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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 >

More Room at the Inn

December 19, 2017

If you’ve got the family gathering at your place for Christmas Day, you’re probably already thinking about space. Where you put everyone can certainly be a logistical nightmare. It’s best to tackle these challenges as quickly as possible so you’re not rushing around trying to find ways to fit everyone in too close to the […] View article >

Great Gift Ideas for Pets

December 15, 2017

Christmas, the time of year we lavish gifts on our loved ones. In recent years our pets also receive special treatment and if they have been particularly good, they too can expect a visit from Santa Paws! If you’re looking to pamper your pooch or coddle your cat there are some wonderful gift ideas around […] View article >

10 Christmas Dinner Prep Tips

December 14, 2017

With the festive season nearly upon us, preparations for the Christmas Day feast may already be on your mind. While some may love the chaos that ensues as they try to: cook the turkey, keep the children and guests entertained and juggle the vegetable peeler all at the same time, others want the day to […] View article >

Safety Tips for External Christmas Lights

December 12, 2017

More and more of us are decorating the outside of our homes and businesses at Christmas with a variety of stunning festive lights. Whether you’re simply planning to put a few lights out there to impress the neighbours or want to create a whole magical, Winter Wonderland, there are some simple but important safety tips […] View article >