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The meaning of hygge..

POSTED ON 20 MARCH 2019

With stress levels rising in many countries around the world, how have the Danes managed to top the polls as the happiest people on the planet?  One of the major reasons is attributed to Hygge; but what is it?     Hygge (pronounced Hue-Guh) is a Danish word which is used to describe a special …


Road to UEFA EURO 2020

POSTED ON 18 MARCH 2019

March 2019 sees the start of the qualifying fixtures for the UEFA EURO 2020, with the qualifying fixtures running up until November 2019     Next year’s tournament will see some changes to the competition including the tournament being hosted in 12 countries with the final taking place at Wembley Stadium. None of the 12 …


St Patrick’s Day celebrations!

POSTED ON 15 MARCH 2019

On Sunday 17th March, St Patrick’s Day will be upon us and it seems that everyone – not just the Irish – celebrate this day, including in other countries as far away as the US and Australia.  So, who was St Patrick?     St Patrick was a Christian missionary given credit with converting Ireland …


The best fruit and vegetables to grow in your own garden

POSTED ON 13 MARCH 2019

Spring is generally considered the best time of the year to start sowing your vegetables and fruits, so here’s our guide to sowing some of the most popular edibles in your own garden or balcony     Garlic   There isn’t much space required to grow your garlic. Simply plant each garlic clove alongside each …


Perfect gifts for her

POSTED ON 11 MARCH 2019

With Mother’s Day coming up on 31st March, here we feature some of our favourite finds that are sure to make her smile!     Sanctuary Spa Be Kind To Yourself Gift A trio of indulgent moisturisers to help transform skin from being thirsty, to super hydrated, soft and supple. Includes: Body Butter 50ml, Wet …


Finding a balanced lifestyle that works for you

POSTED ON 08 MARCH 2019

For your body to be able to work properly, it needs the balance of a good diet, exercise and enough sleep. Too much of anything is bad, so allow us to help you get that balance right with this guide   With the Christmas and New Year celebrations well and truly gone, many of us …


Clean your home without chemicals

POSTED ON 06 MARCH 2019

You can’t put a price on having a nice, clean home. Thankfully, there are lots of cleaning hacks without using chemicals,  in case you are worried about your children being within reach or if you simply don’t have a bottle of cleaner handy when you need it!     Most things can miraculously be cleaned …


A star is born

POSTED ON 04 MARCH 2019

It’s no real surprise that the hugely successful, ‘A Star is Born’, has led the way in most Oscar predictions since its release in August 2018. And with its DVD release on 11th February 2019, it’s bound to attract even more fans   A Star is Born is a remake of the 1937 film of …


St David: The patron saint of Wales

POSTED ON 01 MARCH 2019

People around the world celebrate St David’s Day on the 1st March every year. But, who is St David and why is he celebrated?   St David is the patron saint of Wales. His exact date of birth is unknown but is believed to have been around 500 AD. The legend goes he was born …


Housing affordability improves

POSTED ON 27 FEBRUARY 2019

According to Rightmove’s House Price Index for February 2019, the national average asking prices of newly-marketed property has risen by 0.7% (+£1,981) during February This rise is said to be consistent with the recent norm for this time of year which saw an average 0.6% February uplift over the previous two years. However, Rightmove has …


Frozen 2: Where’s all the snow?

POSTED ON 25 FEBRUARY 2019

The first trailer for Frozen 2 was released earlier this month. Here’s a recap on all things Frozen, and a few of the theories for the upcoming sequel The original Frozen film was a cultural phenomenon that broke records all over the world. It won two Oscars, two Golden Globes, two Grammy’s and is the …


Who’s playing who in the FA Cup Quarter Finals?

POSTED ON 22 FEBRUARY 2019

The FA Cup quarter final draw took place on Monday night. Here’s a brief guide to the final eight teams playing for the most celebrated cup in English football! Manchester City The Premier League champions beat League Two, Newport County 4-1 to qualify. They’re still playing to win both the Premier League and Champion’s League, …


‘Saharan Plume’ to bring record temperatures

POSTED ON 20 FEBRUARY 2019

Towards the end of this week and through into the weekend, the UK could experience the hottest February day since records began!   Temperatures on Saturday have been predicted to hit the high teens or even 20C, which would break the current record of 19.7C set in 1988. The usual maximum temperature in February is …


39th annual Brit Awards

POSTED ON 18 FEBRUARY 2019

‘The Greatest Showman’ to open 39th annual Brit awards This year’s Brits, held on 20th February at the 02 Arena in London, will kick off in show-stopping style when Hugh Jackman takes to the stage and gives an exclusive sneak peek of what to expect from his upcoming world tour, ‘The man, the music, the …


England and Wales Gear up for Six Nations Showdown

POSTED ON 15 FEBRUARY 2019

The third round of Six Nations fixtures sees Wales and England come face-to-face at the Principality Stadium, with England coming off the back of two highly impressive wins England Head Coach Eddie Jones recalled 25 players for a three-day training camp in London ahead of their potential Guinness Six Nations title decider on Saturday 23rd …


London retail landmark Liberty explores £300m sale

POSTED ON 13 FEBRUARY 2019

The famous London department store, Liberty, is poised to change hands for the first time in nearly a decade after its largest shareholders hired banks to explore a potential sale Sky News reported that BlueGem Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has asked USB to sound out prospective bidders for the business. It is believed …


91st Academy Awards

POSTED ON 11 FEBRUARY 2019

Here’s a quick look at everything you need to know about the 91’st Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars Held on the 24th of February at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, this year’s ceremony is predicted to be the best yet. However, who will be presenting the awards is currently unclear, after confirmed host …


Steak and Guinness Pie

POSTED ON 08 FEBRUARY 2019

With St Patrick’s Day not too far away on Sunday 17th March, what better way to celebrate the national holiday than creating a traditional dish with one of Ireland’s biggest exports? Many pints of Guinness will be drunk over St. Paddy’s weekend; however, adding it to a steak pie is a great, family-friendly alternative   …


Small changes make a big difference

POSTED ON 06 FEBRUARY 2019

With climate change becoming more of an urgent global problem and little seeming to be done to slow this down, is there anything we, as individuals can do to help? The answer is yes; little changes can have a huge impact   It’s no secret that by law, all major retailers and food outlets have …


Castles and Museums in the UK

POSTED ON 04 FEBRUARY 2019

England and Wales are both famous for their castles and, wherever you are in the country, there is a beautiful castle or fascinating museum not far around the corner   Castles and museums make for interesting and historical days out, and are a great, interactive way to get children to learn about history. After all, …