The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is such a deep book (subsequently film) with numerous symbolic meanings and themes. I have only picked out a handful that I believe are the top tips reflected in life that I retrieved from it: great-gatsby-cover-designs -One of the deepest tragedies is having wealth, fame, money, “friends”, everything, except the one you truly love. Nothing is enough to fill that void during the darkest hours when you are alone looking out into the deep dark blue sea(at the green light), and only seeing a dot of light so close yet so far you can never reach it. great-gatsby_ -People can fall and sometimes they fall so deep in love. Then there are people who are cruel and cruel beyond words. Sometimes social and moral values can decay beyond recognition. 

-The “American Dream” for fast pace, fame, wealth, pleasure and money can at times be very hollow in reality.

-Being “great” may be a curse. -Great love can slip out of your grasp and no matter how much you try to retrieve it, time and so much would have shifted around you, yet your feeling haven’t changed but that may not be enough.

-Life may seem like many great parties but if you take the time to look under the surfaces of those parties and the people attending them, you will see the cracks that hide the truths.  

Nick Carraway: “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” the-great-gatsby 

When we have to say goodbye to love ones

I know this post isn’t like the usual tips I write about in my blog. But the thing is no matter who you are or what age you are; there will come a time in your life when you inevitably come face to face with losing someone you love. No matter the time, age or circumstances of these events it will no doubt be difficult, to say the least heart wrenching. I have recently lost someone very close to me. This is not the first time someone I know has passed away however it is by far someone who has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. <RIP to my dear grandma.> I am someone who has high empathy levels but finds it really tough to express it on an outer level. In other words I bottle it all up. Some may say it is a fault or a quality. There are times when I easily get down about sad news or even movies. I don’t why or how, it just happens. Therefore as you can imagine stuff like this totally crushes parts of me inside.  It is true that knowing that others are there for you and have gone through and felt very similar things to you can really help to ease the extensive pain you go through during this period and bring you some form of comfort. Different people deal with these situations differently. If you are anything like me and may need to process this on a more inner level and maybe quietly on your own, then you may not have someone to tell you stuff so the below may be of some help to you.

–          Time will seem to have stopped at the moment you first hear the news.

–          It will feel like a part of you has died or disappeared inside.

–          The thought of that person not being in your life anymore feels unreal, unimaginable and you may even try to deny it.

–         A simple hug from someone you know who cares about you deeply is comforting beyond words can express.

–          You are likely to feel an extremely overwhelming flood of mixed emotions such as sorrow and sadness, which are so heavy that you have never or haven’t felt for so long.

–          After awhile you will feel guilt when you start to try to re-live your life.

–          Random moments of feeling really sad and teary. This may be bought on by memories or just the thought of them not being here anymore. Or just unexplained moments of sadness.

–          The awareness that time will heal some of the pain but it seems so far away and you feel bad for the thought of going back to a “normal” life.

I will share with you some deep feelings I currently have:

The hardest thing is knowing that you are no longer in this world and it’s so hard to accept this reality. I know I will always remember you, what you taught me and the memories I hold so close to my heart but at this current point in time that just doesn’t feel enough. It gives me comfort to know that you are no longer in pain and suffering. I still can’t help but feel the hurt inside myself. I cannot begin to describe the pain properly; the feeling is just a very deep and raw sense of sadness and sorrow that engulfs my heart and mind. I am aware that time will ease it all a bit, but at this moment in time it all feels far too raw.

For me it helps to think of happy memories and the fact that my grandma lived a full and complete life surrounded by people who cared, loved and always will love her. Furthermore that she is no longer suffering or in pain. It is said that when someone dies the hardest part is on those who are left behind. I think this is true, but remember time will heal parts of it. That doesn’t mean the pain, hurt and lost goes away but it becomes bearable. To have that hurt reminds us to treasure what we once had and what we have now. Also remember that they would have wanted you to continue to live on and have a happy life. Deep down I know I will never get over it and that there will be many times during life in the future whereby there will be similar times of this occurrence and the association will trigger these feeling, memories, experiences and sadness will rear its head again and the emotions will flood back. However for now I am trying to process this first. Goodbye

Live in the Moment

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Today I will introduce and recommend to you a trending app which is getting more and more popular and very useful.

It can be linked to “living in the moment” as the main aim is “now” – hotels on the day/night!

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Hotels Tonight – “everybody have fun tonight”

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This apps provides a range of accommodations for major cities such as USA, UK, Canada and many other countries in Europe at a reason price.

Click on this URL website link on your mobile/ tablet device:

http://www.hoteltonight.com/

Download app and to instantly get £15 free upon signup use code:

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after entering in other details, select option “redeem promo code” to get an additional £15 use code:

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Earn when you shop online

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First top tip I would give anyone if you are shopping online:

Signup to TopCashback by clicking here

Why? Because firstly you get 500 Tesco clubcard points free, secondary you earn cash back every time you shop. Top cash back is connected with an endless list of big brands, highstreet shops, online websites so when you signup and then sign into Top cash back, search the shop you would like to buy from then click on the given link and this registers you was referred by Top cash back and upon completion of the transaction and approval is done by Top Cash back and retail (usually 2-4 weeks) your account in Top Cash back will automatically credit your account with the cash back value.

Below is just a very small list of brands Top cash back has on their site. They actually have over 4,000 retailers listed.

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Another website that works just like Top cash back is Quidco. They actually also have over 4,000 retailers listed.

To sign up to Quidco please click here

Quidco has hot deals and various features (please see screenshot below).

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Be an aware and smart online shopper it just takes a few additional minutes but you save and earn back whilst you spend. I personally would suggest you sign up to both, and just before doing your shopping have a quick 5-10minutes search in each to see which offers the best cash back value, as from experience one may be better than the other for different retailers. Furthermore the deals change from time to time.

I’ve been able to earn cashback at over 4,000 retailers, including loads of top High Street names.

Happy shopping and feel free to email me/leave a comment if you would like more information and I will try my best to assist with your query. ^_^

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What are these 3Ts all about?

Greetings readers,

The set out point of my blog is really simple. It is hopefully going to provide you with information on what I am passionate about and thus would like to share with you. I would like to call it the 3T’s – Travels, Technology and Tips. (which as you can see is where my blog name came from =)

I like to travel, I adore technology and researching, so often during surfing the internet I come across deals and tips which I feel is worth sharing. Therefore upon pulling all three of these “T”‘s together I have decided to collectively put these into a blog.

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