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The little things that can change your life

2021 is drawing to a close, and many people may be starting to think about New Year resolutions – ways in which you can change your life in 2022.  Common New Year’s resolutions include: Doing more exercise; Start eating and drinking more healthily; Spending more time outside and less on screens; Improving the home; Reducing […]

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Top Ten Tips for your best winter garden ever

Some people just love gardening. But for others it is just yet another job that needs to be done.  If that describes you, the winter months probably come as a bit of a relief. Because you don’t need to do anything in your garden over winter right? Well, not quite. The truth is that if […]

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How to get the best value out of Black Friday

Black Friday is almost upon us. And what a Black Friday it promises to be! Due to Covid restrictions, Black Friday 2020 was much more subdued than previous Black Fridays. So what is in store for Black Friday 2021? Let’s take a look at some of the common questions people have about Black Friday…   […]

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Twelve days of family fun this Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, and for those of us with children this also means that school holidays are nearly here.  Even though Christmas is a busy time with lots happening, there will still be days when you need to think of things to do as a family. And ideally you want activities and events that […]

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When should you start your Christmas shopping?

It’s the same every year. As soon as one Christmas is over we have all kinds of good intentions about the next one. We decide that next Christmas we will definitely get better organised further in advance so it won’t be the usual last minute rush. But here we are! Almost December already.  If you […]

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Top Tips on how to reduce your energy bills this winter

Energy prices are trending at the moment. And not in a good way. The rising cost of gas to energy supply companies, and the October raising of the energy price cap, is causing higher energy bills for many customers.  A dual fuel customer on a standard variable tariff, and paying by direct debit, is facing […]

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Is it time to plan your summer holiday 2022?

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted most areas of our lives over the last couple of years. One of these is holidays. Many people have had to postpone holiday plans or cancel them altogether.  But as travel restrictions are gradually easing, is it now time to plan your summer holiday for 2022? In this article we […]

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Do you really need to bother making a will?

The simple answer to the above question is yes. In this article we will explain why.  But an estimated 60% of adults in the UK – 30 million people – do not have a will. Some of the reasons given for this are: They don’t think they have anything worth inheriting; They’ve never considered writing […]

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Ten ways to have fun now lockdown is over!

For the last 18 months we have been subject to varying Covid-19 lockdowns, tiers and other restrictions. Many businesses have been closed for much of this time, particularly in the arts, entertainment and hospitality sectors. Even now that most restrictions have been lifted, it can be hard to get back into the mindset of going […]

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How much money will you spend this Christmas?

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to start thinking about Christmas again. 2021 has been a strange year that in many ways has felt somewhat timeless. With the combination of Covid restrictions and unseasonal weather, months seem to have drifted into each other without us ever quite knowing where we are. But now […]

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