Category Archives: Personal

autumn
20 Sep

Preparing your garden for autumn

These are the jobs that you need to be doing this autumn, before the weather turns colder: Flower beds Start to divide herbaceous perennials as the weather cools. Make sure you water in the new divisions well. Plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths now. Plant out any biennial plants sown earlier in

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student contents insurance
10 Sep

The importance of student contents insurance

As the summer draws to a close and the nation’s students head off to university, it’s a time for starting afresh and buying shiny new things to get through another year of study. New stationery, new laptops, new household essentials to kit out a new student house… And these new purchases all add up. That

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motorhome
03 Sep

Purchasing the right motorhome – top tips

Motorhome, mobile home, campervan – call them what you will; if you’re feeling the lure of the open road, a mobile home is the perfect investment for future holidays. But with so many to choose from, deciding on the right one for you can be easier said than done. Here are some things to think

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high street
29 Aug

6 reasons to shop on your local high street

1. You boost the local economy Research on spending by local authorities shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business, an estimated 63p stays within the local economy, compared to 40p for a larger business. 2. You increase the value of your home High streets populated with thriving independent businesses boost

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road trip
20 Aug

Road trip games for long journeys

Every parent knows that keeping children entertained on a long road trip can be something of a challenge – and the amount of time spent in the car on a road trip can get monotonous even for the adults in the family. If you’re bored of playing I Spy, here are some other fun car

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home insurance claims
14 Aug

The most common reasons for home insurance claims

Home insurance policies offer comfort and peace of mind in the event that the worst happens. Have a look at the following most common reasons for home insurance claims and how you can take steps to lower your risk: Accidental damage—Accidents happen. In fact, they are the most common reason for home insurance claims. Accidental

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supercar
03 Aug

Why do you need specialist supercar insurance?

1. Why is it important to make sure that you have specialist cover? Using a broker that you can talk to (like A-Plan) means that you can make sure that you are getting the right level of cover at the right price. Many clients have requirements that ‘off the shelf’ online and direct markets cannot

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road trip
27 Jul

Road safety over the summer holidays

Heading off on a road trip over the school holidays this summer? In that case, there are a few extra road safety tips to bear in mind to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Check your car before long journeys If you’re off on a long journey, check over your car to make sure

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mobility
10 Jul

Mobility Adapted Homes

Maintaining your independence is a major concern when you’re faced with the prospect of living with a disability, but the good news is that there’s plenty you can do to make your everyday life more straightforward when you’re around the house. Let’s look at some of the changes you can make so that your home

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