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What to consider when moving for a new job

POSTED ON 13 JULY 2020

Whether it be a career change or a promotion, one day you may be required to up-sticks and leave your comfortable surroundings… With high-speed internet the world has gotten smaller; however, it may still lead to big changes when it comes to your career. One of these may be a move to a new city …


Stamp Duty Holiday and what it means for you

POSTED ON 11 JULY 2020

On Wednesday, Rishi Sunak announced a Stamp Duty Holiday until March 2021. As part of the government’s plans to boost the economy, especially the property market, Sunak has increased the stamp duty threshold to £500,000 for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. This means anyone completing on a main residence under £500,000 from now …


Stamp Duty Holiday: Treat yourself this weekend.

POSTED ON 10 JULY 2020

With Wednesday’s announcement of a Stamp Duty Holiday, some of you have found yourself with an unexpected lump of extra money in your account. Rishi Sunak’s announcement on Wednesday has led to some of you having a nice lump of money in your account. Money you could use for DIY in your new home, a …


Stamp Duty Holiday: What it means for sellers and buyers

POSTED ON 09 JULY 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty for property sales in England and Northern Ireland.  As part of the government’s plans to boost the economy, especially the property market, Sunak yesterday announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty until next March starting from the 8th of July. In reality, what the …


Sleep soundly all night, every night

POSTED ON 08 JULY 2020

We all need a good night’s sleep. In fact, according to the Sleep Council, an 18 to 65-year-old needs between seven and nine hours of sleep per night in order to properly recharge for the day ahead. So how do you get that good night’s sleep that you need? Mood Using aromatherapy is a good …


Shore-fire winners

POSTED ON 06 JULY 2020

As the pandemic restrictions start to ease, now’s the time to hit The Great Outdoors to shake off that lockdown lethargy So, with the softening of the Government’s health warnings, now’s the time to start planning where  to feel the sand between your toes, and relish the breeze soothing sunburnt skin in the UK this …


Boss the BBQ!

POSTED ON 03 JULY 2020

A barbecue is a social event. A time to get together with friends and family under the hot sun and enjoy a meal Alfresco. Whether you are a BBQ aficionado or a BBQ newbie, our guide will help you pick the right equipment and provide you with some useful hints and tips.   Charcoal or …


New Property Trends emerging after Lockdown

POSTED ON 01 JULY 2020

With the property market having been reopened for just over a month, new trends are starting to emerge…  The latest stats from Rightmove have revealed new property trends for Brits as we start to move out of lockdown. The pandemic has made potential buyers rethink their priorities when it comes to a property with an …


The return of the cinema!

POSTED ON 29 JUNE 2020

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, many highly anticipated films have been pushed back, but with cinemas due to reopen this week, we thought we’d look at the latest release dates for some of the biggest blockbusters this year…   Mulan – 12th August  Disney continues to rollout live-action remakes of their classics. This time around …


Make your own Ice Cream!

POSTED ON 26 JUNE 2020

Liven up your summer with these refreshing ice cream recipes. Something for the kids to get involved in! Sugar-free strawberry and banana ice cream Serves 8 Ingredients: 300ml double cream 300ml whole milk 6 large egg yolks 1 vanilla pod, cut in half lengthways, seeds scraped out (or 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste) 500g …


Lockdown: Light at the end of the tunnel

POSTED ON 24 JUNE 2020

Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in a statement to the House confirmed that lockdown measures will be further reduced from the 4th of July onwards…   The government released plans to return life to normal for as many people as possible, in a way that is safe and continues to protect the NHS. The …


Work from home in style

POSTED ON 22 JUNE 2020

With some companies seeing the benefit of homeworking moving forward, a high number of people will be regularly working from home, so it’s important to get the environment just right for doing so…   Choose the right space But what should you consider when converting a room into a home office? Choosing the right space …


Put your stamp on your new home

POSTED ON 19 JUNE 2020

Just moved house? Here are some tips on how to decorate and put your own stamp on it. Whether you’ve just bought, or you’re renting and limited to what you can do to a property, these are great ways to add little personal touches and freshen up your home. Work room-by-room so you don’t give …


Whole new ball game for Premier League return

POSTED ON 17 JUNE 2020

The English Premier League makes its return tonight after the season was suspended in mid-March because of the Coronavirus pandemic.   And so it resumes… Tonight, Aston Villa and Sheffield United will stride out at Villa Park to try to re-ignite the Premier League football season. At 6pm, two of the oldest clubs in England …


DIY Knowhow… laying a patio

POSTED ON 15 JUNE 2020

With the warmer weather here, adding another area to your garden, in the shape of a patio, is perfect for long summer days. Usually, a job you would get a professional in for, laying a patio isn’t actually as difficult as you might expect, although it can be time-consuming – it could take up an …


Places you can Visit from Monday

POSTED ON 12 JUNE 2020

As lockdown measures ease on Monday, we take a look at what venues will be reopening, with a little view into what kind of experience to expect in this lockdown era. Change is coming on June 15th, with all non-essential shops allowed to re-open. But in the past few days, the government has also announced …


Easy ways to add value to your property

POSTED ON 10 JUNE 2020

Whether you are carrying out a home renovation project, remodelling or simply giving your home a bit of a makeover, our top tips will have you covered for boosting the value of your home   Even if you are not thinking of selling your house right now, it’s good to know how to add value …