Thursday, 27 November 2014

Morning exercise over evening exercise.

Waking up in the morning is a great struggle for many people, and it can make these people rather grouchy throughout the day if they have to get up out of bed early. I myself struggle on occasions and think how on earth do I manage to get up on these days. So I started exercising in the morning, instead of later on through the day. It honestly feels so much better, personally I find it a great start to the day. Exercising in the morning will increase happiness and reduce the fatigue of the mornings. Even if it is only 10 minutes worth of exercise I still find it helps a helluva lot, especially to reduce sleep eyes in the morning. The other advantage of doing exercise of a morning is that you aren't as exhausted as if you were attempting exercising after a tiring day out at work/educational places. I personally don't attend a gym to do my exercising so it is a lot easier for me just to roll out of bed and workout (sometimes I will exercise in my pyjamas it's just that easy, but the effects are still amazing). I have noticed a difference in how I approached each day when I exercised in the morning compared to when I did not, and the days when I did exercise in the morning were a lot more positive.
Even if you don't do this all the time, I would definitely recommend trying it at least one day and see how it goes (you will not regret!).

Peace out!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Birmingham German Market

The festive season is upon us once again and it is that time of year when Birmingham have their German market. I know it isn't even December yet and recognise that Christmas associations should not be around until the 1st of December but I still have attended something Christmas related oops (total Scrooge here but hey ho). The German market is an absolutely brilliant way to get into the Christmas spirit because it has so much German festivity, like bright lights and hot chocolate (not forgetting the very strong German beer! omnomnom). The market is also packed with a great variety of potential Christmas gifts for family and friends. This year the market is bigger than ever going through the high street all the way around to the library, thus there is an even bigger selection of gifts, foods, drinks, and a helluva lot of pretty things! I would most certainly recommend attending this event if you are ever in the area, it is open pretty much all day every day, however, I would persuade you to attend in the evening because it is so much nicer and festive!

Peace out!

Festive Lights
Lots of Santas!




A pint of German beer

Irish Cream coffee purchase

Monday, 17 November 2014

Modern Vintage Style Jewellery

Modern Vintage Style is a company that creates handmade jewellery with gemstones and vintage jewellery. The website at www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk has an amazing range of jewellery with necklaces, earrings and bracelets. It is an easy to follow website with extremely reasonable prices considering how beautiful the products are. Here are some examples of how the products look and a temptation for you to buy the product. I really recommend taking a browse through the website because you'll be amazed at what you find and might even find yourself with some new jewellery!

(photos taken from the www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk)

Necklaces.




Earrings. 


 Bracelets.












Vintage Jewellery and Antique.




   




Saturday, 8 November 2014

How to stay warm in a really cold house

The house I am renting in with my friends is a pretty old, tall and extremely cold house. As uni students we tend to avoid putting the heating on, particularly considering our gas and electric bills are paid via meters. It's a sad truth that it has been colder in our house than it is outside on most days. Except recently, there's been a rather big chill which is hand numbing, sadly. So the room I sleep in is the basement, and as you can imagine it is really really cold! Thus over the past few weeks, particularly this last one, I have been attempting ways at making sure I don't freeze into an ice cube over night. (Honestly, I dread to think how other people cope with colder weather than what we have in the UK).

Step one - Massive Duvet!

My duvet is a king-size, thankfully, which makes its ratio rather large when spread across my bed. I got the duvet from an Asda home store and it was surprisingly cheap considering it was the biggest one (cheaper than the ones from b&m!). I was expecting the duvet to be pretty thin as well but it's so thick which provides extra warmth whilst snuggled up underneath it.

Step two - Really Fluffy Blanket.

When I was moving into my new house my dad took me for a little home shop. Whilst in Aldi I came across the most fluffiest blanket ever. It was so soft, (it still is as a matter of fact) and you'll never believe how cheap it was considering the fluffiness. £10, 10 freaking pounds, bargain! So during the day I wrap this around me as an extra soft, fluffy, warm layer and at night I place it on top of my bed and sleep on it. I figured when I sleep on my blanket it not only prevents the coldness from my mattress, but also provides a rather comfy sleep.

Step three - Just Three Areas.

Make sure when you are cold, you cover the areas that are affected by the cold the most. For example, I have three areas which get affected bad and they are my shoulders, feet and particularly my hands. Slippers for the feet! Nice hoody for the shoulders and put my hands in the hoody.

Step four- Oldies.

Everybody's got those neglected old hoodies or hand me downs from parents or grandparents. Well gather them up and start wearing so you can keep yourself nice and warm, they're mega cosy!

Step five- Final step.

Hot drinks! Put the kettle on and warm up with a lovely hot cuppa, best way to keep warm inside and out.

Any more suggestions on how to keep warm in a cold house I would love to hear them!

Peace out!






Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Sea life!!!!

My boyfriend asked me when I moved back to university, which was roughly two months ago, to go on a date with him. It took ages for us to decide because we were just thinking of food places even though it's not really something we like to do, so this made the decision even longer! Until we realised we both wanted to go to the sea life centre in Birmingham so why not kill two birds with one stone hey? It wasn't until last Saturday that we got to go however, but it was awesome! We had to get the train dead early to get into Birmingham and so that we could spend ages there. First thing as you walk in guess what there is, freaking PENGUINS, yeah that's right (sadly they were too fast to actually get a decent photo). There was one penguin there which was following the keeper around trying to attack the stick which was quite amusing. 

Going around from that there were so many cute little marine fish, like nemo! And starfish which are so pretty! There was then a massive tank which had all ray fish in and they had a nice pop up to the surface to say hello, they're so cool.



 The jelly fish section was really strange however, because they had them all in tubed tanks and the tanks had mood lighting so it made it look as though the jelly fish were changing colour, which I imagine would be rather entertaining for the littlen's. 

                            

Then right at the top they had otters and they are the most adorable things, sadly I couldn't reach to steal them. We then got lured into having our photo taken (aw, our first proper couple photo haha) and pretending as though we were being attacked by piranhas, weird yeah? but the photo looked funky so we bought it as both a lovely photo and a keyring.

Oh and guess what was next, freakin turtles, a whole section dedicated to those chilled out dudes riding the rip tide yo. They had some weird lookin turtles with long ass necks though, turtles never came across as having long necks before, but this special breed were rather quirky. 




There was only one bit that I really really did not like about the sea life centre and that was the tunnel where all the fishes are around but it was mainly the metal grid bit that freaked me. I had to suck it all up and try not to panic, especially when the grid moved! But besides that it was such a cute little couple of hours looking at all the sea life which now makes me happy because the centre has a scheme on and in many other places which help to preserve the species which are endangered. Entertaining for the public and amazing for the species. 

Enjoy the photos
Peace out!