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Buy time

When it comes to consumer behaviour, it’s beginning to feel like we’ve come full circle.  In years gone by older generations were less concerned with aesthetics in their consumer habits and more concerned with quality and value for money. To some extent, consumers came away from this way of thinking to value the aesthetic and...

The morning after

It’s funny how some phrases develop such negative connotations and, let’s face it, there are few positive associations with the phrase ‘the morning after’.  Hangovers...  Walks of shame...  The calm after stormy arguments...  When we think of ‘the morning after’, regret seems to be a headline theme. However, in reality, there are plenty of mornings...

MOT due?

It's a time of year when a good many of us will nervously clear out throats: the dreaded MOT. Few things fill us with more car-related dread than ‘that’ phone call from the garage to say that your car’s failed the MOT. But there could be a more embarrassing scenario... In recent years, some owners...

Stripped bare

2020 has been a year like no other. For a period of time, life was stripped bare enabling us to glimpse what mattered - and what didn’t. For some people, having experienced a time in which life was more minimalistic and all of life’s ‘clutter’ fell away, they’ve decided there’s some of that life clutter...

Sleep interrupted. (part two)

Sleep disturbance is a reality in many bedrooms across the country and, while we might make a joke of it amongst friends, the reality of poor sleep (whatever the cause) is far from funny. In part one of our Sleep Interrupted. blog we thought about some of the bigger sleep disturbance culprits and felt encouraged...

Sleep interrupted. (part one)

Over a quarter of women blamed partner disturbance as a contributor in poor sleep when asked by The Sleep Council*. Interestingly, The Sleep Council’s Great British Bedtime Report also found women are much more likely to identify partner disturbance as a factor in poor sleep than men - 29% of women in comparison to 19%...

Sleep interrupted. (part two)

Sleep disturbance is a reality in many bedrooms across the country and, while we might make a joke of it amongst friends, the reality of poor sleep (whatever the cause) is far from funny. In part one of our Sleep Interrupted. blog we thought about some of the bigger sleep disturbance culprits and felt encouraged...

Sleep interrupted. (part one)

Over a quarter of women blamed partner disturbance as a contributor in poor sleep when asked by The Sleep Council*. Interestingly, The Sleep Council’s Great British Bedtime Report also found women are much more likely to identify partner disturbance as a factor in poor sleep than men - 29% of women in comparison to 19%...

Hobby horse

Children grow so quickly, this we know.  Nowhere is this fact more obvious than in their bedrooms which serve as an ever-evolving reflection of their changing interests. Over the years stuffed toys are switched out in favour of intricate play sets which, in turn, change to reflect cultural teen icons. And while children’s interests may...

The sweetest geometry 

August is here and it’s a month where you’ll happen upon the most bumblebees when you’re outside. But look closely and you’ll notice you won’t see as many honeybees as - having made their honey - these are now in decline. For this reason August is a month beekeepers look forward to as it means...
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