Dare we mention the ‘C’ word?

Have no fear, you can mention Christmas in September!

We want to let you in on a little secret. You may think people aren’t thinking about Christmas in September, but our customers are. In fact, it’s when we begin to see our Christmas tree sales really take off.

Christmas trees have come a long way since the gaudy aluminium structures of the 1970’s and for some, they are the best option in terms of maintenance and cost.

That’s why we’re showing some love for the artificial Christmas tree with our top five reasons to buy one this year. Continue reading

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Essential uni: parent prep top 5

Going to uni for the first time

September already? As younger children go back to school, parents around the country breathe a sigh of relief that shoes were found and both children and P.E. kits managed to find their way into school on time. Okay, so parents are also more than happy to wave goodbye to the endless circle of breakfast, lunch, tea, repeat too!

This time of year also marks the start of a new semester for university students with eighty per cent of them choosing to live away from home, and for most this will be the first time flying the nest. Continue reading

Stock clearance sale now on!

Mill Outlets sale

Great news, we’re having a big end-of-line stock clearance at Mill Outlets.

Our regular customers know that there’s always a bargain or two to be found on the Mill Outlets web store, and we’re adding even more end-of-season stock over the next few days to celebrate the UK August bank holiday.

We’ve slashed prices on end-of-line items from our home linens, nightwear, pet supplies, and other clearance departments. I’s good news for knitters too, with an entire section dedicated to sale yarns and pattern books.

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Choosing the perfect garden planter

How to choose the right plant pot for your garden

The most effective way to spruce up your outdoor space is with the addition of interesting and vibrant plants. If your horticultural skills don’t quite stretch to creating grand herbaceous borders or your garden is on the small side, you can’t go wrong with packing a few quality plant pots with bright blossoms that can be dotted around the garden to add depth.

However, choosing a garden plant pot isn’t just about looks. With so many shapes, sizes, and colours available it’s easy to make an expensive mistake. Things to take into consideration when shopping for a new garden planter:

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10 things to do on a rainy day

Wind, rain, the occasional glimpse of sun – welcome to British summertime! The changeable weather can mean a bright morning that turns into a very wet afternoon, but there’s no need to let the rain dampen your summer spirits. The odd rainy day can offer a great excuse to take time off and have fun with friends or focus on spending quality time with the family.

If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do when they sky turns grey, we’ve put together 10 rainy day activity ideas for inspiration.

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