My Dark-type Pokémon Team
Pokémon has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have some fond memories playing the games as a child, collecting Pokémon cards, and running around the playground with my friends, pretending to be Pokémon trainers. I would lie if I said that I wouldn’t do all three in an instant. Of course, I still get every game as it is released to see how the games have changed since I was a kid, and I get mixed feelings with every game I play. While pretending to be a trainer, I would take on a roll as a gym leader and every time I would choose the same type – dark. There is something I love about dark type Pokémon. Their eerie nature and amazing designs make them a type many of us love. I want to share with you the dark type team I would have if Pokémon roamed our world.
The Importance of Budgeting in an ever-growing consumer world
If you ask my family and friends what my opinion is regarding budgeting and spreadsheets, they will tell you that ‘obsession’ is a term that doesn’t even come close. If I can track the progress of anything, be it diet or finances, I will do it. What better way to understand the activity at hand than thorough tracking that provides accurate data? Once the numbers are in front of you and assuming the programme and results are valid, there is no escaping what the turnout is. The numbers don’t lie.
This post is a short creative writing piece; please take the following as fiction and for entertainment purpose only. Life can suck. The idea of waking up to a sober world that runs perfectly, in harmony, aiming towards a common goal bores me. What fun lies within the responsibility, especially when it relates to such mundane topics as personal health. I fall into the abstract routine of constant ‘f*ck you’s’, some thrown at my neighbours while others at the TV screen. The fact that the thing is still standing without my left shoe through it can be counted as a miracle. I began with it, and I’ll repeat it, life sucks. It really, really does. But you know what sucks even more? Me.
First, learn patience; everything else will come later
We live in a world dominated by social devices, instant delivery and ultrafast broadband. Waiting for services seems to be a thing of the past, something that many of us shiver at the thought of. You know the frustration that floods you when shown a blank loading screen or when your public transport is a couple of minutes late. It feels like our whole world is falling apart, and many of us turn to our devices or addictions to pass the time. Anything as long as we do something not to face the burden of stillness or, pray forbid, boredom.
I Did Not Appreciate The Countryside Until I Moved To The City
I tend to have quite an awkward relationship with where I live. Since I was a young child, I travelled across Europe, living in various countries throughout my life. I was born in Poland, and since have lived in Germany, England and Portugal, and do not plan on stopping. I did not stick to a particular living environment, and have moved between the countryside, suburban areas and cities, and tend to return to each throughout my life. Since settling in London, England, I’ve realised that I tend to neglect the benefits of the other, and since returning to the country for a brief period to see my partners parents, the countryside has sparked something that I missed. Let me explain.
English Pubs: the perfect balance between cafés and nightclubs
There are only a few things that the Brits genuinely love and feel passionate about. We love to moan about the weather, the correct pronunciation of scone, and which part of the UK you are from, the north or the south. Despite our differences, there is one thing that unites us all, our love of pubs
Turn your small apartment into a garden with these easy-to-grow vegetables
Fresh produce is something that we all should push ourselves to add to our shopping baskets. The fresher you buy, the better the health benefits. Of course, we could continue to get our daily vegetable intake from the supermarkets; however, we can go one step further. Growing your produce removes any chance of harmful pesticides reaching your food, as well as making sure that your vegetables are as organic as they can be. As I worked in a supermarket in the past and have seen what happens behind closed doors with produce being dropped on the floor, mistreated and pushed for sale before their end of shelf-life date comes, it comes as no surprise that growing your vegetables is the best way forward.
How cooking with my partner has become my favourite time of the day
Before the pandemic struck, I found that I seemed never to have the time to create a substantial, healthy meal for myself and my partner. Food deliveries were a common sight at my home, alongside frozen ready-meals and packed produce. The less time it took to make, the better. Now that I’ve found myself inside more, I decided to pick myself up and move my time to the cutting board. For the first time in my life, I began taking notice of what I was putting into my body and spending more quality time with my partner. By combining the two, I feel that I had found something that was missing before the world stopped spinning.