After a poll of one thousand residents of the U.K. was done, this handy infographic was compiled to show the spending habits of those particular residents. It’s very informative and showcases who does what with their disposable income in the Queen’s land.
Cashwindow.co.uk has compiled this nifty piece of data in order to shed some light on the spending habits of the citizens of the United Kingdom. Ladies of the U.K., have you been guilty of treating yourselves to something you can’t afford?
Is there hope for the future? We certainly hope so! Are you in agreement with the details of the infographic? Which category did you fall into? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
Did you know that in February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence on the internet? That was a lot of people who had a lot to say! Now, we imagine that the figure has grown exponentially. It wasn’t a lucrative career at first, but in 2012, there were 31 million bloggers in the United States alone – with eight percent of those bloggers being able to sustain their families from their blogging income.
Of course, blogging does allow people a certain sense of freedom in their lives. With a laptop, bloggers can work from anywhere. Whether it be home, the local coffee shop or a hotel, bloggers aren’t constrained to any particular office.
There are many ways to setup a blog for monetizing. Once you’ve gotten some unique content on your site and have the hosting, content management system and layout all worked out, you can focus on how you can make money online. You can use various ad companies, such as Google Adsense, Technorati or Infolinks.
We cannot stress the importance of updating your blog often. In addition, instead of having news of the moment, you can also use evergreen content in your weekly or monthly routine.
The difference in blogging now and in 2011 is that there are more readers, blogging is more prevalent as a career and people are reaching wider audiences. In addition, content management systems are easier to use and website hosting has become much cheaper.
What is your blogging strategy? Where do you blog from? What differences do you see in blogging between 2011 and the present?
Choosing the right venue is arguably the most important part of planning a wedding. Not only will it set the theme and the tone for the day, but it will be the backdrop for all of those precious photographs that you’ll be treasuring for the rest of your life.
Wedding venues in Essex vary, ranging from large manor houses right through to small and unique wedding venues. So we’ve decided to put together a short list of what to look for!
As well as having a huge impact on how the pictures will look, there are many other things to consider when choosing a wedding venue, from the capacity and whether there’s accommodation nearby for your guests, to the food that’s included and if there’s room for a band or a DJ.
Thankfully, there are numerous options to suit all requirements. So, whether you want a fairy tale castle, an extravagant hotel or a simple, low key setting, below are some examples of places that could be the perfect place to host your special day
Churches and other places of worship are the most typical locations to get married in, and across the UK you’ll find no end of them, as well as castles, country houses and contemporary barns nestled in the English countryside, which provide history and beauty without the pressures of having to belong to a parish.
Unusual and quirky
For the more eccentric, there are secluded lighthouses, romantic floating gazebos like the one in Essex and even shark aquariums, which have been cited as being among the most unusual places to get married in.
Sometimes less is more, and a place which is seemingly plain and of no particular value to others but which holds a certain sentiment to you as a couple, can mean just as much as a lavish ceremony in a grade II listed building. But whether it’s a marquee in the village you grew up in or an old country farmhouse, remember that this is your day, and there are plenty of places for you to tie the knot wherever you feel is right.
One key factor when deciding a wedding venue is to ensure it perfectly fits what you’re looking for. Whether it’s big and fancy or small and unique, you need to ensure you’re happy with your choice. Any wedding venue will be more than happy to help you in answer questions, they shouldn’t be pushy and they should let you roam the grounds by your self to soak in the surroundings.
Why not spend a night there? Many wedding venues have rooms that allow guests to stay over night. The best way to ensure the wedding venue is ideal for you is to spend the night and ensure that the service, surroundings and atmosphere are just as spectacular at night as they are during the day. This can also help you to decide where you want the night function to be held.
Good luck and we, at Prested Hall, wish you all the best!
Jason is the marketing manager at Prested Hall, a beautiful wedding venue based in essex.
Pop singing legend Madonna has revealed she was raped on a rooftop in New York within months of arriving in the city. Scary stuff!
The Material Girl moved to the Big Apple from Michigan in 1977 to pursue a career in music, but the city was far more dangerous than she thought it would be, and in an article she has written for Harper’s Bazaar, Madonna details some of her scariest encounters.
She wrote, “New York wasn’t everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don’t know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time.”
Despite the terrifying ordeals, she managed to stay in the city and insists the encounters helped make her strong and independent. She continued, “I was poised for survival. I felt alive. But I was also scared s**tless… I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going.”
That is some scary business, but we’re glad that she made it through those encounters and rose above them to be the global phenomenon that she is today.
Living in Scotland is exciting. There are many advantages to life here but even the disadvantages are compelling. If you are thinking about moving to Scotland anytime soon, you should know just what kind of environment that you are entering.
If you come to Scotland from North America, then you should get ready for castles. This country is home to numerous castles that are set amid a spectacular countryside of gorgeous mountains and green landscapes.
Life is much simpler and typically more enjoyable for the average person in Scotland. In North America, worrying about your car is a pretty common pastime. Scotland, though, has a substantial system of public transportation that leaves free from the need to own a vehicle. In addition, the British National Healthcare System dissolves any worries that you might have about your own physical well-being.
All of this costs significantly in taxes. However, you can at least see what you are purchasing with your taxes. If you work here, you will also enjoy the 4-6 weeks of paid vacation per year that the average job supplies.
The Scots are not as mad about tearing buildings down and replacing them as many people in American and Canadian cities might be. The Scots appreciate their history. You can find historic buildings all over this country. This keeps the tourism industry revving as well.
You may have heard about haggis and thought twice about Scottish food. The real thing, though, is much more interesting and varied. Wait until you sink your teeth into a Scottish sausage wrapped in a flakey pastry roll.
Life in Sctoland is just that: Life. You work to live here rather than slave away without any chance to enjoy yourself. Surrounded by the tranquil countryside and a happy populace, you can really learn to live.
Life in Scotland offers many unique and exciting opportunities. Scotland provides enhanced quality of life for many people due to inexpensive housing prices, easy commutes and exceptional recreational activities in the spectacular Scottish Highlands, moors and waterways. The independent and charming country has many picturesque and charming villages, and learning the thick Scottish brogue of native Scots can prove informative and enchanting. Residents enjoy choices of living environments that include rolling hills, moors reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes, seaside areas and three major cities with world-class amenities and attractions.
During summers, life in Scotland is made for living large because daylight can last until 11:30 p.m. Take a late-night stroll on the beach, or play an evening round of golf in the country where the sport was invented. The Scottish people are very competitive and sports-minded, and the Highland games provide stimulating ways to celebrate Scottish culture and the heritage of playing bagpipes and wearing kilts. Competitions include heavy athletics, dancing, drumming and piping—something for everyone. Scotland takes part in international competitions such as the Celtic Cup and FIFA World Cup, but their teams don’t have independent status in the Olympics. The countryside offers a range of recreation including mountain biking, skiing, white-water rafting, hiking and all kinds of water sports.
Life in Scotland has many unique benefits including some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Although part of the United Kingdom, Scotland retains its own unique character, and there banks issue their own banknotes. Quaint villages and towns are common, but transport options link the country to the world. The country has four international airports, short commuting times, exciting nightlife and both upscale and rustic shopping venues. Scotland offers free health care and education, and Scottish universities are some of the most prestigious in the world.
Although Scotland lies close to the arctic circle, the surrounding sea moderates the temperatures so that residents enjoy comfortable springs and summers and brisk falls and winters. Life in Scotland is rich in opportunities for happiness, health and personal satisfaction.
Brain Reid is an avid traveller and blogger. For the last 6 months he has been in Scotland now is moving onto his next European adventure. Follow him on Twitter to find out more.
Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner really loves what rapper Kanye West does for the family branding, doesn’t she? She interviewed him for her failing talk show, Kris in an effort to get ratings up. Still, it didn’t help and her show was canceled. Ha.
Now, in a new interview, she is defending the rapper. In fact, she has nothing but good things to say about Kanye, while most of the population thinks he’s a ginormous douchebag for his recent antics.
She revealed, “When someone lives down the hall, I see somebody who’s — I love him so much. He’s such an amazing boyfriend to Kim and a great dad and a wonderful person.”
With regard to her interview with him, she said, “I got to sit down with him for an entire hour, and I think people saw this other side to him. He’s creative and he’s an amazing, amazing human being, he really is. And he doesn’t always do interviews and get the chance to really express himself like that, so I was really glad that I got a chance to sit down and talk with him.”
Are you a fan of Kanye West’s? More importantly, are you buying any of what Kris Jenner has to say? Surely she has to be biased, as he would want to leave her with a good impression — right?
By now, everybody and their mothers have already seen Miley Cyrus’ new video for Wrecking Ball and we’re all left wondering why she is so obsessed with nudity. Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan felt the need to capitalize off of her craziness and take it to an all new level.
Of course, the reason why the Hulkster used his butt to gain attention is for his new web hosting company, Hostamania. Yes, it is actually a real business venture apparently. From the official website:
I beat the Iron Sheik and Andre the Giant in the ring, and now I’m taking my quest for glory to the internet. Setting up a website has never been easy, and low quality hosting companies think they can run wild and overcharge you.
Those days are over – I’m stepping in to the web hosting ring, and I’m getting ready to leg drop the competition.
I’m busy hulking up, getting ready – trading in the pythons for web servers. Sign up, say your prayers, take your vitamins, and I’ll let you know once Hostamania is ready to run wild!
If you’ve got “an email, brother”, you can sign up and get updates on when the company goes live. As of this writing, the site’s countdown shows 25 days and ten hours. Stay tuned!