Category: Lifestyle

Interesting Facts About the Great British Bake off

Posted on: April 7, 2021

The famous TV show of the same name, “The Great British Bake Off” has been a hit for many years. There are more than a dozen bakers who compete in this competition every week, and they have become quite popular among the cooking public. These days, there are even more interesting facts about the competition, including information about the history and circumstances that led to the creation of this show in the first place. This…

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What Are The Advantages Of Using A Mobile Phone?

Posted on: February 6, 2021

In recent years the mobile phone has become a necessity for most people, replacing the traditional landline. Nowadays everyone owns a mobile phone because they can use it on the go, when commuting is not an option, when in the hospital or even when relaxing at home. But, there are many more advantages that make the mobile phone so popular today. Image credit There are many more advantages to owning a mobile phone other than…

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Have you given any thought to retirement?

Posted on: February 2, 2021

For those of us born as Generation Xers there is a constant worry that we wouldn’t have a decent pension. Quite simply most of us haven’t made any provision for it. As one very clever  advert for Financial services once stated, paraphrasing The Who, “You didn’t die before you got old…”. Retirement is some 20 years away but this isn’t going to be about  how you might be financially insecure. Ours will probably be the…

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How to Make your Student Accommodation More Homely

Posted on: January 29, 2021

When moving away from home for the first time, it is the first opportunity that you have to create your own home and space to suit you. For many people, the first time they move away from home will be to study, so will most likely find a place like this Cheltenham student accommodation  that specialises in housing students.   As well as being one of the most exciting times in a person’s life,…

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Why you might like a country house wedding

Posted on: January 14, 2021

Here are some persuasive reasons to select a location in the stunning British countryside in a country house setting if you’re planning your wedding this year. For your big day, several country houses offer exclusive use, so you can enjoy in true style what the grounds have to offer. You’re not going to end up feeling constrained, you’re not going to crash into any other brides, and you can really feel like you own the…

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The Difference Between Hair Shedding and Hair Loss

Posted on: December 21, 2020

The difference between hair loss and hair shedding is pretty significant when it comes to identifying the source. Hair loss, which can also be referred to as alopecia, happens when there is a complete or partial blockage in the hair follicle which causes hair strands to fall out. Shedding, on the other hand, happens when the hair is worn out due to many factors such as constant brushing, combing, use of flat irons and/or blow…

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Can we ever go back to the office again?

Posted on: December 1, 2020

The question should have a second half to it namely, why would we want to? For many of us the new working reality is that we are currently, or have already looked to, convert a bedroom or part of the living room over to a working office space. It has allowed many of us to retain our employment status and it has also meant that many businesses, despite a bit of blip, have been able…

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Why timber is still used as a construction material

Posted on: November 28, 2020

While it is unusual to have a house entirely made from wood in the modern era, it is not unheard of. With floorboards and the roof structure, we still use components of wood in our new homes today. Why do we continue to prefer choosing timber over synthetic materials like plastic? For many building projects, timber is now the original and the best. This true for Oak Extensions that can add a great twist to…

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Some Popular Teas from Different Parts of the World

Posted on: October 21, 2020

Tea is one of the world’s most popular drinks – particularly in the UK we get through over 150 million cups of tea per day! The tea that we drink, usually with milk and sometimes with sugar is known as black tea, but there are many other varieties of tea – some that can help with ailments such as this anti bloating tea , and some that are emerging in a wide range of…

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Why Having Life Insurance is Good for You

Posted on: September 29, 2020

There are lots of reasons why people need to have life insurance. There are a lot of things that can happen during your lifetime, and it would be very beneficial if you have life insurance to take care of these matters. It is important to know the different things that this insurance can do and how it will benefit you in case of an unforeseen illness or accident. If you think that you need to…

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Why We Need to Care About Woodland

Posted on: September 21, 2020

A lot of people are becoming increasingly concerned about preserving areas of woodland. It’s important to understand what it is, and how it can benefit us, and by extension, the environment. So first, we need to know what we need to consider when it comes to protecting our woodlands. Image credit Woodland is a great place to go hiking, to bird watch, find peace or play. Most of all, it is a place where we…

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The most iconic TV interviews

Posted on: September 7, 2020

The television interview has given us the chance to see into the midst of the great and the good in a way that was not thought possible some hundred years ago. When television was first developed it was considered a flash in the pan. Print media newspapers and the Cinema were thought to ride out the craze but television proved itself by being able to bring the stars into the home with an immediacy that…

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The importance of Perry Mason

Posted on: September 2, 2020

One of the most watched television shows in North America was that of Perry Mason. He was the quintessential all American lawyer. Mason was not content to just depend on people he would investigate the case so that he could really defend them. He could get to the truth and help those with no hope left. In fact taking on the most seemingly hopeless cases seemed to be Perry Mason’s idea of a good time. …

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What Is A Sewer?

Posted on: August 25, 2020

A sewer is the foundation that carries surface runoff through pipes. It includes elements such as collecting drains, discharge points, pump stations, pumping stations, and storm sewers. The sewer is also responsible for absorbing soil and debris from its surroundings. When the sewer is full of trash, the water may overflow to surrounding areas. In some cases, the water may cause flooding and damage to the structure and property of the home. Image credit What…

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Some interesting facts about Headstones

Posted on: August 22, 2020

In every graveyard you will find a series of gravestones. These either take the form of a cross or a tablet. They are a way of recording the location and final resting place of a loved one. We have them so that we can come back to remember them and honour them. These small memorials are very important. One of the best suppliers of Headstones are where you can find a tasteful and suitable…

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What is the history of storytelling

Posted on: July 2, 2020

After a hard day hunting and gathering the tribe would come together to eat the food they had found and to talk of the day’s events. Then, it is presumed, someone would tell a story. It would be a lavish tale of love and adventure that would enrapture the audience before the Chief decided to go to bed. These fireside meetings are the beginnings of the story and it is still something that holds us…

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One of Tom Hanks early films

Posted on: June 26, 2020

In 1986 Tom Hanks was a young and up and coming actor. He was yet to score with a Big but was becoming hot property. He was cast in the film The Money Pit, alongside established comedy actress and Cheers alumni Shelly Long. The story centres around a young professional couple who are looking for anew home. Along comes a “too good to be true” property that they simply cannot pass up. If they had…

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Sitting in the Starfleet hot seat

Posted on: June 5, 2020

It takes a while to make it into a Starship. When you join Starfleet academy you’ve got at least four years worth of study. This is a practical, theoretical and academic course before you get to sit in an Operator Chair on one of Starfleet’s many ships. If you get lucky you might even get to have a seat on the Enterprise, the flagship of the fleet. Not that anyone can get in there, it…

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a guide to shopping in birmingham

A Guide to Shopping in Birmingham

Posted on: June 3, 2020

Birmingham is a bright and vibrant city in the West Midlands that has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Always a popular choice amongst shoppers, who flocked to places such as the famous Bullring, there is now even more to tempt people into the city for a shopping extravaganza. Image Credit New Street and Corporation Street New Street is a great place to start your shopping trip. As well as the larger retailers…

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Important life skills to give your teenagers

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Teenagers can be difficult to talk to at the best of times. Not only are they going through massive hormone changes that seem to affect their mood from one moment to the next, but they have the added pressure of schooling and exams. As difficult as it might be to get them to sit down and have an actual conversation with you, there are some important life skills that you need to pass on to…

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