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Stress Less: Unusual Ways to Unwind in London This April

It’s been described as a curse of modern times. It’s omnipresent in most of our everyday lives. And for some, its impact is dangerous and, in the worst-case scenarios, deadly. In the tune of the 1990 hip-hop hit – let’s talk about stress. April is Stress Awareness Month, a perfect time to discover new relaxation and stress relief techniques. Beyond the usual advice, let’s take a...

How Many of These Surprising Easter Celebrations Have You Heard Of?

Easter celebrations in Britain traditionally involve hot cross buns, bonnet parades and lots of chocolate. But how do other countries celebrate this special occasion? Let’s take a look at some of the different ways people around the world mark Easter. Finland While we typically associate witches with Halloween, it’s a very different story in Finland. Young children dress as witches at Easter...

Spring Clean Your London Home by Turfing Out These 12 Things

Don’t have time to be a domestic god or goddess and give your home a full spring clean? Well, why not do the next best thing and declutter a few key areas of your property. Scientific studies have shown that clutter can negatively impact mental health and productivity. So, by turfing out unwanted and unnecessary items, you’ll face spring with a greater sense of calm and focus. Here’s a...

Combat Food Waste: Essential Tips for people in London

From 18 – 24 March, Food Waste Action Week is happening across the UK. The initiative shines a spotlight on the issue of food wastage, urging the communities across London and the UK to reflect on their food habits and make more sustainable choices. With millions of tonnes of food thrown away annually in the UK, the need for change has never been more urgent. That’s not good for your pockets –...

Making a Difference in London with Simple Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Day is this Saturday 17th February. The idea of a day to perform random acts of kindness began in America in 1995. It’s spread globally and is a great opportunity to show how small, thoughtful actions can have a significant impact worldwide and closer to home in . Here are six easy ways to spread a little happiness and strengthen the bonds within our community....

Your Community Needs You – The Power of Volunteering Locally

The irony of our technology-driven world, where we’re constantly connected, is that many people have never felt more disconnected from others – including their neighbours and community. One social commentator described modern life as suffering from ‘an epidemic of loneliness’. One simple yet potentially life-changing solution to this problem is volunteering. Offering your time, energy and...

5 Smart Home Gadgets for Better Health and Wellbeing

Pretty much all of us use some degree of smart technology every day. And it’s not just our omnipresent mobile phones – intelligent technology can be found everywhere. From smart speakers to thermostats, doorbells, watches, sleeping aids and many other clever devices. These can all make our lives a little easier (apparently), but what are the best smart gadgets for helping to improve our health...

Energy Saving Week: A Guide for London Households

Energy Saving Week is taking place this week from 17 – 23 January. But what is it, and why should you care? Well, it’s a campaign encouraging UK households to become more aware of their energy use. It’s an annual campaign started in 2012 by the Citizens Advice Bureau and government departments. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to get more energy-smart, financially savvy and...

Brewing Positivity: How Brew Monday is Combatting Blue Monday

Blue Monday, often labelled as the most challenging day of the year, falls on the third Monday of January.   But what exactly makes this day particularly blue?   Well, a travel company originally coined the name, and Blue Monday is thought to be the day when the festive cheer has faded, resolutions have hit the rocks, and these cold, dark days seem never-ending.   But, it’s not all doom,...

Top Interior Design Trends to Look Out for in 2024

Is your London home ripe for a refresh?   Are you itching to ditch dated décor and breathe new life into your property?   If so, take inspiration from these top interior design trends.  Texture   Don’t just think about how your home looks; consider how it feels. Bobbly cushions, plush rugs and fluffy throws help create a cosy atmosphere. Bouclé, velvet and leather are just some of the...

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