How to get free cinema tickets

A trip to the cinema is one of the most expensive leisure activities out there. Tickets, especially for new releases can be as much as £25 per ticket! Thankfully this post will be about how to get free cinema tickets, often for pre-released films! Now you can enjoy the cinema on the cheap.

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What is Free Cinema?

Free Cinema is a site which offers free viewings for new films. You get sent a newsletter through email and whenever they have a new film to view, they’ll send you a code. Last week I watched Fisherman’s Friends which is only being released on the 16th March!

Here’s a trailer of it if you’re interested; I really enjoyed it!

Is it a scam?

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AD| The best shows for murder-mystery lovers

I don’t often talk about my love for murder-mysteries as I feel it’s rather taboo. “Why do you like learning about crimes? It’s a bit weird isn’t it?” Well, to them I say, you’re missing out. Whether it’s a good old episode of “Crime Watch Daily” or a fictional BBC series, I’m all over it. If you’re into this genre too, I’ve written the best shows for murder-mystery lovers right here!

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Panasonic

Death in Paradise

When is it on? Thursdays on BBC 1 at 9 pm

AD| The best shows for murder-mystery lovers

O.M.G at the moment I am obsessed with Death in Paradise. I only managed to catch the occasional early episode on YouTube but since 2017, I have watched every episode live on TV- it’s amazing! I’ve finally managed to get my family hooked on it too after they realised how fun it was to figure out the crimes.

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How to save money on your wedding day

If you’re engaged to be wed, wow congratulations! If you’re here just to be curious, hey I don’t blame you either (let’s face it, I’m not married).                    The cost of weddings can often put people off the idea, or make them wait longer than they have to. The truth is, this isn’t necessary and you don’t need to downsize either, you just need these tips on how to save money on your wedding day!

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The timing of your wedding

  • Consider a midweek wedding/ out of season

Upon doing research on this, I found that some couples saved up to £7000 hosting a wedding in winter instead of summer, or saving £1000 because it was a Wednesday instead of a Saturday.

Business is slower during the week and the colder seasons, so it’s always worth seeing where they offer better deals for that.

  • Get last minute deals if you can’t wait!

Sites such as Last Minute Weddings, allow you to see last minute cancellations or nearby dates at great prices. They have selected venues but you can find decently priced packages and without the 1-2 year waiting list.

Other websites that are similar include Cancelled Weddings and For Better For Worse.

The bigger details

  • The location

A lot of the time our dream wedding consists of a castle-looking splendour, but sometimes the smaller, more modest countryside locations can be an utter bargain.

Barns can be transformed into really beautiful locations, or even a friend’s farm. YouTubers “The Life of Riley,” actually made a video about what they did- their whole wedding was only £4000!

I often hear of a lot of places in Scotland being very budget friendly, one couple I spoke to on Facebook during my research hired their whole venue for only £700!

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Decluttering: My freebie collection

Thankfully, for once I’m “on trend.” I’ve caught the Marie Kondo, Tidying Up bug. Ever since opening my Help To Buy ISA account, I’ve been interested in homes, interior design and minimal living. I’ve had the same room for over 15 years and in that time I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff; not necessarily many objects, but a lot of sentimental items. It’s quite a big thing to me so I thought I’d start writing posts about it; today’s: decluttering my freebie collection. Enjoy!

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I had an utter obsession with collecting freebies in my young to mid-teens. The idea of getting products from expensive brands for free just seemed like a no brainer to me. Since then I have accumulated 2 shoe boxes full of items, from sticky notes, to protein to makeup. I figured that it’s not worth keeping all of them now and some may even be out of date so it’s time for a declutter.

Decluttering: My freebie collection

I’m going to give a quick summary of some of the contents and everything that I don’t keep and is still usable, I shall be giving to charity or a homeless shelter.

Benefit

If you go to Benefit counters, they often have samples to spare, especially when you try the item on yourself. I did exploit this at the time especially as I didn’t buy makeup myself.

Here are a few items I have.

  • Total Moisture facial cream
  • Triple Performing facial emulsion x2
  • Pore-fessional cream x2
  • Pore-fessional balm
  • It’s Potent eye cream x3
  • Air Patrol eye primer
  • They’re Real [makeup] remover
  • Hello Flawless foundation
  • So Radiant Refined Finish Facial Polish exfoliator

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Goals for 2019

For the first time ever last year, I reached all my goals for 2018. I strongly attribute this to writing them down, as well as an update, in order to keep me accountable. Now, with exams out the way, I thought I’d write down my goals for 2019 too.

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Goals for 2019

Decluttering

This is probably my most recent goal, having only decided on this one around the second week in. For once, I may just about be on trend, as I have just binged watched “Tidying Up” with Marie Kondo. I’ve never watched a show that taught me so much, yet seemed so obvious at the same time.

The before and after pictures really spoke to me, as normally we just see these gorgeous homes on Instagram, but never expect that how it started off could resemble our own homes. Her teachings about sparking joy and detaching our memories from objects, really spoke to me as although I am not a materialistic person, all of my belongings I feel must be kept for sentimental reasons.

As a result, one goal is to declutter my room, to the extent of imagining “this is what I would bring if I moved house.” If I wouldn’t bring it to a new home, why would I keep it in my old one? Up to now, I’ve already cleared out some clothes, and I would like to keep updating on my Instagram I did here. Continue reading “Goals for 2019”

My dissertation on the impact of maternal mental health

As many of you know I currently study a BSc in Psychology. I am in my final year and (all things going well) should graduate in June 2019. This obviously means that I am working on my dissertation, so I thought I’d share a little bit about it, especially as it’s something that impacts a lot of women today and is something that needs to be spoken out about. I hope you find it as interesting as I do!

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Edit: If you would like to participate, click on the link here

My dissertation on the impact of maternal mental health

My topic and why I chose it

I’ve decided to do my dissertation on postnatal OCD, more specifically on what, if any impact there is on infant attachment type. There are a few reasons for this:

  1. I am a very maternal person, I love hearing about their behaviour and what they get up to- I mean most people I follow on Instagram are very active mums who love putting stories up!
  2. Maternal, or parental health in general needs to be further researched, but I found that particularly postnatal OCD lacked insight. Perhaps this was a matter of there are fewer people diagnosed or not many people chose to focus on it in their research- I have no clue. I just thought for my personal interest, and in the interest of adding something of value to the academic field, I thought I would focus on postnatal OCD.

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