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Our top five family Halloween movies

Halloween is just around the corner and there’s nothing like getting into the spirit with a five day movie marathon in the lead up to the big day. Once you’ve made your kids Halloween costumes and got your decorations in place, why not start the count down with a week of these Halloween classics? The […]

The Simpson’s couch gags by celebrity animators

The Simpsons’ sofa is arguably the most iconic cartoon sofa on TV, with the opening gag scene orientated around it in every episode. But, did you know, the scene plays a vital role in the length each ‘Simpsons’ episode? If an episode is shorter than usual, the couch gag is extended to fill time. Or, if […]

The most iconic sofas on TV and the facts behind them

Over the years, a number of sofas have become so iconic within TV shows that they are almost as recognisable as the characters themselves. Here’s our top five, and the stories behind them: You’re in my spot! Described as ‘the single point of consistency in an ever changing world’, Sheldon’s spot on the left of […]

Five Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Five Easter Egg Decorating Ideas Easter, traditionally a religious festival, is now celebrated by many and has become synonymous with new beginnings. The giving of eggs at Easter represents new life, but this not a new concept. From the very beginnings of the Easter festival, eggs were customised with different colours, patterns and designs. The eggs […]

Teaming up with the Foundation of Light

Teaming up with the Foundation of Light It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have made a further donation of £10,000 to Sunderland’s Foundation of Light. Our donations, which now total more than £20,000, support the Tackle It and Making Moves programmes offered by the charity, which specialise in delivering disability sports coaching as well as […]

Express Snacking with Just Two Ingredients

With the busy lives we lead, cooking can sometimes feel like a chore, which is why we have put together some of the simplest recipes known to man; that’s right – the recipes featured here require just two ingredients each. Nothing more, nothing less. Although many of these recipes are classed as desserts, they still […]

African Interior Design

As mentioned in previous blog posts, one of the trends for 2014 is expected to focus on nature and bringing the outdoors inside, meaning African interior design is likely to see a surge in popularity over the coming months.  That’s why we’ve put this blog together, so that you can understand what African interior design […]