TesCovid-19 – the virus of careless shopping

It’s a sunny Saturday morning. Another week in lockdown has almost passed. Since the emergency situation was announced, I have lost track of the days. There is only yesterday, today and tomorrow. But I know it is Saturday as I do my shopping then. I quickly wash up, grab my shopping trolley and armed with gloves and a mask, I am heading to the nearest … Continue reading TesCovid-19 – the virus of careless shopping

Feng Shui: happy house, happy spouse

Meet Anna Dun, the Essex feng shui expert who can convince you within seconds that happy house means happy life If you feel like you are stuck in an endless cycle of negative emotions, your family life looks more like a battlefield and the last time you saw luck was in this sentence, then you might need to detox your home. “It is the house … Continue reading Feng Shui: happy house, happy spouse

Why should Cupid never hit a gardener and a swimmer with the same arrow

May you attract someone who speaks your language so you don’t have to spend a lifetime translating your soul. This line stuck in my mind while scrolling down my Instagram feed one night and I cannot stop thinking about it since then. The author is unknown, but I am pretty sure by language they meant the way you perceive the world. And the more I … Continue reading Why should Cupid never hit a gardener and a swimmer with the same arrow

How to survive as an international student in the UK

We have all listened to the 80’s “Staying Alive” hit by the legendary Bee Gees.  And if you are an international student in the UK, who finds it hard to immerse yourself in the new culture, you might want to belt out the following line as loud as you possibly can: “Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me”.  Good news everyone – your prayers have finally … Continue reading How to survive as an international student in the UK

Meat: A threat to our planet? – 58 minutes that will put you off your steak

If you have ever wondered why climate activists are fiercely advocating cutting down meat consumption, but fail to see the connection between the mouth-watering bacon in the Sunday roast and global warming, then this is the documentary for you. But don’t be put off from watching it if you are not vegan or vegetarian. The film does not delve into the morality of eating animals … Continue reading Meat: A threat to our planet? – 58 minutes that will put you off your steak

Was Barbie Girl wrong? Life in plastic is FAR from fantastic

Get inspired to reduce your waste and take your own containers when shopping with these 5 Essex zero plastic stores We have all heard the 90-s Barbie Girl track, the crazy hit released by the Danish-Norwegian group Aqua which sold more than 1.84 million copies. 23 years later we are still caught up singing the lines, but there is one thing that seems outdated – … Continue reading Was Barbie Girl wrong? Life in plastic is FAR from fantastic

Why do we have beef with vegans?

For centuries, there were many things people had to come to terms with: from women wearing pants and being in the workforce, to children outside marriages, different sexualities and… pineapple on pizza. But there is still one topic people cannot get their heads around: veganism. It is the fastest growing social movement and yet there are people who mock it, joke about it, and feel … Continue reading Why do we have beef with vegans?

Do you need to eat or breathe?

“Fried chicken solves most problems”. Or at least that is what the massive fast food chain KFC thinks. It is printed on their wings bucket, which you might not want to toss out. As KFC might not be that wrong after all. Just because today was one of those stressful days. Your boss was shouting at you for no reason. You were buried in so … Continue reading Do you need to eat or breathe?

Two spiritual books to change your mindset

1.Change your mind, Heal your Body by Anna Parkinson: the book you read to change your mind A compelling story for everyone interested in healing the body by using the power of the mind but knowing little about it. The book follows the story of Anna Parkinson, a successful journalist turned healer when diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. After experiencing various frustrations with the … Continue reading Two spiritual books to change your mindset

Colchester Castle Park gets Changing Places toilet

Improved toilet facilities have been installed in Colchester’s Castle Park to provide better access for disabled people. The toilet facilities next to the Park Café  have been refurbished to include toilets for men, women and disabled people as well as baby change facilities, a wheelchair ramp and improved steps for access. A Changing places facility has also been installed to help severely disabled visitors like … Continue reading Colchester Castle Park gets Changing Places toilet