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This is where you can get to know our team a bit better, and read about the things that make us smile.

We’re Celebrating: Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Dan

Smell the roses everyone, it’s the annual start of Chelsea Flower Show 2017, with the Queen and Prince Philip enjoying their preview tour, ahead of the opening to the public tomorrow. Enthusiasts migrate every spring to this highly-celebrated flower show, held in the grounds of the Royal… Read More

5 Reasons to Visit Kathmandu

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Ashleigh Mayes

Flamboyant, fragrant and frenetic, the incredible city of Kathmandu is at once fascinating and frustrating. A favourite of backpackers and culture vultures, the capital’s tourism industry is slowly recovering from the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, which devastated the city exactly two… Read More

5 Good Things That Happened in 2016

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Brooke

It's safe to say that 2016 may go down globally as one of the worst years in history. However, short of recounting all the sadness from one year, we thought we would take a look at some of our favourite moments, trends and stories for… Read More

2017 – The Year To #LiveALittle

Posted on January 1, 2017 by Andrea

To say that 2016 was a difficult year would be an understatement. So we’re more than glad to finally welcome in the new year! While many will see January as an opportunity to detox, give up smoking, give up drinking, cut out sugar, watch… Read More

A Christmas Interview with a Celebrity Santa

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Dan

Christmas is almost here and even though he's mega busy at this time of year, our celebrity Santa was kind enough to have a quick chat to us about the lead up to the big day. Read on for more on Christmas cheer,… Read More

Christmas Money Saving Tips

Posted on December 16, 2016 by Brooke

With Christmas just over a week away and the pending loom of January poverty coming, we spoke to some of our favourite bloggers to get some festive money saving tips for you, to try and help ease the purse strings this Christmas!… Read More

Cyber Monday Statistics [Infographic]

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Andrea

Just when you thought Black Friday was over and your bank balance was safe - Cyber Monday arrived. Packed full of even more online discounts, this extension to the popular sales weekend is less well-known as it's online only, but gives shoppers another chance… Read More

Top Tips for Black Friday 2016 Shopping

Posted on November 25, 2016 by Andrea

Unlike Thanksgiving the day before, Black Friday doesn't have a deep, meaningful origin - it's all about shopping. Online shopping, in-store shopping - it's become synonymous with mass purchase, images of people camping in the high street and arguing in car parks. And it can… Read More

Armistice Day

Posted on November 11, 2016 by Brooke

Each year in November, the United Kingdom remembers the men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars and all the subsequent conflicts. 11th November is known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day. Read on to… Read More

Health and Well-Being Tips

Posted on November 4, 2016 by Brooke

It's National Spa Week this week (2nd - 6th November 2016), so we got together with Espirit Spa and Wellness at Holiday Inn Reading to compile a list of lifestyle and exercise health and well-being tips to improve your health. Read More

A Haunted Halloween

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Brooke

It's nearly that time of the year again, when we transform ourselves into ghoulish characters, decorate our houses with cobwebs and, of course, carved pumpkins. Make Halloween a total scream this year with some of our frightfully fun ideas for pumpkin carving, spooky recipes, costumes and… Read More

RLD Does Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Brooke

As the children's song goes 'If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise' and it's no different today here at RLD HQ. We have brought our teddies in, big and small, to celebrate Bring your Teddy Bear to… Read More

It’s Chocolate Week!

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Brooke

Lets go loco about cocoa, after all it is Chocolate Week (10 - 16 October). We consulted chocolate connoisseurs Hotel Chocolat, to discover what flavours each different cocoa region produces and how best to make the most of each distinctive flavour. Warning: the below content… Read More

London Fashion Week SS17

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Brooke

That time of year is upon us again - bring on London Fashion Week SS17! New York Fashion Week is over for another season and it's London's time to shine. Last year, in our London Fashion Week SS 16 blog, we talked about the… Read More

Top 5 Peace Songs of All Time

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Brooke

Wednesday, the 21 September is internationally marked by the UN as the Day of Peace. The day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. For this year, the theme is 'The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.' To mark this day of peace,… Read More

In Pictures: The Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Posted on August 15, 2016 by Ben Barron

Every year operators, enthusiasts, and the general public gather to take part in Europe’s biggest celebration of all things hot air ballooning, the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Never wanting to miss out on the fun, this year we sent along our social media… Read More

Tennis Trailblazers

Posted on June 27, 2016 by Brooke

Today marks the start of the legendary championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC). Each year at Wimbledon, as well as at the other tennis championships, historical moments are born and created. We take a look back at some of the… Read More