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Patio awning ideas for winter

Choosing the right awning for your patio could be a good investment that will complement the design of your garden and provide a relaxing, colourful outdoor space that your family will enjoy. Most awnings are designed to be used during the sunny season. However, when chosen right, awnings will provide good shelter from rain, letting you enjoy the morning coffee in your garden throughout the year. There aren’t many types of awnings available that can withstand the harsh winter weather. A good choice would be a winter retractable awning. This…

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Cook Featured Food 

Christmas classic roast turkey

Get your Christmas dinner ready with this fabulous classic roast turkey recipe that works every time! Ingredients: 6kg turkey (or a little bit smaller if you don’t have that many guests) Salt and pepper as much as desired. (Freshly ground pepper is preferable). 1 Quartered onion 1 Carrot, cut into chunks 1 Stalk celery, cut into chunks 1 tablespoon chopped sage leaves + 3 or 4 fresh sage leaves. 1 tablespoon chopped thyme leaves + 3 sprigs thyme. 1 teaspoon rosemary+ 3 sprigs rosemary. 12 tablespoons unsalted butter. 1/2 teaspoon…

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Real Tree or Fake Tree for Christmas?

Christmas is almost here, but you don’t really feel the joy of the holiday season until you put up your Christmas tree and hung up other decorations around the house. This is not only a tradition for many families around the world but also a great opportunity for family members to get closer and make more happy memories together, enjoying the experience of choosing and decorating a Christmas tree. Some families prefer to pick up a live pine tree every year, others might prefer to invest in an artificial one…

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Effective ways to clean your curtains

Curtains tend to collect dust, pet hair, and bacteria very easily. They also absorb all different types of odours from around the house. Overtime, this could significantly affect the quality of your indoor air and the beauty of your home, not to mention increasing symptoms for allergy sufferers.  Even if your curtains don’t look dirty, regular cleaning will help to keep them fresh, extend their life, and ensure a healthy environment for your family. Read on for simple and effective ways to clean and maintain your curtains. Seasonal cleaning: Seasonal…

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Freestanding VS built-in kitchen appliances

Kitchen appliances, such as ovens, fridges, freezers, dishwashers and washing machines are not cheap to buy, they are a big investment and essential part in your everyday life. If you are already spending a lot of money on renewing your kitchen, then take your time before spending more on appliances so you don’t regret your purchase straight away. One of the confusing questions that you may face is whether you should get them free-standing or integrated in to your kitchen. Here is everything you need to know: The style and…

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Top five Halloween games for the family!

Halloween is almost here! Spooky home decorations and customs are already everywhere. To help you host the best Halloween party this year, we’ve brought to you five of our favourite Halloween party games for kids and grownups! Bobbing for apples: You know what they say: Classic games never go out of fashion! And this is one of the oldest and most popular Halloween game in the UK. To do it, fill a tub with water and apples. Have players take turn and try to catch an apple with their mouth…

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Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

Lentil is an excellent source of fibres and a good source of protein. It is known for its various benefits to health including reducing blood cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease, stabilising blood sugar levels, and even helping with weight loss. Lentils are also very easy to cook on the stove, and are used in a wide range of cuisines and recipes. Today, we brought to you a delicious easy lentil soup recipe from the Middle East to warm you up during this cold weather: Ingredients: 1 medium onion…

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Easter Ideas

If you are lucky enough to be enjoying this Easter with friends and family, make the days extra special with treats and games for all the family. We share with you some of our best recipes and greatest games to keep everyone entertained. Easter Games Egg Hunts It wouldn’t be Easter without a classic egg hunt. Here are some variant ideas to the simple premise of hiding eggs in the garden or house for everyone to find. Firstly, to make the game fairer if you have mixed age groups,  either…

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Fruity Food & Drinks

Spring is here and Summer won’t be long. Time to enjoy some fresh and fruit recipes to welcome the new season of food in. These recipes are great for parties and will keep the little ones happy as well. Homemade Lemonade Ingredients: 1 Litre of water 4 unwaxed lemons 175g golden caster sugar large handful of ice cubes, plus extra for serving Method: Cut the lemons in to 8 pieces and blitz the lemons in a food processor or blender with half of the sugar, some ice cubes and 500ml of…

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Allergy Protection in Your Home

A quarter of UK households include at least one allergy or intolerance sufferer and a large proportion of these people suffer from respiratory allergies. These allergies include pollen from trees and grasses, house dust mite, moulds and pets such as cats and dogs. They can cause and inflame some conditions, such as: allergic rhinitis ( when seasonal this is called hay fever) which affects the nose and eyes, asthma which affects the lung, both rhinitis and asthma together and more rarely eczema or urticaria (hives) which affect the skin. As a common…

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