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Easy Ways To Tackle Hay Fever This Summer
Posted by Kirsty

Easy Ways To Tackle Hay Fever This Summer

Summer is usually a time of warmth, relaxation and sheer bliss – unless you have hay fever. Hay fever is a common allergic reaction to pollen which can come from trees, flowers, grass or weeds. A few of the symptoms include sneezing and coughing, a runny or blocked nose, headache, fatigue or an itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears. It is usually worse between late March and September (whe …

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COMPETITION TIME! Win A Set Of Our Mason Jars
Posted by Kirsty

COMPETITION TIME! Win A Set Of Our Mason Jars

The other day at XS HQ we got into a bit of a debate – what is the yummiest summer cocktail?Is it a Mojito? Or maybe a Pina Colada?Instead of arguing for hours, we’ve decided to ask you, our loyal customers, for your opinion. Do you have any cocktail recipes?Perhaps it’s a twist on an old classic? Something you whip up on a wild Saturday night? Or a cocktail you’ve always fancied trying?Whatever …

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5 Ways To Make Sure Your BBQ’s A Scorcher
Posted by Kirsty

5 Ways To Make Sure Your BBQ’s A Scorcher

There are plenty of things to love about summer – the weather, holidays, longer days – but my all-time favourite has got to be BBQ’s. For me, nothing compares to sitting out the back with friends and family enjoying good food, weather and company. Of course, if you’re the one hosting the BBQ you know that it’s not always as easy as it may seem – many things other than the food can go wrong. …

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What’s New with XS - June
Posted by Kirsty

What’s New with XS - June

Summer has well and truly arrived. With the good weather rolling in, it’s time to enjoy those big summer plans you’ve been brewing up all year. Whether you’re hosting BBQ’s or picnics, hitting up the local beer garden, getting fit or jetting off, XS are here to make sure you make the most of your summer!   Make The Most of the Outdoors Picnics are a summer staple and g …

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10 Father's Day Gifts That Won't Cost You A Penny
Posted by Kirsty

10 Father's Day Gifts That Won't Cost You A Penny

Are you feeling uninspired for father’s day gifts this year? I can’t say I blame you – how do you shop for a man who has it all (i.e. you as his offspring)?It just seems to go from one extreme to another when finding a gift – one minute you’re convincing yourself that he needs another pack of sports socks then, before you know it, you’re £100 lighter. At times like these it’s important to remember …

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How To Enjoy Summer As A Grown Up
Posted by Kirsty

How To Enjoy Summer As A Grown Up

Remember when you thought you would never grow up? It seems like a life time ago. Let’s face it, it’s hard being an adult. Especially when it comes to summer. You, the bread winner, has to trudge off to work knowing that your kids will be sleeping until noon. Oh well, at least you have a day off next month for the dentist… It would be nice to jet off somewhere exotic but that’s not alwa …

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Don't Go Camping Without These 5 Pieces Of Equipment!
Posted by Luke

Don't Go Camping Without These 5 Pieces Of Equipment!

Ahhhh Camping! We’ve all tried it at one point or another, either vowing ‘Never Again’ or planning another trip as soon as you have access to technology again. My point is, we all know the struggles of putting up a tent, and making sure nothing drowns or gets blown away. But what if i told you that there was a way for all of your problems to go away, and cheaply too! H …

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Hacks To Help You Survive Your First Camping Trip
Posted by Kirsty

Hacks To Help You Survive Your First Camping Trip

Holidays come in all shapes and forms – you could be jetting off somewhere hot, visiting a new city for the weekend or tackling the great outdoors. Camping can be daunting for a first timer but, whenever you finally pluck up the courage, it really is worth the experience. Having also once been a newbie, I’ve made a short list of hacks that are …

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5 Free Beach Activites For You and Your Kids
Posted by Kirsty

5 Free Beach Activites For You and Your Kids

Everyone loves heading to the beach on a hot summers day, especially when you’ve been working hard all week. When you arrive you expect to spend a long time here, relaxing and taking in the sun. This isn’t always the case - especially if you have a group of restless kids joining you. It can be pricey keeping them entertained with water sports, h …

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