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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.

Horrifying Halloween Films to Watch in 2017

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Laura Foulger

The autumnal pleasure of putting on a jumper, settling into that well-worn spot on the sofa and cracking open a bag of microwave popcorn in front of a scary film is one we wait patiently for all year. This Halloween we’ve picked out some… 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

10 Things That Turn 10 This Year

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Brooke

If you are anything like us, we still feel as though we are 18 and like everything happened just yesterday. When we learned that Maroon 5's Songs About Jane album came out 15 years ago, we were shocked by how far away our childhood… 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 5 New Year’s Resolution Fails

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Andrea

Following our inspiring blog on Top New Year’s Resolutions and How to Stick To Them, we want to follow up with all those still working hard to stick to their resolutions. Today is a bit less inspiring: it’s officially ‘Ditch New Year’s… 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

City vs Country – 10 Top UK Breaks

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Andrea

Is your idea of idyll waking up to endless rolling greenery interrupted only by the occasional ‘baa’ or ‘moo’? Or can you not wait to push open the curtains to reveal a bustling city centre, just waiting to be explored? We’ve put together some of… Read More

7 Things You Didn’t Know About The Twilight Zone

Posted on May 9, 2016 by Dan

It's a little known fact, but this Wednesday it's National Twilight Zone Day. Created in 1959 by acclaimed television producer Rod Serling, this bizarre cult sci-fi classic has been entertaining fans for generations. There are many ways you can celebrate this mind-bending occasion… Read More

10 Tip Top Tapir Facts

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Dan

Believe it or not, it’s World Tapir Day. To celebrate this momentous occasion, here are 10 tip top tapir facts that you may not already know… 1. A group of tapirs is called a ‘candle’. 2. The average lifespan of a… Read More

10 Facts To Celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Brooke

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the weekend of 23 and 24 April will see numerous celebrations across London and the world to celebrate our most famous bard. In fact, Stratfords' across the world are uniting in celebration of this special anniversary. Recently Dan… Read More

The Queen’s 90th Birthday!

Posted on April 18, 2016 by Brooke

Did you miss out on one of the 10,000 ballot tickets to The Queen's 90th birthday street party on The Mall? Don't worry, we've got eight facts about The Queen that almost make up for not being a lucky recipient of one of the… Read More

Springing Forward: 10 Top Facts About Time

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Dan

With Daylight Saving Time just over a week away, we're getting ready to put our clocks forward and embrace that extra hour of daylight - which got us thinking about time. Time is constant and in the words of Geoffrey Chaucer: Time and… Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Vikings

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Dan

Yesterday marked the start of this year's mighty Jorvic Viking Festival - the largest of its kind in Europe. So, to get into the Viking spirit, here are 10 things you may not already know about these hirsute seafaring Scandinavians... Read More

10 Reasons to Plan Valentine’s Day Now

Posted on February 3, 2016 by Dan

We know what you're thinking: Valentine’s Day is ages away, there's still loads of time to sort something out. Although not all of you will be celebrating the most romantic day of the year with a flourish (or at all - we know it's not everyone's… Read More

Seven Satisfying Facts About English Wine

Posted on February 1, 2016 by Dan

Recently,  Taittinger  announced that they had bought 60 hectares of land in rural Kent in order to produce huge batches of the bubbly stuff, making them the first ever champagne house to invest in English sparkling wine. It looks like English wine is… Read More

Photography Tips for Perfect Children’s Photos

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Brooke

When it comes to your little ones and taking their photo, it can be a challenging task. We've spoken to Red Cloud Photography and come up with seven top photography tips to make taking your child's photo easier and more successful. Read on to… Read More

#Trends

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Brooke

In a world of social media dominance, filters and hashtags, everyone is always trying to accurately describe to their followers what is going on in their world. Twitter has 320 million users, with around 15 million in the UK. We take a look at some of… Read More

The Great Red Letter Day Bake Off

Posted on October 9, 2015 by Brooke

The Bake Off may be over but here at RLD HQ the baking competition is still very much heating up. Today, nine budding RLD bakers competed to be crowned with the eagerly anticipated title of The Great Red Letter Day Bake Off Winner. Read below… Read More