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Mirror, mirror, on the wall

POSTED ON 28 FEBRUARY 2018

It looks like Snow White is indeed still the fairest of them all as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs celebrates its 80th anniversary year Back on December 21st 1937 at the Carthay Circle Theatre in L.A., Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered. It was followed by a nationwide release on February 4th 1938. When adjustments for inflation …


Last few days to use your old £10 notes!

POSTED ON 26 FEBRUARY 2018

As of 1st March 2018 the paper £10 note will cease to be legal tender  Shoppers will no longer be able to spend the old note after this date but the Bank of England have suggested that about 200 million still remain in circulation. Anyone left with outdated notes after the deadline is advised by …


BRITs 2018: the winners

POSTED ON 23 FEBRUARY 2018

Since the first ever BRIT awards in 1977, the BRITs has never been a low-key event. We all remember Madonna’s famous tumble, along with the memorable hosting duo of Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood in 1989, plus Jarvis Cocker’s stage storming mid Michael Jackson performance in 1996. But what did this year’s BRITs have in …


Cook up romance!

POSTED ON 21 FEBRUARY 2018

  Love Dumplings Cooking time: 35 minutes Difficulty rating: Not too tricky Serves 2 Ingredients 200g raw peeled prawns, from sustainable sources 1 large shallot 2 cloves of garlic 4 spring onions ½ a bunch of fresh coriander 16 round dumpling wrappers 100g glass noodles 1 tablespoon unsalted peanuts 1 soft lettuce a few sprigs …


Love is all around: our top five romantic getaways

POSTED ON 19 FEBRUARY 2018

For many there is nothing more romantic than a stroll down a secluded beach or sipping champagne whilst watching the sun go down. Whether your romantic trip is to celebrate an anniversary, a honeymoon or just the alone time you’ve worked all year for, there are many corners of the world where romance is found …


Dom Parsons wins Britain’s first medal in the men’s skeleton!

POSTED ON 16 FEBRUARY 2018

Team GB’s first Pyeongchang Olympic medal is skeleton bronze after Parsons slid head first to third in a tense race It’s the first time Team GB has won a medal since 1948 in the men’s skeleton. The 30-year-old PhD student entered the Games ranked 12th in the world but brought unexpected success and joy to …


Valentine’s Day and where it all began

POSTED ON 14 FEBRUARY 2018

Whether the word Valentine sparks up your romantic side or fills you with dread, the age-old tradition is here For many, today will involve making romantic plans with a loved one. But, where does Valentine’s Day actually originate? The name Valentine itself comes from a Saint and Christian martyr, although who he actually was is …


Buying your first home together

POSTED ON 12 FEBRUARY 2018

Buying your first home together is such a milestone moment for any relationship and provides you with a property in which you can create, enjoy and share memories that last a lifetime Moving in together can be such a pleasant and joyous experience; and, let’s be honest it can also be extremely scary! You will, …


2018 Winter Olympics: its history and favourites to sweep gold

POSTED ON 09 FEBRUARY 2018

This year it’s the first Winter Games ever to be held in Korea, but how did it all start, and who will be the unique snowflakes to break the ice this year? Occurring every four years, the Winter Olympic Games, a major international multi-sport event set upon snow and ice, will take place from 9th …


Preparing your home for a new pet

POSTED ON 07 FEBRUARY 2018

  Bringing a pet into the home can add a bundle of joy and lighten up your family life. However, the majority of cat and dog owners soon learn how hard it can be to raise a kitten or a puppy, and the sheer amount of vigilance and patience you need. Here we give you …


Turn your garden into a wildlife haven

POSTED ON 02 FEBRUARY 2018

Encouraging nature into our gardens not only allows us to look after the wildlife but also helps our environment run as efficiently and effectively as possible From birds to beetles, there are many different species which could really do with our help and providing a safe haven can make a huge impact. Imagine yourself sat …