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5 Ways to Beat the January Blues

January 15, 2018

After all the fun of Christmas, the arrival of January can sometimes leave us feeling a little flat, we get back to the real world and return to work. If you’ve overspent and over-indulged during the festive period, there’s always a period of ‘recovery’ to endure. The weather can make a big difference too – […] View article >

Look Out for your Neighbours

January 10, 2018

With the days darker and colder, we can often forget about those around us. If you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours, there are a few things you can do during the winter months to ensure they keep safe. Older people don’t always need extra help, of course. Many are more than capable of looking after […] View article >

Alternative New Year Resolutions

January 5, 2018

It’s traditional to start the New Year off with a few resolutions. Of course, you’re going to change a few things and lead a better, more fulfilled life. That’s what resolutions are all about. The traditional options are to stop smoking, cut down the drinking, get fit and healthy or lose weight. Most of which […] View article >

Making New Year Resolutions That Stick

January 5, 2018

Most of us find it easy to come up with a New Year resolution or two. We’re going to: get out more, lose some weight, decorate the home or flat or give something up like smoking or drinking. Most of us, however, find it a lot more difficult to carry those resolutions through once the […] View article >

2018 – Forewarned is forearmed for landlords!

January 2, 2018

Forewarned will be forearmed for landlords in 2018. There will be undoubtedly increasing regulation coming into force, as well as other factors that landlords should be aware of. Energy efficiency From April 1st, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards will come into effect for properties in the private rented sector.  This will make it illegal to […] View article >

How to Store Christmas Decorations

January 2, 2018

Once Christmas is done and dusted and the New Year has been ushered in, you’ll need to take down all the Christmas decorations and return your home to normal. It can be tempting to rush through  the process of packing away for another year; scrunching up the lights, grabbing tinsel from the tree and tossing […] View article >

Twixmas Activities

December 28, 2017

Christmas has finished, the in-laws have headed home and there’s now a brief respite before we get to welcome in the New Year. Many of us are off work between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, so finding something to do during that Twixmas period can be a challenge. Of course, you may want to […] View article >

Warm Your Home with Winter Colours

December 20, 2017

Now winter has settled in, many of us look at ways to keep our homes warm. A nice roaring fire and some comfortable furniture can go a long way to creating just the right atmosphere on these cold, frosty nights. Warming your home isn’t just about turning up the thermostat on the central heating or […] View article >

Poisonous Christmas Plants

December 20, 2017

It’s not the first thing you think of when it comes to Christmas. Many of us decide to buy some festive plants once December comes around – the odd poinsettia or a little ivy and mistletoe, at the very least. They add a touch of vibrancy and Yuletide spirit to any home. The trouble is […] View article >