Regardless of how honest, decent and trustworthy people we are, at times, it’s very easy to bend the truth slightly and slip out a little white lie.
Most of us learn through our parents, who may have told us that carrots made you see in the dark so we’d eat our vegetables, or that Father Christmas would reconsider our new bicycle if we misbehaved.
White lies are an easy way out of a potential row, someone thinking slightly less of you, causing conflict or making a situation unpleasant.
They keep the peace and as long as they’re not used too frequently, are totally harmless and innocent.
Yep, I can’t quite believe I’ve just typed that – but all my Christmasses have come at once, my dreams have come true – I’ve written a book.
A real life book with a cover, a spine and 60,000 words.
Anyone who knows me personally will know that it’s been my ultimate goal to publish a book.
In fact, it was my very love for writing that originally inspired me to start this blog.
And look at it now!
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.