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Family days together in the great outdoors is considered a desired way for famillies to spend their weekends. As we do live in the UK, however, we can't always rely on the Great British weather to pull through for us. If as a parent you struggle to keep children occupied or entertained indoors, then we are here to help. Check out these simple ways to keep the kids occupied on a rainy day:


While every parent wants to keep their child safe, a lot of unfortunate accidents – especially electrical ones – can happen in the home. Have you ever stopped to think about the electrical safety of your home for your little ones? Well, now is the time; print out our checklist and get your children to go round your home to see if they can spot any electrical hazards. This can act as a game while, at the same time, teaching them about electrical safety so they can help prevent dangers occuring.

This week is British pie week, so put on your upron and try some of these delicious pie recipes with your little ones. Let's face it what kid doesn't love to get messy in the kitchen so put a smile on their faces with these recipes. We have gathered sweet pie recipes perfect for kids with a sweet tooth or savoury pie recipes perfect for a family dinner. Either way it’s a win:win because, after all, who doesn’t love a pie?

Get started by printing out our illustrated recipe for mini banoffee pies!

What child has not dreamed of having an amazing scene painted on their bedroom wall, transforming their room into a jungle, another galaxy or a scene from their favourite film? If your kids are anything like me as a child, then they won't stop pestering you until their bedroom is made over into their perfect vision. So here are some examples of wall murals you wish you could paint for your kids...

If you have children, moving home can be a really difficult and traumatic upheaval for them. The impact of moving on children can be as varied as their personalities. Some children may take the move in their stride or, if you are lucky, be very excited by it! Try to keep in mind that your children may not react exactly how you expect them to as it is likely to be a completely new experience to them. Even if your child takes the news extremely well, they might not fully understand what the move will mean or cost them.

We all know that kids have great imaginations – what to us is an unwanted cardboard packing box they see as a rocket, a telephone box, a swing, a castle or a car, to name just a few.

Fed up with staring at the bare walls in your new home? Why don't you showcase your children's talent and exhibit their artwork around the house? It can be difficult for kids to get comfortable in a new environment, so this is a good way to help them feel more relaxed in their new home. Here are five interesting and clever ways to showcase your kids' artwork:


The eagerly anticipated 2015 6 Nations tournament is just around the corner, where the northern hemisphere’s top sides will come to blows in what is one of the most exciting rugby tournaments on the planet. This year’s Championship sees three 6 Nations fixtures set to take place at Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium, with Wales, Italy and Ireland all heading north to the home of Scottish rugby - and it’s sure to be a cracker!

Moving house is a very stressful time in a family's life but with some careful organisation and plenty of forward planning, you can help minimise this stress. We have designed a guide that you might want to use to help organise the process as efficiently as possible. 'The Complete Moving House Timeline' is a three week guide that includes everything you will need to do to get ready for the big day.

Download a pdf version of the guide here.

As the date of your removal draws near you will doubtless be asking yourself 'what should I be doing in readiness?'

The following hint and tips have been compiled by our moving teams to answer these questions; with each point playing an important part in assisting them to provide you with a smooth and trouble free move. The following can not only be used as a working document in preparing for your move, but also as a final check list on the day before your move. Simply click then image and hit print!

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