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How to amuse your kids at home this half term

If you haven’t got kids, there’s a good chance you won’t understand the relevance of February 15 - 19, but for many parents, it’s a week they've been simultaneously looking forward to and dreading. That’s right, it’s half term. Enemy of the commute, ally of the sweet shop, zoo and cinema. If yo... Read more

BBQs and home safety

The sun is finally (sporadically) out, people are going on their lunchbreaks without their jackets and there's a mad rush on baps. It can only mean one thing: it's almost barbecue time! There's nothing we Brits like more in the summer months - apart from burning ourselves stupid in the midday su... Read more

Rid your home of clutter the easy way this January

Your home is your castle, as they say, and if you've recently insured it (and your belongings) with us - bravo! We'll keep your hideaway from the world safe as, well, houses. Great, so that's your home taken care of - but may we ask a personal question? How is it looking, post-Christmas? We're goin... Read more

How to winter-proof your home

Game of Thrones' Ned Stark was right to look so miserable when he announced that winter was coming. You're absolutely right, Ned. 'Tis the season of frozen pipes, clogged gutters and leaky roofs - but with a bit of forward thinking, you can protect your home this winter. These are the practical ch... Read more

A fifth of people withhold information on home insurance applications

Scandalous new research by Gocompare.com has found that almost one in five UK householders has embellished the truth or withheld information when applying for home insurance. You naughty, naughty lot.You might think that you're saving some cash by fibbing - over half of the people interviewed said t... 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 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 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

The best holiday recipes to take home with you

Holiday food. Those two words are enough to have us yearning for lunch. Hands up if you've ever had your socks knocked off by a dish on holiday, and you think to yourself, 'Right, that's it. The second I get home. I'm recreating this.' But you never do. Time and memory let you down; and that's wher... Read more

The worst things about returning home from holiday

Returning home from holiday is a bit like meeting up with a recent ex. You may have a stiff drink to strengthen your resolve beforehand and try to convince yourself that this is all for the best, but there's no denying that a few hours in, you'll realise that you're in the middle of a fairly uncomfo... Read more

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