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How to find property love that lasts

POSTED ON 17 FEBRUARY 2020

If you build something up too much you just may set yourself up for disappointment. Try to go into any property viewing with an open mind. Your favourite property may disappoint, while the one you didn’t want to view could be perfect. And your perfect home will probably be the most expensive thing you ever …


The history of Valentines Day

POSTED ON 14 FEBRUARY 2020

  For many, 14th of February will involve making romantic plans with a loved one. But where does Valentine’s Day originate from? The name Valentine itself comes from a Saint and Christian martyr, although who he was is shrouded in mystery; just like the cards we send today. However, the most popular belief is that …


Oscars 2020: Non-English film clinches Best Picture

POSTED ON 12 FEBRUARY 2020

  “Parasite” received four awards at this year’s Oscars, including the prestigious Best Picture award: making it the first time that a non-English language film has done so. The 92nd Academy Awards honoured the best films of the year, with the event taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Presented by the Academy of Motion …


Its a knockout!

POSTED ON 10 FEBRUARY 2020

The Champions League returns with the ‘Last 16’ games kicking off this month and running through to the 18th March. Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City are all hoping to make it through to the last eight; however, Europe’s elite squads stand in their way. Chelsea Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are at a crossroads. Still in …


Flights of fancy

POSTED ON 07 FEBRUARY 2020

Forget the hearts and flowers. Chuck the chocolates in the bin. The road to your loved one’s heart is not in the clichéd, but more likely in an airport terminal. Because nothing says modern romance quite like: “Get your case. We’re off.” It may be Valentine’s Day this month, but early February isn’t generally the …


Is a vegan diet the new way forward?

POSTED ON 05 FEBRUARY 2020

Since 2014, more than half a million people in 178 countries have been inspired by the Veganuary movement; ditching dairy and meat in favour of plant-based foods. But how healthy is it to be a vegan A UK non-profit organisation, Veganuary encourages people to go vegan for the month of January as a way of …


Growth in house prices

POSTED ON 31 JANUARY 2020

According to the latest Nationwide house price index, UK house price growth has risen to 1.9%, up from 1.4% in December. This growth is welcome news for the property sector – especially as prior to December, annual growth had been below 1% for 12 successive months. “Indicators of UK economic activity were fairly volatile for …


The NTA results are in!

POSTED ON 29 JANUARY 2020

The 25th National Television Awards ceremony took place last night and there were no surprises as to who won Best Presenter… At a packed out O2 arena, Tuesday night’s glittering award ceremony recognising talent within TV, took place. And they’ll be no surprises that the award of Best Presenter went to Ant and Dec – …


The NTA results are in!

POSTED ON 29 JANUARY 2020

The 25th National Television Awards ceremony took place last night and there were no surprises as to who won Best Presenter… At a packed out O2 arena, Tuesday night’s glittering award ceremony recognising talent within TV, took place. And they’ll be no surprises that the award of Best Presenter went to Ant and Dec – …


Prepare your garden for spring

POSTED ON 27 JANUARY 2020

Whether it’s weeding, pruning, clearing leaves or decorating your garden, it’s important to dig in now in order to enjoy your garden in the spring and summer months Clean up flower beds & borders Begin by removing any fallen leaves and debris from flower beds, lawns, pathways and ponds that have accumulated throughout winter. Once …


Optimism in property market increases

POSTED ON 24 JANUARY 2020

Since the election back in December, recent statistics have shown that there has been increased optimism in the property market from buyers and sellers alike. Between the period 8th December and 11th January, almost 65,000 properties were marketed. And with the election having been held on 12th December, many of these were marketed after the …


Incorporating the basics of feng shui into your home

POSTED ON 22 JANUARY 2020

Feng shui can easily be incorporated into any home, creating a better quality of energy. So, just what is feng shui? Developed over 3,000 years ago in China, Feng shui teaches people how they can balance the energies in any space with the arrangement of objects. This could be a home, office or garden. In …


Cheapest supermarket of 2019 revealed

POSTED ON 20 JANUARY 2020

Sainsbury’s has been crowned as the cheapest supermarket. A study by the Which? Consumer group revealed that the supermarket chain came top after tracking thousands of branded grocery prices across the six major supermarket chains throughout 2019. The data was collected by monitoring online pricing of branded items that were available in all supermarket chains; …


Enjoy a takeaway the healthy way!

POSTED ON 17 JANUARY 2020

Vegetable curry You don’t need to give up your curry nights just yet; stay on track with your healthy eating plan with this low-fat, vegetarian dish. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 35 minutes Serves: 4 Nutrition: 207kcal per serving   Ingredients 1-2 tbsp red Thai curry paste 500ml low-sodium vegetable stock 2 onions, chopped …


The 92nd Academy Awards

POSTED ON 15 JANUARY 2020

Excitement is already building for the 92nd Academy Awards which take place on 9th February; but just who are in the running to pick up a coveted trophy? The Academy Awards honours the best films of the year and this year’s event will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at …


Gin & bear it!

POSTED ON 13 JANUARY 2020

The season of goodwill to all men has passed, so how about a few days of goodwill to you? Here’s some suggestions for a few days away, whether you fancy chilling out, the call of the wild, or a gin-fuelled bonanza! Congratulations! You did it… you survived Christmas and the new year with your sanity, …


Home Décor Trends For 2020

POSTED ON 10 JANUARY 2020

From unusual shaped mirrors and simplistic interior design to the more abstract, we’ve compiled a list of the top trends to look out for in 2020 Abstract design Predicted to become a massive trend is abstract design, with bold geometric prints, hand-drawn sketches and electric blocks of colour; it’s all about adding your own unique …