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06/11/2013

Dropping temperatures and cold winds equals dry, itchy and cracked skin right? – Give your body some TLC to stay looking gorgeous this winter, even when the weather isn’t. Most doctors and skin care specialists would immediately ask you to invest in high priced lotions- but I’m not! It’s amazing what you can make from opening your kitchen cupboards. So here’s a winter wonder body scrub to make your skin glow, at the fraction of the price – tried and…

01/11/2013

The nights are starting to become very dark and gloomy but why not celebrate the fact winter’s here with bonfire night. Whether your heading to an event or just having a family gathering in your back garden, it’s great to dress up really snug, sip a few winter drinks and watch beautiful lights shining across the sky. We’ve had some great feedback from some people so I’ve got two great recipes to spice up your Bonfire night. Look at this…

30/10/2013

Here is an article about the Sŵn Festival from a lovely contributor to our magazine… Now in its 7th year, Sŵn Festival once again took over the city centre last weekend for 4 days of live music and fringe events scattered far and wide across the city at venues including Cardiff University’s Great Hall, Clwb Ifor Bach, Chapter Arts Centre, Gwdihw, Dempsey’s, The Moon Club and St John’s Church. Co-curated by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Cardiff based promoter Jon Rostron,…

29/10/2013

As a student myself I KNOW how expensive Halloween can be, so I’ve got a few screaming ideas for a DIY Halloween (flat parties are way cheaper). Of course make your student flat as dark as it can be….(jumping out at guests on arrival never gets old). Essential prop; TOILET PAPER….it never fails, you can use it to dress up as a mummy, use it as decorations… or thanks to Google- pumpkin bowling. This is definitely an game I will…

28/10/2013

I’m not a skier myself; I have always wanted to try it but never had the opportunity – or the guts for that matter. However last Monday I went to wine tasting for Morgan Jupe Luxury Catered Ski Chalets and I feel like it was fate… I am going to go skiing. In fact I sat there during the wine tasting planning who I can invite to make up the numbers to hire a chalet. So on Monday night I…

22/10/2013

Looks like it’s going to be very windy and wet in Cardiff the next couple of days… FLOOD warnings! Yes you might be in a rush to get somewhere but PLEASE drive careful, just a few pointers for you newer or less confident drivers; First and foremost: SLOW DOWN! Surfaces are a lot weaker in the rain Stay towards the middle of lanes as water is known for building up on the edges of roads Space yourself from cars –…

17/10/2013

Hey! So summer has ended and it is so sad! I am such nesh person and everyday for the past week I have sat in the office practically hugging an electric heater. My housemate has a vendetta with the heating too and so at home I am wearing every single item of clothing I own. On the plus side, winter is an excuse for winter shopping! I have just invested in some beautiful new bootboots! This week I have also…

15/10/2013

Yipeee, I actually have a ‘reasonable’ excuse to put on a few pounds this week… The whole saying; ‘I’m going to get fit ’ starts EVERY Monday in my books (agreed?) BUT this week it didn’t. To me this week is like Easter- you purchase every type of Easter egg, using excuses like; -‘But I have to get it…. it’s my favourite Chocolate’ -‘Wow, the packaging looks so cool’ -‘I may as well pick one up for EVERY family member-…

14/10/2013

I hope you all got stocked up with new goodies from the student lock in… Oh! And don’t worry about your new bank balance— that’s what your student loan is for (obviously). I picked up a few bargains but oh my daze it was like one of those American jumble sales you see on television. I suppose it makes it that’s bit more exciting- running around like lunatic trying to pick up as much as you can. In general life,…

10/10/2013

A bit about Me! Hey Y’all! I’m going to be your Guest Blogger whilst finishing the next two years at Cardiff Met (Uwic) I’m studying Business Management with Marketing. I just want to say a HUGE thanks to Louise, Mark and the rest of the Cardiff Times gang for being so welcoming; I already feel part of the team. I’m here to be a bit of an agony aunt for yourselves, especially students and keep you informed of what to…