It’s often said that ebooks give you the freedom to take an entire library away on holiday, but, despite the ovbious benefits, recent research reveals that British holidaymakers prefer lugging paperbacks with them rather than read off a screen. When … Continue reading Do you pack paperbacks or an ereader? Three quarters of British holidaymakers have a very strong preference
A few months ago I was sent a review copy of The Little Book of Tidying and this post has been on my To-Do for quite some time. That’s a sure sign I need to take the advice it contains … Continue reading Book Review: Tidying as a route to creativity – I’m almost a convert
When I posted information about a nationwide scheme to collect unwanted paint and give it away free, there was some raised eyebrows from Brighton readers when they discovered the city wasn’t on the list of 75 projects. Why … Continue reading BRIGHTON free paint
I’ve been looking at a lot of paint charts recently trying to decide on shades of grey for my hall (oh, the agonies of choosing between pewter, smoke or dead sea lion). Paint is expensive, and I don’t want to … Continue reading Free paint for community groups and individuals
There’s a catch, of course. You have to complete a 40km cycle route devised by Clapton cycle club and bike shop Hub Vélo and log it on the cycle app Strava. Do that and Borough Wine Company will give you … Continue reading A free glass of prosecco for London bike riders to celebrate the Tour de France in style
The fifth annual March of the Mermaids takes place today Saturday 15 July 2017. It’s a parade along Brighton seafront to celebrate our seas, sea life and to raise awareness of marine conservation, as well as support related campaigns, charities … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ March of the Mermaids
Gone are the days when holidays home owners boasted that they had WiFi in their accommodation. Now it’s expected, but it makes a digital detox harder to achieve. Francisco Rosas of Cottage Holidays has been in touch to say that … Continue reading Do you want to unplug as well as unwind when you’re on holiday?
If you’re not planning to go away this summer these competitions are appealing. Psychologies are running a competition for a five star autumn wellbeing weekend at Irton Manor, North York Moors. Included are: – All workshops, yoga, silent walks, candle-lit … Continue reading Two magazines with two competitions for a weekend away (for two)