The return of the cinema! Posted On 29 June 2020

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, many highly anticipated films have been pushed back, but with cinemas due to reopen this week, we thought we’d look at the latest release dates for some of the biggest blockbusters this year…   Mulan – 12th August  Disney continues to rollout live-action remakes of their classics. This time around …

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A welcome surprise! Posted On 29 June 2020

A week ago today, the wonderful ‘Garden of Surprises’ at Burghley house reopened with limited access.  If you live in Stamford or the surrounding villages, you must have already visited the iconic Burghley House, and if you haven’t you should! Dating back to the sixteenth-century, Burghley House is a prime example of an Elizabethan prodigy …

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Make your own Ice Cream! Posted On 26 June 2020

Liven up your summer with these refreshing ice cream recipes. Something for the kids to get involved in! Sugar-free strawberry and banana ice cream Serves 8 Ingredients: 300ml double cream 300ml whole milk 6 large egg yolks 1 vanilla pod, cut in half lengthways, seeds scraped out (or 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste) 500g …

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Lockdown: Light at the end of the tunnel Posted On 24 June 2020

Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in a statement to the House confirmed that lockdown measures will be further reduced from the 4th of July onwards…   The government released plans to return life to normal for as many people as possible, in a way that is safe and continues to protect the NHS. The …

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Work from home in style Posted On 22 June 2020

With some companies seeing the benefit of homeworking moving forward, a high number of people will be regularly working from home, so it’s important to get the environment just right for doing so…   Choose the right space But what should you consider when converting a room into a home office? Choosing the right space …

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Put your stamp on your new home Posted On 19 June 2020

Just moved house? Here are some tips on how to decorate and put your own stamp on it. Whether you’ve just bought, or you’re renting and limited to what you can do to a property, these are great ways to add little personal touches and freshen up your home. Work room-by-room so you don’t give …

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Whole new ball game for Premier League return Posted On 17 June 2020

The English Premier League makes its return tonight after the season was suspended in mid-March because of the Coronavirus pandemic.   And so it resumes… Tonight, Aston Villa and Sheffield United will stride out at Villa Park to try to re-ignite the Premier League football season. At 6pm, two of the oldest clubs in England …

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DIY Knowhow… laying a patio Posted On 15 June 2020

With the warmer weather here, adding another area to your garden, in the shape of a patio, is perfect for long summer days. Usually, a job you would get a professional in for, laying a patio isn’t actually as difficult as you might expect, although it can be time-consuming – it could take up an …

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Places you can Visit from Monday Posted On 12 June 2020

As lockdown measures ease on Monday, we take a look at what venues will be reopening, with a little view into what kind of experience to expect in this lockdown era. Change is coming on June 15th, with all non-essential shops allowed to re-open. But in the past few days, the government has also announced …

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Easy ways to add value to your property Posted On 10 June 2020

Whether you are carrying out a home renovation project, remodelling or simply giving your home a bit of a makeover, our top tips will have you covered for boosting the value of your home   Even if you are not thinking of selling your house right now, it’s good to know how to add value …

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Become a virtual tourist Posted On 08 June 2020

The world is, quite literally, at your fingertips as technology gives you the chance to trek all over the world… without leaving your armchair The early-summer has turned grey, although we are all hoping for the sunshine to return. Until then, why not take a virtual tour? Destinations. Already one of the top tourist destinations …

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Our first line of defence Posted On 05 June 2020

To stand the best chance of beating harmful viruses, now’s the time to start strengthening your immune system  Every minute of our lives, we are bombarded by viruses, fungi and bacteria that can make us ill and, simplistically, it is the job of our internal network to sift through the trillions of micro-organisms in the body, working out which are …

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DIY knowhow… Tiling Posted On 03 June 2020

With many of us spending more time at home, why not try some DIY jobs that may be bigger than you would usually take on? The great thing about doing it yourself, is the pride you get after finishing the job. But remember, always consult a professional if the task at hand goes beyond your capabilities or involves electrics or gas. Tiling a …

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Get your property market-ready  Posted On 01 June 2020

With the property market open, now is the perfect time to get your property “market-ready.”   Tidy the Garden The garden is a huge selling point for most properties on the market. With the warmer weather having arrived, now is the perfect time to get into your garden to complete quick and simple jobs to make your property more sellable and …

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