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Jun 02
Capturing and Protecting Memories

Hands up if you have hundreds, if not thousands, of photographs digitally stored safely that you never look at? Do you have treasured keepsakes in a box at the top of the wardrobe or the attic? Capturing and protecting memories is something that we should all do. Our future selves will thank us for it. […]

May 26
What You Can Do To Support Other Local Essex Small Businesses

Here in Essex, we have a fabulous array of small businesses. With everything from gift shops to those offering health and wellbeing services, we are truly spoilt. If we make shopping local and shopping small a personal or household goal, we will be able to help keep these fabulous businesses going. We’d miss them if […]

May 20
The Face Behind The Business

Food, Glorious Food Introducing Lee Newton, the owner of Tom, Dick & Harry’s fine dining restaurant, located in Loughton Essex In the heart of Loughton, you can experience the best of everything at Tom, Dick & Harry’s. It is divine, intimate and stunning. Offering Fine Dining, Al Fresco and counter top options alongside their vast […]

May 14
Stand 2 meters apart, but we need you all closer then ever to support your local businesses

So, what a crazy long few weeks this has been. Do we know what day it is? Has anyone actually truly home-schooled the kids whilst trying to bribe them while you’re on a zoom call? Do we know our furlough from our footlong? Is it too early for Gin? Do we know how long this […]

May 09
Keeping Your Mind Healthy During Lockdown & Beyond

Being in lockdown is something very new to the majority of us. Even the keenest of introverts might be having the odd wobble because they can’t see people, enjoy certain experiences and so on. Physically we are allowed to leave the home daily for fresh air and exercise. We all need to remember to prioritise […]

May 07
The Face Behind The Business

Your Hair Is My Canvas Introducing David Lloyd, the owner of David’s Hair Design, located in Basildon Essex. With over 30 years experience, David’s speciality is colouring ; he is, after all, a Master Colour Expert, so your hair truly is in capable hands. Working with the best in the business in South Africa, and […]

May 01
Fab Activities To Do With Children

It’s always a good idea to have a back-up plan full of activities for the children to keep them happy and occupied during the holidays, weekends and other periods at home. These don’t need to cost a lot of money, can be screen-time free and offer great learning experiences for the children too. Random Acts […]

Apr 26
Home School Resources For Primary Age Children

Whether you’ve decided that home education is what is best for you and your family or you’ve suddenly found yourself an ill-prepared teacher to your children thanks to COVID-19 school closures, we can help. High schools are setting pretty comprehensive work for older students. Primary schools are also sending work home or setting it online […]

Apr 20
Working from home with the kids

Who has spent time they don’t have looking on Pinterest for new and inventive ways to keep the children occupied or at least quiet when working from home? Have any of you abandoned all hope of getting anything done by the set deadline? Who is watching the Government’s daily briefing in the hope that they […]

Apr 19
Classic 80’s and 90’s Shows to Watch With The Kids

If you are looking for a nostalgic glow, there has never been a better time to break out favourite classic 80’s and 90’s shows to watch with the kids. With streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and the Disney+, getting hold of your favourite childhood episodes couldn’t be easier. If all else fails, head for YouTube, as there […]

Apr 17
Top tips for keeping fit from home

If you are at the Joe Wicks level of fitness, this article isn’t for you. The gyms are closed, the pools are closed and we’re all, generally speaking, moving less during the lockdown. Keeping active is important though. Many are now working from home, sitting at desks for the majority of the day. This is […]

Mar 27
Top 5 Essential Oils & advice to help combat stress and anxiety at this difficult time #inittogether

Most of us like to be in control, have structure and routine and know where we stand. With today’s fast paced and changing environment and the lockdown status, our anxiety levels are at an all time high and this is understandable so please be kind to yourself. Your outside distractions and freedom are limited now […]

Mar 27
Interior Tips For Selling Your Essex Property

Have you ever browsed estate agent websites and been put off the property because of the garish-coloured walls, the overgrown garden or some oddity you’ve spotted in the background? Have you visited a house and instantly been turned off because of a dodgy smell? These top tips for interior design will help you sell your […]

Mar 26
Using these tools and apps, we are socially distant but closer than ever #inittogether

We are a nation that has now had to switch to the virtual world to stay connected. For our safety and the safety of others, home is the best place to be right now. However, it can now feel quite isolated and cut off. So it’s time to switch things up a bit so that […]

Mar 25
Covid-19 / Coronavirus Business support details all in one place #INITTOGETHER

There is a lot of information in different forums and groups and everyone has their take on it. There is also a lot of confusion about what is best for your business and how you go about applying for certain help and relief. We all feel like a rabbit caught in headlights and this is […]

Mar 23
LIST OF COVID-19 SUPPORT GROUPS – When you see someone drowning, be the hand that saves them. #INITTOGETHER

We are in uncharted territory. We have all been knocked off of our feet and there is a lot of panic, stress and worry right now. This is okay. We are human and we are taking the time to process what is happening right now. This is a time to act together like a true […]

Mar 19
Tech tips for working from home

There are more and more people working from home given the current situation we are facing. This might be part-time or short term to cover school holidays or sickness, or it could be that their work is entirely home-based. Here in Essex, we have a fabulous number of freelancers, self-employed creatives and small business owners, […]

Dec 23
What’s happening in Essex on New Years Eve?

See in 2020 the right way with these great venues in Essex. There is always so much on offer but which one do you choose? If it’s a cosy intimate feel or full on glam atmosphere you fancy, we have some great choices on offer. Let’s get the party started. *** Chelmsford – The Lion […]

Dec 21
Head, shoulders, knee’s & toes

Essex is home to some of the best boutiques around, so where better to grab some stylish winter warmers. Here’s some of our picks for the best hats, boots, scarves and socks. Keeping your head warm and on trend…… The stunning ‘Tilley’, a beautiful Tec Wool classic style, in Black Charcoal. Not only does this […]

Dec 21
What he would really like for his birthday this year

When your man goes back to his childhood roots, he loves to remember the speed he rode his bike across the forest and fields, covered in mud. To then get home for a bath and in front of the telly to watch the real speed junkies, wishing they were them. Fast forward to a grown […]

Dec 21
The best gadgets for him this year

Some men are a little tricky to buy for. The socks and pants are obvious but what about something ‘nice’ or a bit ‘different’. Something they’d really like or to have fun with. We introduce some of the latest finds on the market to help you with that perfect present. For the ‘Gamer’ in your […]