The tale behind the name

Sunday lunch is a staple in most people’s week. Whether this is cooking for the family at home or heading out for a Sunday Lunch Cotswolds way. One thing that is common is the meats that are served. Traditionally sunday lunch is created using either Chicken or Beef. Interesting beef is the meat behind the name of the Tower of London Guards known as the Beefeaters. Image Credit In essence these individuals were once tasked with looking after any prisoners that were being held in the Tower and also keeping…

How do I buy my First House?

Buying a house of your own has felt more and more unobtainable over recent years. With a surge of people opting to stay at home with their parents rather than face the daunting challenge of attempting to get a foothold on the property ladder, it seems a whole generation are going to remain either with their parents or in rented accommodation. But if this really doesn’t appeal to you (or to your parents!) there are a number of ways that you can get your foot on that first rung of…

Upgrading your home the easy way

Whether you’re handy with a paint brush or gardening tools or better at briefing the professionals to do it, there are lots of easy ways you can upgrade your home. Image Credit Brighten Up Your Kitchen Painting the cabinets and appliances in your kitchen can transform how it looks, with bright colours proving a popular alternative to wood-effect finishes in recent years. Greens, pinks and shades of cream are often chosen to bring light and a sense of personality to a kitchen, and you could upgrade your cabinets by painting…

Signs you have too much stuff

Although it should be easy to determine whether you have too much stuff, most of us who are guilty of this become ‘clutter blind’. So, how do you know if you have too much? Image credit Can I find what I need when I need it? How long will it take for me to find what I’m looking for? Do I end up buying a replacement for the things that I already own because I cannot find the original? Does every item in the house have a place where it…

Hazardous buildings

Each building or structure, or its parts, which are considered to have a dangerous structural state, could be responsible for harming its users and passers-by, either now or in the future. This could include a wall with evidence of serious cracks or subsidence, flooring that shows excessive bending and parts or components that have failed. Also, if a building or structure looks as though it might be in danger of failing, it is also considered dangerous. Although the term ‘dangerous’ is often used to describe the physical state of the…

Why clutter is bad for you

Clutter is more than just a housekeeping issue – it is a welfare issue. Physical clutter creates emotional turmoil that can distract you and limit your performance. In addition, researchers analysed a number of families and found that there was a cortisol spike (the stress hormone) in mothers who were confronted with chaos in the home. Research shows that mess has the same effect on our brains as trying to multi-task, causing us to feel pressure, stress and the inability to think properly. Image credit Clutter can even affect your…

Do you think you have a flea problem?

Fleas are small, red-brown insects. They are parasites that feed from bird and mammal blood. They usually feed on the blood of animals, but they can also feed on human blood. Whilst, have no wings, they have a flat body and powerful legs, meaning they can leap long distances. They get about by jumping from one person or animal to another. Your home can become infested with fleas from a pet that brings these parasites into your home. Fleas are very small and easily hidden, so you may not be…

Spring cleaning your garage

When you open your garage door, are you faced with a large muddle of various items that you have placed in there for safe keeping? Or perhaps you struggle to even open the door as your overflowing garage has caused items to fall against the garage door mechanisms and you are in desperate need of a new garage door then take a look at a Garage Doors Bath company who will be able to help you out. Image Credit When it comes to spring cleaning any area, and in particular…

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Vet’s Receptionist?

Being a receptionist is a tricky job that comes with many challenges – but what about a vet’s receptionist? This type of job has many pressures, and emotions that come with it, but to be a good receptionist not only requires a range of skills, but it also requires you to be a kind and caring person. If you are someone who likes people, then there is a good chance that a receptionist job could be for you, but if you are also a lover of animals, then a vet’s…

5 Ways to Create the Best Summer Memories

Summer for most people is the happiest time of year; the weather is hot, the sun is out, and barbeques are brought out from the sheds. Although the British weather is usually dull and drab, it does sometimes surprise us with a splash of sunlight and hot weather. Music festivals are also a key part of the summertime for many people, it is a great opportunity to have fun, chill out, and listen to their favourite artists. Making the best memories does not even have to cost any money, why…