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Stephen King – The Institute: Book review

POSTED ON 13 NOVEMBER 2019

Having recently celebrated his 72nd birthday, King released his 61st novel last month. Along with ten short story collections and five non-fiction books, he has written more books than years he’s been on this world. Stephen King is the living author with the most film adaptations to his name. You may know the obvious ones …


Kit out your kitchen

POSTED ON 11 NOVEMBER 2019

With the kitchen one of the hubs of the home, it’s key to ensure that you have the right tools to make it fully functional. Having these to hand will ensure you cook up a storm in no time! Here’s what you should have – and why. 1. Worktop savers These might not quite do …


Market Leaders

POSTED ON 08 NOVEMBER 2019

‘tis the season for Christmas markets and here’s a selection from home and abroad ‘yule’ go wild for! It may be hard to accept that the most magical time of year is just around the corner; but it is, and if you need a helping hand to start embracing the Yuletide spirit – or kick-start …


Bring the outside, in

POSTED ON 06 NOVEMBER 2019

It’s a trend that is growing in popularity. More of us  are embracing the great outdoors and bringing it inside the home. Create your own nature-inspired interior with our top tips. Floral and botanical patterns Inject a woodland feel into your home by adding floral or botanical patterns. Whether that is with a bold wallpaper, …


Hamilton clinches sixth championship

POSTED ON 04 NOVEMBER 2019

Lewis Hamilton’s sixth world drivers’ championship, duly confirmed at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday, confirms his place on the front row of the grid of Formula One legends. The latest world crown for Hamilton completes another processional year for the Mercedes team which had already locked up another constructors’ championship. When challengers briefly …


A guide to staying safe on Bonfire night

POSTED ON 01 NOVEMBER 2019

Bonfire night can be one of the most exciting nights of the year and for very good reason. It’s a night filled with pretty firework displays, traditional bonfire treats and cosy hot drinks. However, it’s important to stay safe. Whether you’re attending a firework display or celebrating at home, it’s important to remember that there …


How smart is your smart meter?

POSTED ON 30 OCTOBER 2019

Over 14 million smart meters have been installed in the UK so far, but there are still tens of millions to do before the full roll out has been completed. Back in 2009, the British government announced a plan to update Britain’s energy metering system and install smart meters throughout the UK by 2020. This …


Shrieks ahead!

POSTED ON 28 OCTOBER 2019

Grab your broomsticks, it’s Halloween! Here’s how to keep your little coven spellbound and the not-so-little monsters in your life cackling at some of Britain’s top haunts. Apparently, we have the Celts to thank for Halloween and its creepy traditions. According to some scholars, the last day of October marked the end of the Celtic …


It’s time to save time and put the clocks back

POSTED ON 25 OCTOBER 2019

Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends at 2am on Sunday If you remember to put all your timepieces back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday, you can roll over and make the most of the extra hour in bed. If you forget, it’s time to stare blankly at the central heating control panel, …


Time to make your move?

POSTED ON 23 OCTOBER 2019

From meter readings to removal companies, here’s our checklist of what to do when you move Although it’s an exciting step, moving home can also be one of the most stressful things you can do. However, careful organisation and planning can help the process go smoother – so read on! 8 Weeks – Research Ideally, …


Wales leave it late to beat France

POSTED ON 21 OCTOBER 2019

Wales see off a 14-man France to book a Rugby World Cup semi-final on Sunday From the start, Wales were on the back foot. France, inspired by their half-backs Romain Ntamack and Antoine Dupont, played without fear, attacking Wales with pacey duo Virimi Vakatawa and Damian Penaud time and time again. France dominated Wales in …


Spooktacular soup!

POSTED ON 18 OCTOBER 2019

If you’re planning on carving pumpkins this Halloween, make the most of the whole pumpkin! There are plenty of recipes out there to try, but we love this soup which uses both the flesh and seeds Pumpkin & lentil soup Serves 4 Kcals per serving: 233 Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free Ingredients • 1 …


Keep cosy in style this winter!

POSTED ON 16 OCTOBER 2019

Don’t let the cold keep you indoors. Snuggle up against the elements in soft chunky knits and stylish accessories. Here are our faves.. 1. Squirrel Print Hat & Mittens Set With this cute crocheted hat and matching mittens, they’ll be ready for splashing through all the puddles! Featuring ribbed cuffs, fora snuggly mitten fit. Embellished …


Wales secure top spot in Pool D at Rugby World Cup

POSTED ON 14 OCTOBER 2019

A fourth successive win at this years’ Rugby World Cup, means that Wales will play France in the quarter-finals Wales did it the hard way against plucky underdogs, Uruguay on Sunday as they huffed and puffed to a 35-13 win, after 13 changes from the team that beat Fiji last Wednesday. Warren Gatland’s side started …


Typhoon wreaks havoc on sporting events

POSTED ON 11 OCTOBER 2019

Typhoon Hagibis is gathering force and ready, not only to batter Japan and provide a significant threat to life and property, but also to put a real dampener on this weekend’s sporting calendar The devastating tropical storm, expected to be the worst to hit the region this year, has already put the Rugby World Cup …