How to Take Part in ‘Second Hand September’

Are you wanting to reduce your ‘clothing consumerism’? Oxfam has the answer, by launching their ‘Second Hand September’ campaign. It’s a pledge, a challenge to only buy second hand for 30 days. And the reason why? Throwaway fashion is posing a real impact on our environment – every week, 13 million items of clothing ends up in UK landfill.

I love this campaign and there are ways to make second hand shopping as smooth as possible, it just involves a bit more thought. I’m no expert, but I’ve got some inspiration for you.

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Why You Need to Watch ‘Inside Missguided: Made in Manchester’

Although spellcheck is telling me otherwise, Missguided isn’t incorrectly spelt – in fact it’s fully-fledged fast fashion brand and can perhaps be famously remembered for their £1 bikini? The brand is located in the city of Manchester, residing alongside it’s online rivals; Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing and In The Style so I guess Manchester can be regarded as an empire for fast fashion.

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4 Ways to Stay Organised When Job Searching

Dear Class of 2020, we have entered unprecedented times.

When it comes to job hunting, it is a mixture of good days and bad days, but the main element I’ve found is keeping on track with those applications. Keeping those deadlines fresh in the mind, attempting to work out what you may have done right or wrong for that matter and trying to not get lost in the world of job hunting and applications.

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A Staycation Guide to North Norfolk

I can technically tick Norfolk off my UK travel list now, but at the same time, four days cannot exhaust the places that Norfolk has to offer – I mean come on, I haven’t ventured to the Norfolk Broads yet. It’s next on the list.

But following my ‘staycation’, I can now give you a fairly comprehensive guide to North Norfolk (including some social distancing, ‘new normal’ observations).

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Why Being a Vegetarian Works For Me

I went to University in 2016 and my student budget quickly realised how expensive it was to buy meat in the weekly shop. My diet was pretty all over the place during the first term, but my meat consumption was MUCH lower than it was previously and after Christmas, I was probably eating vegetarian meals for 70% of the week without realising it.

Hummus Bar in Budapest (Actually pre-goulash)
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Planning a UK Staycation? Here’s How To Do It

Flights might be back up and running, but a summer staycation has never been so popular for 2020. At the end of June, there was apparently one holiday booked every 11 seconds in the UK. It seems to be the ‘new normal’, but that’s really not a bad thing – there’s some incredible offerings on our doorstep. It’s the perfect opportunity to ‘break the routine’ and stay elsewhere or rediscover your local area – a staycation which would involve very low mileage. Here’s how you can do it.

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Re-evaluating My Screen Time (& The 5 Apps I’ve Been Using)

The iPhone screen time monitor has existed for a while now. I find myself checking it from time to time, especially on the days when I feel like I really haven’t put my phone down. To be fair, a lot of the time it’s WhatsApp messages or video calls and I feel that’s acceptable to exclude from the ‘you’re attached your phone’ statement for now.

When screen time is mentioned, it tends to be associated with negativity. High screen time tends to equal hours and hours spent scrolling through social media like Instagram and Tiktok and it’s a fine balance, I’ll agree. (You can read my post about using social media here)

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