Reviews

Blue Monday

Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. It was 16th January this year. The weather was grim and mood was not that great because of the things going on in the life lately. As(…)

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Traveler’s Notebook Unboxing

Traveler’s Notebook Unboxing

To mark a recent promotion at work and as a treat to myself, I decided to join Traveler’s notebook craze. The decision wasn’t easy, as a typical questioner I made a pro con list and after much deliberation decided to get ZLYC traveler’s notebook. I plan to use this from September. First impression, I love the craftsmanship(…)

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Jericho Nail Kit Review

Jericho Nail Kit Review

A persistent sales consultant manage to sell this to me while I was stolling by Trinity Centre in Aberdeen. She grabbed my hand and started buffing it – I like to keep my nails natuaral with no nail polish After a 15-minute sales talk/demo and good discount I decided to buy the kit. She needed(…)

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Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking

Last week I took a Visual Thinking class on Skillshare (*referral link), taught by Catherine Madden and I wanted to tell you about it! It’s was quick, easy and well structured. I like to take a lot of notes during meeting and have come across a research that sketchnoting makes us better listener as we are(…)

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My Experience Selling on Fiverr

My Experience Selling on Fiverr

In January this year I set myself a goal to make atleast $20.00 per week outside my full-time job. This was an experiment to test what I have been reading and listening to, on podcasts, all the the talk about making money online. Just because I like to define the parameters clearly before committing to(…)

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Colouring books for grown-ups

Colouring books for grown-ups

 Hi Friends! Did you know, colouring books are becoming popular as art therapy and help reducing stress through the magic of colouring in? Maybe it is working with hands which relieves anxiety. I found colouring is a great way to let your brain unwind and focusing on filling in the lines with colour can be(…)

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Personal Planner Review

Personal Planner Review

I heard Personal Planner on Twitter and Insta and they sounded great so last month I decided to try – I created an account, designed my planner and ordered it. I am a list maker and commonly use the notes section on my phone but I like this idea of having writing things down in the(…)

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Book Review: Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O’Porter

Book Review: Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O’Porter

Blurb It’s 1994 and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renee and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn’t be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renee. But Renee and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families… Fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where(…)

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Book Review: Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Book Review: Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Good reviews, interview here and marketing hype led me to purchase this book. I started with an expectation that this book will talk about something new but I was disappointed. Most of it appears to be a well put together from variety of other resources, what other experts have already said – more like a(…)

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Book Review: Show Your Work

Book Review: Show Your Work

Bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon, brings back his unique writing style to Show Your Work! (affiliate link). The idea behind the book is that you are not self-promoting, but that you are being awesome and discoverable, and letting others learn from you. 🙂 In this book he shares ten simple rules for(…)

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Music Magpie Review

Music Magpie Review

What is Music Magpie? According to the site at, musicMagpie.co.uk , you can sell “unwanted CDs, DVDs, Tech, Electronic and clothes”. Enter the barcode, the make and model of Tech or Electronics or the brand and type of garment of the clothes you want to sell into their Valuation Engine and it will tell you(…)

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Dymo Junior Label Maker

Dymo Junior Label Maker

It is one of my goals to get more organised in 2014 so to encourage me I purchased this Dymo Junior Label maker from Buy Stationery and it was mentioned in my last Craft haul too. I got around to using it recently and now I can’t stop labeling! So far I have used this to label(…)

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Book Review: The Husband’s Secret

Book Review: The Husband’s Secret

Based purely on reviews on Audible, I downloaded The Husband’s Secret audiobook onto my iPad in 2013 and is the first book I finished in 2014. In one word, it was a long audiobook but I only listened to it during cooking, cleaning the house, commute, making cards etc….you know the kind where you don’t really need(…)

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Review – White Musk Eau De Parfum

Review – White Musk Eau De Parfum

I recently received a voucher from BrandAlley so decided to treat myself to a new perfume. I got a set of two for £11.50 from sale in BrandAlley – it is listed for £13.00 for a 30ml bottle on The Body Shop website. I didn’t read any reviews at the time of buying as £11.50(…)

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Craft & Office Supplies Haul

Craft & Office Supplies Haul

If you like browsing the paper/craft/office supplies shops and like pretty things in your office you are going to love this. This is going to be a long post, are you comfortable? OK good, let’s start… 1. Latest addition to home office is this sleek yet sturdy desk lamp. Since November I have been looking for a(…)

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Restaurant Review: The Purple Rooms

Restaurant Review: The Purple Rooms

Last weekend, my husband and I went to The Purple Rooms, a little restaurant in Hall Green – it came highly recommended by husband’s work colleague. Address:Stratford Rd  Birmingham, West Midlands B28 8AD Value: 4/5Two course meal, including 2 starters, 2 main courses, chapatis and paranthas for £23.40 – which to me is good value.(…)

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Book Review: The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz

Book Review: The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz

I have never written a book review before but you know a moment when you read something different and you feel the need to share it…well, THAT! image source The book was featured in my recommended titles in Audible, I listened to sample on the site and thought narration is OK, so went ahead and(…)

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The Best Books I Read in 2012

The Best Books I Read in 2012

I admire end-of-year lists, the best of movies, shows, books, lessons etc so taking the inspiration from blog here I thought I will add my two pennies worth to the blogland about the books I read in 2012. They weren’t all published in 2012, for some reason I don’t pay a lot of attention to what Bestsellers(…)

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Review: Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream

Review: Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream

I am not into a lot of beauty products but I recently bought the Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream as beauty gurus say one should start using eye cream after 25 so I got myself this cream Claim – Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.Cost – I got 15 ml(…)

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