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Paddington returns!

POSTED ON 22 AUGUST 2019

Everybody loves Paddington Bear. So much so, that Royal Mint have created a series of 50p coins emblazoned with his iconic image to help continue the commemoration of 60 years of the famous bear With a love of marmalade sandwiches, the affection for Michael Bond’s creation, Paddington, has spread far and wide – both in …


5 easy steps to prepare for their first day of school

POSTED ON 21 AUGUST 2019

With schools going back soon, it can be a nervous time for you and your child. However, there are steps you can take to make the process run smoothly for you both Get organised If, on the first day of school, you are running around unorganised, you are not starting the day in the calm …


Kit-out the kids!

POSTED ON 16 AUGUST 2019

Get the best buys when it comes to getting the kids ready to go back to school 1. Unicorn Kids Lunch Bag Make every day an adventure with this Unicorn Kids Lunch Bag! £20.00 https://uk.sunnylife.com 2. Kipling Banana Yellow Pencil Case This Kipling Banana pen case is great for a bit of back to school fun. Bright, bold …


Faster fibre broadband: is it really worth it?

POSTED ON 14 AUGUST 2019

With 5G to be launched later this year, and fibre broadband readily available,  just how fast does your internet need to be? In the average home, no fewer than ten devices are connected wirelessly to your broadband router at any one time! With most of us now watching movies and TV through a streaming service, usually on multiple devices at any one time, broadband speeds are one of the …


How to book a last minute holiday

POSTED ON 12 AUGUST 2019

                Last minute holidays are fantastic. You can get excellent value for money and they are perfect if you are open to where you want to visit. The feeling of spontaneity can be exciting too! Take advantage of some of the amazing deals available, and snap up a …


Stop right now!

POSTED ON 09 AUGUST 2019

Door stops are ideal for allowing air to circulate around rooms without the fear of slamming doors. But if the colder weather sets in, a draught excluder is ideal to eliminate draughts and slow down heat loss. Here are our favourite finds! Croft Collection Chunky Knit Door Stop This unusual but attractive doorstop is hand knitted from chunky cotton yarn and …


Easy ways to add value to your property

POSTED ON 07 AUGUST 2019

Whether you are carrying out a home renovation project, remodelling or simply giving your home a bit of a makeover, our top tips will have you covered for boosting the value of your home Even if you are not thinking of selling your house right now, it’s good to know how to add value to your property. Certain projects are guaranteed to not only boost its …


The Ashes 2019

POSTED ON 31 JULY 2019

In its 71st series, the oldest rivalry in cricket between England and Australia begins tomorrow in Edgbaston and runs all the way through until mid-September where the final test match will be played at The Oval The two teams take it in turns to host the five-test series, usually every other year, and the winner keeps the Ashes urn. The Ashes dates back to 1882 when …


Youngest Tour de France winner for more than 100 years crowned

POSTED ON 29 JULY 2019

At the age of just 22, Colombia’s Egan Bernal has raced to become the  youngest cyclist ever to win the Tour de France It’s taken over a century for the record to be broken; and this title has now been claimed by Bernal who was watched making history by his father and fiancée. His win …


Get back to basics – and be creative!

POSTED ON 26 JULY 2019

  Don’t want to spend much on buying new things for your home? Here are some creative ideas on how to make beautiful and individual decorations for your home. The kids can get involved too! Make your own photo frames Photo frames are a great addition to any room, and displaying photos is great to …


Johnson wins race to be PM

POSTED ON 24 JULY 2019

  Today, Boris Johnson will officially take over from Theresa May as Prime Minister Johnson had a clear win over his opponent, Jeremy Hunt, when it came to the final vote on who would follow in May’s footsteps and step inside No 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. The …


Get your garden ready for BBQ season

POSTED ON 22 JULY 2019

  Nothing says summer quite like the sight and smell of a sweet, smoky barbecue sizzling in your garden. Now is a great time for a big clean of your grill and to get your garden ready for BBQ parties in the sun! Give your BBQ a good clean Whether you’re cooking on gas or …


Get packing!

POSTED ON 19 JULY 2019

If you’re heading off on your travels this summer, take a peek at these fun and funky travel cases! Myleene Klass 4-Wheel Hawaiian Leaf Suitcase – Large Give your travel a taste of the tropics with this 4-Wheel Hawaiian Leaf Large Suitcase by Myleene Klass. Strong yet lightweight, its polycarbonate case keeps your valuables well protected. …


Make your garden a haven for wildlife

POSTED ON 17 JULY 2019

Your garden, when at its best, is a natural wonder to behold and, if the right preparations are made, a natural home for wildlife Look after the birds – all year round Agricultural changes to the environment have meant that the number of wild birds in our beautiful world is diminishing, a fact which highlights …


A record-breaking weekend of sport!

POSTED ON 15 JULY 2019

On a typically overcast, English summers’ day, England won their first-ever Cricket World Cup; the finals at Wimbledon threw up some surprises and a record-breaking win at Silverstone capped it all off England beat New Zealand in a thrilling match at Lord’s yesterday to win their first-ever Cricket World Cup. In a match that will …


England stroll into Cricket World Cup final!

POSTED ON 12 JULY 2019

England hammer Australia to reach their first World Cup final since 1992 Eoin Morgan’s England humiliated Australia with a sensational display of batting prowess and exceptional bowling. Jason Roy made it look like an exhibition match with a laid back 85 from 65 deliveries, while Chris Woakes, who received the man of the match award, …


Festival season

POSTED ON 10 JULY 2019

If you have failed miserably, yet again, to secure Glastonbury tickets for another year and need some alternative options, then look no further. Here we’ve compiled a few of our favourites which take place throughout July and August  Reading & Leeds If you are after a bit of variety then Reading & Leeds will be …