Arsenal Sign Denis Suarez On Loan

It’s complete. Arsenal have completed the loan signing of Denis Suarez. He joins from Barcelona on loan until the end of the season with an option to purchase for £18million.

He’s got five months to really impress and earn that deal. Suarez, who has one cap for Spain, has also agreed a new contract with Barcelona to protect his market value should a permanent move to the Emirates not work out, with his new deal expiring in June 2021.

He will link up again with Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who he worked with during a loan spell at Sevilla during the 2014-15 season. Arsenal will be paying Suarez’s wages during his loan spell. Suarez played 71 games in three seasons with the first team at Barcelona, scoring eight goals and has won five trophies: La Liga, two Copas del Rey and two Spanish Super Cups. Born in Salceda de Caselas, Pontevedra, Galicia, SuĂĄrez played youth football in his home country for Porriño Industrial and Celta de Vigo.

Suárez signed for Manchester City on 23 May 2011. Manchester City beat off interest from Barcelona, Chelsea and rivals Manchester United signing him for an initial fee of £850,000 with the potential to rise by £2.75 million depending on appearances and performances. On 22 August 2013 Suárez completed a transfer to Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract. During the 2013–14 season he played mostly for Barcelona B in the Spanish Segunda División to continue his development. In July 2014, Suárez was loaned to Sevilla for two seasons as part of the deal which saw Ivan Rakiti? move to Barcelona.

He made his competitive debut on 12 August in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup at Cardiff City Stadium, playing 78 minutes before being substituted for JosĂ© Antonio Reyes in the 2–0 defeat to Real Madrid. On 29 August 2015, SuĂĄrez completed a transfer to Villarreal for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract which includes a buy back clause. On 4 July 2016, Barcelona announced the return of SuĂĄrez after exercising the buy back clause. Barcelona paid €3.5 million and SuĂĄrez signed a four-year contract, with an option of a further year depending on the number of appearances. In his first season, SuĂĄrez managed only 12 La Liga starts.

Can’t Afford A Vacay? Make Your Home Feel Like A Hotel 100%

Vacations are expensive, and something that unless you save up for a while, many people can’t afford. But, this doesn’t mean that you can’t feel like you are on vacation by turning your home into a hotel! There are some simple ways to do this, and some of these might be easier than you think. We have come up with a list of things that you can do to make your home feel like a hotel, so that you can enjoy a vacation at home!

Go Shopping For Some Deluxe Dinners

The first thing that you should think about doing is going shopping for some luxury dinners. What we mean by this is think of some of the meals that you wouldn’t normally have, be that because they are expensive or because they aren’t great for you, and get them for the next couple of days. It will feel as though you are truly in a hotel with a luxury meal right at your fingertips. Make sure that it is something that doesn’t take much prep time so that you get the most out of the experience!

Get The Best Bed You Can

Have you ever laid down on a hotel bed and just thought, this is what heaven feels like? It’s all to do with the mattress. Hotels have the comfiest mattresses and that is why you have such a good night of sleep when you are there. So, if you want to make your bed feel like this, you need to shop around in mattress stores to find the right quality that you need. Once you get this home and on your bed, you are going to feel like you are on the comfiest bed in the world! This is one of the best parts of vacations that you can have right in your own home!

Add Some Hotel Comforts To Your Bedroom

Something else that you can do is add some of the comforts of a hotel room to your bedroom. When you think of a hotel, what is the first thing that you think of? Big TV? Mini fridge? Fluffy robes? Any of these can be purchased for your bedroom. It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to buy a mini-fridge for your bedroom, and if you love the fluffy robes that make you feel as though you are wrapped in a cloud, you can get these online! The TV is going to be the most expensive item on this list, but even then, you can think of it as an investment that is going to last you for years.

Take A Weekend Away From The Chore Wheel  

You might not be able to afford to go abroad, but you can still act like you are. Take a break from doing the regular tasks of washing, doing the dishes, vacuuming and so on and hire a maid to do these things for you. It is only going to be for a couple of days so you don’t need to worry about spending too much cash on this, and it will give you a break that you deserve.

Hopefully, you have found these suggestions useful and will put some of them into place to make your home feel like a hotel!

When I First Started

The day you started blogging. What were you thinking?

When I first started blogging, way back in 2002 and on a different blog than this, it was mainly because I had made the move from my hometown to Calicut and I thought it was a good way to capture my thoughts, ideas and what I was going through and events that happen to me living alone in a new city.

I was living & working in that city, renting a small room in a lodge and making very little but a couple of times a week I went to an internet cafe (yes we had plenty of them in those days) and spent a few rupees to use one of their pcs and connect to the internet, check my mail and browse a bit. Having read a couple of blogs every week before then, I thought it was a good way to keep a track of my life in Calicut. So I started a blog on Blogspot.

Since then it has become a daily habit for me, especially since 2006. I think I will always blog till the end of my time.

Prompt from Fat Mum Slim

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Arsenal secured a hard-fought win over Cardiff on an emotional night at Emirates Stadium as the Bluebirds played for the first time since the disappearance of striker Emiliano Sala. Despite the defeat, Cardiff boss Neil Warnock praised his side’s performance as their “best of the season”. “We talked about Emiliano before the game and I thought it was appropriate that we gave a good account of ourselves against a good side – we could’ve quite easily won the game,” said Warnock. “What a performance. If Arsenal had our chances they would’ve beaten us by four. We had some great chances and with the effort we put in we should’ve got at least a point.”

Argentine forward Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson were on board a light aircraft that disappeared from radar over the Channel Islands while travelling from Nantes following Sala’s club-record ÂŁ15m move to Cardiff. Tributes were paid to Sala before the game from both sets of players, club officials and supporters. Neither side had a shot on target in the first half, but Arsenal went ahead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 66th-minute spot kick after Bruno Ecuele Manga clumsily brought down Sead Kolasinac.

Alexandre Lacazette doubled Arsenal’s lead with a fine low strike into the bottom corner, although substitute Nathaniel Mendez-Laing pulled one back for Cardiff in added time when he curled a shot past Bernd Leno. However, it was not enough for Cardiff and the Gunners’ win takes them to 47 points, the same as fourth-placed Chelsea. There was a surprise in the Arsenal line-up as Mesut Ozil made his first Premier League appearance of 2019 and was handed the captaincy by Unai Emery.

My Mobile Game Of Choice

I don’t play many games online or on my phone. I don’t have any games installed on my laptop. I have a few on my phone but I barely use any of them. But this one is an exception that I do play a few times a week.

Bowling King World League from MiniClip & Bluehole Pnix is an online bowling game where you earn a bunch of chips for each game that you win. You can keep collecting the chips as you play off against players from around the world.

Bowl fantastic alleys around the world: Hollywood, Seoul, Las Vegas, New York, Sydney, Paris & more! Collect over 60 gorgeous bowling balls, custom pins & lanes to show off your class. Real-time, 1 vs 1 multiplayer with superfast matching!

Beat the missions in Challenge Mode to rack up a ton of awesome rewards! Win big on the Slot and Roulette minigames! Over 120 Achievements to unlock as you rise to the top of the Rankings! And they have multi Language support : English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

I can spend hours on it during the week and the weekend. You can buy chips, balls or pins among others using online transactions as well. It’s fun.

Dream Vacation

Where would you go on your perfect dream vacation

I would have to say that for the past 22 years or so it has been Canada. Now if you want me to be specific and choose an city/town / area or region/province it might be harder for me to say so. And that’s because I have so many places in Canada that I want to visit and see for myself. My love affair with Canada started in the late 90s just as I was turning 20 and started to see more documentaries, travel programs and read about places.

Then came the internet and I started to see images from these places and also finding out that several beautiful locations shot in some movies are actually shot in Canada. From BC to Newfoundland the 10 provinces are amazing places and each have their to go destinations that I find that I want to see. Even the territories with their harsh winters and scarce populations have things we need to see. There was a tv show set in Yellowknife which looks beautiful and a new destination hit me up.

If had to pick only one city in Canada, it might just have to be…….ugh, this is hard…..Montreal as it is just so unique with it’s mix of old world European architecture, French influence and North American modernness. It’s an amazing place. Second might be Vancouver. And on and on. But yeah, city would have to be Montreal.

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Will Arsenal Sign Perisic?

Arsenal already have a personal agreement in place for Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic and will look to press on with a deal today. That’s according to Italian football journalist Nicolo Schira. The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Croatian winger in recent days and Inter confirmed last night that Perisic has asked to leave the club. Director Giuseppe Marotta told Sky in Italy: “Perisic has asked to leave but there is no offer for him. We will see in the coming days. We will listen to the request of Perisic. We must try to satisfy him but also respect the value of him.”

The 29-year-old played no part as Inter lost 1-0 at Torino yesterday with manager Luciano Spalletti saying: “If he doesn’t want to play then of course he’s going to be left out.” Arsenal can only complete loan moves this month due to their restricted finances but want to strengthen. Having continued to fail to reach an agreement with Barcelona for Denis Suarez, Unai Emery wants to recruit Perisic on an initial loan move. And Schira – a reporter for La Gazzetta dello Sport – said on Twitter that Arsenal and Inter remain in talks over a deal.

It is claimed the player has already agreed to move to north London but that Arsenal sporting director Raul Sanllehi’s offer is a six-month loan with an option to buy in the summer. Schira adds that Inter chief Marotta wants the deal to be a permanent one or with an obligation, rather than an option, for Arsenal to make the move permanent. He adds that the two clubs will be in contact once again today. Perisic, who was heavily linked with Manchester United last summer after helping Croatia to finish as runners up at the World Cup, is a key figure at San Siro. Sky in Italy claim Inter rejected Arsenal will have to pay a €5million (£4.3m) loan fee for the winger.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical film about the British rock band Queen. It follows singer Freddie Mercury’s life from his joining the band in 1970 to their Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985. The film is a British-American joint venture produced by 20th Century Fox, New Regency, GK Films, and Queen Films, with Fox serving as distributor. Directed by Bryan Singer, it is written by Anthony McCarten, and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach. It stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as creative and musical consultants.

Born in Zanzibar to India Parsi parents, Farrook Bulsara, who also lived in Bombay for a few years, moves with his parents to England in 1964. After studying in college he would work at Heathrow as a baggage handler. In 1970 he attends a club performance by the band Smile, whose singer quits later that night. Freddie sings for drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May and impresses them enough that he becomes their new singer. They add bass player John Deacon and change their name to Queen. Freddie also becomes engaged to Biba shop assistant Mary Austin, who he met for the first time the same night that he sang for Taylor & May. Queen play gigs across Britain until they sell their van to produce their debut album. The album hits the charts in America, and, during the band’s U.S. tour, Freddie begins questioning his sexuality.

We then see how his lifestyle changes with his with Paul Prenter, the band’s day-to-day manager. Mary breaks up with Freddie when he comes out to her as bisexual, although she assures him that he is gay. The band’s success continues through to the early 1980s, but tensions arise over the direction of their music and changes in Freddie’s attitude resulting from his relationship with Paul. In 1980, after a lavish party at his home, Freddie falls for Jim Hutton, a waiter at the party. They soon part ways, with Jim telling Freddie to find him when he learns to like himself. A press conference to promote the 1982 album Hot Space is hijacked by the press, who bombard Freddie with questions about his personal life and sexuality, to which Freddie responds with insults and refusals towards the press.

Freddie, urged by Paul, signs a $4 mil solo contract with CBS records and the band upset at him wanting to do things alone splits up. He moves to Munich in 1984 to work on his first solo album Mr. Bad Guy and engages in gay orgies with Paul. Mary, now pregnant, visits and urges him to return to the band, as they have been offered a spot in Bob Geldof’s benefit concert Live Aid at Wembley Stadium. Discovering that Paul withheld this news from him, an enraged Freddie severs ties with him. In retaliation, Paul goes public about Freddie’s sexual escapades. Freddie returns to London to ask for forgiveness from his bandmates and manager Jim Beach. They are reconciled and are given a last-minute slot in Live Aid. With the outbreak of AIDS spreading worldwide, Freddie discovers that he is infected.

He reveals this to his bandmates during a rehearsal, and they embrace. On the day of Live Aid, he is reunited with Hutton and Mary, and reconnects with his family with his father’s Zoroastrian maxim, “Good thoughts, good words, good deeds.” The band perform at Live Aid, performing “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Hammer to Fall” and “We Are the Champions”. The Live Aid set is a massive success, helping increase the rate of donations during the event. Beach and the remaining members of Queen create, in 1992, the Mercury Phoenix Trust to help combat AIDS worldwide.

We see how some of their famous hits were born, how the success touched global heights but the touching thing is his friendship & love for Mary. He bought her a house next to his mansion and took care of her. There are a bunch of historical inaccuracies in the film, but it still is a very good film. Despite the mixed critical reception, the film received numerous accolades, including five nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Malek.

It also won Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor – Drama (Malek) at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, and was nominated for the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best British Film and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. For his performance, Malek was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Award, BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, among others, for Best Actor.

I give this film a 9 outta 10!

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Alexis Sanchez made a goalscoring return to Arsenal to set Manchester United on their way to a fourth-round FA Cup win which makes it eight straight wins for interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Sanchez has struggled to produce his best form since swapping Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford a year ago but was at his sharpest to take Romelu Lukaku’s superb reverse pass in his stride and round Petr Cech to give United a 31st-minute lead.

Lukaku was the creator again two minutes later as Jesse Lingard’s precise finish doubled United’s advantage – and even though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back before the interval, Solskjaer’s side were always in control. United keeper Sergio Romero’s superb save from Aaron Ramsey at the start of the second half was crucial in keeping Arsenal at bay and United were rarely troubled afterwards.

Arsenal’s cause was not helped by injuries to key defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny; substitute Anthony Martial wrapping up United’s latest success when he pounced after Petr Cech could only palm out Paul Pogba’s shot with eight minutes of normal time left. This disappointing defeat came at a heavy cost for Arsenal and manager Unai Emery – the exit from a competition in which he had high hopes of making progress compounded by further injuries that will drain his defensive resources.

After losing Hector Bellerin for nine months to a knee injury sustained in the win against Chelsea, Emery is now waiting on injury bulletins for Sokratis, who limped off early on with an ankle problem after falling awkwardly, and Koscielny, whose facial injury resulted in 10 minutes of added time.

3 Direct, Physical Actions You Can Take to Improve Your Spiritual Wellbeing

When people think about their spiritual wellbeing — whether in the strictly religious sense of the word “spiritual”, or in the sense that it relates to emotional or aesthetic matters — they often don’t think of what could strictly be referred to as “direct” or “physical” actions.

Generally, the kind of topics that fall under the banner of “spiritual activities” will be things like prayer, meditation, contemplation on a given topic, or maybe enjoying poetry or literature.

There is certainly nothing wrong with those activities, but there’s a good argument to be made that, often, some of the best things you can do for your “spiritual” wellbeing will, in fact, be direct actions of various sorts. After all, whether you believe in the spirit as a distinct aspect of the self, independent from the body, or use the term to refer to your emotional life — it’d be hard to deny that the “ordinary” things you do in your everyday life have no impact on this domain.

So without further ado, here are some direct, physical actions you can take to improve your spiritual wellbeing.

Redesign and declutter your home

A cluttered and chaotic-seeming home just makes you feel bad, doesn’t it?

This seems to be a constant fact of the human condition, no matter who you’re talking to. There is, after all, a reason why minimalism has taken off as such a big trend in the United States in recent years, and also simultaneously in Japan (and then globally) through Marie Kondo “Konmari” decluttering methodology.

When all is said and done, getting rid of clutter is synonymous with getting rid of emotional baggage, and opening up the space for a new and fresh start in life.

Maybe it’s time for a redesign job, too? A new bathroom style might be just what your home needs to feel revitalised.

Get actively involved in a creative, artistic pursuit

Art is a great thing to appreciate, but actually getting involved in the process of creating it comes with enormous benefits, too.

You don’t have to become a great master artist to feel the benefits of emotional expression and regulation that come with getting actively involved in a creative, artistic pursuit. Simply getting a sketch pad, a pencil, and a book on basic drawing exercises can have a tremendous impact.

Likewise, writing some fiction — even if you never show anyone — can be a powerful experience, not just for the sake of engaging in a creative endeavour per se, but also because it helps you to explore your own thoughts and moods.

Take steps to structure your day more

Now, this one will really throw some people for a loop.

Some people are naturally very rigid, and for these people, finding ways to loosen up will generally be extremely beneficial. Other people, however, are too “easygoing”, and far from finding that this benefits them on a spiritual level, they are often deeply weighed down by negative emotion and guilt as a result of their chaotic lifestyle.

The feeling of wasting potential is a common consequence of an overly unstructured lifestyle.

So, if this sounds like you, work on taking incremental steps to structure your day more. Start with something simple like waking up at the same time every day. Then go from there.

Time to Get Zen – Mindfulness 100%

Mindfulness is the key to life. A life lived mindfully is a life. Mindfulness is our direct connection to the Universe. It is the solution that we as human beings have been seeking since the beginning of modern times outside ourselves. The simple practice of mindfulness has existed for thousands of years; however human beings discard this approach for intellectual and more complicated philosophies or techniques. Sadly, this journey that is external never resolves itself. There are many texts and individuals available over, and that complicate analyze mindfulness. It appears that our self is programmed to complicate even the most straightforward of things. Mindfulness is supposed to be simple, yet a deep way. This present-centered solution allows us to live authentic lives.

So, what exactly is mindfulness and how can you apply it? Mindfulness simply put awareness of the moment or is a specific type of meditation. There are many forms of meditation. However, we’re going to focus on mindfulness meditation, which is believed to be the most functional and simple meditative exercise. Mindfulness involves participating in each moment as it occurs with awareness of your experience. Life only exists in the Here and Now when practicing mindfulness. The moment we experience is pure and unadulterated. Mindfulness is a “living” meditation which you can practice each second of your precious life. There’s no need to escape to a secluded location, as you can participate in mindfulness anywhere and at any time, no matter what’s currently happening around you. Falling in love with the things around you, visiting silent retreats, slowly brewing tea and accepting each moment.

Rather than presenting a single rigid definition of mindfulness to the reader, a few but concise definitions will be presented below drawn from practitioners and experts of mindfulness’ wisdom.

JJon Kabat-Zinn, the best selling author of Wherever You Go There You Are and the creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, describes mindfulness meditation as “paying attention in a particular way; on goal, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.”

Levey and Levey in their magnificent book, Simple Meditation, and Relaxation, state ” Mindfulness liberates us from memories of their past and dreams of the future by bringing the reality of this present moment clearly into focus. ” They also express that “mindfulness makes us aware of lifestyle’s everyday miracles. ”

In one of the ancient Buddhist commentaries, it is stated that mindfulness is “presence of mind, attentiveness to the current… ”

Stephen Levine, the author of A Gradual Awakening, says that mindfulness is a ” moment to moment awareness of whatever arises, whatever exists. ”

Meditation teacher and writer Sylvia Boorstein state that mindfulness is having ” the aware, balanced acceptance of current experience. It is not more complicated than that. It is opening to or getting the current moment just ?s it is, without either clinging to or rejecting it. ”

These simple yet profound use expression and terminology, but what they all share in common are that mindfulness is being completely and fully present for life. It is being aware of what’s happening within and around you in each moment of your existence that is miraculous. We just clinic awareness without judgment, accepting our ideas and emotions exactly as they are.

As you may, have noticed mindfulness is a simple yet, powerful. It’s only being Right Here, Right Now: fully and immersing you’re being experiencing your life. That’s it! It is that straightforward. It is not necessary to reevaluate, intellectualize, or to over analyze what it is to be aware. Of course, our ego wants to divert us but don’t allow this. Recognize the existence of your self, say hello, and then calmly dismiss it. While there are more advanced explanations on this subject available for you to further research if you desire; what has been described here is the pure and simple essence of mindfulness meditation.

As you continue your journey of living that is mindful, or if you’re beginning And leave this guide, this writer suggests that you dive into the ocean of Now and intimately familiarize yourself with the pleasure of what’s right in front of you. As expressed in the Zen tradition, “When eating, eat and when walking, walk.”

Are you Right Here, Right Now? If not, center yourself and experience the bliss and ecstasy of this moment that is eternal. Enjoy your journey!

Signs of Work-Related Stress (And how to Beat Them)

Working long hours can have a huge impact on your life. You may find that you are constantly exhausted and that you dread going to work the next day. That being said, stress can manifest itself in multiple ways, and if you don’t deal with them then they may go on to affect your mental well being.

Physical Signs of Stress

Stress can affect your body, the way you think and the way you feel. It can also change the way you behave and react to situations. If you believe that you are stressed at work then you need to look out for symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, stomach problems and even difficulty waking up in the morning. On the flip side, you may suffer from insomnia. This can have long-lasting effects on your health, and it can also cause your performance at work to drop. If you are stressed or overly tired, then this can even put you at risk of having an accident and this is the last thing you need. If you have had an accident at work then try and visit this link: http://hofmannlawfirm.com/practice_areas/new-york-maritime-accident-and-injury-attorneys.cfm to get some help.

Mental Signs of Stress

Stress can cause you to feel intense anxiety and even restlessness. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that stress is not a serious thing and that a lot of people experience it every single day. This is not the case, and if left untreated then it can lead to you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, angry or sad. You may withdraw socially, and lack all motivation during the day. If this sounds like you, then now is most certainly the right time to make a change. Usually, when you remove the source of the stress, the other symptoms will slowly disappear. This can work wonders for your physical and mental health.

How to Deal with Stress

There are many ways that you can deal with stress. The first thing that you need to do is look at the source of it. For example, if you have an awful boss who you just can’t seem to get on with then it may be worth asking to be transferred to another department. If your pay is too low, then consider finding another position altogether. This may sound drastic, but sometimes a drastic change is required in order to remove stress and for you to start feeling like your old self again.

What Not to Do

A lot of people resort to alcohol when stressed. They also overeat, refuse to go out and find it hard to do anything enjoyable. If this is the case, then you need to try and push yourself to go out for a walk. Instead of eating unhealthy food, try and cook your own meals and find a new hobby. This will help you to boost your endorphins and it will also help you to combat the signs of stress effectively. Sure, changes like this probably won’t happen overnight but with a bit of effort, you can be sure to see positive results.

14 Hours

Sleepy Wednesday. Reached home at 4:30 am went to bed by 5:30 am and woke up at 11am. Had to go into work early today, 3:30 pm for some silly reason! I was tired. So tired that I was falling asleep in the session we had from 3:30 pm till 5pm.

We then went for coffee and snacks and went back to work. 14 hours at work. What for? This could have been sorted out much earlier. 14 hours! I was so tired but by the time I reached home and changed my clothes I couldn’t sleep so I watched a couple of episodes of Friends while I had a snack. Then I could go to sleep.

I slept by 6:45 am and woke up after 1pm. It felt though that I could have just turned on my side and gone back to sleep for another 2-3 hours. Atleast a couple of my packages from Amazon came in today – 1 from the US and 1 from the UK. Happy about those. Back to the grind in another 2.5 hours.

Modernising Your Home

No matter what your house type is, adding a modern touch has many benefits. From increasing its market value to making your home a more spacious and comfortable place to live, there’s a lot that can be done to modernise your home and make it your dream property.

Whatever your budget, there are different ways you can embrace modern living trends to transform your home and give it the wow factor. Intrigued? Take a look at some of the things you can do to modernise your home.

Choose modern decor

One of the most affordable ways to modernise your home is to focus on updating the decor. From choosing modern paint palettes to upgrading your furniture, you’ll be surprised at the difference a spot of interior design makes. If your home has a more traditional feel, it’s not impossible to give it a modern edge – there are ways of blending classic and modern decor to help you keep the traditional features you love whilst also adding a more up to date look to your space.

Add an extension

Open plan living is a popular feature in modern homes – who wouldn’t want a little extra space? There are some excellent ways you can extend your home, from adding to the downstairs to building over a garage or converting your attic. A consultation with contemporary architects can help you see what’s possible, and they’ll be experienced with adding modern extensions to older properties. Adding an extension is a costly job, but it will add value to your property while allowing you to enjoy a bigger living space.

Make it smart

Smart homes use technology to control lighting, heating, and even the music that plays around your home. Far from being only suitable for brand new homes, smart home technology is ideal for more traditional homes as it can help you save money and enjoy simpler living. Take a look at the different smart home systems on the market to help you find one that works with your budget.

Focus on practical renovations

Fixing ongoing problems can be one way of helping you get more from your property and make it feel more modern. From refreshing your kitchen to adding an electric shower, simple things will make a difference to your home without changing it completely. Consider renovations you can do on a budget to help you tackle the jobs you’ve been putting off to transform your home as well as provide some extra value.

Whatever the goals you have for your home, some modern upgrades can make a big difference. Get inspiration by looking at modern home design, and find ways of incorporating your favourite elements into your own home. All homes can benefit from some modern touches, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the character of your home to enjoy them.

Will Ramsey Leave Earlier?

Aaron Ramsey could yet be allowed to join Juventus this month if Arsenal can tie up loan deals for Denis Suarez and James Rodriguez. According to the Independent , Arsenal are currently working on temporary deals for the two midfielders and would allow Ramsey to leave in January for a fee of around £10million.

Ramsey is close to signing a pre-contract agreement with Juventus and has already undergone his medical in Turin. He is set to become the club’s second-highest paid player, behind Cristiano Ronaldo. The offer of a new contract for the Welshman at Arsenal was taken off the table at the start of the season, and he has since fallen down the pecking order under Gunners boss Unai Emery. Emery is confident of being reunited with the man he coached at Sevilla five years ago as Suarez has played just 17 minutes of La Liga action this season and has featured mostly in the Copa del Rey.

Arsenal have had a loan bid for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly rejected, according to the Mail. The paper claims that the cash-strapped Gunners made an approach for the centre-back to strengthen their defence until they can make permanent signings in the summer transfer window. But United have no intention of sending a player on loan to a Premier League rival.