Ok, maybe at Wetherspoons but still. It’s a thing! Wetherspoons is one of those places that’s pretty standard wherever you go and super cheap for a lunch or dinner catch-up with a friend. You pretty much know what you’re getting and when you stick to their daily deals, or lunchtime deli deal you know for a fact you won’t spend over £10, even with two drinks! We spotted Mexican monday recently, a new addition to the wetherspoons daily deals, and so a friend and I decided to give it a go. We popped along to the branch nearest work at about 1pm, with it not being too crazily busy, we took a speedy look at the menu (you’re always on a timer for lunch breaks…

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January hit – New Years resolutions were in. Yes getting fit obviously was among my new years resolutions. But at the same time it wasn’t. You see, my new years resolutions were to do something new every month. That’s different to what I’ve done previous years. Being Healthy and Fit is just the same ideal, another year running. So once Christmas was over, and now I am in a full time job (which I still love!), I evaluated my lifestyle and decided it was time to up my exercise, which I was ashamed to say had definitely slipped since working 7days a week and not having the money to go to fitness classes. Over Christmas I had been pretty spoilt too, being cooked breakfast and…

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Part of my Christmas presents to everyone included fudge – Home-made, chocolate drizzled, crumbly, vanilla Fudge. In a bid to save money this Christmas as on a very tight budget, I was making Christmas presents. After researching different treats I could make to accompany presents and also to form the main part of a few gifts, I decided on fudge – I wanted to make something I’d never made before and you always find fudge at Christmas markets. It was hard to choose a recipe, as many say you need a candy thermometer to stop simmering when the fudge reaches 115 degrees, but I am no candy maker normally, and I didn’t have the money or time to find a candy thermometer (YES, I left…

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Christmas is coming, and fast. But we all know that! Have we all finished Christmas Shopping? A lot of people I have asked have said they have,or that they only need to get the odd thing. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has only started recently. I  started wondering just how much people spend on Christmas. From my experience, my parents have always gone over the top, and still do even though we’ve all grown up, but then I guess it’s always hard to admit your children are now old enough to cut back. I have always wanted my presents to appear amazing and look like I’ve spent a lot, so perhaps this is from my upbringing; but normally this is still budgetted…

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Should people really do unpaid work experience? Does this mean the company won’t value the work you do for them? Will managers take advantage of having someone doing unpaid work experience with them, giving them all the jobs they don’t want to do? Preparing to do unpaid work experience, the planning and research through to budgeting, does take time and a lot of consideration. Money being a huge factor – especially if you’re supporting yourself, like I am (AND living in London). In September, after 5 months as a resourcer in PR recruitment I decided that the career really wasn’t for me. It was boring, and I found myself doing the same tedious jobs day in-day out. That wasn’t what I wanted to do for…

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