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Happy Halloween!

POSTED ON 31 OCTOBER 2018

The night of 31st October, the eve of All Saints’ Day, is often celebrated by children dressing up in frightening masks and costumes   But what is Halloween? Halloween has its roots in the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of 31st October and was when ghosts and spirits …


Hamilton wins fifth world championship

POSTED ON 29 OCTOBER 2018

With two races to spare, Lewis Hamilton has won his fifth Formula One world championship, which places him in joint second place with Juan Manuel Fangio on the all-time list   Hamilton is now behind only Michael Schumacher on the all-time list, who won seven and who currently tops the list. Hamilton required only seven …


The clocks fall back on Sunday 28th October, marking the end of British Summer Time

POSTED ON 26 OCTOBER 2018

On Sunday at 2am the clocks will go back one hour, giving us all an extra hour to play with, and an extended day of rest The clocks change twice each year. In March they ‘spring forward’ an hour, and in October they ‘fall back’ an hour. This year it’s this Sunday they fall back, …


An emotional and admirable Invictus Games so far this year in Sydney!

POSTED ON 24 OCTOBER 2018

Many tears were shed by audiences everywhere yesterday when British swimmers Poppy Pawsey and Sarah Robinson won the hearts of everyone watching, and by doing so captured the true spirit of the Invictus Games UK athletes Pawsey and Robinson both participated in the women’s 50m ISD freestyle yesterday, and, in a very special moment at …


Remember, remember the 5th of November

POSTED ON 22 OCTOBER 2018

Bonfire night is approaching and although we all enjoy going to watch displays – and maybe even hosting our own – but there is one thing we all need to remember when attending these events; our safety   Fireworks can be extremely dangerous when not handled properly: these tips will help you and your family …


Why renting is a good option

POSTED ON 19 OCTOBER 2018

Renting is a great way for you to get your foot on the property ladder and offers flexibility; so, it’s no wonder it’s become such a popular choice   Time and money are just two of the major benefits of living in a rental property, and with maintenance costs being a landlords’ responsibility, it will …


Entertain in spooky-style

POSTED ON 17 OCTOBER 2018

If you just love Halloween and all that it brings, then why not introduce a spooky touch to your dining experience. We’ve found some great treats (no tricks) just for you…   Four Piece Black Halloween Plates In a handy pack of four, these plates come with a white Halloween inspired print to each, to …


Forty-two medals up for grabs at championships

POSTED ON 15 OCTOBER 2018

The 2018 World Artistic Gymnastic Championships will be the 48th edition of the games and will be held between October 25th and November 3rd   The event will mark the first time that the Championships will be held in Qatar, and the middle east – who will also be hosting the next World Cup in …


Keep your own little monsters entertained!

POSTED ON 12 OCTOBER 2018

It hardly seems possible, but summer is officially over and with both Halloween and Bonfire night fast approaching, here are a few ideas to keep everyone happy   Pumpkin carving Halloween wouldn’t be the same without getting creative and a little messy carving pumpkins! Instead of buying one from your local supermarket, why not make …


Warm up this winter

POSTED ON 10 OCTOBER 2018

This Slimming World dish is perfect for warming up all the family on cold nights. Easy to make, it’s just the recipe you need for Bonfire night!   Spicy, baked bean soup SERVES 4 | 30 MINS – VEGAN Low calorie cooking spray 400g frozen mixed onions, carrots and celery (or 200g each frozen chopped …


What will you be wearing this Autumn?

POSTED ON 08 OCTOBER 2018

When you think of Autumn, what springs to mind? Hot drinks, falling leaves, lots of colour and conkers? Well, Autumn is just around the corner which means it will be time to put our summer clothes away and get out our ‘in-between’ clothes before we need our winter woollies! Given the very hot summer we …


Preparing your property for the onset of winter

POSTED ON 05 OCTOBER 2018

After a gloriously sunny and hot summer, it is nearly time to dig out the woolly jumpers and thick coats from the back of the wardrobe now that winter is approaching Before winter strikes, it is important to prepare yourself and your home before you are left with any nasty or stone-cold surprises. As the …


Help your garden cool off for the winter months

POSTED ON 03 OCTOBER 2018

As we are now grasping onto the last ounces of summer, your garden will need some attention if it’s to make it through the colder and wetter months   With one of the hottest summers ever on record now passing us by, your garden has been pretty busy over the last few months, undergoing very …


Europe reclaims Ryder Cup after beating US in France

POSTED ON 01 OCTOBER 2018

American fightback falls short as Europe run out convincing seven-point winners in Paris Europe’s golfers have won back the Ryder Cup after beating the US team 17.5-10.5 after a tense, dramatic and historic afternoon at Le Golf National in Paris. Italian Francesco Molinari, who become the first European plater to contribute a maximum five points …