Aside from getting a good job and getting a girlfriend, keeping an apartment that says you have graduated from frat houses differentiates grown-up men from big boys. After all, young professionals renting condos and apartments need to get their crap together - and we are not only talking about rent money here.
I was very often late simply because my mornings were slowed down by my inability to select an outfit with speed and efficiency from my cluttered wardrobes. There was no order but clothes were generally thrown in the night before without any thought.
Before I hear another person moaning this week about the shorter days and dark commute home, I would like to prescribe them a remedy of campfire cocktails in the city.
As the seasons change and the days get colder, our bodies and homes need rebooting. It's a time to make your home more nurturing and cosy, somewhere you want to spend more time in as the nights get longer, and a time to really look after yourself as well.
Is the place where you are from? Where you born and grew up? Is it your where your parents and childhood friends were and perhaps still are? Is it a place of memories, some good, some bad? Is it a place of feelings, perhaps warm and comforting or perhaps dark and anxious?
Estate agency has, until very recently, been a very localised service. Its limitations to buyers and sellers have consistently been crippling. One ins...
Our internal and external worlds are intrinsically linked. Internally, when we have negative, fear-based or busy thinking it accumulates and manifests as thought clutter, clogging up the flow of energy in every aspect of our lives.
I've been on the road for a good 16 months now, living out of my backpack and staying with different welcoming hosts, from family to strangers to friends. The last 3 months have been spent at home, home being the UK and more specifically Newcastle.
I think for people like me, a child born to first generation immigrants and has ended up drifting from city to city, there really is no sense of home. So what chances do the new influx of refugees have of making a lasting home when many end up ghettoised and excluded. I wish them all the luck in the world, but however hard you try, learn the language and adopt the ways it's hard to find a place to genuinely call home.
Do you know what a wifelet is? By any chance, you ask yourself, is it a bit like a pikelet? Well, not exactly. Although if by pikelet you mean a sort of regional Oop North crumpet, then you're perhaps not too wide of the mark. Before you start getting ideas that this is going to be some pun-laden critique of The Great British Bake Off, sorry, but it's not.
Upcycling: the latest ephemeral trend or a way of life? I think it could just be the latter. With more and more of us beginning to care about the mark we leave on this planet, upcycling is a perfect place to start.