For many of us, relaxation is as simple as a good book and a cup of tea, curled up on a comfy sofa or cosy bed. It’s a simple pleasure linked to the carefree days of childhood long gone-by. So it comes as no surprise to learn that the children’s book that grown-ups most want to read again is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The 1950 classic by.
Now that summer’s fast approaching our thoughts (if not our actions) will inevitably turn to downtime and relaxation… Think sun-drenched beaches, lazy afternoons in the park and tackling that pile of books you’ve been meaning to read forever. Sounds blissful, doesn’t it? But not everyone can take a holiday. Through lack of time or money, work or family pressures, there are many reasons why a holiday might not be on.
Summer’s on its way – hooray! Which means that many of us will be spending time away from home or having guests to stay with us. Having guests to stay, in your house, tent or caravan, should be a positive experience for all. And whether your space is positively palatial or snug and compact, there are plenty of ways to create a comfortable guest space for summer. Tips and ideas.
What’s that ball of orange in the sky? Why it’s sunshine of course! Which means only one thing… It’s time to grab your walking shoes, bag a picnic and head outdoors. Wherever you live in the UK, there’s plenty to do this month. Step outside and explore what’s on your doorstep (and beyond) with our Futon Company What’s On Guide… SHEFFIELD Mos Fest Mos Fest (aka Mosborough Music Festival).
Old habits die hard, so the saying goes, but when it comes to home habits it seems that societal changes are having a dramatic impact on how and where people live. This comes as researchers from Queen’s University, Belfast, reveal that one million fewer people moved house in the 2000s than in the 1970s. Analysing data from the census, the researchers note that though the UK population increased significantly in.
As experts in small space living we often talk about how our homes are getting smaller. But don’t just take our word for it – now there’s proof! Research from LABC Warranty, which provides structural cover for new builds, says that over the past 20 years homes have become smaller, with no signs of this trend stopping. According to a company spokesperson, “Britain’s houses have never been smaller. Compared to.
Glastonbury and V might be taking a sabbatical from the festival circuit this year but fear not – there’s still plenty to choose from. Dig out your tent, pack your wellies and get ready to rock – festival fever’s gripping the nation! Download Donington ParkLeicestershire, 8-10 June Headliners for 2018 include Ozzy Osborne and Avenged Sevenfold alongside Guns N’ Roses. Isle of Wight Seaclose Court, Isle of Wight, 21-24 June.
Always on the hunt for new ideas, lifestyle trends and ways to live our lives well, we came across an intriguing book by a Scandi author. In the style of Maria Kondo’s bestseller ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying‘, Swedish-born Margareta Magnusson is the 80-something whose book was launched in the UK earlier this year. Entitled ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning‘ it hardly sounds like light reading, but on.
It’s May, which can only mean one thing – it’s the month of Bank Holidays galore! Step outside and explore what’s on your doorstep with our Futon Company What’s On Guide… SHEFFIELD The Festival of Light This is a club concept like no other, merging a spectrum of lights, lanterns, effects and live performances, all with an epic soundtrack of house, garage and techno. O2 Academy on 6th May. Sheffield.
Travelling in Japan this week, one of our buyers came across an interesting book called ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life‘ by Hector Garcia. Never ones to shy away from life’s important questions, we were intrigued by his proposition: does happiness lie in your purpose in life? Like the Danish Hygge movement before it, Ikigai comes complete with its own guiding philosophy, and is the idea.