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#FoodBankAdvent ~ All Year Round!

You may have seen the Christmas #FoodBankAdvent campaign. Check out these posts from Mattscafe, KatyKicker and UKMoneyBloggers. However I’m here to tell you something else, just like a dog; the homeless or people in need aren’t just for Christmas. In fact they are all year round, who would have thought it? Don’t get me wrong, I did the food bank advent and loved it because I got all festive. The previous few years though I’ve been donating to a homeless shelter down the road and never thought about talking about it. Now that it’s out there though I want to take the opportunity to really talk about it and not just forget about it after Christmas, although I hope it happens every Christmas! So you know how there happens to be like 365 days in the year? When I was younger I thought there was like 20 or something so…

My relationship with trains, choo choo!

Fun post alert and why not! I have a love hate relationship with trains, not quite a Sheldon Cooper relationship; but a relationship all the same. There are several reasons why although mainly reasons why I love them so I thought I’d start with them. ~ 1, Newspapers! So my mum has two dogs and I must have a fetish for collecting newspapers I suppose. I find that the trains are always full of them, which I love. I walk to carriages collecting them and seeing how many I can collect for that journey. Instead of them being thrown in the bin they’re being used for a good cause and then recycled. Plus if I’m being honest I hardly ever see the papers being recycled around train stations so I’m happy I collect them. ~ 2, The seats. I have to admit after spending some time abroad in various countries…

DIY gift boxes, the necessity this Christmas.

I love a bit of DIY, even if I’m not very good at it. That doesn’t stop me from doing it and it’s the thought that counts. I wanted to give people something different this year which is why I went on the search for something unique, which would stand out on the day. I found these amazing, rustic boxes from ZacSmart! I’m a rather creative person and I have to say these treasure boxes are amazing for that. I’ve been making a few hampers this year and although they are perfect for big things, they’re not so great when you have a few smaller gifts for people. I don’t want to just chuck them in a cardboard box so I decided to go with these treasure boxes. The great thing about these treasure boxes is the fact that they can be upcycled as well. I wanted to spray some…

University, 4 things they don’t tell you in the brochure.

I’ve been at university a few years now. In fact I had to drop out of my first course due to the lack of support, that isn’t something we’re going to get into; not today anyway. I have to admit, when you come to an open day the university has a way of making everything flow; they look perfect and you just can’t wait to start. However I’ve a few years under my belt and sometimes that just isn’t the case. I mean if I knew everything I know now when I started things would have turned differently. So I wanted to pass a little knowledge and wisdom onto the freshers and hopefully you’ll learn something new along the way. 1, Freshers flu, it doesn’t stop. If you haven’t heard of freshers flu, buckle up! It sucks, if you’re a fresher you need to pay close attention. Current students will…

The Geeky Guy Gift Guide This Christmas!

So I’m a geek and I probably always will be! Nothing better than knowing who you are and I know I can fully embrace it, with help of course. Everything Christmas I will have a nice long list and a lot of the bits on them will be geek centered, this year is no different! It just so happens I already got a few of the bits I’m talking about and I really wanted to show you! So if you’re stuck and have no idea what to get your star wars loving husband, joker of a brother or wizard friend look no further. If you haven’t heard of Paladone then you’re in for a treat! They sell so much geeky wonders and I’m surprised I haven’t spent a fortune on there before!  There’s something for everyone, no matter the budget! Let’s kick it off with a spell shall we! Harry…