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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 of Mother’s Day and Mothering […]

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 century, but the patron saint […]

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 the other half will be […]

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 city breaks. In fact, you’re […]

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 hardworking causes within local communities […]

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 among children. The event was […]

Revealed: The top five funniest sofa moments in TV history

The Big Bang Theory turns ten this year, so to celebrate we polled the public in search of the top five funniest sofa moments throughout TV history. Speaking of how sofas contribute to some of our favourite TV shows’ funniest moments, David Bryan of the British Film Design Guild commented: ‘Of all the furniture in a frame, the […]

The best family films to watch in 2017

There’s nothing quite like organising a family trip to the cinema. From deciding on the right film to watch to packing the right snacks to sneak in, we know that plenty of preparation is required. To help you get started, we’ve picked the top five must see family movies of 2017, and there’s some showstoppers […]

Snuggle up with a romantic Valentine’s film

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s that time of year when couples start to get all lovey dovey with each other. Before the big day, why don’t you get in the spirit of the Valentine’s by snuggling up on the sofa with one of these great romantic films, as chosen by our […]

Healthy family recipes

New Year, new you? Getting into shape in can be difficult, but it all starts with your diet and we think you should get the whole family involved in your healthy lifestyle. To help you get started, we’ve scoured the internet to find you our favourite healthy family recipes that are quick and easy to […]