Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a Luxury Bouquet from Prestige Flowers

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I don’t know about you, but I love flowers – I love growing them in my garden at home, I love looking at them when out and about, and I also love taking photos of flowers, plants and nature (if that wasn’t already obvious on this blog). Additionally, I also adore having a bunch of colourful fresh flowers in my house, so when Prestige Flowers offered the opportunity to review a Luxury Bouquet from their Mother’s Day collection* I jumped at the chance.

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a Luxury Bouquet from Prestige Flowers

Prestige Flowers

Prestige Flowers

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Four Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

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Seeking some financial respite after the often busy and expensive festive period, it’s forgivable for many to want to keep spending thereafter to a minimum. For loved up bunnies however, Valentine’s Day is an extra excuse to tell your other half how much they mean to you… but it doesn’t need to break the bank.

Four purse-friendly ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a budget

Valentines day on a budget

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Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at the Tower Hotel London

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As I mentioned in my last post (here), I said that as I have gotten older I prefer to spend my money on services and experiences, and this also applies to gifts. I live away from my family and most of my friends and so for me, I love to give and receive the gift of time and share in something as opposed to having a gift that will just take up more space (but that’s not to say I am ungrateful for the presents I receive). For Christmas I was really lucky to receive two afternoon tea vouchers, one from my friend that I still need to book, and this Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at the Tower Hotel London, that I am reviewing for you today.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at the Tower Hotel London

Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at the Tower Hill Hotel London

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Getting back your sass -How to get back to you after a negative experience

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As some of you will be aware, 2018 hasn’t started so great for me… well, it depends how you look at it I guess. On 2nd January I resigned from a job (without a plan B unfortunately) that over the course of about two months completely crushed my confidence and turned me into an anxious and stressed wreck. So from one perspective I made a great decision (to leave), but this has still ultimately led to me currently without permanent employment. However, more on that another time.

So how do you get back your sass and get back to feeling like you again following a set back? Or maybe your Mum/sister/gran/aunt or best friend needs a boost to help lift their spirits a little? Sometimes it can be as simple as a sweet scented treat like Gift Sets for Her* to bring back a smile, or you need some of these ideas –

Getting back your Sass!

Getting back your sass

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Reasons why an Interview is Stressful for Someone with Anxiety

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At various points in life, you will recognise that change is on the horizon and it is time to get a new job. If only one could get a job from your credentials on paper alone, eh? I have written before about my top interview tips, and five questions you could ask at interview, as well as my advice for having a career in marketing. But there has been a gap until now identifying the reasons why an interview is stressful for someone with anxiety, and about applying those tips and advice I have shared previously, to somebody with anxiety… somebody just like me.

Rightly or wrongly, I go into an interview and treat it like a performance, a display of my best self demonstrating my personality and my capability for the role I am in contention for. The fact that I am a ball of insecurity on the inside; my throat drying after every answer to each question; every part of me wishing the performance to be over with and I can escape back into the security of my car. As it happens, to my mind there is only one interview that I would say went badly and that was right back after university when I was trying to get my break. I don’t lie in an interview, my ‘performance’ is my true self, but it is certainly a struggle to keep my anxiety at bay.

Reasons why an Interview is Stressful for Someone with Anxiety

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