Christmas: we thought you’d never come

Have a value-packed Christmas in 2018

With the frenzy of Black Friday over, it’s time to get festive and dust off the Christmas decorations in preparation for the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s also the perfect time to check off those gift lists before the yuletide shopping frenzy is in full swing – which often sees shoppers hunting around stores for hours only to leave with nothing.

When the sales are over, you can trust us to offer every day low prices along with regular reductions across hundreds of items in our online store. So if you’re stuck for present ideas, here’s a quick list to inspire you. 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

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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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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