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Kit out your kitchen

POSTED ON 21 OCTOBER 2020

With the kitchen one of the hubs of the home, it’s key to ensure that you have everything you need to make it fully functional Like any good workspace, your kitchen needs the right tools. Having these to hand will ensure you cook up a storm in no time. But fear not, we tell you …


Rare royal portraits dazzle the nation

POSTED ON 19 OCTOBER 2020

Queen Elizabeth II poses for a rare and beautiful official portrait, which was captured last year at Windsor Castle by royal photographer Chris Jackson, and which has recently been released to the nation. The portrait shows Her Majesty, 94 years old, wearing blue sapphire jewellery and a matching tiara, along with a couple of pieces …


Pension Schemes Bill passes latest stage

POSTED ON 16 OCTOBER 2020

“The role of bricks and mortar in later life is changing”, says the Chairman of the Equity Release Council, as hopes of housing wealth being included in the pensions dashboard improve!   At its second reading last Wednesday, The Pension Schemes Bill has been passed in the House of Commons after some debate between MPs. …


Final garden prep before winter

POSTED ON 14 OCTOBER 2020

We are grasping onto the last ounces of sunny, warm(ish) weather, and now your garden will need some attention and preparation for autumn and winter   With the hot summer we have had this year, and the surprise second-budding of your flowers, your garden will have had its work cut out this summer, and is …


How to carve a pumpkin this Halloween

POSTED ON 12 OCTOBER 2020

With Halloween coming up, there is nothing that symbolizes this holiday better than a carved pumpkin…   Whether you want to create a simple jack-o-lantern or something a little more artistic, here are some hints and tips that will help you out, as anyone who has ever carved a pumpkin already knows, it can be …


Autumn half-term days out

POSTED ON 09 OCTOBER 2020

With half-term already approaching, we thought we’d take a look at some of the awesome family days out available this year…    Legoland Treat the little-ones this half term, especially after starting school and the craziest of the past 6-months, with a day out at Legoland, Windsor. Legoland is the ultimate experience for kids of …


Going Green has Never Felt so Rewarding

POSTED ON 07 OCTOBER 2020

If you’ve ever considered taking measures to make your home more eco-friendly, then there’s no better excuse to ‘go green’ than right now.   The government has recently announced the Green Homes Grant, which could subsidize your home-improvement costs, whilst you’re simultaneously doing your bit to combat climate change.   What is the Green Homes …


Creating the perfect home office space

POSTED ON 05 OCTOBER 2020

With growing numbers of people regularly working from home, it’s important to get the environment just right   With an ever-growing number of Brits now working from home each week, especially those whom after Covid-19 may not be going back to the office, it is important to create the right working environment. With the benefits from homeworking …


Stylish Wallpaper Ideas and Trends

POSTED ON 02 OCTOBER 2020

Looking at decorating a living room, home office or bedroom at the end of this year? Let’s take a look at some of the hottest trends!   Stylish and trendy wallpapers have never been more popular. A few years ago, the trend was for neutral shades of paint etc, however, times have changed and, as …