Although I live so close to Birmingham, the last train home is at 23:15 which means that when I go to a gig I often have to miss the last couple of songs to ensure I make it back to New Street Station on time. Once I get back it can cost me up to £15 for a taxi back to my house, so I was really pleased to hear that Birmingham was getting its own Easy Hotel with rooms starting from just £23.99. When I found out, I decided to book myself a room for when I was going to see Band of Horses at the O2 Institute – it was only going to cost me an extra £9 and it meant that I could stay for the full set and then be in bed with a Starbucks within 20 minutes of leaving the venue. View Post

It’s something most of us aspire to – the dream of waking up each day and indulging in a hobby that doubles as a profitable business.

For some, the sudden, unexpected loss of a job can force them to look at the money-making opportunities under their nose, while others will plan the launch of their hobby-based business for many years.

Whichever camp you sit in, turning a hobby into an enterprise is no mean feat. There are, however, five things every entrepreneur can do to give their personal business the greatest chance of success. View Post

Brightly coloured hair is a big trend in the UK at the moment, everywhere you go you see someone with an unnatural hair colour and I personally love it. I had bright red hair from when I was 16 until I was around 24 and I always loved it. I dyed it darker a couple of times but never felt like myself, so I soon went back to red. I’ve had my hair a bright ginger/orange colour for a couple of years now. I have had a few weeks where I’ve been darker due to a hairdresser dying my hair the wrong colour (and it was for a review, so I didn’t feel like I could complain as I hadn’t paid for it!) and I had to correct it myself by doing a bleach bath and then dying over it which is really not ideal. View Post