When the temperatures start to get a little milder and winter begins to fade into spring, many of us look forward to the warmer months.
But for many people, this intervening period brings a dark cloud:
We could have listed some possible excuses you could use to avoid this dreaded task. But we're sure you'd rather have a clean, tidy and welcoming home.
So instead, we've listed some great tips that will help you get organised and blast your way through the spring cleaning in no time!
Christmas is coming... And if you haven't already, you'll soon be making arrangements with family about who's going to be cooking the dinner this year.
Christmas dinner is the most enjoyable meal of the year. Everyone enjoying (hopefully) good food, some drinks and generally having a great time. But why does it always have to be the same?
Of course, a roast turkey is the traditional meal in the UK – but that's not to say it's the law. If you're bored of turkey or you prefer other meats, why not try something a little different?
Here, we've rounded up some ideas for alternative Christmas dinners.
Have you made Halloween plans yet?
If not, we have some ideas just for you! This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday evening, giving you even more leeway to let your hair down and celebrate in style. Whether you want to throw a party, have your friends round to watch a scary horror film or entertain the children with spooky themed activities, you're going to need a few things to make sure your celebrations are the best they can be!
No matter what you get up to, here are nine tips to transform your evening into the perfect Halloween party:
When you think of traditional British food, sausages must be close to the top of the list. Good old 'bangers and mash' is a staple meal in homes up and down the country.
And with British Food Fortnight running between 19th September and 4th October, there's no better time to enjoy this Great British classic!
But instead of buying from a supermarket, why not make your own sausages? It might look difficult to master, but with the right equipment, you can easily make your own bangers from the comfort of your kitchen.
Jam is a staple of any kitchen cupboard or pantry. The great thing is that with so many different variations available, there's a fruit jam to suit anyone's tastebuds.
And what could be more fun than making your own? It's actually not as hard as you might think!
Here's our guide to making jam from the comfort of your own kitchen.