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Note of Disclosure: This post was sponsored by House of Fraser

The Christmas period can often be quite stressful in the run-up to the big day, with crowded diaries, the stress of getting gifts and the office workload beginning to pile up. House of Fraser have kickstarted their new #BringMerryBack campaign, in an effort to keep spirits high during the darker evenings of winter shopping. Last week, they invited a group of bloggers, including myself, to attend a Christmas dinner in Searcy’s Champagne rooms at the top of The Gherkin. Having never been up The Gherkin before, I was more than happy to take them up on the offer and made my way, through bitterly cold wind, into the heart of The City to attend. View Post

SEO Tips for Bloggers

A few months ago, I wrote a quick tweet with 10 very easy steps to help bloggers improve their website’s SEO performance. Safe to say it did rather well, with many of you asking me to go into more detail on the various steps as well as cover off some more complex details that require explanation. So, today I want to run through these 10 SEO tips for bloggers with more information and advice included, help translate some of the jargon you may here on a day-to-day basis and what to avoid as you begin to grow your SEO practices for the site.

Note: It’s important to remember that good SEO takes time and is a long-term strategy. It can take months or even years to get right so be patient with it. Your hard work will pay off. View Post

5 London Bars & Restaurants To Impress Friends & Parents 1

Today’s post is inspired by a variety of conversations I’ve had, both online and offline, when people have asked about interesting places to take parents or friends that have character and will impress. It is true that there are a whole host of options available to any Londoner, I have a few options that I always rely on and suggest to others. Each of these establishments feels special and has a quiet air of eccentricity without looking overly flashy. More importantly, however, they all offer an experience to their consumers which heightens any meal and will leave your guests thanking you for taking them there… View Post

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The British spy genre has seen a variety of iterations and styles throughout the history of film. Whether it’s the suave charm of the different Bond films, the quiet suspense of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” or the non-stop action from “Spooks”, each one has contributed something new to the subject. However, the British spy legacy has found itself with a new entrant that has burst onto the scene with a mixture of dark humour, brutal action and sharp styles. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” looks to reinvent British espionage with its own modern twists and contemporary feel that instantly makes it a classic and a film fit for the modern gentleman. View Post