Spring forward? Yeah right! Daylight Savings Time (DST) falls on 30th March this year, and I'm already preparing myself for a miserably short day of sleep deprivation (it could be worse of course; poor mums wait all year for Mother's Day and when it finally arrives they end up losing an hour of sleep when the clocks go forward!).
I've been putting off writing this particular article since last Spring but alas the time has come. Much as I try, I can no longer deny that the fashion of my wasted youth has made its return. The dam broke this morning when I saw the term "90's Grunge" in bold text over at the Telegraph fashion section. Well that does it, the fun, bright 80s nostalgia is on it's way out, forced out by boredom and flannel. My God, it really is the 90s all over again only without the music. Say what you will about the fashion, the music rocked! This is not a music blog-umn though, it's a fashion one. I guess this means I must now attempt to guide you through this 'everything old is new again' trend. Strap up those combat boots, 'cause here we go!
A single man in London who likes to spend, but who likes to save even
A long, long time ago in a land not so far away it used to
be the case that I could eat and drink whatever I wanted and maintain a body
that was more Johnny Depp than Johnny Vegas.But, as the years go by and the metabolism slowly grinds to a halt, there
comes a time in a man's life when he has to face the facts – notably, if
something isn't done soon I'll be rejected from internal flights in the
USA (if you know what I mean).
The cold, harsh fact that I'm cultivating a beer keg is
accentuated by summer and the layers of clothes that conceal any excesses are
no longer available to wear.I know the
weather's not been great recently but it's not cold and, fingers crossed, the
UK summer will start sooner rather than later which means exposing one's self
to the rest of London and, more importantly, London's female population.
The last time I tried to make New Year resolutions was in middle school. I told myself that I would sleep no later than ten every night, I would only eat one cup of chocolate pudding a day rather than two and I would grow two inches and bra sizes in a year. Try to guess whether or not I was able to achieve my goals.
Last year, NHS Direct received 850,000 calls over the festive period, a 16% increase on the year before. So, to ensure you stay healthy and your Christmas isn't ruined by illness, we've put together a Savoo survival guide.
Stock up - The most common ailments over the festive period
include coughs and colds, indigestion and hangovers. Fortunately, these
are all things that can be dealt with quite effectively with products
available at your local chemist. Unfortunately, if you don't have
any of these products - especially when everything is shut on Christmas
Day - then you'll have to suffer your way through the biggest day of
the season. Plan ahead and stock up on antacids, cough medicine, Vitamin
C and paracetamol, along with plasters and ointments for any unexpected
bumps and falls (we all have an elderly aunt who might over-indulge on
the sherry!) Try Boots or Asda if you'd rather not venture out in this weather and want to find all those OTC remedies in one place.
'The Body Shop' have kindly teamed up with Savoo again to offer
our members a chance to win one of two great prize packs featuring
some of their top products. All you need to be in with a chance to
win is to be a Savoo Community Member. Click here to sign up.
Already a member? you're automatically entered in the draw. Draw
will be held at the Savoo offices November 30th, Good luck!!
More' for full prize details, and check out our The Body Shop
vouchers page for all the latest deals.