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Date ideas For The Mature Dater Around The UK

hey Cats,

Love is for everyone and I am a firm believer that you’re never too old to fall in love or even just enjoy meeting people and indulging in some Senior dating sites. Online dating is a fantastic way to chat to new people outside of your circle. Once you have met them you may be wondering what could make a great date. The secret to dating is to already do the things you enjoy and discover new things you never knew that you could enjoy.

Go Walking 




Where I am from in Derbyshire walking is super popular because our countryside is so beautiful and there is so much to see that it would be criminal not to enjoy it. There are all kinds of trails you can go on for different abilities and some that have plenty of tea rooms along the way because after all that walking tea and cake is essential. Surrey dating is perfect for this as there are some stunning walks you can go on and while your walking you get to talk and spend time with this interesting new person.

A Day At The Beach




Another great place to go if you love walking but maybe are not much of a country walks kind of person. Going to the sea is always so uplifting and beautiful plus the perfect excuse to have fish and chips. There are always lots of lovely shops to visit and Devon dating is the best place for seaside trips as it hosts beautiful beaches and friendly environments just try and pick a day when the sun is shining.

Try Dancing



What more a classic date than going dancing and there are so many styles to choose from salsa to ballroom. There are lots of dance classes that are even tailored to senior dating such as tea dances. Even if you have two left feet it can be a lot of fun just trying and if your date isn’t too serious you can have a real giggle with each other because laughter is so important in love and everyone feels amazing and de-stressed after a real good dance.

Explore Culture



The are so many free museums around the country that have lots of new art displays to see and you don't have to be an art fan as sometimes they are based around music or TV and things that everyone enjoys in their life. You could also explore theatre as an option as well even local theatres like the one close to those who are Surrey dating have some fantastic shows to take in. From musicals to drama or a spot of comedy and having someone to share that with is what it is all about because who likes going to the theatre alone?


Go Out To Dinner



Sometimes the classic dates are the best ones and taking your date out to dinner gives you both a chance to get dressed to impress and try some lovely foods. You can even make it a regular things and work your way around the worlds cuisine. Those of you who are Edinburgh dating have so much to choose from with plenty of fine dining restaurants to whisk you off your feet.

What are your dating tips?



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Sparkle This Christmas With Quiz


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It seems like forever since I have talked fashion and that is something we need to rectify. The lovely people over at Quiz asked me if I would like to try an outfit from their Christmas sequin dresses and I jumped at the chance to try something new and have a stylist pick me an outfit. I was actually pleasantly surprised to find out that Quiz had a plus size range as I always thought they were only stocked up to a 16 but there was actually lots to choose from. So I handed over my sizing to the stylist and waited eagerly to see what they picked out for me.


They picked me out a very sparkly number which is so pretty when the light captures this dress it give off a rainbow of sparkle which you just can't capture in pictures head over to my Instagram and I will see if I can capture this amazing sparkle in a video clip. I have nothing like this in my wardrobe so was excited to give it a try and even more excited that the stylist didn't shy away from a fitted bodycon dress for a plus size lady like myself because we don't always want to hide those curves even the VBO. 

Due to the snow I wasn't able to give you the most glam of photo shoots but keep an eye on Instagram as I will be rocking this outfit again soon. I went for a size 20 and think this was pretty true to size although this dress did have stretch which is what I like in a bodycon as I find it makes it more comfortable to wear. I love that it is long sleeve and there is a really flattering wrap detailing which just makes the dress have more of a classy feel. 
I adore the pop of red colour from the bag and shoes which are so cute and really good quality. The shoes are so lovely and soft hence why I didn't want to brave the snow in them for fear of ruining them but they also have a really pretty gold detailing that compliments the sparkle of the dress. I had to keep my leggings on because it was so cold but this dress would look even more killer with bare legs and then these shoes would make your legs look banging. The bag also has a lovely gold chain that you can wrap aroound your wrist and has plenty of room for a good night out. 


Overall I was really impressed with the quality for a cheaper party dress option and will definetly be rocking this dress over the festive season and enjoying a little more sparkle in my life.

Have you tried anything from quiz?


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Tips For Decorating This Christmas On A Budget

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The best thing about Christmas besides sharing time with the ones you love is getting your house all festive and pretty. It can cost a fortune if you let it but it really doesn’t have to. I love doing a bit of diy to just add those little touches to your home and the best thing is you can get the whole family in on it from anything as simple as making salt dough decorations to choosing a simple theme together. So many people go all out every year buying new decorations and changing the colour theme. This can cost you thousands if you let it. Festive lights have some great tips you can also check out which inspired this post.

Re use last years decorations or shop for new ones that fit the same theme in cheaper shops. Poundland and George have really upped their Christmas game and you can still get great quality items for a cheaper price tag. My moms tree is beautiful with an all white theme and she picked these decorations up from places like Wilko and George and then filled in with some cheaper decorations on the same theme and the impact is just beautiful with the right lights too my tree already has lights on so there is no getting tangled up or arguing over the best positioning.



Try making your own unique decorations it can be so simple. For work our Christmas window has to be done on a budget to create the most impact so we got some clear baubles which you can pick up from places like eBay and amazon and we added in just a simple bit of confetti and then hung them on invisible thread. With the light hitting off the baubles the confetti sparkles and give a really classy finish to the look. You can add your own spin to this by adding names or even turning them into a gift by filling them with sweets or small treats adding a bow and it looks cute with minimal effort so even those of you who are beginners to DIY decorations can jump on board with this.



Make your own wreath by using things you find naturally. If you have a holly bush locally or even pine cones or just want to use up some old baubles you can make a super impressive wreath to hang on your door which will have all your neighbours amazed at not only how festive your house looks but how awesome your skills are.



Keep it minimal just some pretty lights and a small tree can brighten up any house plus once all the presents are under the tree you can use cute wrapping paper or even make your own in line with your theme. Plus the less decorations you use the easier it is to put away after Christmas as I always ended up with the tree landing on me somehow.

What are your tips for easy decorating?



4 Alternative Christmas Songs For The Jolly Season

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It is the season to be breaking out all the classic Christmas tunes and really getting in the Christmas spirit. There is nothing more I love than putting up Christmas decorations and wrapping presents while singing along to some festive anthems. However if you have worked in retail like me then you certainly have heard enough Mariah to send you loco so if you are looking for some new artists to add to blast from your Panasonic Speaker System then stay tuned.



You may remember me raving about a Masked Intruder gig and it will come as no surprise that their Christmas EP makes my Christmas playlist. If you just want to dip your toe into the alternative scene but want harmonies with your guitars then these guys are for you. Dreamy boy band vibes with a different they will have you swooning with their tales of unrequited love. Under the mistletoe will have you singing along and wanting to get those presents wrapped so you can dance the night away.



If you want to keep on that chilled vibe with a country blues twang then Wanda Jackson’s - Merry Christmas Baby is next up. Wanda Jackson is a complete badass a rockabilly American singer from the 50s/60s and her songs will get you up and shaking about. This one is a relaxed number for Wanda so pull up the one you love under the mistletoe and have a slow dance and a smooch.



All good Christmas songs have one thing in common and it is being able to sing along at the top of your voice. Dropkick Murphys are an Irish punk band who’s whole discography is about singing loud and proud. “The Seasons upon us” is no exception to that rule and will have you singing and laughing at dysfunctional Christmas tales. If your family likes to have a bit of a different Christmas or they may be a bit out there but you still love them then this is the track you will all be singing loud and proud this Christmas. Added bonus they are touring next year so if you are looking for a Christmas present for the punk in your life then grab some tickets to their spring tour.



Everyone who is anyone knows this song and no matter how much I hear it I can never get bored of it. In fact it doesn’t feel like Christmas unless you have drunkenly song along to this track at least a handful of times. You got it The Pouges featuring Kirsty MacColl “Fairytale of New York” I have a feeling this one is going to be around forever. It has everything you could want from a Christmas song you can dance to it, sing loud with the ones you love and even the grumpiest of your family and friends will be singing by the end.

If you want to check out more of what we will be rocking out to this Christmas check out our playlist. What are your favourite alternative Christmas songs?



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More Date Day Trips in The Uk

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I am so pleased to hear that you have been loving the dating content and some have you have requested I bring back some more places to visit around the UK. I love hunting out places to visit so let’s travel around together again today.

Aberdeen



For all those Aberdeen singles who want to explore Aberdeen dating or even if you’re a few dates in and fancy a trip away Scotland has some great places. You can find Aberdeen on the north east coast of Scotland and it is actually the third most populated city in Scotland. A shopping trip around This city has that extra bit of magic as the buildings are famously made from a sparkly granite which makes them shimmer. The crazy thing with shopping and dining here is you can walk just out of the city centre and find yourself on a sandy beach. Maybe this is one to save for the summer time so you can really enjoy the beach. You can even explore churches and a castle.

Leeds




I always find Yorkshire so welcoming and friendly so I can only imagine Leeds dating can be a warm experience. Leeds is packed full of nights out, art events and things to do. It hosts several varied festivals through the year from Leeds music festival to the VW festival. A great place to take music fans or even drag your mates even for a day to Leeds music festival the experience alone is worth it and you can meet so many people who also love music and if you’re lucky you might even find love. 1000s of couples meet at festivals and share the beautiful experience together. We went to Boomtown after a few months of dating and had the best time.

Cornwall




Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places in the UK and an amazing place for exploring. I hope Cornwall dating is as laid back as the locals.  Last time we spoke about shopping by the beach but there is more to Cornwall than just beaches you can also visit beautiful attractions like the Eden project. A hub of rain forests, outdoor gardens and stunning nature where you can explore and learn in this unique experience your date will feel like you have taken them on a real adventure all under one roof and you can even get a stunning first picture together.

Bedfordshire




If you are looking for some classic English beauty then you can find this while in Bedfordshire. There are lots of beautiful gardens to picnic and walk in so if you meet your fellow Bedfordshire singles in time for spring you could be walking hand in hand surrounded by a sea of stunning flowers.


have you been to any of these places? What are your tips?




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3 health problems that are more common than you think!

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When you’re suffering from a health problem, it can feel like you’re the only one. However, regardless of what’s troubling you, it’s likely that there are plenty of other people who have experienced the same well being woes at some point. In this blog, you’ll find three health issues that are more common than you might think, as well as suggestions on what you can do to tackle them.
1. STIs
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be contracted during unprotected sex. However not all STIs have symptoms, so it is not always obvious if you have one. If they’re left untreated, they can lead to complications such as fertility issues. So, if you’ve had unprotected sex and you’re worried that you may have an STI, it’s crucial that you get tested.

You can get checked for STIs at a number of different places, such as your GP surgery, your local sexual health clinic or a genitourinary medicine clinic. You can also purchase a home testing kit from reputable websites such as https://onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com/. If you discover you do have an STI, don’t panic. You will be offered a treatment to help tackle the problem, such as antibiotics.


2. Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is another health problem that many people suffer with. This condition causes a person to sweat excessively, and it can affect the whole body or just certain areas, such as the armpits, face, chest, palms of the hands or soles of the feet. It’s thought that it is related to problems with the nervous system, but it can also be triggered by pregnancy, low blood sugar levels, an overactive thyroid and some medications. While hyperhidrosis does not usually pose a serious threat to your health, it can have a negative impact on your quality of life.
If you’re struggling with your sweating and it’s interfering with your day-to-day life, it’s important that you do something about it. Even though you might be embarrassed, you should start by speaking to your doctor. They may suggest making some lifestyle changes, such as avoiding anything that might cause you to sweat, like eating spicy food or drinking alcohol, and wearing loose-fitting clothes. If these tactics don’t work, you may be recommended tailored f treatments.

3. Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a common condition which can cause red, flaky patches of skin to appear anywhere on the body. The patches can be sore and itchy, and the severity of the condition can vary from person to person. While some may suffer from just a minor irritation, it can be extremely distressing for others. It’s thought that psoriasis is due to an increased production of skin cells, and while the condition is not fully understood, it’s believed to be related to problems with the immune system. However, the symptoms of psoriasis can be brought on by certain events, such as an injury to your skin or using particular medicines.
If you’re concerned that you may have this condition, you should book an appointment with your GP. They should be able to tell you if you have psoriasis by simply examining the appearance of your skin. In some cases, a biopsy may be required or you might be referred to a dermatologist if your condition is severe. While there is no cure for psoriasis, there are a range of treatments available to help improve the symptoms, including topical ointments and creams.

If you’re suffering from a health problem, it’s vital that you do something about it. Even if you feel embarrassed and awkward broaching the topic, it’s likely you’re not alone, so don’t be afraid to speak up.


4 Ways to Relax During the Festive Season

Hey Cats,

Although it is billed as the season of festivities, happiness and good cheer, this time of year can actually end up being much more stressful than enjoyable for many people. Christmas is often the cause of many of these worries – whether it’s financial concerns or family strain, there are many things which need to be overcome in order to guarantee a stress-free festive season.

However, as we all know, going stress-free is far easier said than done. If you are struggling to cope with the additional strain of the festive season, it’s important to take a step back and make some time to look after yourself. After all, the last thing you want is to overwork yourself or for the pressure to become too much; relaxation and self-care are valuable and important ways to ensure that you are able to make the most of the season.

If you are finding yourself battling with the constant struggle to relax, here are some great ways to unwind and de-stress during the most wonderful time of the year.

Enjoy a Drink
While a glass of fizz or a bottle of bubbly might float your boat, for others, a simple hot drink is the perfect comfort on a cold winter’s night. In the evening, make yourself a cup of tea or a hot chocolate with all the works to warm you up ready for a great night’s sleep. Alternatively, a delicious mug of coffee will make the perfect accompaniment to your mid-morning break. After all, with a premium coffee blend, even just five minutes of relaxation can provide a real boost to your mood and general wellbeing! You can find more information about setting up a coffee subscription to tide you through the winter here: https://www.coffeegram.com/subscriptions/



Pamper Time
A pamper night is the ultimate luxury indulgence. Even if you lack the time or spare money to be able to book yourself in for a treatment at the spa, there’s no reason why you can’t bring the spa to you instead! Take a long, hot shower or a relaxing bath (with your favourite bubble bath, oils or bath bomb, of course!) and try to let the tension leave your body as your muscles relax in the water. Afterwards, treat yourself to some moisturiser and a facemask to really maximise the pamper potential! Add a coat of nail varnish and you’re bound to feel as good as new, ready to take on the world.



Indulge in a Sweet Treat
What food is your guilty pleasure? Give yourself a night off from the Christmas party dress diet and instead, allow yourself the freedom to indulge in all the festive culinary delights that are around at this time of year. From a seasonal chocolate to a mince pie or two, whatever your foodie weakness, it’s the perfect opportunity to give in and make the most of the season’s festivities. 

Catch up with Loved Ones
Can you remember the last time you sat down for a real talk with your close family or best friends? Life and work often have a tendency of getting in the way of relationships, but it’s important not to drift apart from the people who mean the most to you. Head out for a coffee and a catch-up with friends and make sure that you show your loved ones just how much you appreciate them this Christmas.
No matter what the winter decides to throw at you, feeling calm, confident and collected will ensure that you are in a much better position to be able to deal with all the season’s ups and downs without getting stressed out.

How do you relax?