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Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th of November. This nice little rhyme means the day of Guy Fawkes’s failed Gunpowder Plot way back in 1605 will never be forgotten. Indeed, over 400 years ago, explosives expert Fawkes was part of a team of 13 (unlucky for some…) Catholics brought together to carry out the Plot, which intended to blow up King James I and his government whilst they were in the famous Houses of Parliament. However, Fawkes was foiled in his plans and was guilty of treason and sentenced to hang. History has it that his body was hacked into quarters and...

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October 30th 2015

 

Hallowe'en 2015

It is almost time for the annual sugar and additives amnesty that marks Halloween. Whilst it has yet to reach the full height that it has in the US, Halloween is very much here to stay. Grabbing a nylon cape and a bag of themed Haribo as you pass through the supermarket checkout is no longer enough to meet your children's aspirations. You get out of Halloween what you put in. With such a wide range of ideas out there, there is always a way to let you balance marking the occasion against your own standards of taste and decency....

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October 22nd 2015

 

Pre Christmas Delivery Dates

While it may be a little too early to pull out your Christmas jumper or settle down on a chilly day to watch your favourite Christmas film; now is a key time in the year to tell you all about our pre-Christmas delivery deadlines! These important dates for your diary vary depending on which of our products you’d like to buy, so make sure you bookmark this handy blog to help you get organised. Imagine the worst case scenario where you think you’ve ordered a new mattress for your spare room for family who are staying over during the festive...

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October 15th 2015

 

Denim in Decor

If ‘jeans represent democracy in fashion’ as Armani said, the spill over of denim this year from clothing to interiors will not be a passing fad. The migration ‘from catwalk to couch’ may not yet have reached the ‘denim on denim’ peak that it has in fashion, but using denim colours and fabric to bring informal cool to interiors is about to take-off big time! It is no coincidence that Farrow & Ball launched Stiffkey Blue last year which went straight on to becoming one of the key sellers of 2015. Although it also retains a traditional feel, Stiffkey incorporates...

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October 8th 2015