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Become the next food shopping guru

Become the next food shopping guru

Food
The last few final assessments, long hours in the library, it is getting darker and darker by the day. The grand finale of Semester 1 is finally here! And so is Christmas… which for the most of us also means tighter budgets. As this year the celebration might be extra pricey, here are some tips to keep in mind when food shopping. 1.SHOP SMART Sure, shopping at Waitrose or Whole Foods can bring some pretentious urban aesthetic to one’s Instagram feed, but when a small bottle of spring water infused with three stalks of asparagus retails for the minimum hourly rate, you need to stop fooling yourself and head to the nearest Aldi or Lidl. Another tip is to check out the local area to spot if there are any small fruit and veg vendors, where you can grab almost 2kg of bananas for a pou
Have yourself a very merry ‘cheap’ Christmas

Have yourself a very merry ‘cheap’ Christmas

Christmas, culture, Culture, Featured, Lifestyle, Travel
The Christmas season is here and we are all short on money, so the Voice of London Lifestyle came up with a few festive ideas that you can do at home with friends without having to reach your pockets. Making mulled wine What is Christmas without a mulled wine? If you can’t afford to visit the Christmas markets, don’t worry- you can do it at home and it will be a fun day with friends, even if you succeed or fail. You can get recipes from the Internet and even get £5 bags from a fancy shop like Fortnum & Mason’s to put in your mulled wine recipe. Baking Christmas Cookies Nothing shouts Christmas louder than freshly baked Christmas cookies. The Internet is filled with recipes for everyone who can or cannot bake. Put on some Christmas music on and get your dough rea
When a house is not the aim but the means

When a house is not the aim but the means

Society
The lack of affordable houses in London left many looking for different kinds of accommodation. Living as a guardian seems to be the ideal solution for some noisy (and penniless) musicians. We, millennials, have been accused of not caring enough about the future, that we don’t save for a house, that we should stop eating sandwiches in coffee shops and start saving money now to buy a house in ten years’ time.  But is it crossing anyone’s mind that we live a life that neither consists of saving nor of spending money because we just don’t earn enough? House prices seem to be going down, or at least that is what has been said by property agencies. But, when we talk about finances nothing is really so straightforward and a few words may change the whole story. House prices are not going do
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