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    Black Friday 2020: how to shop wisely and bag a bargain

    Lindsay

    If you’re planning a renovation, such as a new kitchen, or want to get those finishing touches sorted by the end of the year, Black Friday could be a great opportunity to buy big-ticket items such as appliances. “Shop wisely” is my motto, but before I click buy, I’m following these tips – all from consumer shopping experts so join me in heading their advice…

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    My pick of the best sustainable gifts for an eco-friendly Christmas

    Sustainable gifts
    Irina

    After a rollercoaster of a year, haven’t we all learnt to appreciate our homes and our planet even more? Be it though minimising waste or paying more attention to our purchases, living sustainably and taking care of the environment is stepping up the priorities ladder day by day.  From organic soy candles to natural textures and materials, here’s my roundup of the best sustainable gifts for the eco-conscious ones in your life… Sustainable gifts for the kitchen Eco-conscious scents Planet…

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    The ultimate gifts for kids (that you might want to play with too!)

    Hannah

    The festive season is BIG in our house. My little boys make Christmas morning so magical. Waking up and shouting “He’s been!” at the top of their voices and promptly running into our room with their full stockings – cute (even if it is still dark outside!) Each year we write to Father Christmas at the beginning of December and the list seems to get longer every time. This year is no exception, there are so many cool toys, latest…

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    My favourite pamper gifts to treat someone special (or yourself!)

    Lindsay

    After the year that has been 2020, we could all do with a bit of R&R, right? Well, I certainly could and one of my favourite ways to get some me-time in at home is with a nice long pamper session. I’m talking long, hot shower (I’m firmly shower over bath, most of the time!), face mask, cosy PJs, bucket loads of moisturiser and any other serums I can get my hands on, plus an hour or so lounging on…

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    Our Bungalow Renovation: The ground floor reveal

    Ground floor reveal
    Janis and Dave

    The ground floor is almost done. The design looks big and open – totally different from the two-bedroom bungalow we started with. The cooker hood and wall tiles were the finishing touches in the kitchen, setting the theme for the whole room – so the cupboard handles and towel holder are copper, to match the extractor, and the tiles echo the darker blue of the island…

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    Top Christmas gifts for the home baker or budding chef

    Hannah

    With The Great British Bake Off on our screens again and lots more time at home to experiment with all the banana bread variations, sourdough making and perfecting our culinary skills, it seems we are all getting into our baking and cooking this season. I love to bake, so have rounded up my favourite Christmas gifts for the inspired baker or the budding chef in your family. From a personalised baking book to something more extravagant like an outdoor pizza…

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