lifestyle

Must-have sofas to transform your living room

When you’re on the hunt for a new sofa, it can be difficult to know where to start. When in doubt, I think it’s best to stick to the classics, so I’ve rounded up four traditional bestselling sofas below, all sure to transform your living room in seconds. The Chesterfield 18th-century aristocrats loved this sofa shape, and it’s not hard to see why. Featuring rolled arms, a buttoned back and usually upholstered in either butter-soft leather or plush velvet, this beautiful British style is a true sofa classic. On my wishlist is the Darcy, a gorgeous plum style by Arlo…

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lifestyle

How to Move on From Your Current Car

No car lasts forever. Throughout a driver’s lifetime, multiple cars will be bought to replace those that are ageing or breaking down. Moreover, in Britain, the demand for cars is certainly up there in terms of popularity. In the end, there’s no middle ground; a car without potential goes straight to the scrap heap, and everything else is bought, sold and driven. Of course, this can simplify things a bit. It can be hard to move on from your current car, whether it’s fond memories or financial barriers. Consequently, here are a few tips to help you see it done.…

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lifestyle

Guest Post: Home Security While Travelling

Before travelling away, don’t forget to protect your home from burglary. Empty homes are more likely to be burgled, so extra measures should be taken to reduce the risk of returning to an emptied home.   Here are some of the top dos and don’ts to protect your home while away:   Do try to make your property appear occupied. Burglars normally avoid occupied properties and as a result, they will think twice before breaking into your home if there is a possibility that it’s not empty. There are several ways to make your property appear occupied; one of the best and…

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travel

Hotel vs Self Catering Holidays

Have you decided to treat yourself, your family or your partner to a Lake District break this year? Then you’ve made a smart choice. The Lake District is Britain’s favourite national park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where the light plays on the cloud capped mountains and sparkles off the lakes. The ideal place to relax and recharge your batteries whether you’re looking for an action packed family holiday or time away as a couple.  But should you book into a hotel or go self catering for your Lake District break? There are pros and cons to consider for…

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beauty

Guest Post: The Best Waterproof Make-Up

  Water and makeup do not usually go well together, which is bad for those of us who like to go on beach holidays or enjoy swimming to keep fit! If this describes you, then it might be time to invest in some good waterproof make-up. Whether spending the day on inflatable pool floats on holiday or getting fit by swimming lengths in your local pool, many girls want to know what great waterproof makeup brands to wear. So, if you are a girl (or boy!), who loves swimming and wants to wear make-up while doing it, here is some of…

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fashion

The Classic Biker Jacket: 5 ways to wear

Women’s winter coats rarely get more iconic than the classic biker jacket. It’s just one of those fashion staples that’s endlessly versatile. Dressed up or down, it never looks out of place and can be counted on to bring any outfit up from zero to chic in about ten seconds flat. Full-length, cropped, in classic black or bright pink – there’s no wrong way to do it. Plus, it doesn’t need to have a high-end price tag to fit into a high-end wardrobe. The high street serves an incredible selection of pocket-friendly options, like the range of coats and jackets…

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