Top 5 Facts about Merlot

This year to break tradition, we are having Beef for Christmas Lunch for the first time so I have been doing a lot of research about which red wine would be best to serve. Red Wine is totally outside of my area of expertise so it’s been a learning curve for sure.

Whenever I think of red wine, I think of winter, spices, roaring log fires – the perfect Christmas Lunch accompaniment, right?

OK so I am panicking about picking the perfect red wine for the big day!

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Christmas Budgeting

I always try to stay on budget at Christmas. I make lists, I plan ahead and I maximise sale days, discounts and loopholes where possible. I shop big so the more money I can keep in my pocket through Christmas Budgeting, the better it is for me to treat myself in the sales!

My biggest festive weakness is spur of the moment gifts or stocking fillers that all add up. I am trying to get better at this but it’s a work in progress! I have some great tips in this collaborative post to help you keep on track this year.

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Do You Need Virtual Reality In Your Life?

Virtual Reality

As we move into the latter stages of 2018, it’s fair to say that virtual reality has been a little bit underwhelming. While it’s still a major technology and one we should all keep an eye on, it hasn’t exactly “changed the game,” so to speak.

Mark Zuckerberg himself, who, through Facebook, is heavily invested in the success of VR, said just last year that it will be 10 years before we really get to where we want to go with the technology. And he may be right. We may look up in another 10 years, if not five, and see VR as an indispensable technology and a modern marvel. For now though, the question is completely fair: Do you really need VR in your life?

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Do things differently this New Year: be YOU

Another day, another New Year’s Resolution post. As I said yesterday, I am all about setting realistic goals and targets that are more in line with my lifestyle rather than stretching myself too far with impossible resolutions.

I have a list but this year I am going to continue sticking to 1 coffee a day. It sounds so simple but I was racking up far too many cups of coffee a day, it wasn’t good!

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How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

2018 New Years Resolutions

Every year there is a whole heap of pressure on us to set our New Year’s Resolutions and stick to them. Usually we over stretch, over promise and then feel extra crappy when we can’t maintain them passed the end of January.

I choose to set realistic goals rather than resolutions because I will feel energised and accomplished throughout the following 12 months.

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