13 of the best Halloween decorations

The witching hour is almost upon us and by the looks of things Halloween is set to be bigger than ever in 2017. According to new research commissioned by GoCompare Money almost a third (31%) of people say they will celebrate Halloween, spending £38 on average. The high street stores (and internet retailers) have pulled out

Top 10 tips for Recycle Week

With Recycle Week set to begin tomorrow, Monday September 25, it’s time to focus on the amount of waste that can be recycled in the home.  Astonishingly, up to 70% of our household waste can be recycled or reused in some way so it’s well worth doing. Organised by WRAP, the

Hundreds and thousands of ways to enjoy National Cupcake Week 2017

National Cupcake Week starts tomorrow and for the next seven days we’ll be doing our best to eat as many as possible. From Nigella to Jamie there are so many cupcake recipes to choose from. Whatever flavours you enjoy don’t forget to add a bit of flair once you’ve finished them. We’ve come up with a

Pinterest searches hint at next season trends

It’s often pipped as the place to go for inspiration on interior design and DIY. And now Pinterest has revealed what people are really searching for on its site, giving us an idea of what we can expect to see popping up in homes across the UK. The site’s ‘back to reality

Baking up a treat in the kitchen

There is no getting away from baking on our TV screens at the moment so if you have been inspired, we have some great kitchen items and baking accessories to put up there with the best on The Great British Bake Off and the Big Family Cooking Showdown. Preparation Let’s
John Lewis shelfie

It’s #shelfie time

The latest instagram craze, the #Shelfie, has prompted an 11% increase in sales of bookcases so far this season. John Lewis says customers are investing in shelving units to display their books and objet d’art, with some customers posting their displays on social media and hashtagging #shelfie. David Barrett, furniture buyer at John Lewis said: “Bookshelves are

Grab your camera, it’s National Photo Week!

Everyone say cheese! Photographers will be in their element as National Photo Week captures the imagination of the nation from 24-30 July. Organisers have arranged a different Photo Week challenge for photography fans to compete every day of the week. We think it’s a brilliant way to get snap happy and celebrate great photography.

Cool cactus style

The recent trend for cacti has been fuelled by the millennial love of leafy green and the ease of low maintenance Instagram worthy plants. If you leave a cactus alone, with an occasional glug of water, it will thrive. This suits busy modern lifestyles and those who don’t consider themselves to be good in the

Get yourself primed for a picnic!

Now that warmer weather has intermittently arrived on our shores you might be considering venturing out for a picnic. Us Brits are very fond of getting out and about to make the most of the weather and whether it’s the school’s sports day or a walk in the forest, we like a picnic. Here are ten

Forget Glastonbury – let’s go garden glamping

Glastonbury Festival kicks off later this week but you don’t have to go far to have your own glamping experience. You can create your own mini festival in your garden this summer, complete with music, BBQ food and the ability to pop indoors to use the loo. A cheap wifi speaker, tent