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Top 3 Outdoor Ice Skating Venues – London

Top 3 Outdoor Ice Skating Venues – London
As a London native I have skated at the 3 below. Although London tourist attraction prices tend to be sky high, the whimsical elegant surroundings really are a one off Christmas experience.

1. Somerset House
Somerset House Ice Skating

Somerset House Ice Skating

This grand Tudor palace was originally built in 1547. Now a major cultural centre, its 55 fountains make way for its famously beautiful Ice skating rink in the month of November. Enjoy a cocktail on its club nights underneath the 40ft Bauble infested Christmas tree.

Tickets from £8.00 – £16.00 dependant on the time and event

3. The Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

More recently well known from the film ‘Night At The Museum 2’ this magnificent decadent building is as famous for its modern architecture as it is for its Crystal skulls, Mummies and ‘Dippy’ the Diplodocus. The museum itself is Free entry : )
The Ice skating rink here also has a few Bavarian style stalls for a warm hot chocolate or head over to the ringside bar for a festive cocktail.

Prices
Adult £12.65 Child £8.80 Family £39.60

3. Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Ice Skating
Canary Wharf Ice Skating

Canary Wharf Ice Skating

Situated in the financial hub of London, surrounded by glass,sky skimming towers resides this ice rink.
Unlike the traditional circular rink, this rink is fairly small but has small treelined pathways encrusted with twinkling fairy lights.

Prices

£9.95 starting price

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6 SEO Tips For Bloggers

Whether you have just started out as a blogger or have been managing a website for years, SEO is constantly evolving.
SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) is the process of getting traffic from the organic search results on search engines such as Google, Bing ect.

You do not have to be a computer whiz kid to implement the very basics of SEO and below are 6 of my top tips to help you on your way or simply refresh all those seasoned pros : )

1. Titles and posts should be keyword rich
Just look at the difference in the keywords. ‘ The Top 10 beaches in India’ changed to ‘The Top 10 family beaches in Goa’

Remember you will be competing with millions of others on the web using the same keywords in their posts so try to be as precise as possible.

2. URL optimization
Do your
URLS contain your Keywords and are they easily readable or do they contain a mish mash of numbers and exclamation marks?
If a person cannot comprehend your URL, then neither will a search engine!

3. URL Capitals and Underscores
URLS are case sensitive, you want to make them as simple and clear to your readers as possible so NO capital letters.
Underscores? A search engine like Google does not read underscores so use Hyphens instead

4. Renaming Your Images
Before uploading your images from sites such as Flickr, remember to rename them so that they will fit the content of your post.

Also remember any camera images will contain words such as IMG_234.jpg. Im sure nobody will type this in when they are on search engine but they would type in ‘Beach in Barbados!’

5. Image ALT tags
This is similar to using keywords in your titles. Your images should also contain a brief description or a handful of tags on your subject.

Taking in the ‘Top 10 Family Beaches In Goa’ for example, I would tag family beaches, Goa Holidays…. You get the idea : )

6. Meta Tags
Meta tags are snippets of texts that describe a person’s content. Once again if possible remember to use your keywords and try to keep your

Meta title under 70 characters. You will also want to write a brief description including your keywords so that your readers can see what your post is about.

 

30 days of gratitude Healing

30 Days Of Gratitude – Just 3 Things A…

With the abundance of literature on the Laws Of Attraction and the success of The Secret, its no surprise that the self help section has boomed in the last few years.

Just the immense collection of Gratitude books in Waterstones makes my head spin. But have you ever tested these concepts over a longer period of time?

Give Thanks For A Little And You Will Find A Lot

I must admit its hard to be positive and motivated when your career,love life and money situation is on a rapid decline.

And then there’s that confident friend. We all have one. The one who has an abundance of money, who has incredible parties to go to with interesting people, who has a list of intriguing people just waiting to date her.

Of course you’re happy for her, but maybe also a bit of envy added into the mix? Especially when things just seem to be such a hard slog?

My Life Is Not Perfect

Personally, after living a blissful 18 months surfing in Bondi and partying with some of the best friends I have been lucky enough to meet, I hit rock bottom when I had to return to London after a failed relationship and visa issues. I ended up living on a mattress on my friends floor for 4 months until I could secure a mundane office job in the concrete city called London.

Rock bottom was not the word.

I have used the laws of manifesting and gratitude to some effect before and life has been on the up since then but after a lengthy illness and a slightly morose attitude I, still need all the help I can get. So here is my challenge to myself.

I will print out the below picture and stick it on my bedroom wall.

30 days of gratitude

Every night I will think of 3 things I am grateful for.

. A warm winter coat
. Money for a coffee
. Bus fare to get to work

Just simple things and after 30 days Ill do a personality check : )
Feel free to print it out and join me : ) After all, surely 1000s of devotees cannot all be wrong!