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
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
How to Create a Cosy Home As The Temperature Drops Winter can seem like the longest season. With the cold temperature, dark gloomy mornings and damp weather leaving you in a melancholy mood. Overcome the seasonal blues by creating a cosy home that can be achieved quickly, easily and even on a budget so you can be warmly tucked up indoors whilst winter rages on… Continue Reading
How Does Brexit Affect The Property Market? Are You Looking For Some Clarity On Brexit? With Brexit once again being pushed back to 2020, and a general election now taking place over the festive period, the uncertainty about the direction and shape of Brexit continues to weigh on the market leaving many of us questioning exactly what will be happening over the… Continue Reading
How to keep you and your family safe this bonfire night Remember, remember to stay safe! The smell of burning wood, toffee apples, black peas and everyone wrapped up warm waiting for the spectacular firework display to begin is one the most exciting feelings. Just make sure to follow these safety tips to keep yourself and the family safe during the most dazzling night of the… Continue Reading
What it means if you see a teal pumpkin this Halloween It's finally Halloween, and its not only the traditional orange pumpkins that are catching people's attention, there are now teal coloured pumpkins stealing the show. But why are these non-traditional pumpkins much more than just decoration? and what significant purpose do they serve? The Teal Pumpkin Project This project was put into place by the… Continue Reading
Bonfire and Firework Displays in the North West   Before we start thinking about Christmas, and once all the Halloween decorations have been packed away there's bonfire night to get excited about, and as per, the North West isn't short of attractions and events to celebrate! Check out a few of the attractions taking place across the North West this November!   Bolton… Continue Reading
Pumpkin Carving 7 Spooktacular pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween With Halloween just around the corner and supermarkets filled to the brim with pumpkins, it is time to get creative with some pumpkin carving designs. Whether it’s for home, school, a party or even just yourself, carving pumpkins is one of the most fun activities and a great way to get all the family involved!… Continue Reading
autumn holiday destinations Holiday Destinations for Autumn 2019 Embrace the autumn breeze with these stunning holiday destinations, take in these picture perfect landscapes from around the globe. Utrecht, Netherlands Come autumn, shades of yellow, red and orange embellish the ancient canals of Utrecht. Dating back to the 12th century, the canals with their wharves and wharf cellars are one of a kind in… Continue Reading
DIY Recyclable Craft Monsters Keep Halloween fun with these Spooktacular little crafts! If you’re searching for an easy and simple Halloween craft idea for kids then you’ll love these little monsters made from empty toilet paper, yes you heard right! Toilet paper, not only is it a great way to incorporate recyclable materials into crafting but its also incredibly fun… Continue Reading
raking leaves Gardening in November: Dos and Don’ts With the colder temperatures creeping in and winter on the horizon, now is the perfect time to prepare your garden for the coming months. You may think that it is too late to get your fingers green, but in fact, it is the perfect time to plant your bulbs to ensure you garden is perfect… Continue Reading
Zero Waste Pumpkin Treats Did you know that in the UK alone we throw away an estimated 18,000000 kilograms of pumpkin every Halloween! Not many people know that pumpkins can also be used for creating delicious tasty dishes and not just spooky Halloween decorations! Save The Seeds!   As scary and messy as they look pumpkin seeds are actually… Continue Reading
The Best Smart Home Gadget Deals in October 2019 With Black Friday around the corner, it has never been a better time to upgrade your living space with the latest smart home gadgets on the market right now without breaking the bank. Take advantage of these massive savings and make your life easier with these handy devices. We've listed our favourite home devices below… Continue Reading