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  • Easter traditions

    Our favourite Easter traditions


    Easter is fast approaching, and many of you will be debating how to spend your bank holiday weekend. With an unprecedented four day weekend, you want to make sure you spend the time wisely, and we’re here to offer you some advice. Easter traditions have been passed down through family […]

  • Guest Etiquette

    Going to stay with a friend or relative this spring? You might want to reconsider!


    One in four of us refuse to have guests stay 15% of us don’t give clean sheets or towels 22% of us don’t bother cleaning at all With springtime upon us, we carried out a study to find out just how much spring cleaning Brits plan on doing before having guests […]

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    Design your own Easter eggs


    Easter is just around the corner, and it’s time to get crafty. The bank holiday weekend means you’ll need plenty of activities to keep your kids busy, and we’ve got you covered. The shops are filled with Easter eggs, and you could just pick one off the shelf… but, where’s […]

  • British TV sofa moments

    Revealed: The top five funniest sofa moments in British TV history


    We’re used to sitting on the sofa to tune into our favourite shows, but the simple sofa can also be the star of the scene, as new research into our funniest TV moments shows. We polled the public to discover the top sofa moments from British TV, spanning the country […]

  • Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day – where does it come from?


    Mother’s Day celebrations are thought to date back to ancient Romans and Greeks, who held festivals to honour the mother of goddesses Rhea and Cybele, however Mothering Sunday as we know it is actually an early Christian festival held on the forth Sunday of lent. In modern times, many think […]

  • St Patrick's Day

    How much do you know about St Patrick?


    On the 17th March every year, Irish spirit kicks in, the world is painted green and Guinness is drank by the gallon, but how much do you know about the man being celebrated? Irish folklore tells us that St Patrick famously chased the snakes out of Ireland in the 5th […]

  • Dating Turn Offs

    Dining table turn-offs


    When it comes to dating, some things can be instant deal breakers, and in our recent survey we discovered that bad table manners really can make or break a relationship. In fact, almost half (49.4%) admitted they would end a relationship over bad dining etiquette… and we have a feeling […]

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    Treat yourself to a European city break this spring


    We’re entering into that period between Christmas and the summer when you are probably in need of a break. Not quite a full holiday, just a nice weekend away to give you the pickup you need before the warm weather arrives. There are loads of great deals available for European […]

  • 100 good causes

    Celebrating 100 stores by supporting 100 Good Causes


    To celebrate reaching 100 stores nationwide, and to say a big thank you to the local communities who have supported us on our journey from one local store in Sunderland to a leading UK sofa and carpet specialist, we have launched a £10,000 fund to help shine a light on […]

  • World Book Day

    World Book Day DIY costumes


    World Book Day DIY costumes World book day is celebrating its 20th year and to celebrate, the likes of Jaqueline Wilson, David Walliams and Julia Donaldson are writing new stories. The annual celebration of reading was launched in the UK in 1997 in response to declining reading and writing standards […]

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