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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.

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

Posted on November 24, 2017 by Laura Foulger

Don’t keep your festive spirit locked inside; shout it from the rooftops! Wear that novelty jumper with pride and swathe your home in bright homages to everybody’s favourite time of year. We’ve got January for scrimping and February for making sensible plans; this moment… Read More

Spooktacular Halloween Plans

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Sophie Deering

Halloween is creeping up on us and though it’s great fun carving pumpkins and gorging on sweets (that were meant for young trick-or-treaters) while donning a ghost costume made out of an old bedsheet, we’ve got some far better Halloween plan ideas! From eerie… Read More

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Laura Foulger

Does your colleague walk at a slow drag, is her body steadily degrading and does she have a hankering for brains instead of biscuits? The likelihood is that you’re sharing an office with a zombie. There must be something going round because we’ve been… Read More

10 Reasons to Visit Yorkshire

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Sophie Deering

Yorkshire puddings, Wensleydale Cheese, John Smiths beer, Yorkshire tea....you could say we've got a lot of things to thank Yorkshire for. But there's so much more to the Northern county than good grub and a decent brew. As a nation, we're often guilty of heading… Read More

The Ultimate Big Cat Fact File [Infographic]

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Sophie Deering

Wild for big cats? Well, this one’s for you! To mark #InternationalTigerDay appropriately, we put together a fact file full of fascinating nuggets of information about the magnificent felines. As some of the most regal animals to walk the earth, there’s something… Read More

How To Survive a Music Festival

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Issy

It's summer, Glastonbury is over until 2019 but there are plenty of festivals still to come. We gave you a rundown of our five favourite summer music festivals - and now we're going to tell you how to get… Read More

Britain’s Best Picnic Spots

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Sophie Deering

Scotch eggs and tartan blankets at the ready – it’s picnic season! If us Brits know how to do one thing well, it is most certainly picnics. After all, what is summer for if not an al-fresco lunch? From lush countryside and parkland to… Read More

10 Reasons to Visit Newcastle

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Laura Foulger

WIN Afternoon Tea for Two at The Vermont **THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED** OUR COMPETITION CLOSED AT 12PM ON MARCH 2017. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ENTRANTS. ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL BE TAKING AFTERNOON TEA AT THE VERMONT HOTEL! Springing up from the north bank… Read More

7 Reasons to Visit Manchester

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Brooke

Home to world-famous football teams, iconic bands, Coronation Street and chips and gravy, Manchester is Northern England's diverse, energetic and creative hub. For anyone planning to visit for a weekend or perhaps thinking of moving north, read on for 7 reasons why you should definitely consider… Read More

Top Tips to Avoid Bad Dates

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Brooke

Dating has changed so much in the past few years, you can now date on apps, on websites and dating meet up events. However, no matter where and how people are finding dates nowadays, what hasn't changed is the plethora of bad dates and… Read More

Top Things to See and Do in Amsterdam

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Andrea

If you Google Amsterdam, you’ll find many travel guides are based around the things everyone knows make The Netherlands’ capital an unbeatable stag or hen night destination: its controversial red light zone and the comparatively relaxed legal attitude to a certain herb. But Amsterdam is so much… Read More

5 Places We’d Rather Be On Blue Monday

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Andrea

It’s the most… miserable day… of the year! (Did you sing that in your head to the tune of a certain Christmas song? We did!) Why IS Blue Monday called Blue Monday? If you’re expecting some profound, ancient meaning drawn from early pagan tradition… Read More

13 Freaky Facts About Friday 13th

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Dan

Today is the first Friday 13th of the year. With that in mind, we thought we'd share a few things you may not know about this infamous day. So, without further ado, here are 13 freaky facts about Friday 13th... 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