Holiday to-do list: 10 questions to ask yourself before you fly

Preparing for a holiday can be exciting, but it’s also vital that you focus on the task at hand and make sure you’re totally prepared for your trip. Here’s a useful guide to tying up and loose ends before you go - from holiday insurance to packing like a pro, here are ten things you need to know. 1. Which vaccinations will I need? Many destinations don’t need vaccinations - but some places, such as India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia will require you to take a trip to the doctor’s surgery for your jabs. Vaccinations for cholera, diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster, hepatitis A, combine... Read more

A Brief History of Insurance Throughout The Ages

Where did it all begin? Where did the practice of assessing risk begin, and why? We’ve taken a look at the history of protecting yourself and your loved ones against unforeseen circumstances, and how the world and financial markets have changed to accommodate ever-changing ideas of risk. The art ... Read more

How to keep your home secure during the Christmas holidays

Although we all take time off over the Christmas holidays, thieves don't - and the season to be merry can very often turn into the season to be burgled. This December, don't let your guard down and become a victim of crime; here's how to keep your home safe. If you're going away: If you're planni... Read more

How the summer holidays can wreck your home

Children are great, aren't they? All that energy and noise and positivity and mess. Why, those summer holidays are just going to fly by. If you're a parent who's currently spending lots of quality time with their kids but who is also becoming slowly aware that the house is in dire need of a tidy, y... Read more

Ten ways to keep your home secure during your summer holiday

It's easy to get caught up in the hype and excitement when you're preparing for your summer holiday - but don't forget that a home left unattended for a week can draw the attentions of burglars. Here's how to lock up properly and make sure that your home is as secure as possible. 1) The best course... Read more

How to make a small home feel more spacious

Anna Tobin is an interiors stylist. And she's here to help. She runs the small space interiors blog Don’t Cramp Our Style, and here are her top tips for making a weeny home feel more spacious. Lift furniture: Opt for beds, sofas, kitchen units, sinks and baths that are raised up on legs or hung f... Read more

How to successfully move house with a cat in tow

Moving house is always exciting - it's a new start for you and your family. Unfortunately, your pets might not see it that way - and cats, who love their routines and bond strongly with their home territory, are especially prone to taking the upheaval in their lives badly. We've spoken to the Blue ... Read more

Columbus Direct take on the Scorpion Kings and live to tell the tail

Last night was our South African team's third game of the season, and they played the Scorpion Kings. And, believe you me, what a game it was. For the first time this season, the team started on the front foot, as they scored two goals almost straight away. Then things got interesting. The score w... Read more

Gadgets and tech to keep elderly people safe at home

Making sure that an elderly relative stays safe in their home can be stressful - if you're not living with them, you can't be around 24/7 to make sure they're OK, and making constant phone calls and visiting them can be draining for you both. We've compiled a list of the best gadgets for the home t... Read more

How to give your home a vintage twist

Doing your own decorating is hugely satisfying; but what if you want to give your home a vintage feel? Interior decorating has become much easier in recent years thanks to the advent of Ikea, B&Q, Homebase and shops like Asda and Tesco selling all the paint, furnishings and knick-knacks you'll ... Read more


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