Ferocious crooner Tina Turner once sang these famous words, and as the season for increased romance loometh near, we can’t help but agree with her. We may sound bitter, we may sound jaded, but au contraire dear readers, we’re just being practical. Although we have nothing against emotions per se, ask yourself this question: when love fades, the chemistry fizzles and the butterflies cease to flutter, what will you be able to point to?
Through many generations, women have been giving it up merely for a simple dinner and a declaration of eternal love, but in our opinion, empty calories do not a lasting relationship make. A wise man once said, “the best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and the bees – I want money,” and boys, you ought to take heed. If you’re reluctant to dole out lump sums of cash, we’re not fussy; we also accept jewellery in lieu. So if you’ve had the pleasure of being jabbed with Cupid’s arrow but you’re stumped for gift ideas, show her you care with diamonds and pearls – or just Swarovski Elements, because let’s face it, we’re not made of money…
With the wintry weather in full swing and New Year’s having a strong hold on your purse strings, we’re forced to look for new ways to keep the family entertained. We’ve replaced bar stools with sofas and blankets and glasses of wine with hot water bottles and tea, but unfortunately some of us are woefully unprepared for all this free time indoors. Dad’s one-man hand puppet show actually makes the bitter outdoors look like an attractive option, Twister seems to result in one too many strained muscles and afternoons with Monopoly tend to end in bloodshed. Luckily, there’s no need to watch elderly relatives mime Free Willy in painfully embarrassing games of Charades because there’s plenty of favourites back on telly this year!
Take our word for it – the cat’s pyjamas aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. They’re far too small, incredibly difficult to fit all our limbs into and boast a tuna-odour that makes us feel like we’re sleeping with the fishes. We’d rather leave that to the Sopranos, thanks.
Thermalwear pyjamas on the other hand, well we’re big fans of that here at Wowcher. After all, the bedroom is the last place you want to be battling the elements! Zuzi’s Thermawear PJs are the perfect remedy to a chilly chamber, keeping you warm and cosy thanks to its fancy-pants thermal material. And if Old Man Winter should creep his withered old behind into our boudoir, at the very least he’ll see us wearing something stylish, as opposed to the double duvet look you’ve been sporting for the last couple of months or so…
Fancy a pair of your own? You know where to go…
She received the P&G Beauty and Grooming Award for best beauty blog in 2013, and this week Hayley Carr of London Beauty Queen joined us on Facebook to help you with your winter beauty woes!
Here’s what you asked – and how she answered: Read more
From all the Christmas parties to all the present shopping, the holiday season can be a strain on our purses. Luckily, Penny Golightly knows all the tricks in the penny-pinching book and she joined us for a jolly good Facebook chat.
Here are her top tips for getting through this holiday season: Read more
She accurately predicted Prince William’s wedding date and Liz Hurley’s marriage split, and last week renowned astrologist Marjorie Orr joined us on Facebook to answer your questions! (She was even kind enough to stay for a second hour to answer even more questions.)
Here’s a roundup of what we can all expect in the coming months, based on her answers from the Q&A:
It’s no longer just saying ‘please’, ‘thanks’ and knowing which fork to use at dinner. Today we’ve got to consider how to behave on social media and when (or not!) to use our smartphone.
But instead of twiddling our thumbs and wondering whether or not to call our friend on the bus or wait till we got home, we asked etiquette expert William Hanson to join us for a Q&A and put an end to these questions once and for all!
Here’s what you asked, and how he answered: Read more
Bikinis may have been firmly put away for this year, but many of us are still fighting a losing battle with the bulge. Lucky for us nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker joined us on Facebook for an hour long Q&A to answer your diet and weight management questions with some expert advice.
Here are her top tips from the Q&A: Read more
Most Friday nights tend to revolve around a few glasses of wine, but last week we put down the bottle and opted for an evening of back flips, bikes and a whole lot of nail-biting. Any guesses? Yep – the circus was in town and thanks to Wowcher, we rocked up eager for entertainment – and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Gerry Cottle’s circus boasts an impressive 50 acts in just 100 minutes, meaning the talented performers barely grabbed a breather in between high energy routines. From limbos of fire to impressive bungee aerobics, there was no end of variety on show, plus plenty of cringing from behind our hands as a single slip would have surely resulted in catastrophe. Our money was certainly well spent on an adrenaline-filled evening we won’t forget soon. Is it too late to re-train and run away with the circus?
Itchy skin, embarrassing symptoms, mood swings, breastfeeding worries… There’s a lot going on when there’s a baby on the way. So expert midwife Denis Walsh joined us for an hour-long Q&A on our Facebook page to answer your pregnancy questions!
However, before the Q&A began a bit of a debate kicked off about whether or not men should be midwives. Dr Denis stepped in, saying:
“You are right, a male midwife cannot ‘fully understand’ but from my experience and that of other male midwives, most women want kindness, compassion and empathy, plus knowledge so I think we get pretty close to that in comparison, say to a female midwife who has not had children.”
Debate aside, here’s what the expert midwife had to say to our Facebook fans: Read more