Cooking

Impressive dinner parties on a budget

A dinner party needn’t mirror the extravagant and lavish affairs you see on Made in Chelsea and can in actual fact have a rather stunning effect when done on a tight budget. It’s all about the ambiance and overall feel of the evening – forget about the posh nosh and prepare to give your guests […]

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How to have a barbecue on a budget

Hosting a barbecue for friends and family is a summer tradition we all enjoy, after all, who isn’t a fan of combining food, fun and the great outdoors? What’s more, if you prepare well and keep an eye on costs, hosting a barbecue needn’t break the bank either. Although August hasn’t been the sunniest, we Brits […]


Kitchen hacks you can’t live without

If your kitchen is on the small side, or you just own a lot of stuff, these kitchen hacks can be a life saver. From reusing household items unconventionally, to simple storage techniques, here are some of our favourites: TicTac Herb Storage These durable plastic containers are a really useful and neat way of storing […]


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Six top tips for a barbecue at your new home

Everyone knows that one of the main features of a great British summer is a barbecue. So why not use that new home and garden of yours to host one for your friends and family? The British summer isn’t the most reliable when it comes to its weather, but in the hope that we do have at […]


Spring cleaning for beginners

With winter almost behind us, it’s time to start readying the home for spring and summer. Integrating new themes and colours into your home can add a new lease of life to a room, however before cracking on and adding vibrant new elements to your home, it’s time to have a thorough clean to prepare […]


Small gadgets to improve your kitchen

As a place where we spend more waking hours than anywhere else in the house, kitchens need a little bit more TLC. Unlike those of yesteryear, todays modern sculleries have evolved into more than just a food preparation area. According to a study by research experts, Magnet, the kitchen is now a place where we […]



How to detox for summer

It’s not always easy making lifestyle changes, especially when you don’t know where to start. It’s not necessary to turn your life upside down overnight; instead just begin with gradual changes or ‘upgrades’ to healthier alternatives. Here are five easy upgrades you can begin with today. 1. Go chemical free Your skin is your largest […]


Enjoy spring cooking in the sun

As weather forecasters predict a drastic rise in temperatures over the coming week, it’s understandable that many of us will want to head into the garden to basque in the early summer heat. Whether you’re after something light to serve up to friends over the weekend, of just want something simple to cook and enjoy […]


Sweet treats for Mother’s Day

They say the best way into someone’s heart is their through food. On Mother’s Day, try and prove that by cooking up a storm in the kitchen for your mum. If you want to really go all out this Sunday and spoil her, these tasty treats are sure to put you in the good books. […]