Alexandra Roff

Alexandra is a junior account manager, who also has her own small business called Petals and Pearls. She has a creative mindset and has a passion for dance.

Life is celebrated in many ways but have you ever thought about celebrating the dead? I know it could sound odd but many believe the loss of their loved ones means they are gone but are never forgotten. Celebrating them could be a great way to keep their spirits alive, to honour them, to reminisce and cherish the memories they had and how one day they will reunite. “People are really dead when you forget about them, and if you think about them, they are alive in your mind, they are alive in your heart” “La gente está realmente muerta…

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Spiders, witches, vampires, potions, spells, bats, cats, pumpkins, skulls … that time of year is upon us when the moon is full, the sky is dark and you hear the words over and over and over again, you know what I mean right? TRICK OR TREAT! HAPPY HALLOWEEN PEOPLE! Halloween is known for dressing up, knocking on doors and receiving sweets and chocolatey treats, but where did Halloween really come from? What is Halloween? And why do we celebrate it? The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain is where it began and it has lived on for over 2000 years. This…

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Hey, smile! Need a reason to smile? No problem! World Smile Day takes place today and I love it! You’re already smiling? Then how about use this day to make someone else smile, whether it’s family, friends or even a stranger. Spread the positivity, as one act of kindness can create a ripple of smiles. “Be the reason someone smiles.” It is a day devoted to smiles and acts of kindness. First celebrated in 1999, World Smile Day seeks to encourage people to act kindly and make a person smile. Smiling is the top most positive facial expression to make…

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Rosh Hashanah is a festival which celebrates Jewish New Year (also known as ‘head of the year’) and is celebrated over 2 days. The time period jumps about during the Gregorian calendar, but in the Hebrew calendar used by many of the Jewish faith it is indicated by the first and second day of Tishrei. ‘Rosh Hashanah’ is a celebration of the creation of the world and marks making a fresh start. This festival is a time of year to reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming one. The holidays celebratory meal includes food such as…

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Cute and cosy Autumn ideas to help embrace the cold weather. Go pumpkin picking /carve pumpkins.Host a friendsgiving dinner.Plant spring bulbs.Do a random act of kindness.Go for a nature walk.Go apple picking.Have a Harry Potter marathon.Make caramel apples.Buy fluffy socks.Bake cookies.Build a scarecrow.Host a game night with friends or family.Cozy up by the fireplace with a book and a hot drink.Make a campfire and roast marshmallows and eat s’mores.Build/decorate a birdhouse.

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Giving has always been a key way to help others in times of need, and for many a little can help a lot. What is ‘International Day of Charity’? Taking place on the 5th September, it is a day we use to make sure people are doing good in the world no matter how big or little their actions may be. All help is still help, all support is still support, and all act of kindness are still acts of kindness. The main purpose of this day is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities…

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In the darkness there will always be a bright light, and this is a beautiful truth that is celebrated in Thailand during the Yi Peng lanterns festival. Lighting lanterns in the dark nights and letting their fiery glow sail through the sky. What does this festival represent? The lanterns are used to represent the transitions from the darker days of the rainy season to the lighter days of the cool season, they symbolise people’s problems and worries floating away. Did you know the chines paper lantern they use to light up the sky are also known as ‘sky lanterns’? “To…

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The Smell of smoke, the bright flickering lights of orange and yellow, the crackling sounds as the wood burns, the screeches of rockets soaring through the midnight sky lighting it up with colours of all shades. As well as the taste of s’mores, toffee apples, hot chocolate and mulled wine and the cheery atmosphere of laughter, smiles, and the cherished moments between friendships and families. Bonfire night takes place on 5th November and it’s the celebration of Guy Fawkes Day. Every year it’s celebrated to commemorate the gunpowder plot of the year 1605. The gunpowder plot was meant to kill…

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Celebrating Make a Difference Day is limited only by your imagination, and your willingness to contribute your time and efforts to change the world. October 23rd is Make a Difference Day and it is simple, it’s all about making a difference for someone or the world. The day was originally created in 1992 by USA Weekend magazine. Make a Difference Day has seen a great deal of support from various organisations throughout the years. How can you make a difference? Well, here are some ways you can help: 1. Getting involved in your community is a great way to make…

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Peace means something different to each of us, many want, have or need peace. We all ask the same questions; how do I find peace? Where do I find peace? When will I find peace? And what is peace? But do you ever just celebrate peace? Ever heard of the international day of peace? No? Well, “The International day of Peace” is a day created by the United Nations so that people can reflect, educate and make commitments and goals to creating a more peaceful society. Sounds nice if you ask me. A day to really try and make the…

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