Spotted! Lakeland Heavy Duty Oven Glove under £5!
Feb24

Spotted! Lakeland Heavy Duty Oven Glove under £5!

Come on – we’ve all done it. Kept the oven gloves a bit too long, or ignored the Heavy Duty Oven Glove to buy the cheaper ones because they were pretty. Then taken a big heavy baking dish out of the oven, got halfway to the counter and started yelping as the heat begins to seep through. Just this week I did this exact “ow. OW! Ow owowOW OW OW!” yelping dance as I flung the roasting tin at the top of the cooker,...

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I’m a bit too much in love with these smart radiators.
Feb24

I’m a bit too much in love with these smart radiators.

We were really lucky when we bought our house 25 years ago – the previous owner had been a gas engineer, and naturally he’d installed a seriously good heating system. When we were visited by an energy saving expert, she actually praised us for the fact that we have thermostat controls for both upstairs and downstairs, allowing us to just heat the parts of the house we’re using. We’re very big on zonal heating – I...

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Get your home Spring ready
Feb17

Get your home Spring ready

Spring is finally closing in on us  – no really, it is! – and we can wave goodbye to the endless dark nights and chill of winter. The days are getting longer; the nights are getting shorter and flowers are beginning to bloom. Spring is definitely a feel-good season and a simple makeover to your home will instil this season’s feel good mantra. Here’s our three top areas for a quick Spring refresh… The Living...

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Spotted – Don’t Touch Me Peasant!
Jan24

Spotted – Don’t Touch Me Peasant!

I know, we all love a good mug. I know I’m not alone in having a collection, because certain mugs are needed for certain drinks on certain days. And today is definitely the day for THIS little beauty.   Perfect, no? I found it in Frankly Noted’s rather perfect Etsy shop, and I neeeed it. Sadly they don’t ship the UK currently – but let’s start petitioning them to, yes? We need more of their mugs in...

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Pest Deterrents for Your Home
Jan09

Pest Deterrents for Your Home

Throughout the year, our homes and gardens may have involuntarily invited a few unwanted visitors. This could be anything from rodents eating your homegrown vegetables, to insects scurrying across the kitchen floor. The resulting question remains the same: how do I get rid of them? When it comes to pest control, prevention is key. The worst issues tend to occur in the warmer months, so to get ahead of the game here are some effective...

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3 for 2 Christmas Lighting & Decorations at Clas Ohlson!
Nov26

3 for 2 Christmas Lighting & Decorations at Clas Ohlson!

With less than a month to go, we’re all thinking about it now; I’ve even seen a few trees already going up in my Instagram feed (TOO EARLY people!). But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that thinking about the preparations a little ahead saves time and head space as things gear up through December. NOW is the time to sort out the ‘other stuff’. For the first time ever we...

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