Category Archives: Seasonal

29 Apr

May gardening jobs to keep you busy in lockdown

With the country in lockdown and social lives on hold, many of us are turning to our gardens for some much-needed fresh air and an enjoyable project to work on while we’re furloughed or otherwise in need of things to do. Added to this, there have been numerous reports on how gardening can help reduce

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Social Distancing Walk - durdle door
18 Mar

Social Distancing – What can you do?

Social Distancing – What it Means Following the recent announcement from the Government, advising people should only go out if they are shopping for basic necessities (as infrequently as possible), taking one form of exercise a day, any medical need or to help a vulnerable person, or travelling to work where it’s absolutely necessary. If

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25 Feb

Affected by a flood? Here’s what you need to do

With the winter storms upon us, do you have a plan in place for what to do if you’re affected by a weather-related flood? If you live in one of the estimated one in six homes prone to flooding in the UK, it’s wise to know what to do should the worst happen. Prevention is

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New Years Resolutions
22 Jan

How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions

How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. Happy New Year! If you’ve started 2020 with a list of resolutions for the year ahead, you’re not alone. According to research, around 60% of us make resolutions at the start of the year – but only around 8% of

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11 Dec

Protect your pet at Christmas

Christmas is often a time of indulgence as we consume those extra treats that are in abundance at this time of year. However, if you have a dog or cat it can be both a bewildering and dangerous time for them. From Christmas trees to climb or chocolate left out on tables, pet owners can

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04 Dec

Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

Frozen pipes are the biggest reason for escape of water claims in the winter. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the insurance industry pays out £2.5m every day to customers for escape of water home insurance claims. Some steps you can take to minimise the chances of an incident happening this winter are outlined below in our infographic: If

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11 Jul

What is a rentalpreneur?

As if there weren’t already enough made-up variants of the word “entrepreneur” out there, a new one has sprung up. A ‘rentalpreneur’ is someone who makes money from renting out a holiday property or properties, and since the advent of Airbnb, it’s become big business. So big, in fact, that its global value is predicted

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home safe
11 Dec

How to keep your home safe over Christmas

With lots of people heading away to see family and friends over the Christmas period, and houses left unoccupied and full of presents, the festive season is a time to be extra careful about home safety. Burglaries rise by 53% over Christmas, and house fires are a risk due to all the twinkling lights decorating

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best hotels to spend Christmas
03 Dec

The best hotels to spend Christmas

If hosting Christmas seems too much like hard work when you’re meant to be relaxing on a much-needed break, why not let someone else take the strain? Staying in a hotel over Christmas is a great way to enjoy the fun of the festive season without all the stresses associated with having people to stay

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driving at night
29 Nov

Safe Driving at Night

This time of year, it gets dark around 4pm in the UK and the sun doesn’t come up again till nearly 8am! This pretty much guarantees that if you are driving to and from work, you are going to be spending much of your journey in the dark. Driving in the dark can bring its

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