies for clients), I feel this gives her advice a certain positive weighting over some others that offer blog advice.   
Autumn Leaves Blog
Finally I found this site amongst the popular posts on Bloglovin. Autumn Leaves Blog focuses on improving your blog (which I definitely need) taking it to that all important next level. Each post is backed up with relevant statistics (Check out the post How To Choose The Best Social Media Network For You as a great example). I am grateful for this quality free advice as I am sure many people would charge to give the same. Indeed Rebecca runs a consultancy service and like Media Marmalade I tend to take her advice more seriously because it is her day job.          
That’s it for today. Are there any blogs you would recommend?

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So you have bought a house (well done you!) and now you are thinking about moving. Moving was by far the least stressful part of the whole ‘buying a house’ process ironically. My partner and I were sharing a two bed flat before with no garden. Therefore, we had a lot less stuff to move than a family would. We were adamant to keep it as cheap as possible, therefore, did lots of research and work before hand to make the move as smooth as possible.

Have a Big Clean Out
Although the house sale hadn’t gone through yet. We knew it would be very last minute so decided to have a giant clean out, a month before. It also gave us the chance to sell unwanted items on eBay in plenty of time and a lot of stuff was given to charity so hopefully will go to a new home.

Ask Around for Boxes
Everyone does this, but it is really worth asking. We got lots of plastic boxes off my partner’s parents when we moved which I reckoned saved around £15.00. We bought 15 cardboard boxes off Amazon for around £15.00 as well. We had to make them ourselves, but it didn’t take long. We packed up everything the weekend before (it was a bit risky, the sale didn’t go through until the Thursday after) but we didn’t want to take any time off.  

The Removal Men
You could hire a van however since we lived on the second floor of the flat we didn’t want to drag all our appliances downstairs. As we were moving to a place that was originally half an hour away we didn’t want to pay a lot of money as we knew that with all our things the move wouldn’t take an entire day. With this in mind my partner found a local company that paid per hour rather than the whole day. The whole move was done in three hours meaning we only paid £130 whereas if we had gone with a different company and hired them out for the whole day then we would have lost £400.

With this company as well as they were charging per hour we decided to put as much stuff as we could in two cars. Before they came, we reckoned that save another hour.

Clean and Fix as Much as Possible
If you clean and fix as much possible this will decrease the need for the landlord to have to do it themselves out of your deposit. If after the landlord checks there is still problems. You can always take it up with the Deposit Protection Agency. (DPS). Remember, the Landlord needs to take wear and tear into account and should not be using your deposit as money to completely redecorate.

Keep All Screws and Parts in Place
When taking down furniture my partner and I counted all the parts and put them in small freezer bags and popped them in my handbag. This will save you money as you don’t want to have to buy small parts again to replace the ones that went missing.

Make Sure to Redirect All Post and Change All Addresses
Ok I never bothered to redirect my post because I worked on the assumption that I don’t get much post anyway and as I have changed the majority of addresses already I shouldn’t get post with my name through the other door. BUT definitely change addresses as soon as possible as you don’t want anybody to commit fraud or let bills go unpaid.

Read Your Meters
So you don’t get charged for another person’s usage.

I hope this is useful for you. We saved a lot of money so we are happy with them. Have you got any money saving tips?

enter Ahh the flat where you can store two bikes, have your office, kitchen and 
see the lounge all in one area.

Having lived in a flat for over a year, whilst desperately saving to get on the property ladder, you start to notice all the funny quirks which you wouldn’t necessarily get living in a house. I share a few below:


If you are going to have to wake up at five in the morning. At least turn your alarm off and not annoy everyone else with it. It’s amazing when a block of flats is eerily quiet you can hear someone’s phone alarm. 
One time someone in the flat below me went away for the weekend and left their alarm going off at half five ALL WEEKEND.
The smell of weed in the corridors
Not nice.  When my parents visit I don’t want them thinking I live in a drugs den. 
Not closing the corridor door properly
I don’t want to die because you let a psycho in as you carried your shopping in…
On the other hand, you don’t need to do any weights at the gym after lugging all your food shop up a flight of stairs.
Cheering when the footie is on
You can always tell when a massive match is on.  And who is winning without resorting to Twitter or watching it on the telly just by hearing the cheers or the swearing.
People dumping their fridges or furniture when they move
Don’t be dirty, take it to the tip. It’s free. 
People that do not put their rubbish in the bins properly
It’s not that bloody hard!

The lack of space
You become an expert in cooking with about 30cm worth of space and start googling a million different ways to store items using a shoebox. Oh and your parents get pissed off with you storing your Christmas tree in their loft.

Not having a garden
No hosting boozy outdoor parties. You always have to resort to your friends house or a pub garden. Or if you are skint opening the door that acts as a window to let the warm air in…. Closing it after ten minutes as too many flies have come in.

Hearing people having really loud sex

You only have one parking space therefore if you live with a partner. One of you is always having to parallel park in some dodgy space and you live in the hope no one scratches your car. Checking out the local scenery in my new area
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Recently my partner and I managed to get on the housing ladder (read about how to buy a house here). One of the main worries when house hunting that everyone will have is finding a house that is right for you in the location that is right for you. Today I write about what we looked for when buying a house:

You may already have an idea on where you want to live. For us, we wanted to move to a quieter area and be closer to my work. Our priorities for location was:

  • In the countryside.
  • Not near a flood plain.
  • No more than half an hour commute from my workplace. 
  • Not near a busy road.
  • Close to a train station with trains that will travel to London.

So what to think about is:

  • Do you want to be in a village or in a town?
  • If you want to live in the countryside you have to think about how close you want your amenities to be.
  • How close you are to public services (particularly important if you need to rely on them.)
  • What type of social environment do you want to be in (i.e if you want to be in a fast paced environment then a sleepy village may not be the best option for you).
  • How close you want to be to your family!
Obviously a town is going to have everything you want. For us, we wanted to have a doctors surgery and supermarket close by, but happy to travel a bit further to do some serious shopping. We both drive so bus services were not as important to us.

What you need to think about facility wise?
Proximity to medical services eg, doctors, dentists and hospitals, supermarkets and shops.

The Area
My partner and I did a lot of research into the area, as our home is a home that we want to stay in long term.  We looked at the specifics such as flooding, schools and nature. When we visited the house, we drove around the surrounding area at day and night for a better idea of area it is.

The House Itself
We were a little greedy and wanted quite a big house. An en- suite wasn’t as important to us but a large kitchen was. What you need to look out for:

  • Do your neighbours windows look into your windows?
  • If the property is near the main road or trains (Don’t laugh I used to hear the train rumbling past my old flat window!)
  • If you want a garden, is it big enough or the right type (e.g I did not want a terrace garden).
  • Is your house big enough? 
  • Is the kitchen big enough? My old place had a tiny kitchen and we hated it.
  • Does it have a garage or a driveway? Do you have to share the driveway?
  • How much land do you own?
  • What boundaries are yours to maintain?
  • Are the windows and the frames in good condition? Also are the windows single glazed, mind if they are as it can be very cold in the winter time.
  • Is there any mould? Be weary of fresh coats of paint that could cover mould up. 
In my experience house buying is always a risk and there never is the ‘perfect’ house. The majority of the time you have to sacrifice something. However, if you do your research properly it certainly reduces the risk of getting it wrong. * Disclaimer: this is my views only. Seek professional advice.