The great British barbecue

Brits love a good barbecue, even if it’s pouring down with rain. The mere hint of sun or bank holiday and we’re in the shed, dragging out the BBQ. Whether you’re feeding the five thousand or just fancy a family meal alfresco, help your BBQ go with a bang with our top five tips.

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Get your garden ready to party

Outdoor spaces really do come into their own during the good weather and despite the British weather being at its temperamental best this year, 67% of us will use our garden for entertaining guests during the summer months. If your garden is shouting out for some TLC before your summer guests arrive, read our top five tips to get your garden ready to party.

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St Patrick’s Day 2016

On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, a Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, died.  So on March 17th, every year it’s time to turn everything green so that the Irish and the Irish-at-heart can celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

All over the world, what began as a religious feast for this patron saint of Ireland, has now become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with special foods, dancing, parades and a whole lot of green.  The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York City, in America in 1762, and not in Ireland, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through the city.  Then in 1995 the Irish government set about with a large global marketing campaign to celebrate Irish charms to the rest of the world.  It’s success can now be seen with the huge celebrations we see around the world

Valentine’s Day

You must have seen this famous poem by Gammer Gurton’s Garland before, which symbolise Valentine’s Day:

The rose is red, the violet’s blue,
The honey’s sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,

And Fortune said it shou’d be you.

Valentine’s Day happens to be on the February 14 in most of the countries. Each year millions of people show appreciation for their loved ones.


The Best Way To Keep Your Cat & Kitten Entertained – Petface Kitten and Cat Supplies




Every kitten and cat owner knows just how playful they can be which is why here at Mill Outlets we stock a great range of PetFace pet products.

We have a large range of scratching posts which are great for improving claw condition, preventing damage to your furniture and great fun for your pet. All with natural sisal rope scratching posts and various toys attached they are great value starting from just £7.99!

For other ways to keep your pet entertained we have a very popular laser chase pen that has 5 images which is fantastic for interactive play and we also stock various other toys such a vibrating mice filled with natural wild catnip.

Not forgetting that your cat or kitten will also spend a lot of time relaxing, we stock a wide range of pet beds. From comfortably and snuggly igloo style beds to the more traditional wicker baskets and the very popular donut style kitten beds.  All perfect for keeping your pet warm and secure.