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It 'May' be the perfect birthday month, but what's the best birthday gift?

It 'May' be the perfect birthday month, but what's the best birthday gift?

We reckon we’re both quite lucky to have our birthdays in May. Mine at the beginning of the month and Edd’s at the end. Both around bank holidays –...
Dandelions – a gardener's worst enemy?

Dandelions – a gardener's worst enemy?

We don’t take part in ‘no mow May’ – not because we are precious about our lawn in any way, but because we have some areas in the garden that we j...
Bank Holiday weekend DIY? Do you do it?

Bank Holiday weekend DIY? Do you do it?

You could be forgiven for thinking that the Bank Holiday weekends are the only time the general public think about, or even do DIY. One quick Goog...
Safety first…

Safety first…

To be absolutely honest with you, writing about ‘offensive weapons’ was never really on our radar – we sell tools for people to make, mend and gro...
See you this Spring?

See you this Spring?

It’s official, Spring has sprung and we’re heading out to a few Spring events and fairs over the coming weeks. First up, this weekend, we’ll be at...
Swap saccharine Mother’s Day gifts for something useful + long lasting

Swap saccharine Mother’s Day gifts for something useful + long lasting

 Mother’s Day is coming up on the 27th March and the wave of pastel coloured, ‘female friendly’ gifts are already infiltrating social feeds and sh...
Our 3 suggestions after 3 successive storms…

Our 3 suggestions after 3 successive storms…

Franklin. Dudley. Eunice. All three have hit the UK in the space of just a week. With all this extraordinary weather we hope you’re all staying sa...
Declarations of love. Dead Canary's and Clintons.

Declarations of love. Dead Canary's and Clintons.

Card makers and manufacturers are no doubt happy that the Duke of Orleans set the ball (slowing) rolling in 1415 when he purportedly sent his wife...
Blue Monday ??

Blue Monday ??

Given it’s the third Monday of January, it’s supposed to be ‘blue Monday’. A depressing title for what is purported to be the day of the year whe...
Christmas is coming…

Christmas is coming…

'Tis officially now the season! When the calendar gets turned to December (yes, we still have a physical calendar) we officially begin to feel fes...
We’re a broken record about this this whole Black Friday thing...

We’re a broken record about this this whole Black Friday thing...

We write a version of this post every year, sorry if we sound like a broken record – but we think it’s worth saying it repeatedly. We’re generally...
It's two months until Christmas day... but are we selling out?

It's two months until Christmas day... but are we selling out?

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – we aren’t keen on thinking about Christmas until late November, or preferably December. Yes, it mayb...