Living

In praise of a decent cup of coffee

There are those small and reassuringly delightful things in our life, something to look forward to, and it probably isn’t an expensive luxury — for me one of those things is a decent cup of coffee. Coffee happens to be the perfect writers’ drink (so long as you’re not already too wired), because as well…

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The right blender for your healthy lifestyle

If you’re looking for a blender, there are three basic price points. The cheapos are either non-brand or ‘bargain basement’ machines, usually with low power motors and designed to blend basic smoothies like banana and yoghurt (£20+). The middle tier covers the slightly more expensive blenders like the Nutribullet (£60+). These are capable of blending…

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In praise of the smoothie

A good smoothie is a delicious, sweet, and refreshing drink. Sure, it’s probably not something you’ll want to have at 6am on a freezing winter’s morning — although sometimes, I do (it helps to keep yourself wrapped up and warm). But for a lot of other occasions, especially as a convenient substitute for a meal,…

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Turning off social media

I used to consider myself an ‘early adopter’ with technology, especially with things like social media. That was when social media seemed to be the solution to a puzzle that would undoubtedly unlock value and potential in my life. But, a few years ago I went to work deleting my social media content and closing…

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