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Cheap and Cheerful Design Options to Spruce up Your Home in 2019

Cheap and Cheerful Design Options to Spruce up Your Home in 2019

Cheap and Cheerful Design Options to Spruce up Your Home in 2019 Now that the new year is well and truly underway, there really is no better time to start a new DIY project, and with these top decorating hacks, you’ll find it super easy […]

Top 5 Things Every Man in Their Twenties Should Do

Top 5 Things Every Man in Their Twenties Should Do

Get the pen out and get this list jotted down!

Reddy, Steady, Birthday!

Reddy, Steady, Birthday!

The above title is not a typo. You’ll understand once you read the next line. Last night I attended the annual birthday dinner of my good friend and roommate Chris Reddy. As of yesterday, Chris is 28 years young. Being of Italian descent, Chris also has quite the affinity for Italian food. He even knows how to pronounce words from menus that I simply grunt and point to. Here is a picture of Chris sporting some very modern facial hair.

As for dinner, we dined at Bad Bobs in Dublin’s Temple Bar, which may very well be my favourite restaurant in Ireland. I’ve loved Bad Bobs ever since I first visited there last year. This was only my second visit, but this time was even better than the first. The atmosphere is intimate, the wait staff is friendly, and the food is beyond description. Though I’ve only eaten there twice, I have had the pleasure of sampling many of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.

This particular evening, I had a 9oz Fillet Steak with roast cherry vine tomatoes, flat cap mushroom & sauté onions. Served with a choice of homemade gravy or pepper corn sauce and fries, sweet potato fries, mash or side salad. I don’t know where to begin attempting to describe this meal.

At the risk of sounding inarticulate, this dish was really, really, really… good. Now I know a lot of people have a problem with veal. I for one, take no moral stance either way. All I know is that I find steak to be delicious. If you wish to register a formal complaint, please feel free to send your emails to pointlesswhining@noonecares.com.

I have more pictures from this illustrious evening, but sadly my laptop is a bit under the weather and thus my photos are all stranded there. I’m fairly confident that I took a picture of almost every meal at the table. Once I get it fixed I’ll be sure to include some more photos.

On an unrelated note. Someone sent me a link to Lighting Trends, which is a blog about uh… lighting trends. Anyway, they did a post on food inspired lighting and I thought some of them were cool. Check it out.

Being the Hostess with the Mostess

Being the Hostess with the Mostess

Having house guests to stay can seem intimidating if you are not used to it but after a recent bout of unexpected visits from relatives and old friends, we feel confident we have come up with the perfect formula for providing 5 star service without […]

Music Education in London

Music Education in London

If you truly love music you might be really passionate and interested in gaining a job in the music industry. So first off you need to figure out what way you want to be involved in the industry, is it being on stage producing the […]

5 Celebrations You Won’t Have Heard Of

5 Celebrations You Won’t Have Heard Of

I always feel so lucky when I get the time to really get to know a country. There’s something special about surpassing that wide-eyed, first time visiting feeling and becoming accustomed to life in a new part of the world. You get to see the most genuine side of the people and really learn the history of the culture. There’s not many better chances to see this side than at the special days and events known to the locals and hardly anyone else. The atmosphere is totally authentic and the experience is unforgettable as a result. If you want to experience this kind of feeling, then check out some of these unknown celebrations taking place around the world. (more…)

The Weirdest Festivals In The World

The Weirdest Festivals In The World

We all dream of going to festivals like Coachella, Tomorrowland and Glastonbury, but if they sell out before we can get tickets then what do we do? We can go to a run of the mill music festival and think about what could have been, […]

The Best Musical Cities In The World

The Best Musical Cities In The World

For many people the world over, music is one of, if not the most important part of their lives. We collectively spend billions every year on concerts, albums, subscriptions and merchandise, while it’s striking how many people walking the streets are listening to music on […]

The 6 Best Classical Music Venues In The World

The 6 Best Classical Music Venues In The World

Music is something that’s popular no matter where you go in the world, so it’s no surprise that to enjoy the best quality music you’ll have to travel far and wide to do so. Classical music is somewhat of a lost art form in today’s world of hip-hop, DJs and club nights, but it can be enjoyed at some outstanding venues. No less than four continents make an appearance on this list, so whether you end up in the States, Europe or South America you know there’s a place for you to listen to amazing music. (more…)

The Hottest UK Comedy Tickets

The Hottest UK Comedy Tickets

The real world can be a depressing place that we need to escape from for a few hours before diving back in. Some people do this by going to the football every week, supporting their team, singing the songs and acting out of character for […]


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Cheap and Cheerful Design Options to Spruce up Your Home in 2019

Now that the new year is well and truly underway, there really is no better time to start a new DIY project, and with these top decorating hacks, you’ll find it super easy to add a new lease of life to your home interiors.  Even better, these top hacks will ensure you won’t break the bank in the process. 

We can all agree that everyone dreams of having a stylish home that wouldn’t look out of place on the front cover of any home interiors magazine.  However, buying all of the bits and bobs needed to decorate a room can quickly add up.  Here are some of our top design tips to make your home look better than ever… 

Get Crafty and Make Your Own Cushions 

These days, decorative and stylish cushion choices are now eye-wateringly expensive.  So, why not make your own?  It’s super easy to pick up some fabric that you love and if you’re a little scared of picking up the sewing needs, opt for fabric glue instead!  This way, you’ll be able to create the perfect cushion to suit your personal design tastes – without the hefty price tag! 

Shop Online but Don’t Checkout!  

If you’re looking to invest in some new furniture this year, this is a handy tip that can easily save you some cash!  If you do see a piece of furniture you fancy online, simply pop it in your basket but don’t immediately check out! If you are on the site’s mailing list, chances are you will receive an email with a discount code just a few days later.   

Simply Disguise What You Can’t Afford to Replace 

If you’ve fallen out of love with the fabric or colour of your sofa, simply cover it with cushions and cosy blankets.  The same disguise method can also be used if you need to cover a particularly noticeable carpet stain…Plus, the right rug or throw can help add some serious oomph to any interior style. 

Use Leftover Wallpaper on Bookcases 

If you’re swimming in spare wallpaper, why not opt to paste it on the inside of your bookcases.  This will help to create a wonderful, eye-catching design and can easily make your bookshelf a design feature in its own right.  

Use a Statement Mirror 

Finding a bargain statement mirror is a great way to make a room feel lighter and bigger – this is a great touch if you’re working with a smaller bedroom!  Plus, you can experiment with finishes and designs to add a touch of opulence and luxury to the feel of a room. 

Be Bold with a Coloured Radiator 

 Adding coloured radiators to your home is a great way to enhance your overall décor of choice or simply give your newly decorated tool the finishing touch it needs. 

We’re sure you’ll agree that a designer radiator in a contrasting colour will definitely be an eye-catcher in any interior.  Online radiator retailers like Trade Radiators offer a brilliant selection of sleek and elegant own-brand radiators at a fantastic price!