Reasons to volunteer

Many organisations and charities depend on volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of their operations, as recent economic problems mean they simply can’t afford to pay as many staff members – and more and more people are relying on their services. Here are a few reasons why I think you should consider giving up […]

Finding a balance!

If you have recently started back at school or uni, you might be struggling to get to grips with your new timetable. The sudden shock of not being able to binge on Netflix on a Sunday and being expected to (shock horror) read over a mathematics course handbook can leave you feeling a bit queasy. […]

Holidaying at home

Ever found yourself staring dreamily into a screen or a holiday brochure wishing you were anywhere in the world but home? Perhaps you’re picturing yourself lounging lazily on a warm sandy beach listening to the warm waters lap against the shoreline. Maybe you’re on a road trip driving on the open road with the wind […]

How to… Start a Blog

Over the past couple of years, blogging has become increasingly popular. It is thought that there are around 6.7 million people using blogging sites and 12 million people blogging via social media* – that’s more than the population of Portugal! Bloggers are starting to get a lot more recognition, with a number of successful bloggers […]

TOP 5: must-read books for summer 2014

It’s official – summer is a time to kick back, relax and get stuck into a good old-fashioned book. Whether you’ve already polished off the last of your exams (lucky you!) or you’re after a bit of motivation to keep plugging away until that glorious final paper, some of you might be looking forward to […]