Somewhere, beyond the sea: 5 things I learned when travelling via working on a cruise ship

Travel as much as you can. You can earn back your money, you can’t earn back your time.

If someone were to tell me this time last year that I was going to go swimming with pink dolphins in the Amazon River, or that I was going to visit the Norwegian Fjords, then I probably would have laughed in their faces. Sure, travelling the world has always been a dream of mine, but I only believed it would be possible when I finally kicked in my ASOS addiction and saved some money (and that probably wasn’t going to happen any time soon!).

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Sound of the Summer: GETRZ discusses the closure of live venues and the value of music for us all

Summertime. For many, this is the time for dancing in a mud-ridden field until they can’t feel their feet, drinking ciders for breakfast, lunch and dinner (again, until they can’t feel their feet), and camping for a long weekend, surrounded by music and friends.

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Local in lockdown: a Sparkleworks Spotlight

I was 10 years old when I was invited to my first Sparkleworks pamper party. Not only was it the unique party idea of getting a makeover with my friends, but it was also the exceptionally positive and friendly service of the host, Swindon-based Sarah Southall, that left me coming back to them for my parties throughout my pre-teen years. 

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