5 things to do this winter   Manchester Christmas Markets Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets return this winter in Albert Square, offering everything from delicious international foods, drinks to elegantly crafted Yuletide gifts all in the very heart of the beautiful city. With more than 300 stalls and chalets spread across the city centre, the Christmas Markets are free and accessible to all.… Continue Reading
This is your last chance to open a Help-to-Buy ISA This is the last month that Help-to-Buy ISAs can be opened before they end on November 30th. You can open one with just £1 and be eligible for up to £3,000 towards your first mortgage. If you don't end up using it to buy your first home, you can withdraw your money penalty-free. If you… Continue Reading
How to pick the purr-fect flooring when you have a pet Hard-wearing doesn’t mean it can't be stylish. From luxury vinyl tiles to stain-resistant carpets, there are choices to suit all homes and tastes – and all creatures great and small from your feline friend to your top dogs. If you're wondering if there are any specific qualities that a pet owner should look for in… Continue Reading
Tips to Improve Your Home Lighting Lighting usually sets the tone of a home and should never be underestimated – though sadly, it usually is. Good lighting makes a significant difference in a room. If your space is feeling a little uninspired, here are a few tips to improve it through lighting… Think about scale. Table lamps are great, they can work… Continue Reading
How to dress your tree this Christmas With Christmas just around the corner and supermarkets filled to the brim with Christmas decor, it's time to get creative with some stunning tree themes, using some of the top trends this year. The Traditional Tree This is a beautifully classic and traditional look, bringing out an element of nostalgia during the festive season. This… Continue Reading
How to decorate your first home for Christmas Decorating your first home for Christmas is one of the most exciting parts about moving into your own place, the excitement that comes with choosing your theme and picking out the decorations remain unmatched, but where exactly do you start? We've put together a few tips to help you get started with the festive decorating! Start… Continue Reading
Christmas Wreaths 2019 Whether you choose to put it on your front door or a table centrepiece, a Christmas wreath is a classic decor piece ideal for all interiors during the festive period. It's a simple and stylish way to bring a little festive magic to your home. With a style to suit every home – whether it's… Continue Reading
Winter Warmer Curries Full of deep, satisfying flavour, comforting curries are just what you need to warm you up on cold and bleak winter days. Feel the winter chill fade away with these delicious curry's. Mild Korma Originating in Northern India and Pakistan, the Korma is traditionally made up of yoghurt, coconut milk and almonds, making it one of… Continue Reading
How to keep your pets warm this winter As the temperature drops, weather worsens and keeping warm becomes our main priority, we begin to pull out our hats, scarves and warm woolly knits. But what about our four-legged furry friends? If we’re cold, then they’re cold. Preparing them for the grim upcoming months is just as important as preparing ourselves. Here are some… Continue Reading
Best destinations for Christmas 2019 December, a month of festive spirit and celebrations all across the globe, whilst the northern half of the globe are wrapping up warm and sitting in front of the fire those in the South are seeing warmer days, whether you fancy some mulled wine and Christmas markets in Europe, a snowy week in busy New… Continue Reading
Christmas Yule Log Recipe Ingredients For the cake 3 free-range eggs 85g golden caster sugar 85g plain flour (less 2 tbsp) 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking powder For the filling/icing 50g butter 140g dark chocolate 1tbsp golden syrup 284ml pot double cream 200g icing sugar, sifted Icing sugar and additional edible decorative pieces Method Step 1 Preheat… Continue Reading
Top tips for moving house during the festive period Christmas is an extremely popular time of the year for moving home, with enough going on during the festive period the last thing you want is a stressful move. Moving home is a stressful event in itself, particular partnered up with awful winter weather and the holiday traffic if you've booked in your move and… Continue Reading
Cracking Christmas Cheeseboard A quality cheeseboard is a Christmas staple! We show you how to create your own impressive cheeseboard – the perfect way to end your Christmas feast! What cheeses should you buy? We would suggest creating a cheese board that offers a variety of different textures, styles and flavours, hence why the combination of stilton, brie… Continue Reading
How To Get Your House Ready For Viewings Once the ‘for sale’ sign has been put up it’s only a matter of time before all the anticipated house viewings begin. You want to try to make sure that every room is a selling point. More and more buyers are now searching for houses that stand out to them straight away therefore not only… Continue Reading
Tips for a more sustainable home Here are a few of our tips on how you can incorporate sustainability into your home... Energy Efficient Appliances Large home appliances generate a lot of electricity, not only can they be costly on initial purchase but also end up costing a great deal to run. When shopping around for new appliances such as dishwashers,… Continue Reading