Category Archives: Seasonal

caravan
13 Mar

Taking a caravan or motorhome to Europe

The sun is shining and it really feels like spring is coming! Caravan and motorhome owners are turning their thoughts to getting ready for the touring season. Why not broaden your horizons a bit further this year? Travelling to Europe with your caravan or motorhome can be a great idea for you and your family

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heating
03 Feb

Tips for staying warm & keeping energy costs down this winter

We’re in the depths of winter – a bleak time of year when you feel like hibernating and the time of year when your energy costs are at their highest. To ensure that your savings don’t go down as you turn the heat up, follow these tips: Turn the thermostat down: According to the Energy

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bluebells spring 2017
23 Jan

Best places to see bluebells in spring 2017

Did you know that the bluebell was voted as Britain’s favourite flower? Here we list some of the best places to see bluebells in spring 2017 We are lucky in this country to have access to some wonderful woodlands where you can see bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in full bloom in the wild. Around half of

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21 Dec

Christmas Opening Hours

Our opening hours during the Christmas and New Year period are: 24 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 25 – 27 December – branches closed 28 – 30 December – 8.30 am – 5.00 pm 31 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 01 – 02 January – branches closed 03 January – branches

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19 Dec

Things to do with the family over the festive break

There will undoubtedly be a moment over the holidays when everyone starts to get restless and bored. It is worth having something in mind to keep the family occupied. Here we’ve put together our top 10 ideas of activities: 1. Ice skating Take a spin around one of the UK’s ice skating rinks. Somerset House

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weather warning
21 Nov

Weather warning: here are some useful resources

As storm Angus made landfall, the UK’s Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for heavy rainfall and flooding in the South West and a yellow warning for much of the rest of the country. In light of this, here is a reminder of some useful resources and helplines just in case. Flood forecasting and warnings Good sources

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cold
07 Nov

Take care in cold snaps

The media is already warning us that this winter will be a cold one. After mild winters in the last couple of years, it is probably overdue and we should be aware of how to protect our homes if a cold snap does hit. In particular, preventing burst water pipes that can cause so much

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27 Oct

8 Tips on how to stay safe this Halloween

With Halloween upon us, we wanted to share some tips for staying safe and injury free. The fire service has a series of tips to help people stay safe: If you’re making homemade lanterns, think carefully about the fire risks – particularly the possibility of the candle falling over. It is far safer to use flickering

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half term
24 Oct

Half term activities for all the family

It seems as if the children only just went back to school but, unbelievably, it is now the half term holidays for a majority of children in the UK! Here is some inspiration for things to do around the country over the coming week or so: 1. If you ever wanted to try your hand at

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