How a Lighting Makeover Could Completely Change the Dynamic of Your Home

Hands up who thought it was a good idea to paint their large, bright and airy living room a deep shade of purple? Great in the summer but now the dark nights are here, I am struggling to keep my room feeling bright and not drab. It always feels cosy on a night time which is great but during the day it’s lacking that bright pzazz, but I do know I don’t want it to feel stark and clinical.

All the rooms in my house have bold punch colours in them so I need to up my lighting game and change how I think about lighting my rooms.

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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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Why You Should See the Northern Lights (And How to Do It)

Northern Lights

Among all the sights to see in the world, the Northern Lights is an elusive and spectacular that you should get to see in your lifetime. We’ve seen them on postcards, pictures, and films, but all that pales in comparison to witnessing its unbridled beauty with your very own eyes.

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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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