All posts on May, 2017


General

How Can Your Savings Track UK Property Prices?

You might immediately be scared off because you can’t afford to climb the property ladder in the first place, but before that knee-jerk reaction kicks in, give this a read. It’s very easy to spend money. It’s a lot harder to save it. If you’re dedicated enough to squirrelling away your spare change, you’re in the minority. A recent study revealed that millions of people across the UK have less than £100 in savings. (1) But hiding your savings under your bed means you’ll only ever have as much as you hide away. When you choose to invest your savings, …

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Dementia Awareness

If you have a close family member or friend with dementia, you are likely to be acutely aware of how distressing this neurocognitive disorder can be. There are a wide range of different diseases that are categorised as dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s; but all are characterised by a progressive loss of memory, language skills and other cognitive abilities. Early Diagnosis It is a popular misconception that once diagnosed with terminal dementia, a person must be completely reliant on others for their well-being. This can often depend on what stage the person’s illness has progressed to. Diagnosing the disease …

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York
InfographicsTravel

10 Reasons to Visit York

The second in our 10 Reasons to Visit… series, York certainly comes out top for us. Although we may be a just a little biased as it’s also our home town, ask anyone who has visited and they are sure to agree with our sentiments. The NRM The National Railway Museum is the greatest railway museum in the world, and welcomes almost a million visitors each year. With over 100 locomotives on display, your visit will take you back in time through 300 years of rail history. The NRM is a fun day out for the whole family, and the …

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Portsmouth
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10 Reasons to Visit Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a wonderful seaside city with a proud naval heritage and no shortage of great things to see and do. Here are 10 ideas to help you get started and plan your trip. The Mary Rose Museum The Mary Rose was one of Henry VIII largest warships. It battled the French for 34 years – Brits loved doing that back then. It sank in the Solent in 1545 under mysterious circumstances. In true British style we blamed the weather. It was raised from the seabed in 1982. HMS Victory This is Admiral Nelson’s famous ship. He defeated a load of …

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Food and drink

4 Good Reasons to Consider Switching to Organic Wine

Do you actually know what was in your last glass of wine? Wouldn’t you prefer to drink wine that is not just delicious, but also free from nasty preservatives, artificial pesticides and flavour additives? It could have been such an easy answer, but there are a few issues. The majority of us shop at big supermarket chains, yet they prefer not to stock many organic wines as they are made in tiny quantities by small artisan producers. Imagine just one bottle of that juicy organic Tempranillo and that’s it for the whole national chain? On top of that, not all organic wines …

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Hiking
Travel

How to Make Your Hike a Walk in the Park

May is national walking month, and as such, we have put together this handy guide to help you make sure you are prepared for every aspect of your walking holiday. There is something about a walking holiday that shouts adventure. It is an escape from the humdrum of the office and a chance to venture into the wilderness. You too can be Bilbo Baggins, running out the front door without your handkerchief. Before you set off though, here are a few things that you shouldn’t leave behind. You Can Keep Your Hat On For some people, a holiday is all about being in the sun, …

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