Adding Oak to your Home

Many homeowners choose to build with oak due to its strength, warmth and sheer attractiveness. There is nothing quite like designing with a classic, traditional and natural material like oak. Not all of us our blessed with the budget to build an entirely new home from the wood, but there are still plenty of ways …

When whale music saved an entire planet

I am not afraid to admit that I am a big star trek fan. To be fair it would probably be more accurate to say that I am a sci-fi fan. I have watched many series and films from Star Trek and Star Wars through to Farscape and Battlestar Galactica. One particular film that always …

Is your HGV insurance premium competitive?

Finding insurance for your heavy goods vehicle (HGV) can be much more of a hassle than for a standard car or van, meaning that it can become easy to stick to the insurance you already have; however, with changing policies and more companies now offering insurance for large vehicles, now is the time to see …

Spirit-based drinks see increase in popularity

Drinking habits change over time as old favourites fall out of fashion and new trends appear on the scene. After several decades of increasing popularity for wine, there have been some changes in the habits of British drinkers. Recent figures reveal UK drinkers are increasingly turning to spirits and moving away from wine and beer. …

Planning a Summer Festival

Summer is here and with it comes the annual staging of many an outdoor festival event. Whether it’s a huge, global event like Glastonbury or a smaller, local affair – us Brits love a good outdoor event. They are great at uniting communities, showcasing new and existing talent and celebrating art and music. Planning such …

Creating a successful home office space

When you work in an office for years, it’s easy to daydream about how great it would be to work from home. No more early starts and frustrating commutes, no more spending money on business attire and no more stuck in a 9-5 time constraints. You’ll be in your own space, be your own boss …

Request A Bet from Sky Bet

Recent years have seen a game-changing shift in the way people bet. Although there’s been lots of expected developments taking place, it’s been the rise in bookmaker features that allow customers to form their own personalised bet that has taken the spotlight. SkyBet Request A Bet is the biggest and best version of this, with …

The truth behind three common lawn myths

If you are a keen gardener, your lawn may be the velvety green centre of your universe. Many of the traditional views on lawn care are not terribly effective, so here is what you need to know. Image Credit How often to water? Some believe watering your lawn daily is the key to healthy growth. …

How demographics are affecting school places

In the past there was no great dilemma involved in starting primary or secondary school. Unless there was some special reason not to, you simply went to whichever one was in your catchment area – a boundary based on where you happened to live. However, over time changing demographics have seriously affected this process, with …

How to reduce allergens in your home

There are lots of different indoor allergens that can cause allergy and asthma symptoms, including dust mites, mould and pet dander. In fact, a recent study found that there are at least six different allergens in over 50% of homes! Image Credit The allergens can be found on the floors, the furniture and other surfaces …