Cyber Monday UK 2018: What to Expect

Cyber Monday UK 2018In the past years, Cyber Monday has gained much popularity among the people in UK. This shopping event which started in US and was cemented in 2005 has come to the UK in 2009 but only became a big hit in 2012. In the past, it was the first Monday of December that was the biggest online shopping day in the UK, however, because of globalization and great marketing from big names like Amazon, Argos, Tesco and many more, Cyber Monday became the heftiest shopping day online for the people of the United Kingdom.

The History of Cyber Monday in the UK

Cyber Monday was a term coined in 2005 by Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman for an article they wrote for This article was titled: “‘Cyber Monday’ Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year”. Cyber Monday became the online counterpart of Black Friday. This was the day where stores that were smaller or only had an online shop competed with big brick and mortar retailers.

The term Cyber Monday was coined because many people would shop online when they came back to work after their Thanksgiving holidays in the US. In the UK, since this was the week before Christmas, many people would shop before the festivities started to have the gifts prepared in time for the coming holidays.

This shopping day was also called Mega Monday in the United Kingdom, however due to world wide marketing and the effects of globalization, the term Cyber Monday took over as the official name of this massive sale day.

Cyber Monday Statistics

Over the years, many Britons started to choose shopping online over shopping instore. Black Friday has become not just a brick and mortar sale, but rather an online event as well. Cyber Monday being the bigger online discount date, presented huge savings for everyone.

And because of this wide sales, many from the UK are expected to shop on this date. Predictions say that about 50% of the British will spend on online shopping come Cyber Monday. It is also said that they will shop more online this year over shopping on their PCs.

Spending will also increase through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. An amount of £200 is estimated to be spent by online shoppers as compared to last year’s spending of about £170. And surprisingly, men will be seen to be spending more than women.

According to many online pages I’ve read, most people will spend their money to shop for themselves rather than for others as many still plan to do Christmas shopping come December’s first payday.

Cyber Monday will showcase electronics, gadgets, clothes, beauty products, white goods and so much more. Big names like Amazon, Argos, Debenhams,, John Lewis, Tesco and many more will compete for the shoppers’ pound.

Amazon is said to top online sales followed by eBay and then Argos. Amazon got a total of 26.17% of online visits and sold the most items.

Fitbit was the most sellable product online due the great hype and discounts this product had. Nintendo Switch was also widely bought due having a great price cut. Amazon tech items like the Echo Dot and other Echo speakers also garnered a lot of sales. Laptops and consoles were also popular last Cyber Monday as well as smartphones. predicts that in this years sales, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be a big winner, as well as 4k OLED hdtvs, and, like last year, AI assistants such as Amazon’s alexa Echo Dot.

Clothes made money last year and many people bought dozens of clothes online. Shoes, bag and accessories were also discounted. Online travel companies also gave discounts for flights and hotel rooms. Toys were also on sale, however they bagged more sales in the next week, up to Christmas.

Cyber Monday UK Deals

There are many deals expected to pop up on Cyber Monday. Many stores will offer big savings of up to 89% off. Sites will provide free shipping, however you may need to purchase a certain amount to get this. However, to save you from getting burn out from checking too many websites, watch out for sites that provide track big sites for the best sales and discounts.

This will help you weed out the good deals from the less interesting ones and save you time.  A good Cyber Monday website for the UK I found is the one I previously mentioned,  This site is particularly useful for finding the best deals on big sites such as Amazon Cyber Weekend deals, PC World deals and Argos special offers.

Some websites give you vouchers and promocodes that are exclusive for their site and thus watching out for this can give you a better bang for your buck.

Try googling discount codes as well to find if you can cut the price even more. You may also get coupons to decrease the amount you need to pay.

Do some research ahead of time and watch out for scams as well. Be careful when shopping online and avoid phishing sites.

I hope that helps and have fun and save money this Cyber Monday 2018.

How to Write Well?

Writing is a passion. It comes from the heart of a writer who wishes to tell a story, to teach others and to share some thoughts and information. But at times writing can be difficult too. It can be a tideous process. Sometimes, even the best writers get scared and afraid to write.

There are so many reasons why a person can’t write. One common reason is writer’s block. It is when your brain feels so dry it can beat the Sahara dessert. You can’t put anything down into words. You stare into your computer or typewriter aimlessly as time dwindles by.

Tips on How To Write Well

Writing well means practicing your craft. It means making time to write and read and hone your skills in writing. Good writing needs dedication and imagination.

How do you write well? Well it depends. It depends on what you are writing and how passionate you are in what you do.

1. Read more – A writer who does not read is not a writer. If you only write what you think and never listen to or read other people’s work, then you are bound to write stale and repetitive things. You need to read in order for you to appreciate the beauty of the written word. It is essential to read because it expands your views and opinions. It allows you to learn different techniques and approaches to writing, but most of all reading can inspire you.

2. Write the way you speak – Writing can be difficult at times, but if you write from your heart then you are bound to write the way you speak. Write as you would talk. Write as you would sound. If you write this way you are bound to write well.

3. Stop browsing social media – I know social media can be a great way to gather ideas for content, but it is also a good way to KILL TIME. And with that, you can mindlessly sit there scrolling up and up but the page never ends.

Focus on your work. Even if you feel you can’t write anything anymore, try to be still. Try to write.

4. Allow you mind to wander – Give you brain a much needed stroll. You need to let your imagination flow. You need time to think and relax. You can never put out good content if you never let your brain have some time to relax and soak in its creative juices. You need to sleep too. You need that me time.

5. Find inspiration from the things around you – Talk to people, read books, go to cafes, raid old bookstores, eat icecream at the park, play with dogs and cats and go to museums. Find something that you can draw inspiration from. You need to see the world to tell a story, create a poem and write an article.

6. Let your writing breathe – Don’t be overly critical with your work. Once you’ve written something, let it breathe. Don’t murder it up and butcher it with your own critisizms. You need to let your writing relax and live. Give it a few hours. Then go back to it. Take a deep breath and reread it.

7. Respect the writing process – Good writing requires time, devotion and patience. If you never devote time to it, you can never be a good writer. You need to practice. You need to drink that coffe and sit down in front of your computer and WRITE SOMETHING. Yes, you will do odd things just to put something down. Yes thee will be days that you will stink from not showering, but you have to give it your all if you really want to create an artistic piece of writing.

The Dreaded Writer’s Block

All writer experience it. All writers get fogged up at times. We need inspiration. We need hot coffee and a good cry and tantrum here and there. But we can over come a writers block. Write jibberish if you must, but DO WRITE SOMETHING.

Cyber Monday, Black Friday and My Addiction To Online Shopping


I am a writer. I work at home while wearing my pajamas. I sit in front of the computer and sip coffee all day. I am a hopeless romantic. I love long walks on the beach. But I’m not all good. I do eat chocolates for breakfast and I do SHOP ONLINE, A LOT!

I have been a writer since I can remember, but I also have been into clothes since I was young. But I don’t really like to spend my hard earned money on high brand items. Getting discounts and finding sales make me feel happy.

Yes I’m addicted to online shopping.

Tips for Online Shopping

I write to help people. I write to make the lives of others better. I write articles online here and there to give tips and how to’s. I write children’s books on the side to make kids smile. Because of that, this article won’t be complete without me putting out some sort of a list to help you find the best deals online.

1. Sign up to deals – If you sign up to sites that offer deals you can get vacations, clothes, shoes for much less. I have gone to a beautiful island in Thailand by getting a deal online.

2. Find online vouchers – Same as above, if you google promo codes and apply them before you check out, you can save lots of money.

3. Shop at end of season sales – Most people want to be updated with fashion and buy their clothes when the season begins. But these stuff are much more expensive. If you shop for versatile and classic clothes, even if you buy them in the end of the season you can still use them further on.

4. Shop during massive sales – Okay okay, this was coming. I love big sales. I love summer sales, Christmas sales and most specially BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY, particularly in the UK these days because you get such great deals. I got my big TV on Black Friday and a truck load of clothes from Cyber Monday deals.

What is Cyber Monday and Black Friday?


Okay, I know you probably know what these dates are but for those who don’t and for the purpose of dishing out what my writer brain wants to put down, I’ll define Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Well, these are only the two greatest shopping days EVER.

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. Since 1932, it has been the greatest shopping day in the US. In the UK, it is the mark of the start of parties and Christmas cheer and hence, the UK police called it Black Friday due to the number of causalities they got because this is the last Friday before December. Many people start drinking and partying on this Friday and hence accidents come ergo the name Black Friday. In Mexico, they celebrate Black Friday towards the Good Week near Monday of the Mexican Revolution.

You can expect as much 89% discount on electronics, gadgets, appliances, clothes and even groceries on Black Friday.

Cyber Monday is the extension of Black Friday. It is a day where people got back from feasting during the Thanksgiving weekend and shopped online in their offices. It became an official term in 2005 when Ellen Davis used the term “Cyber Monday” on their financial magazine.

Cyber Monday has exclusive deals that may not be available in-store. It only lasts for a day, unlike Black Friday that may extend to Saturday and Sunday.

I love these dates because I don’t want to spend too much. I have so many fond memories of Cyber Monday and Black Friday over the years.

Why I Love Shopping Holidays?

I’m sure you picture writers as flannel clad, wearing glasses and have coffee stains on our shirts and pants (if we remember to put them on) but we also do like to look good do. We are just like anyone and we also want to shop!

I remember my first Black Friday sale when I was a kid. My mom brought me along. I was 10. I had a knack for helping my mom out and I also liked shopping. There were so many people! I even saw people camping outside the store!

We were not rich back then. I think we were even poor. My mom could not really buy us clothes for the rest of the year and she really hunted for bargains. Black Friday was her day to give us what we needed. My mom was (and still is) the best bargain hunter I know.

My mom always, always brought me to Black Friday, Christmas sales, flee markets and all sorts of places to get a good deal. When I was in highschool, the internet became a boom. So she started browsing discounts online. She did prefer shopping in-store though. But as she became older, she preferred shopping online at times.

Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals That I Got

Well, I do prefer shopping online because of the free delivery I usually get from Amazon for my books and stuff, but in store shopping is always fun.

Black Friday Stuff:

1. 40” TV

2. PlayStation

3. Loads of cat food

4. Shoes

5. Plates

6. My super comfy mattress

Cyber Monday Finds:

1. Pricey Make-up that I got for 80% off

2. Clothes, clothes, clothes

3. Digital Camera

4. Supplements and vitamins

5. Coffee beans

6. Shoes

7. Swimwear

8. The list goes on!

I’m a Shapaholic

I confess to being a shapaholic, but I’m a thrifty one. I don’t spend too much. So here I am writing my heart out about shopping and shopping holidays. I hope you enjoyed my musings.

Does Age Matter In Love

skeletal-601213_640May-December affairs, love been a younger and older person; so does age matter in love? Love is love we have always heard that. Love comes in all forms shapes and sizes. On the other hand, our society still frowns upon people who have huge age gaps getting into a relationship. So does age really matter?

Love is Love

Love is love. We always hear this phrase. It does not actually mater who you are and where you come from when it comes to love. We naturally feel attraction to people who we can fit into the puzzle of our hearts.

Your age, your social status or your gender does not matter when it comes to true love. Although in building a relationship what you bring in is who you are, but honestly if the love is true age should not matter.

Morals and Our Society

Of course not everyone would agree with me. Some people see a huge age gap as a hindrance to happy and healthy relationship. There is the issue of experiences and maturity. There is a lot a adjustment and understanding that needs to be done in this type of relationship, but nothing that cannot be achieved.

Many people frown upon young people dating older people because of what it may translate to. There is the issue of gold-digging. There is also the issue of the older person preying on the younger one because he or she has more money to lure the other person in.

Many people would argue that we are not animals to just mate with anyone and be done with it. They say that we need to put many things into consideration before we date. A big factor is the social-economic status of each individual which is normally in question with age disparity.

Of course we understand the case of frowning upon an age gap when one member of the couple is a minor, because this is not acceptable. On the other hand, there is always the case that they argue about immaturity.

Monetary usury has always been a big issue. One person is wlling to give money while the other person takes advantage of an older person or vice versa.

Love Wins

But not all horrible horrors about May-December affairs are true. There is real and true love. If people just see those who use such relationships to make personal gains then they are blinded and are not able to see true love. Some people are old souls despite being young and most old people are just young souls in an older body who have more experiences than others.

A lot of times people put other people in boxes. They label people and they feel mortified when a person goes out of this box. But we are humans with free spirits and we cannot be boxed. We choose our own genders, dreams and whoever we will love. Let love win. Age does not matter!

I Wish I Knew How to Insult Like Shakespeare

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Yes, I love Shakespeare. He is my dream guy. I mean he is just smart, witty and uber famous! Well I have spent hours, days, weeks and months thinking how me might have looked like. I mean throwing insults like Shakespeare would be something great.

Why was Shakespeare so famous? It is because he has undeniable wit. His tragedies and comedies reflected a dream state that was both ethereal and realistic at the same time. Many people now a days would find reading Shakespeare’s work as boring but if they truly understood what he wanted to share, then they would fall in love with him much like I have.

Please Help Me Get Rid of My Writer’s Block

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Well, I have been wondering what to write recently and having a writer’s block has been miserable. I have been drinking coffee like it’s the fountain of youth and smoking my lungs out but my brain is still not putting the words down so I found a bit of helpful advise from my friends. Well actually I have been holed in my flat for the past few days so I decided to take a shower and let my husband take care of the house.

Since I basically sit all day infront of the computer watching YouTube, I saw this vid

The video talked about anti-social ways to improve one’s writing skills (dialogue writing). It was really fun. Well now I’m off to ride the bus just to do this experiment and see if it does help me write better.

The Ups and Downs of Dating a Journalist


The Ups and Downs of Dating a Journalist

If you’re reading this article you’re probably a.) Dating a journalist, b.) Wanting to date a journalist or c.) You are a journalist and want to know what others think about dating you (and of course you want to know if this article holds true and factual for journalism and self validation purposes).

So let’s start with the basics. What is a Journalist? Well of course we already know the literal meaning, but you’re probably wondering what “sort” of person a journalist is. For the benefit of definition (and adding more words to my word count), a journalist may either be doing one of the five types of journalism mainly: Investigative, News, Reviews, Columns or Feature Writing.

But what is a journalist like? Well we’ll go in depth into that later on. First I would describe what comes at the top of my head when I hear the word JOURNALIST. A journalist (well at least for me) is a creative, intelligent and sexy person with sometimes crazy thoughts, feelings and idiosyncrasies. They maybe people who can multitask really well (e.g. talking to you and yet thinking about the article they will be writing later on). Journalists are passionate people who can sometimes be introverts and extroverts at the same time.

They can be very busy though and over committed to their work and often journalists (especially younger ones) like to get a FWB or Friend with benefits as it fits better with their chaotic lifestyles.  Not sure what friends with benefits actually are or want to learn more? If so you can read this  Of course there are journalists like me who can and do want committed relationships!

There is an organized chaotic picture that comes into my head when I see the word “journalist” in my mind’s eye. For the benefit of you guys and gals reading this let me try to put it in a more ordered list.


List 1: The Ups of Dating a Journalist

  1. They are extremely good conversationalists – They can talk about massive sorts of topics in different fields. Some may be a bit shy at first, but once you get them going they can spark a 1000 word explanation of why blue can be a color for girls in about five minutes or less. You can grow old with this person and still enjoy talking to them even if you’ve known and loved them for years.
  2. They can be mysteriously sexy – They are beautiful creatures that have an immense amount of sex appeal. They may just be in their PJs with their hair all tousled and glasses lopsided but they carry this aura that you just can’t resist. They know how to work the power of intrigue just like writing their stories and news articles. Its a balance of having the artistic capability to write well and the intelligence to put facts into a commanding article.
  3. They are great at adapting to people and situations – Given that journalists have to interact with various sorts of people and go about different kinds of situations, they can be more flexible. They may have a bit more tolerance for crazy stuff you may have going on. They are probably more adventurous than most. If something is truly relevant to them they will take the time for it. This comes from the sheer need to put patience when you need to investigate on something. If they want to get to know you they will get to know you. If they think that you, singing on an open mike is pretty important, you can expect them to be there.
  4. They know the essence of time – Being time pressed and always bound for deadlines has given journalists the practice of knowing the value of time. They may procrastinate at times but if the put their heart into something and they know it is time sensitive then they will make an effort to “meet the deadline”. If they are not trying to finish an article and you really need them to do something at an exact time more or less (if they think its important) they will do it.

The Ups and Downs of Dating a Journalist

List 2: The Downside of Dating a Journalist

  1. They can have weird behaviors – Most journalists need to get into the zone in order for them to their work. Sometimes getting to that point can require a few quirky steps. They may want to do yoga while listening to rock music, drink coffee infused with vodka, take a shower without really taking a shower just because hearing the water flow out helps them think better. They may be a bit OC sometimes (or all the time). They may want to clean the entire house before they start writing (which entails your help). A lot of weird things that other people may not get. Be patient. All of these helps them to think. Sometimes they want to nitpick stuff because part of being a journalist is being great with details.
  2. They can sometimes zone out – If they are trying to beat the deadline or if they have to interview someone really important, chances are they can ignore you; like TOTALLY ignore you. Their mind is else where trying to put a great piece together. You can invite them to the movies, you can invite them to eat, hell you can invite them for an amazing massage followed by an amazing sex but they will ignore you. Writing is their first love. Yes they love you too or like you a lot but they have got to do this. If you start saying that why are they treating you like you don’t exist and put on some drama, chances are they will run.
  3. They can be like the FBI – They have eagle eyes. They can spot lying a mile away. This is what they do for a living and they can try to profile you in an instant. Journalists can investigate facts and use them against you. They can make a mental picture of what you’ve done in the past and put it out when you guys argue. The great thing though about their investigative talents is that sometimes they can use that to help you out. Bad news is that lying to them can be futile.
  4. They can be manipulative – Journalists can be master manipulators. They are good with words. They can talk you into things. They can make something important trivial and vice versa. It comes from their ability to make a mundane story be controversial and turning a big news to unimportant.

So there. Those are the ups and downs of dating or having a relationship with a journalist. It can be crazy at times but it can be so much fun too. (I just hope my husband doesn’t read this or else he might find out how manipulative I can be!)

Do Signs Matter When It Comes To Love?

Heart, Stars, Love and SignsMany say that true love is written in the stars, but is this real? Can the stars and astrology actually predict romantic compatibility? Many people are split on this love debate, but if you look close and keep an open mind, you will see that astrology has a huge connection with romantic compatibility. Giving astrology a try might lead you to your true love. Why not learn more about astrology and how it works to help you find romantic compatibility?

Answers To The Unknown

There are many things in life that we do not fully understand or comprehend. Love is one of the major questions, because so many different things factor into love. Chemistry, attraction, similarities and so many other factors combine to reveal a soul mate. Looking to astrology for answers on love compatibility can be a great guiding force and give you some direction. You can choose to take astrology as seriously as you desire and allow it to be an important relationship factor.

What Is it?

Astrology can be quite difficult to explain, but it involves making connections that are based roughly around astronomical effects. Zodiac signs and horoscopes are the most popular and often types of astrology. They are designed to give you relationship insight and allow you to get answers to the questions that matter most. Astrology is based around the understanding of a complex astrology chart.

What Does It Have To Do With Love?

Astrology can be used as a guide when it comes to relationships and eth people that you choose to date. Astrology revolves around the understanding that every person is born with an astrological sign that dictates parts of their personality and their love preferences. Some astrological signs are simply more compatible with one sign than others. You have the ability to use astrology to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your partner. You can use astrology signs and charts to determine how likely you are to fall in love with someone and the type of love match that is most beneficial to you.

You can use the astrological information that you discover to build a relationship that has more chemistry and understanding. You do not have to agree with everything that your astrological sign is associated with, but you can use this information as a sort of guide. Love is complicated and astrology can help to shed light on some areas. If you need a little help in love, you can always turn to star signs and astrology for romantic compatibility information. Now you can have realistic expectations for your relationship from the very beginning based on your astrological compatibility. Will you have passion or a deeper intellectual bond?

What Is An Astrological Chart?

There are many different ways to learn more about your astrological sign and your romantic compatibilities. However, an astrological chart is one of the most complex. This type of chart allows you to locate planets that exist within your sun sign. Reading your horoscope is much simplified and will give you some insight into how to approach any current issues in your love life.

No One Right Way

There is no one right way when it comes to astrology interpretation. You will not get some huge sign of who to fall in love with, but you will get access to meaningful advice to guide you along your way to finding your true love match. Love is never easy and astrology is a way to make romantic compatibility simplified. You will get a better idea of who is the right match for you.

Love Predicted


There are few things in life that bring more joy and happiness than love. We are always looking to fill our world with meaningful relationships that add something to our life. When you are looking for your true love, it can be an overwhelming experience. Not knowing exactly what you are looking for can make it seem like you will never find true happiness. Sometimes a love psychic can help to calm your nerves and predict your romance before it even happens. You might be a skeptic when it comes to psychics and predictions, but the story of Callie may change your mind.

Why Not Give It A Shot?

Callie had spent her entire 20’s working toward her career goals. She had always had an interest in medicine and healing that led to her pursuing a career in medicine. Becoming a doctor took almost all of her time and a social life was sacrificed as a result. However, Callie still wanted to get married and have a family someday. She simply didn’t know when that time would come and how she would meet her eventual Prince Charming. Her friends always urged her to get into the dating scene, but she felt too uncomfortable to go on blind dates or meet guys at the local bar. Callie was quickly beginning to doubt if love was really in her future. She had always been interested in tarot readings and fortune telling, so she finally decided to give it a shot. What did she have to lose?

How Do You Know?

Callie was understandably nervous when she met with Maurine, she had done her research and found one of the best psychic readings she could from a trusted psychic.. Maurine was an experienced psychic that had a large following. When Callie arrived for her reading, she was quickly taken aback by the expression and shock on Maurine’s face. It was like Maurine had known of her in some way. As they began to talk, Maurine told Callie that love was indeed in her future. She said that the man Callie was looking for simply was not ready for her yet. She advised that Callie keep on her path toward career success and that love would find her. Callie had many questions involving when and where, but Maurine said that the specifics were not important. Callie would have her Prince Charming and family, but she would have to be patient as her true love found her.

Destiny and Chills

Callie was little disappointed in her fortune reading and thought that it really offered no insight. How did Maurine know that her love would find her? Callie decided that maybe she should start dating and take her romantic life in her own hands. However, her schedule at the hospital picked up and pretty soon she was solely focused on work again. That is until the new resident doctor arrived at her hospital and a spark was immediate. He had been working on his residency at another hospital and transferred to be closer to his parents. Single and looking for love, Callie immediately thought of what Maurine had predicted. Could her true love have finally found her?

The spark between the two of them was immediate and their romance only grew with time. They both shared a passion for helping others and understood how much dedication it takes to be a doctor. Callie had finally found the man that she could build her life with and he felt the same way. Twenty years later, Callie still finds herself going back to the day that she met Maurine. She really did predict the love story that changed Callie’s life forever and brought her immense joy.

Read more about using psychics to help you date

Online Dating – good or not?

Most people get mixed emotions when it comes to online dating. They ask questions, like “How different is it from face-to-face dating?” or “Is it really better than normal dating?”

online dating


The More, the Merrier?

Easy access is the no. 1 strength of online dating. Nowadays, if you do not have a social media account, it’s either because you slept under a rock for a long time or you’re just not a believer. Either way, you are missing out on the fun of easily finding online dating partners online and maybe even finding love.

The disadvantage of this easy access to potential dates is of course, information overload. With so much choice you might feel confused and a bit overwhelmed. Simply put, with so much goodies on your plate, you just can’t decide which to try first!  If you get really mixed up you could try a psychic like my friend linda did (and so many of the celebrities that we see a lot of are known to contact psychics and mediums for advice!).  She has used Kasamba and Psychic source.  She wasn’t very keen on kasamba (formerlly liveperson) but she did really like psychic source for many of the reasons that you see here in this psychic source review.

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