THE GREAT BRITISH SPRINGTIME COLD

I am not sure why, but I always seem to get a cold at the beginning of spring. It can be gone in a few days or last the season, so I always make sure my cupboards are fully stocked with strepsils and paracetamol! However, I have found a treatment that doesn’t cost much money […]







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THE NEXT BEST THING

I saw a poll on Houzz the other day that asked if people would prefer to have a BBQ  or pizza oven in their garden at home. As much as I would love a pizza oven, I use a BBQ a lot more and my garden is not big enough for both. I also do […]







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MOTHERS DAY!

Mothers day is an important day. Although you should always tell your mum how much you appreciate her, this is the one day that is dedicated to it. So, what would be an ideal gift for such an important day? Flowers are a popular choice, with around one quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the […]







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SORRY, IS THAT REALLY THE PRICE?

I am sure you have experienced this at least once in your life. You are in a shop and something catches your eye. You go over, pick it up and fall in love with it, look down at the price tag and have to put it back on the shelf. You then leave the shop […]







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SPRING IS HERE!

Today marks the first meteorological day of spring. I have to say, I am delighted. Despite us losing an hour of sleep on the 26th, the days get longer and temperatures rise. And, it also means we can get out in the garden and spring clean our homes. If you enjoy spending your evenings in […]







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SO MANY HANDLES!

I didn’t quite realise that there were so many different Formani ranges. Have you seen them? My favourite has to be Nour designed by Edward van Vliet. I just love the detail on the handle, it makes the design much more interesting and different. This particular handle is available in 7 alternate finishes, so you […]







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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

What do you think about having a gold lever handle on your doors at home? Or, if you don’t fancy gold, copper or black? What about white? There seems to be so many different options, I do not know which one to pick! Have a look at the Arkitur range section on our website, which is […]







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A GREAT IDEA

It’s winter. It’s freezing. So, I am assuming your heating is on full blast at home throughout the day. Something that I have found to be growing in popularity is underfloor heating. And, I can see why, it’s fantastic! There is nothing better than getting in from the cold and my feet instantly feeling nice and […]







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IDEAS FOR VALENTINES DAY

I am not sure as to where January has gone, I guess time does pass more quickly the older you get! And now it’s February, an even shorter month. However, people seem to be a bit happier despite the freezing weather. And, it is easy to tell why; a shorter wait until pay day, pancake […]







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BAD BATHROOM HABITS

Everyone in your household has to use the bathroom at some point during the day. And, the more people there are in your home, the more toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner and soap you get through, meaning more bottles in the shower. There are a number of things that really irritate me, such as empty bottles […]







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