If flying away isn't in the budget this year (or if you simply fancy staying on home turf), a staycation is the perfect way to enjoy time away from work without the baggage allowance. From the shimmering shores of Cornwall to the towering peaks of the Lake District, there are plenty of hidden gems the British Isles have to offer - you just have to know where to look. Here's where to staycation in 2017 from those in the know... Continue reading
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It pays to get ahead with buying presents, especially when the person you’re buying for is a travel addict and can be hard to pin down! Travel fans may have their pick of the holiday souvenirs, but I’ve tracked down some great home-grown gift ideas they’ll love.
If you're itching to throw your windows wide open and refresh your living space, it might be time for a little Spring cleaning and perhaps a lick of paint! It's out with the hygge and in with zesty colours, botanical influences and statement art this Spring... Continue reading
Welcome to the first edition of Weekend Reading! This week's theme follows last week's #NationalGardeningWeek; as the days are longer and brighter, we're itching to flex our green fingers and get out there in the garden. Whether you're growing vegetables, planting bountiful blooms or hoping to grow a burgeoning herb garden for your own kitchen stores, we've rounded up our favourite useful gardening reads of 2017. Bookmark the ones you love - here's this week's Weekend Reading: A Gardening Edition. Continue reading
With Mother's Day fast approaching, we've got a few ideas to get you maximum brownie points! Treat your Mum this Mother's Day: Make, Bake and Buy:
We love the crafty Merit badges lovely blogger Fritha made from the March issue of Mollie Makes - not only are they bang on trend, they're also super easy to make! All you need is a pencil, some 12 x 12" canvas fabric, an embroidery hoop, an embroidery needle and thread and you're ready to go! Continue reading
Lovely lifestyle blogger Lisa from Mathilde heart Manech talks treating your Mum and inspiring reads with Ideal Home for Mother's Day...
With Mother's Day approaching (pop March 26th in your diary folks) you may find yourself in a quandary as to what to buy your mum for a gift this year. She deserves to be spoiled but what do you get the person who already has everything? A bunch of spring blooms and a box of luxury chocolates? A fragranced candle or a bottle of her favourite bubble bath? Perhaps.
Looking for something easy and fun to do around the season of love? We've rounded up 3 brilliant Valentines Day ideas to do on the day or save for the weekend. It's time to do something sweet for your sweetheart! No one special? We say treat yourself - or invite your friends round. Galentines and Palentines is a thing, y'know! Continue reading