Ho! Ho! Ho! Posted On 06 December 2019

  Christmas is fast approaching; and if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, here we feature some of our favourite finds to help you along your way. For her The Everything Chocolate Collection This fab little selection of chocolate is perfect for any chocaholic. Featuring 40% Milk Puddles, Billionaire’s Shortbread, …

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Deck the halls… with moving boxes and wine Posted On 04 December 2019

Making the move out of an old house and into a new one in December can be a taxing time. But never fear: we are here to spread festive cheer with some excellent tips to help keep the magic alive during this hectic time. The Tree Buy an artificial tree. We all love the smell …

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Cats film adaptation to hit cinema screens Posted On 29 November 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s successful West End and Broadway musical, Cats, is recognised as being one of the most successful musicals of all time and has now been adapted for the big screen. Since 1981, the musical Cats has been a massive stage hit around the world and now this holiday season, the live action remake …

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Black Friday 2019: Are the deals as good as they seem? Posted On 27 November 2019

Early Black Friday deals have already arrived; but are the deals any good? Black Friday; a date in your calendar that you can never get away from. However, how good are the ‘limited-time sales?’ and what’s the history of the day itself? The name Black Friday originated for the name of the day after Thanksgiving …

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’Tis the season… to get creative with your decorations! Posted On 25 November 2019

With Christmas fast approaching, you’ll be thinking about decorating your home. Keep it rental-friendly with our incredibly easy ways to get your property festive–and fast Ornaments Ornaments are a great and easy way to make your house festive with no Blu-tac or Sellotape. You could go classical with wooden nutcrackers or more modern with light-up …

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A Christmas cake delight! Posted On 22 November 2019

Baking your own Christmas cake is a must-do to help you get in the festive spirit. Involve the kids to make it a family affair! Our editor shares her family recipe so you can create your own special, family, memories   Ingredients 350g plain flour 1 tsp mixed spice 100g ground almonds 1 eating apple, …

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The Davis Cup Posted On 18 November 2019

  Tennis’ Davis Cup is the ultimate team tennis event. Run by the ITF, it is the World Cup of Tennis As of this years’ tournament, the format has changed, so it is now an 18-team event at the end of the season taking place in Madrid over one week. They divide the 18 teams …

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Farm conversion wins House of the Year award Posted On 15 November 2019

It doesn’t look anything special. In fact, it looks like an undistinguished farm building. But House Lessans, the carefully-worked conversion of a barn and a shed into a modernist family home built on a very tight budget in the hills of Co Down, Northern Ireland, has been revealed as House of the Year by the …

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Stephen King – The Institute: Book review Posted On 13 November 2019

Having recently celebrated his 72nd birthday, King released his 61st novel last month. Along with ten short story collections and five non-fiction books, he has written more books than years he’s been on this world. Stephen King is the living author with the most film adaptations to his name. You may know the obvious ones …

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Kit out your kitchen Posted On 11 November 2019

With the kitchen one of the hubs of the home, it’s key to ensure that you have the right tools to make it fully functional. Having these to hand will ensure you cook up a storm in no time! Here’s what you should have – and why. 1. Worktop savers These might not quite do …

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Market Leaders Posted On 08 November 2019

‘tis the season for Christmas markets and here’s a selection from home and abroad ‘yule’ go wild for! It may be hard to accept that the most magical time of year is just around the corner; but it is, and if you need a helping hand to start embracing the Yuletide spirit – or kick-start …

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Bring the outside, in Posted On 06 November 2019

It’s a trend that is growing in popularity. More of us  are embracing the great outdoors and bringing it inside the home. Create your own nature-inspired interior with our top tips. Floral and botanical patterns Inject a woodland feel into your home by adding floral or botanical patterns. Whether that is with a bold wallpaper, …

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A guide to staying safe on Bonfire night Posted On 01 November 2019

Bonfire night can be one of the most exciting nights of the year and for very good reason. It’s a night filled with pretty firework displays, traditional bonfire treats and cosy hot drinks. However, it’s important to stay safe. Whether you’re attending a firework display or celebrating at home, it’s important to remember that there …

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How smart is your smart meter? Posted On 30 October 2019

Over 14 million smart meters have been installed in the UK so far, but there are still tens of millions to do before the full roll out has been completed. Back in 2009, the British government announced a plan to update Britain’s energy metering system and install smart meters throughout the UK by 2020. This …

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It’s time to save time and put the clocks back Posted On 25 October 2019

Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends at 2am on Sunday If you remember to put all your timepieces back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday, you can roll over and make the most of the extra hour in bed. If you forget, it’s time to stare blankly at the central heating control panel, …

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Time to make your move? Posted On 23 October 2019

From meter readings to removal companies, here’s our checklist of what to do when you move Although it’s an exciting step, moving home can also be one of the most stressful things you can do. However, careful organisation and planning can help the process go smoother – so read on! 8 Weeks – Research Ideally, …

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Spooktacular soup! Posted On 18 October 2019

If you’re planning on carving pumpkins this Halloween, make the most of the whole pumpkin! There are plenty of recipes out there to try, but we love this soup which uses both the flesh and seeds Pumpkin & lentil soup Serves 4 Kcals per serving: 233 Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free Ingredients • 1 …

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