1. Reasons to be an Early Bird

    Reasons to be an Early Bird
    The first Sunday in May is celebrated around the world as International Dawn Chorus Day.  As there’s a Bank Holiday the following day in the UK, there’s no excuse for not rising early on Sunday 5th this year; you can have a lie in the next day instead! There’s nothing quite like setting your alarm early and tiptoeing out into...
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  2. Five Alternative Easter Gifts

    Five Alternative Easter Gifts
    The Easter holiday is a peculiar one. Always roaming about, between late March and late April, with the weather potentially fit for a snowball fight or a barbeque in the garden.  As well as hailing the end of the solemn period of lent, it is of course also seen as the harbinger of spring- all those bunnies, chicks and gambolling...
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  3. Anyone for T?

    Anyone for T?
    We’re not in the business of fast fashion; everything we launch is the end result of a lot of work, extensive research and testing. Our men’s t-shirts are no exception, they have been long awaited by many customers and it has taking us some time to find exactly what we were looking for. So we’re over the moon to have...
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  4. Ethically produced cotton pyjamas

    Ethically produced cotton pyjamas
    One of PJ Pan's ongoing challenges is to ensure its philosophy of ‘Made in Britain’ is twinned with sourcing the finest and most ethically produced fabric from across the globe.  Several fabric bases are sourced in Turkey and one preferred mill, Soktas, has produced a new fine cotton following extensive research undertaken in partnership with the Cotton Research Institute. Carefully...
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  5. Whatever happened to breakfast in bed?

    Whatever happened to breakfast in bed?
    Not so long ago having your morning coffee, yoghurt and boiled egg in bed was a real treat and a rare luxury. For some that might still be the case yet somehow the whole concept of eating in bed seems to be slipping down the luxury list. According to one recent poll only 4% of mothers want to be brought...
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  6. Silk range adds style and substance

    Silk range adds style and substance
    Silk nightwear is not for everyone but it seems that those who like it, love it! It encapsulates the epitome of luxury, style and relaxation.
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  7. Norway's songbird sings in Scotland

    Norway's songbird sings in Scotland
    There's little better than stumbling across the unexpected and being enchanted by what you find. Essentially that's exactly what happened when I attended the launch of the Inchyra Arts Club in Perthshire. The immaculately renovated Byre at Inchryra House is to enjoy an entirely new existence as a music and events venue just a stone's throw from Scotland's fair city...
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  8. 'Dam' Good Vodka

    'Dam' Good Vodka
    Sloe Gin has never really done it for me. I want to like it but I usually find it too medicinal and sickly at the same time. This year I came across Damson Vodka and I immediately imagined I would have similar feelings towards it. Not a jot, it was smooth and not too sweet with a delicious damson aroma...
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  9. UK manufacturing makes good progress

    UK manufacturing makes good progress
    It's great news for 'Made in Britain' supporters after the Office for National Statistics published figures showing that manufacturing output had grown by 1% in February from January, pushing year on year growth to 3.8%. Effectively UK manufacturing output is now at its highest level in two and a half years. There is still a long way to go, especially...
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