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Summer Sports

Love him or hate him you can’t deny the excitement Boris Johnson’s speech evoked after the Olympians parade yesterday. It’s been a fantastic summer for sports and especially for the athletes who call Great Britain home. Not only did the games offer a chance for team GB to become one of the most decorated in Olympic history but don’t forget about the likes of Bradley Wiggins claiming the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, Roy McIlroy winning the US Open golf tournament and just last night Andy Murray won not only his first major at the US open, but he also became the first Brit in 76 years to win a Grand Slam title (last time was Fred Perry at the US Open in 1936).

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Weekend Rain On Window

Weekend Washout

The bank holiday is set to be a washout. Hey, no matter there are loads of activities you can engage in indoors. Why not fix some appliances? If yours are in good working condition and don’t need to be fixed, well then go round to your mate’s and offer to fix theirs. Not only will you be doing something you can enjoy indoors and away from the rain, but you’ll also become a fix it yourself hero. Yes, hero. You’ve got from now until end of day Friday to get learning up on some ideas. A few options:

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Keep Fruit Fresh For Longer

Waste Not Want Not

Ok so everyone is always harping on about how important it is to eat your fruit and veg and get your 5 a day – with good reason!! Fruit and veg provide us with loads of nutrients that are good for mind, body and soul. Ok, not sure about the ‘soul’ factor but look, they’re healthy and taste great. However, fresh produce is not the cheapest of things to buy in the supermarket, so storing it properly to maximise its shelf life is essential.Read more

Baby It’s Cold Outside

It’s mighty cold out there and the dropping temperature might be just the excuse needed to stay indoors and get some good ol’ cleaning/ chores completed. This way when the weather does start to look better and your mates are all headed out for a knees up you won’t be kicking yourself thinking ‘why the heck didn’t I get this stuff sorted whilst I should have! Even better if you have any little ones kicking around why not get them to help out and spread the work load, making less for all. Why not have them help out with some washing up?

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Post Christmas Mess?

Right folks we are now settled and moving forward into 2012 and there are no doubt plenty of you out there still working on sorting (and ahem sticking to) your resolutions. I personally don’t feel we need the coming of a new year as an excuse to help get ourselves sorted but regardless for those of you needing the extra push then go ahead and let the new year assist you. A thought; if you want to put off your personal resolutions- weight loss, quitting smoking, exercising, being a better citizen but yet still do some good then why not focus on your lovely and loyal home. Come now, get those appliances working in tip top shape. Your kitchen for start has no doubt taken somewhat of a beating if you were entertaining over the holiday period.

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Pumpkin Carved For Halloween

Happy Halloween

Ok people with Halloween fast approaching this weekend I’m sure there are loads of you still struggling for costume ideas. Likewise those of you who may very well have ideas but if you live in the south west and your nearest party store fell victim to recent riots you could be frantically searching to find convenient alternatives! Fear not cause this year you can be the talk of your ghoulish parties by using spares found in and around your house. Not to mention you’ll be saving time and money all the while being the envy of your mates. Expect to over-hear such things as:

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OFT launches warranty investigation

Extended warranties offer poor value for money for most consumers. That was clear finding of a piece of research that we published earlier this year – The Billion Pound Waste of Money. We commissioned a detailed report and conducted an extensive survey into the extended warranty market to get a better understanding of what’s going on. We passed on our findings to the Office of Fair Trading and urged them to investigate.

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