Archive for: August, 2012

Retro chic

We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more Facebook for a week or two! As Blur once said, modern life is rubbish, so ditch the GPS and go retro with these low-fi holiday habits, from postcards to paperbacks. 1. Postcards v. Facebook ‘Another sunny day swimming with dolphins and hanging out with hot models…’ […]

On-line M&S hopes to make a new mark

MARKS and Spencer is giving its staff iPads, alongside the launch of free, in-store wi-fi, to help boost sales and improve customer-relations. The company is trialling the internet at its new 50,000sq.ft flagship branch, which opened on Wednesday in Cheshire Oaks, nearLiverpool,. It will have spread to all other stores by next May. The retailer […]

Blueberries they’re super

Blue berries are expensive to buy, scare and when you find them they’re not always of the best quality, so why not grow your own. They are an easy-to-grow super food. Ideal for here as they make good plants for containers so you can get a reasonable crop whatever the size of your garden. Blueberries […]

Seed Pantry

This week I’ve found a gorgeous UKseed website that was listed ina magazine. Their website says, “Established in 2009 Seed Pantry wants everyone to enjoy the rewards of nature and to learn about growing your own veg to eat wherever you live. We specialise in providing the expertise, veg seeds, plants and equipment for […]

Don’t be frazzled by hairdryer

I NEVER thought I’d be writing a column about hairdryers, but a few of you seem to get a little stuck when it comes to knowing how to use one. It’s not just a case of plug in and away you go; you need to know what it’s doing to your hair. That’s because, as […]

See your doctor at the first whiff of trouble!

REALITY star Sharon Osbourne is calling for people to break the taboo on poo by talking more candidly about their bowel problems. The former X Factor judge is backing a campaign to encourage British people to talk to health professionals if they notice any problems such as bleeding or loose stool for more than three […]

El Corral del pollo de Adeje – It’s simply mouth-watering!

IF you are looking for somewhere to dine out, with a price that suits your purse, plus excellent food and staff to match, then El Corral del Pollo de Adeje is the new place to be! The restaurant has been open since 1st August only but, with just a month gone, the owners are already […]

London Luton Airport – UK’s Rudest Airport

LONDON Luton Airport has been branded theUK’s most unfriendly airport, according to Skyscanner. At the opposite end of the scale, Edinburgh get the thumbs up from summer travellers, coming in as the UK’s friendliest, with Newcastle a very close second. Skyscanner asked more than 500 travellers to rateUKand European airports according to the friendliness of […]

Thomson trialling social media

THOMSON is using Google+ and Twitter to modernise the holiday experience for its customers. The holiday company will welcome holidaymakers pre-departure using live Google+ hangouts and invite customers to use a dedicated Twitter hashtag in-resort to communicate with their iAdvisor. Thomson has trialled a new way of welcoming customers after research found that holidaymakers are […]

Cut-price Tuesday is the day to fly off

AIR travel in midweek, especially on a Tuesday, can save consumers a significant sum of money. A Which? report has determined that outbound flights on a Tuesday are, on average, cheapest with the three biggest airlines in theUK. For example, flights with EasyJet from London Gatwick toAlicanteon a Friday averaged 35% (£28) more than a […]

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