Wedding Ring Inspiration by Dan Baker

Today’s post is a guest post by writer Dan Baker; I really enjoyed some of his tips regarding picking out a wedding ring, I won’t spoil it too much as you can read up on them for yourself but they’re definitely pointers I’ll be referring back to when the time comes. It’ll most likely be a good few years yet until I’ll need help making this decision but for anyone that has these plans in their near future, I hope you find this post useful. – Typically people tend to assume that wedding rings are limited in terms of design.…

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A Date Day in Birmingham – Tremendous Turtles & Tempting Truffle Fries*

I moved into a house share in my hometown, Birmingham a few weeks ago and none of my housemates are from Birmingham. I quickly became their go-to for directions and recommendations of places to visit but I honestly felt a bit stuck for suggestions. I’ve lived in Birmingham all my life so everything here has become the norm, what people from other cities and countries might find exciting here are things that I walk past on a daily basis. I decided to put together a little ‘day in the life’ of what I typically like to get up to in…

A Slice of Christmas with bakerdays*

The one thing that I really wish I was good at is baking. I’m not absolutely awful, I can make something edible but I’d love to be able to make incredible cakes that everyone falls in love with. I actually used to watch a YouTuber called Rosanna Pansino for years who used to do a series called Nerdy Nummies. Her baking was always video game themed and she always looked so perfectly put together – I just end up sweaty, red in the face and covered in flour. I’ve always thought baking would be an especially useful skill around peoples’…

A Festive Photography Masterclass ft Viking Direct

Picture this; a cocktail bar, canapes, Christmas decorations galore and a room full of bloggers with cameras let loose on props, lights and other photography tools. That’s a brief insight into how last Wednesday night was. Back in July, the lovely Jennie from Search Laboratory invited me to a giffgaff event and she very kindly invited me back this month for a Christmas themed photography masterclass sponsored by Viking Direct. This invite came at the absolute perfect time as I was feeling a little bit in a rut with my blog photography. I felt like I just kept recycling the…

Gym Bag Essentials with Ben & Anna*

Without pretending I’m totally enthusiastic about fitness and having a healthy lifestyle regime, I have actually started going to the gym before work. I know, I shock even myself. Joking aside, it has genuinely really helped me to feel a bit better about myself. Now at least if I eat that big pizza on a Friday night I can feel a little less guilty about it. Aside from packing the obvious change of clothes and tissues to wipe away my tears about being up early to exercise, these are some of my absolute musts that I always keep in my…

Useful Mailing Lists for the Modern Millennial

I think anyone with an email account can understand the frustration of mailing lists, particularly when you know that you definitely didn’t opt into the majority of them. With all of the GDPR laws that have now been introduced, I was holding out hope that I’d stop receiving so many unwanted emails but I swear I’m only getting more. I recently had a massive clear out of my inbox, unsubscribing to the vast majority of unwanted automated emails and it took a lot more time than I even thought it would. Although there are plenty of mailing lists that I…

Giffgaff Gameplan Event: I Got Married & Bought Two Houses

Some might call this title “clickbait” as I’m not nearly responsible enough to be owning my own house yet, let alone two. However, there is actually a slight truth to the title that will be explained in this post. I recently attended an event held by giffgaff gameplan that I was honestly over the moon to even be invited to. This is my second ever blogging event, the first being Bloggers Festival back in December. I have to admit that on my way there I was really unsure of what to expect; I knew that there was going to be…