Money

Money saving tips for when you live in a big city

I know, I know. With a Starbucks at every corner, a new pop-up restaurant every weekend, and a job that requires both a professional wardrobe and a LOT of wine, it can seem totally impossible to even contemplate saving money. Having now lived in a new city for nearly 6 months, I’m here to tell…… Continue reading Money saving tips for when you live in a big city

manchester · Travel

The best brunches in Manchester City Centre

In recognition of pancake day, the day of the year that I’m sure started off as a religious holiday but is now a way for us to justify eating 67 pancakes in one day, I have rounded up the best brunches in Manchester city centre. I’ve included a restaurant for every brunch eventuality, from a…… Continue reading The best brunches in Manchester City Centre

Career

In defence of staying in the same place

I’ve been reading a lot about myself lately. Specifically, the 16-35-year-old version of myself that every digital marketing agency and tech company in the world seem to have spurious insights about. You know what I’m talking about: millennials. We’re entitled, we don’t like staying in one place for longer than 2 years, we are “digital…… Continue reading In defence of staying in the same place

Fundraising

How to source raffle prizes for your fundraising event

Have you ever organised a fundraising event and tried to get raffle prizes? I mean, probably, because you’re reading this post. If you have, you’ll know this: it’s insane. It’s exasperating. It is one of the most uniquely frustrating experiences of my life so far. I’ve emailed, I’ve called, I’ve turned up clutching letters, I’ve…… Continue reading How to source raffle prizes for your fundraising event

Career · marketing

Marketing newsletters you should be subscribed to

Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran, signing up for marketing newsletters helps you stay up to date with what’s going on in the wider industry. Sometimes you can get stuck in your own little bubble and only keep an eye your direct competitors’ marketing strategy – this is a mistake. Sure, maybe you think…… Continue reading Marketing newsletters you should be subscribed to

Career · Travel

What I’ve learned since moving away for the first time

  It’s been 6 months since I moved away, to the very day. Part of me can’t believe how quick it’s gone, and the other part feels like I’ve been here forever. It’s amazing how rapidly you fall into a new routine, quickly forgetting what time you used to set your alarm in the morning,…… Continue reading What I’ve learned since moving away for the first time

Travel

How to be a tourist in your own city

Since moving away by myself to a new city, weekends have taken on an even greater importance in my life than they used to. Back in Aberdeen, I was content to laze the days away hiding under the duvet, occasionally getting up to eat or drink wine. Now, however, weekends fall into one of two categories: crazy busy itinerary regulated days when friends or parents visit, or seemingly endless voids of time that I feel compelled to fill so I’m not just sat in my flat all day, crying about that time I used to have mates. (I’m 40% kidding).