Whether you’re a V-Day grinch, a sucker for all things heart shaped or are getting ready to celebrate a Galentine’s Day instead, I love the sentiment of having a specific day each year to remind ourselves that we should appreciate the special people in our lives.
And if a balloon bundle, teddy and card is a bit too generic, you might be steering towards the handmade variety of gifts. I have to say – a hand-written note, card or meal is certainly a far more appreciated gesture in my books!
But if you wanted to go that one step further and opt for a unique, handmade and personalised gift – then here’s a couple of ideas!
The Instagram algorithm.
Those three little words rattle around the blogosphere constantly and confuse even the most seasoned user of the photo sharing platform.
Since Instagram launched in 2010, it has changed its newsfeed from a chronological format (where each post displays in time order) in favour of its infamous algorithm, which claims to organise users feeds based on what it thinks will be of interest.
The premise of the algorithm is actually a pretty good idea. A personalised newsfeed of all the photos you’ll probably like most, based on what type of content you tend you engage with, which profiles you spend the longest looking at and commenting on and what’s popular with other users.
With 7 miles of gorgeous white sandy beaches, a vibrant nightlife and 2,000 acres of parks and gardens, Bournemouth certainly has a lot to offer on paper.
However I still feel as though it’s a hidden gem in terms of UK breaks and it’s one that holds a rather special place in my heart.
Because five years ago, I arrived in the coastal town as a nervous student, my belongings all packaged up in boxes, a new duvet set still in its wrappings and a place on Bournemouth University’s prestigious Multimedia Journalism course.
London at Christmas time is simply unmissable in my opinion.
The city goes all out with decorations, twinkling lights and spectacular festive displays.
But if you’ve only got a day and want to experience a little bit of everything festive – Christmas markets, shopping for party outfits, incredible food and beautiful views, then you’ll need to stick to just one area to save on travel time.
And I’ve got just the place for you.