Let’s save some money this Christmas

Save Some Money This Christmas

  The holiday season means presents, lighting, decorations, food, drinks and partying. Every year we allow for huge budgets to spend on Christmas and why not? After all, it is the biggest festival of the year. Many people spend a full year clearing the old holiday debt and then getting into a new one. It is a never-ending cycle. With ever-increasing costs of items, the debt value also keeps increasing. As a result, we keep digging ourselves into deeper holes. But how about trimming budgets this year, and enjoying the festivities to their fullest? Spending less does not always mean…

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Stay Safe at Christmas

Christmas party

While Christmas is a time full of festive cheer, overindulgence on the mince pie front, and perhaps one too many mulled wines all in the name of Christmas spirit, it’s also a time where you can leave yourself particularly vulnerable if you do not have your wits about you. Christmas is a wonderful time, but as the nation celebrates more in December than any other month, it can be a time where you can leave yourself and your home vulnerable while out at a festive soirée. Now we aren’t suggesting that you need to be curled up by a roaring…

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‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate for Christmas

RAW HALO ARTISAN RAW ORGANIC CHOCOLATE IN AN ARRAY OF INNOVATIVE FLAVOURS   In time for Christmas, I was sent some ‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate to review thanks to Alex and Student Wire. I’m not a vegan myself, but with close friends who are, I’ve been around vegans and have always had an interest in their food. As a chocolate lover however, I couldn’t say no to an opportunity to try this gorgeous brand, and by comparing it to brands own dark chocolate – I can imagine that being vegan has never been so yummy with chocolate like this.  Raw…

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Echo Falls have prepared us students for Christmas celebrations

If you haven’t heard about Echo Falls new ‘Summer Berries Vodka’ then where have you been the past few months?!!?! It’s the weekend and Echo Falls Vodka is officially out – and what perfect timing for us students to start our Christmas celebrations.  Inspired by their fabulous Fruit Fusion range, Echo Falls celebrates everything good about being spontaneous and enjoying the moment with friends and loved ones (because life’s great when things just happen, right?). It’s a spirited little number taking the nation’s favourite fruit fusion into fruity vodka for the first time.  Party Trick: A fantastic cocktail mixer, try creating a ProsEcho Falls by mixing…

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Coursework at Christmas: How to Avoid Becoming the Grinch

For the first day of Christmas my tutor gave to me…deadlines. Lots of deadlines. When you just want to take part in the Christmas cheer, the last thing you need is coursework dampening your spirits. There’s no need to become the Grinch just yet though, there are ways to minimise the stress and maximise the Christmas cheer.1. Make use of university resources while you’re thereYour university will have plenty of great resources at your disposal, you just have to remember to use them. It not only means that you have to start your planning before the last minute, which is…

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