This blog is inspired by ‘feating heul’. That’s right ‘feating heul’(heating fuel). As a phrase it is called a Spoonerism. An accidental ‘tip of the slongue’ where letters or syllables are swapped. It was named after William Archibald Spooner, bless him. He often got his ‘murds woddlled’ up. But anyway, back to ‘feating heul’. When…

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This week, friends of ours living up north sent a picture of their son bathing in the sink. ‘Aaaaaaah’ We said. ‘How sweet’. But hold on a minute. Why is he in the sink? Maybe that is just what they do up north… It transpired their boiler had broken leaving them hot water-less .  Using…

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Cheese on toast, Jacket potato with beans, Fish and chips, Pie and mash, Roast beef and Yorkshires, Lasagne, crumpets… Apart from a high carb count, these foods have something else in common; they are comforting. Tucking in to our favourite comfort food is bound to make the world seem like a better place. With every…

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It’s the weekend and for many families that means one thing; a road trip. Living where we do in a sticky-out bit of the country where motorways don’t reach, we often have no other choice but to navigate winding country lanes when we want to go somewhere. Therefore it makes sense to be fully prepared on…

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Spring time is often the time that people feel inspired to sort, clean and tidy. Spring is time to get yourself the organised home of which you’ve always dreamt. The top drawer in the kitchen is finally tidied up. You find dozens of biros, several pairs of scissors, some batteries and a box of matches.…

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Our home is our castle. It might not have a moat and a draw bridge but we protect the best way we can. We fit locks and alarms and do our best to keep it safe. But how safe is property kept outside your house? Recent news reports state that we’re seeing more heating oil…

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We have been investigating why it is that cold evenings at home are always more satisfying than those hot sticky summer nights. We think it has something to do with the comforting rituals we all have when it’s cold outside. When it’s cold we like to set the timer on the heating so that when…

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With the Easter hols half way through now, the chances are you have started to run out of things to do with your little angels. As the weather has been far from inviting, when you suggest the children play outside in the garden they just look at you as if you’ve completely lost the plot.…

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Cold weather, surfing and cosiness don’t co-exist. At this time of year the sea around our beautiful coast is at it’s absolute coldest. But as many surfers will tell you, the calling of the waves is a difficult thing to ignore so if you want to surf you just have to grin and bear the…

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