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Kitchen Eye Candy - A New Generation of Appliances PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:31

Add instantaneous wow to kitchen worktops with the arrival of four boldly designed small kitchen appliances from Panasonic. With on trend colour options to suit different style preferences from high gloss white or black to a grey or violet glass finish for the more design savvy consumer; the colours provide a striking counterpoint to the seriously smooth and robust stainless steel finish.

Inject neutral and cool colours with this iconic range - perfectly suited to kitchens with the same main palette or add punch by fashionably accenting to create a sophisticated contrast. For those looking to brighten and update a tired kitchen scheme, this colourful new range is the perfect solution.

Zeena Hill, Marketing Manager, Kitchen Appliances, Panasonic UK says:

‘Fusing on trend cool tones with this season’s ‘New Japan’ trend, this iconic new collection channels simple, clean horizontal lines and sophisticated design that captures the essence of calm minimalism, setting a new benchmark for idiosyncratic interior style.’

Ergonomically and thoughtfully designed to sit flush against a wall or neatly in a corner, particular attention and importance has been given to the innovative use of high quality materials that further assure iconic design status for the new range.

Say Cheese... Sandwich of the Month marks 250 years PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 September 2012 03:52


Date: 29th August 2012


One of Britain's favourites has been chosen by the British Sandwich Association as its Sandwich of the Month in September - Cheddar Cheese with Branston Pickle.

Not only is Cheddar number one with consumers making sandwiches at home but it is also a top favourite when we go out and buy our sarnies at lunchtime. Indeed, the Association calculates that we eat over 20,000 tonnes of Cheddar in commercially made sandwiches every year. Coupled with Branston Pickle, which is another consumer favourite, an astounding 119 million cheese and pickle sandwiches are consumed every year*.

Coinciding with British Cheese Week later in the month (September 22-30), the Association is featuring a Classic Ploughman's as its sandwich for September, with a good dollop of Branston pickle to add a bit of extra flavour.

Throughout the month sandwich bars across the UK will be featuring this traditional sandwich.

White Dove & Wonder PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 September 2012 03:47

Reclaimed and Remade


Art and antiques dealer, Susan Gaston, has taken her love affair with the trade her family has been in for three generations - shoes - to create stunningly unique, handmade pieces for the home using vintage 1930s wooden shoe lasts, crafted by one of the finest shoe factories in Northampton.

Sleep Council Recipe: Tips for a Good Sleep PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:25

Nod off with a ‘biryawni’ or hit snooze central with a banana! The right food can definitely help get you in the mood for sleep.

According to The Sleep Council, certain foods are known to aid sleep – in exactly the same way that caffeine is known to disrupt it. As well as sleeping on a good bed in a well ventilated, dark and quiet room, achieving a great night’s sleep can be affected by what you eat in the hours before bedtime.

Says Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council: “Certain foods are known to calm the brain and help promote sleep so eating the right things before bedtime is definitely part of the recipe for a good night’s kip.

“While we don’t recommend eating a big meal just before bedtime as it can lead to discomfort and indigestion, some people find a bedtime snack a helpful aid to sleep.

“The best is one that contains complex carbohydrates and protein and perhaps some calcium – which is why dairy products are one of the top sleep-inducing foods.”

Choosing the right ingredients was certainly the thinking behind chef Gurpareet Bains’ so-called’ biryawni’. He claims his lamb masala recipe has an insomnia-fighting effect thanks to the inclusion of an oil with intoxicating effects and nutmeg which contains a psychoactive substance that aids sleep.

Other foods known to aid restful sleep include:

  • Dairy products such as yoghurt and milk – because calcium is effective in stress reduction and stabilisation of nerve fibres, including those in the brain.
  • Green leafy vegetables such as cabbage and spinach are also rich in stress reducing calcium.
  • Low sugar, whole grain cereals – complex, carbohydrate-rich foods increase the availability of tryptophan in the bloodstream. Tryptophan is the amino acid that the body uses to make sleep-inducing serotonin and melatonin, the relaxing neurotransmitters that slow down nerve traffic and stop the brain buzzing.
  • Bananas – an excellent source of magnesium and potassium which help relax overstressed muscles. They also contain all-important tryptophan to stimulate production of those key brain calming hormones.
  • Almonds are another winner as they contain magnesium which promotes both sleep and muscle relaxation. They have the added benefit of supplying proteins which help maintain a stable blood sugar level while sleeping and switch the body from alert adrenaline cycle to rest-and-digest mode.
  • Most fish – it contains vitamin B6 which again encourages production of melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness. Chick peas similarly contain vitamin B6 and are again helpful in aiding restfulness.
Make use of the largest single estate agency brand in the UK PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:26

Your Move prides itself on providing exceptional customer service for all concerned, whether buying or renting, selling or letting. They are an award-winning estate agent that is well established as one of the most progressive and forward thinking estate agency networks in the UK. Your Move offers a wide variety of services within the property market and in addition offers a host of additional services to ensure an excellent customer experience from start to finish. Their core interests lie within the fields of selling, letting and buying and renting.

When it comes to selling a home, Your Move is the first choice for many. They have 300 branches nationwide and are recommended by a staggering 97% of customers. What is more, over the past 7 years they have achieved 46 national property awards. Your Move is able to advertise properties both online and in the high street, providing maximum exposure for those listed. It is estimated that 88% of house hunters begin their search online and with 680,000 visits to the Your Move website each and every month their property marketing is sure to reach its target.

Exciting new oak doors range now available PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 August 2012 11:57

Anyone looking to add style and value to their home will now be able to buy the exciting new Advance-line internal and external door range at their nearest Jewson branch, following an agreement with JELD-WEN.

Until now the Advance-line collection of internal and external doors was only available in Scotland, but this latest development will see displays of this stylish new collection of American white oak veneer doors available in all Jewson’s 600+ branches.

Adrian Wade, Sales Director for JELD-WEN, said: “This is really exciting news for anyone looking to upgrade their home with the latest contemporary oak door styles.  We have invested in high quality door merchandising units which demonstrate how these stunning doors can enhance and add value to a property. It is fantastic that these doors will now be available to customers across the UK through Jewson.”

‘Why French Doors are so Appealing.’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 10:54

There are plenty of good reasons why modern French doors have become so popular in recent years.  Many home owners are now fitting these doors as a matter of course and this article has been written specifically to tell you precisely why this is the case!

Here are just a few good reasons for installing these super-stylish doors in your home -

A Choice of Designs

These days, French Doors are available in a plethora of different styles and designs.  And if you thought that these would all work on the traditional opening method, then you would be very wrong indeed…Contemporary French doors can operate in a variety of ways; they can slide, fold or even open inwards and outwards!

You will also find that the glass panes themselves come in a choice of different styles.  Most good suppliers of these doors will have a range of bevelled, V-grooved or etched glass designs; all of which will really look the business when housed in an oak or other hardwood frame.

Extra Light

These doors also happen to offer the ideal solution for any dark and gloomy room; and this is quite simply because they will allow far more of that lovely daylight inside!

Since such a large percentage of these stylish French doors will be made of glass, installing them in your home will automatically increase the amount of light that you have in your living space.

Better Ventilation

Whenever we are fortunate enough to have a nice warm day, the majority of us will want to take full advantage of it!  And that is why these doors are such an obvious choice… We all know that Great Britain is famed for its unpredictable weather, so a set of classy French doors will provide you with the perfect way of making the most of those rare sunny days!!!

Being able to open our doors right out (or in!) will allow a maximum amount of fresh air into your room and allow you to enjoy the nice weather whenever you can.

Easier Access

Of course, any doorway will allow a certain degree of access, but a set of French doors will provide you with a whole lot more!  And this can be especially important if you have children in your home or if any of your regular visitors use a wheelchair.

A lot of the time, it will only be necessary to open one of these doors.  However, it is always useful to know that you can have a larger access point whenever you need it…

More Space

Another great thing about French doors is that they will really help to create a genuine sense of space in your home. And this is always the case, regardless of what they will be opening onto; be it a patio, a balcony, a conservatory or a decking area.

Even if your room leads straight outside, these doors will give you the distinct impression that your garden is actually another integral part of your room!

Summing up, it is very easy to see why so many people opt for French doors.  They are big on practicality and are a very attractive addition to any home!

Submitted by: http://www.doordeals.co.uk


Celebrating British Style at Home PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:02

With a year of British celebrations ahead, embark on a truly tasteful, patriotic inspired interior with a coordinating blue, red and white colour scheme. Choose from a huge breadth of styles from subtle patterns and impacting hues to statement designs that add spirit to any room.

Topps Tiles are celebrating the best of British style with their huge range of contrasting and complementary blue, red and white coloured tiles. These featured tiles are just a little taster from the full collection.
Visit www.toppstiles.co.uk or call 0800 023 4703.

If you would like hi-res images, tiles for photoshoots or further information, please contact
Samantha Finley at The White Room Tel. 01892 511867 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
A Henley large format patterned ceramic floor tile shown in Cool 45x45cm from £7.99 per tile. Metro brick effect ceramic wall tile in Blue 10x20cm. £34.50 per box of 50 covering 1m2.
B Union Jack glass gloss Kula Splashback, 70x60cm £169.99.
C Matrix gloss ceramic tile 14.8x14.8cm shown in Flame Red, £0.67 per tile.
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