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A Parent's Guide: How to Prepare For The School Summer Holidays
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A Parent's Guide: How to Prepare For The School Summer Holidays

It won’t be long until schools stop for their summer break, bringing a whole 7 weeks of carnage and empty days to fill. Don’t leave getting prepared until the day before – make a start on planning and organising for the summer holidays now and you’ll thank yourself later. We’ve got some handy tips below that will save you time (and a mini-meltdown) during the summer break, leaving fre …

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Father's Day Gift Ideas From Grown-Up Kids
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Father's Day Gift Ideas From Grown-Up Kids

Hands up if you have a dad who is a total nightmare to buy for! There surely must be limit on how many pairs of socks, work ties and personalised mugs one man needs? And now that you’re an adult, a macaroni and glitter handmade card just isn’t going to cut it. This year why not think outside the box a little, and treat your dad to something he really wants for a change. We have a …

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10 Ways to Save Water This Summer
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10 Ways to Save Water This Summer

Many believe that our fresh water supply is infinite and we can use as much as we like – however the truth is quite the opposite. Using water costs us money in energy bills, and accounts for 5% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. By cutting down on the amount that we use we can help to reduce waste, lower energy costs, protect the environment and secure water supplies for future gener …

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5 Fun Things to Do With The Kids This Easter
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5 Fun Things to Do With The Kids This Easter

With the kids now off school for two whole weeks and another long weekend on the way too, you’ll be trying to think of a million ways to keep them entertained and out of mischief during the most fun holiday of the year. Thankfully, it looks like the Ayrshire weather is picking up, so there’s more chances to get them involved in outdoor play and activities instead of being stuck indoors. …

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5 New Ways to Use Your Bauble Storage Box
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5 New Ways to Use Your Bauble Storage Box

Christmas is long gone, and thanks to your Bauble Storage Box, your tinsel is tangle free and resting easy, until next time. But it’s probably been a few months, (four, to be exact) since you’ve last organised your home. That’s why a spring clean is essential, and yes, you should schedule it now. But first, check out our tips below to get your house back in order using the Tree Deco …

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How to Add Kerb Appeal on a Budget
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How to Add Kerb Appeal on a Budget

With the Springtime being peak house-selling season, you might be thinking of putting your home on the market sometime soon. When it comes to selling, making the outside of your home as clean and tidy as the inside will help entice potential buyers through the door. Buyers are likely to drive to your home days before their viewing appointment, to see what the neighbourhood is like befor …

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Hygge Explained - And How to Do It
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Hygge Explained - And How to Do It

Over the past few years, and especially over the Christmas 2018 season, you might have heard the term ‘hygge’ being used frequently in magazines, online articles and on the tv.  But what is it? Well, hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), is a Danish way of living by finding joy in the little things in life. It can’t be translated into one word, instead it is a complete lifestyle. Think o …

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The XS Stock Winter Driving Guide
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The XS Stock Winter Driving Guide

A flurry of snow can be pretty to look at, but sadly the UK winter season is when most road traffic accidents and breakdowns happen. When temperatures plummet, keeping your car in tip-top condition is crucial to keep you and your family safe. Check out our guide below to see what items you should be keeping in your car at all times, and what parts of your vehicle need looking after the …

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Homemade Tunnock's Rocky Road
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Homemade Tunnock's Rocky Road

What better way to celebrate Burns Day (Friday 25th January 2019) than indulging in some of Scotland's finest food! We're always on the hunt for a sweet-treat to tuck into with our afternoon cuppa, so when we spotted this idea for a Tunnock's Rocky Road we just had to give it a go! This is such a simple traybake to make, and it uses only a handful of ingredients. Ideal if you're not look …

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