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How to choose a secure and safe front door

Home is where the heart is, and the idea of a burglar getting in and getting their hands on your property is something that nobody wants to think about. So, when it comes to choosing a front door for your home, it is important that you consider how secure it actually is, to prevent prying eyes and light fingers! Here are a few tips from Door-Stop on how to make sure you choose a secure and safe front door: ...

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How to make dairy-free mayonnaise!

Alex Connell, Principal Tutor the Vegetarian Society Cookery School shares his recipe for the perfect dairy-free mayonnaise... You will need: 85ml chilled soya milk 30ml fresh lemon juice ½ tsp mild mustard 170ml light vegetable oil Method: Place the soya milk, lemon juice and mustard into a food processor and blend. Then add the oil a drop at a time while the blades are turning. Gradually the mayonnaise wi ...

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How to have a great veggie BBQ!

Alex Connell, Principal Tutor at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School, shares his top tips on having the perfect vegetarian BBQ... I love BBQs! As a vegetarian for 25 years I have been to many and as a professional chef have been encouraged to host quite a few too. There’s nothing better than getting a few friends and family around while you chat and create a delicious BBQ spread. So, how to impress? I com ...

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How to nurture your fussy eater

Most parents will, at some stage, go through the worry that their child is refusing the great healthy foods they prepare for them. It can be particularly frustrating when your little one ate all the good stuff when they were weaning and then later starts to become picky. The first place to start, if you want your children to eat a great balanced diet, is taking food off the reward list (“eat your dinner and ...

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How to safeguard your child’s sight through summer

While most parents understand the importance of applying sunscreen to shield their child’s skin from harmful UV rays, it’s believed that 75% are risking their offspring’s sight by exposing them to bright sun without adequate protection. Young eyes, thanks to their larger pupils and clearer lenses, are ten times more sensitive to UV light compared to those of an adult, with blue eyes presenting the biggest r ...

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How to integrate puppies and kittens in to the home

Vet of 30 years Judy Walker, at Argos Pet Insurance, offers top tips on integrating puppies and kittens into the family home... Welcoming a puppy or kitten into a home is an extremely rewarding experience; however, it’s easy to get carried away with the excitement and forget that integrating the animal into the family and ensuring it has a happy home requires plenty of preparation. The behaviour of both cat ...

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How to look younger and feel better

You want to look and feel great and you know it takes commitment to achieve your goals, but what changes can you make right now to make the best of what you already have? Dr. Maria McGee, founder of natural skincare company, Marble Hill, has five easy, effective suggestions: 1. Hair style and colour Sticking to the style and colour that was fabulous in your 20’s can be a big mistake. When you visit your hai ...

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How to wear rose gold jewellery

Fashion jewellery is radiating a rosy glow right now, thanks to the arrival of an array of beautiful rose gold pieces on the high street. Rose gold is a metal that flatters most skin tones and looks great with a sunkissed holiday glow, making it the perfect trend to pick up on this season. You've spotted it on the catwalk and on some of your favourite celebrities; there’s no doubt rose gold is the jewellery ...

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How to choose a Funeral Plan that’s right for you

Prepay your funeral to help save money and worry Were you aware that funeral costs have been rising at a rate faster than both inflation and savings in recent years? In the last seven years alone, funeral costs have risen by almost £1,500 and if they continue to increase at the current rate of 6.33% they could reach more than £6,100 by 2023.* A Prepaid Funeral Plan from Dignity, the UK’s leading provider of ...

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How to tell if you have the right home cover

Did you know that if you live in one of London or Liverpool’s many listed buildings, you might just need a special type of home insurance? The same might apply if you’ve just bought a lovely new build because of its quirky flat roof or trendy timber frame. Knowing if your home is deemed the norm or not when it comes to insurance isn’t always that easy and, according to the team at UK broker Insurance Choice ...

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How to get your travel bucket list started

Travel bucket lists… lots of people have them, but how many of you actually get around to ticking off some, if not all of your top places? Finances, family and life in general can often seem to takeover, putting far-flung exotic destination desires on the back burner. But perhaps this doesn’t have to be the case. Dust off your notebook, find that page marked ‘Places I want to visit’ and read on for tips on ...

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