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Top Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving day can be stressful enough without having to worry about the wellbeing of your furry friends.  In this blog we share our top tips for a happy, healthy and smooth move with your pets. There are several things you can do to manage stress levels for everyone and make your moving experience a happy…

How to make moving house less stressful

In this blog we will share our top tips on how to make moving house less stressful. Ask anyone who has ever moved to a new house, and they will almost always agree that it is a challenging life event. Why is moving to a new house so stressful? Moving to a new house is…

10 useful tips to declutter and downsize your home

Making the decision to downsize your home, particularly if you have lived there for several years, is a significant one. While you may have moved home numerous times throughout your life and feel you have an idea of the process and knock-on impact, downsizing is a completely different prospect. Not only must you consider which…

Pam Ayres: ‘Writing is a great way of offloading troublesome feelings’

With a new poetry collection out, Pam Ayres talks to Gabrielle Fagan about ageing, family life and the joy of gardening. Affectionately known as ‘the people’s poet’, Pam Ayres is famous for her comic verse delivered in her distinctive rural accent. Her acute observations, expressed in rhyme, highlight life’s mundane irritations and common experiences –…

Four tips for looking after your eye health this winter

Don’t take your eyes for granted. Protect your vision with this simple advice. Good eyesight is a key part of being healthy, and helps you perform well, whether that’s at work, school or behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many of us tend to put our eye health last on the list of priorities, as our eyes…

Five ways to avoid getting struck by norovirus this winter

Nothing can completely keep the bug at bay but every little helps. A nutrition expert tells us how to build your defences from the inside out. If there’s one thing you really don’t want at the beginning of the year, it’s a bout of norovirus. Commonly known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, this dreaded virus…

Things to consider when downsizing in retirement

Downsizing is certainly a goal for many older adults who are looking to de-clutter to enjoy a more active and maintenance-free lifestyle. Of course, you’ll find both advantages and disadvantages of downsizing home. When it comes to the size of your home, sometimes less is more. We advise carefully considering all points relevant to you…