How to add value to your home using trees

For most of us our home is our most valuable asset. It is, by far, the most expensive thing that we own.   So, understandably, we do our best to look after it.   We know that keeping it looking nice and in a good state of repair will help us to secure a higher price when it is time to sell.   This is true, but there is a

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Getting your Christmas tree from Christmas Forest, a review

My family thought I had gone mad when I said that we would be getting our Christmas tree at the end of November.   Putting put the Christmas tree was always a Christmas Eve event for me as a child.   I would decorate it with my folks, and then I would go off with each of them separately to help them wrap presents.   Feeling quite smug that I

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Safety Checks to Look for When Buying a Used Car This Winter

Road safety is incredibly important, especially during the winter months. The colder season creates many more hazards on the road; impacting visibility with blizzards and mist and causing the roads to be iced over, thereby losing traction on the wheels. Consequently, you should everything you can to be safe out there.  However, if you do all the necessary safety checks, buying a used car for winter can not only be

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5 Top Tips for a hassle free Christmas

It is around this time of year that people start to get bogged down in to-do lists and getting organised for the week of eating and sofa snoozing that is Christmas.   The focus is on whether or not a metre of Jaffa cakes is going to be enough and who gets first dibs on the Radio Times bumper addition when it comes out.   But not many people think

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My top 7 travel wonders #ad

I had a conversation with Jonnie this week about his trip to Switzerland and how he feels he has “done the area” he travelled to.  He went up mountains, got on cable cars, went inside glaciers, did all the chocolate factories and other touristy places and came away thinking he could well and truly tick Interlaken off his list.     I joked how that is absolutely NOT how I

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Christmas Gift Guide For Foodies

  Where to start with buying Christmas presents?  I seem to have the same routine with panic buying every year.    First of all I refuse to start before the 1st of December, and then I realise despite the fact I only have to buy for a dozen people I generally run out of ideas about an hour in.  Regardless of whether that is when shopping locally, or online.  

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Getting Ahead with Your Partywear Shopping

As I write this, I know that many of you are preparing for the festive season. Recent consumer surveys show that more of us are shopping early for Christmas. Many of us have already bought some presents and are paying into their local shops’ Christmas clubs. We are doing that to both spread the cost and reduce the stress. That last-minute rush is not fun, at all. But, the one

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The Connection Between Sugar And Anxiety

We easily think of many mental health problems, such as anxiety, as a completely separate issue from our physical health. But the truth is that how you feel mentally can be directly linked to what you are putting into your body and how you feel physically. To be more specific – excess sugar is one of the biggest factors when it comes to poor mental health.  Depression and anxiety often

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Giving Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh at Christmas

The story of Christmas doesn’t get very far before it arrives at the giving of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the new born baby Jesus.   Odd gifts for a new born you might think, let alone for them to be presented by kings who had travelled some distance to deliver them. Yet when you look into the meaning of them it all starts to make sense.   Gold was

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Prescriptions to your door with Pharmacy2U

  It’s probably some kind of miracle that I have got to the age I have without having to take regular medication.   Though that all changed this summer when I finally got my “yes you are getting old” diagnosis and was eventually prescribed HRT.   This now means that every two months I need a repeat prescription for a patch that I wear for a week before discarding it

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The one about pillows

  You probably don’t know this about me but my perfect day would involve a very large bed.  White cotton bedding and a huge amount of pillows.   A pile of newspapers and copious amounts of tea.   This to me is pretty much the height of luxury.     So it is slightly baffling that I have never done anything about recreating that at home.  I have one pillow, it’s pretty battered

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Old & New Comedy Classics

“Laughter is the best medicine” they say and if you find yourself in need of a good chuckle then you can’t beat a great comedy film. This is an enormous genre to navigate which means that it can be hard to separate the good from the bad, so here is a quick look at a few of the best old and new comedy films that are sure to put a

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