The Vegetarian Conundrum: Why I Know I Should Go Veggie But I Won’t

As a well-educated, socially aware professional, I’d like to believe that I hold myself to the high moral standards which I’ve gradually come to place significant value in over the years. But we’re all hypocrites and I’m no different. I want to take some time to delve into an issue I’ve grappled with for years – vegetarianism – and why I’ll never stop eating meat even though I know really I should. Continue reading “The Vegetarian Conundrum: Why I Know I Should Go Veggie But I Won’t”

Looking Back: My First Pride Festival

We all have those things that we always mean to do, but we never actually get around to doing. Pride was always that thing for me… well at least until last weekend, when I finally attended my first Pride festival. In doing so I embarked on a somewhat transformative experience, discovering a sense of community and a feeling of acceptance that can only come from attending an event such as Pride. Continue reading “Looking Back: My First Pride Festival”

How To Meet Friends For Life In A New Place – The Meet Up App

I’ve become something of a nomad in my adult life, living all over the north of England, and I’ve encountered one significant problem every time I’ve moved to a new city. How do I meet people, form a circle of friends and lead a fulfilling social life, when I’ve moved to place where I don’t have connections or roots? The arrival of the Meet Up app into my life gave me the tools I needed to overcome this troublesome burden, allowing me to find lifelong friends in strange new places. Continue reading “How To Meet Friends For Life In A New Place – The Meet Up App”

A Millennial’s Guide To Lisbon

Cheap flights, increasing global connectivity and the popularisation of hostels have combined to make it easier and cheaper for us millennials to travel the world than ever before. Top destinations for many millennials include historic yet modern European capitals like Prague and Vienna, and as I found out on my latest holiday, Lisbon. Here’s my guide for how to navigate Lisbon as a millennial… Continue reading “A Millennial’s Guide To Lisbon”

I’ve FINALLY Removed The Financial Albatross From My Neck!

Sound the horns, break out the bunting and start the parade. I’ve finally removed the financial albatross from around my neck, and repaid a loan that has plagued me throughout my 20s. I may sound over dramatic, but you have no idea how good it feels to be free of this heavy burden. Continue reading “I’ve FINALLY Removed The Financial Albatross From My Neck!”

How To Rent A Room Online – I’ve Found A Place To Live In Manchester!!

If you’re a young professional working in the big smoke like me, you may have to live in a house share, because apartment rents are sky high these days. It can be hard to find that perfect place to call home, but with digital technology at your fingertips, discovering your new home can be a lot easier than you might think. Drawing on my own experience doing this, I explain how to rent a room online. Continue reading “How To Rent A Room Online – I’ve Found A Place To Live In Manchester!!”

Seven Ways To Save Money On A Night Out

I bloody love a good night on the tiles, but I’m also one of the thriftiest people you’ll ever meet. I’ve got the ability to dance the night away, while keeping my bank balance in check, and I can tell you how to do the same. Here are seven ways to save money on a night out and still have a ball! Continue reading “Seven Ways To Save Money On A Night Out”