Summer Essentials! Travel, Holidays, hiking and outdoors + airports and outdoor apparel + staying cool and devices + health and wellness tips & more! Part 4

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Overcome low self-esteem, body image issues, or lack of self-love with a guided journal.

San Diego, California, USA – The problem today is that 80% of people who lose weight are unable to keep it off. We are busy and stressed, and it is making us unhealthy and overweight. The solution is as simple as starting a journaling habit.

Body Wisdom Journal: 40 Days to Heal & Listen to Your Body’s Intuition taps into the body empowerment and self-love that I have found most women need in order to stop the self-sabotage that makes it hard to reach weight and health goals. It will help you use your own intuition to guide you to feeling connected to your body, and best of all to help you to step off of the scale in order to experience freedom from dieting and start feeling your best, even before you reach your health goals.

“It’s not a moral failing,” said Alegra Loewenstein, Author and Health Coach. “Overeating or being overweight has nothing to do with willpower, and everything to do with managing stress and getting in touch with what your body is telling you.”

Even busy, ambitious people can free themselves from the yo-yo dieting cycle that does not work, and can do so while eating only the foods they love! They transform their days to feel confident in their bodies, let go of their fear of bad foods, and relax into a new way of eating that is simple and easy to do. All with 5-10 minutes per day of journaling. This transformative approach takes away the guilt and restrictions, making it safe and easy to create a new lifestyle of health that is aligned with goals and values.

“The body never lies,” said Martha Graham, American Dancer and Choreographer. Alegra Loewenstein adds to that, “Your body is always talking to you, but we are taught not to listen. To lose weight and keep it off we have to rediscover our own body wisdom. Keeping weight off is about rediscovering what we already know.”

The next journal forthcoming from Alegra Loewenstein will be Food Journal Magic: A Daily Food and Wellness Journal to Manifest More Health & Happiness, and it will focus on tracking day to day choices without counting calories or points.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get behind the scenes access into the creation of the Bohemian Rhapsody track

Ahead of the Bohemian Rhapsody film, which follows the path of iconic rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury to stardom and is due to hit cinemas in October this year*, recording engineer, producer and musician Gary Langan will offer unparalleled behind the scenes access into his experience of working on the creation of the famous eponymous track at the Festival of Sound, The Music and Audio Show (28-30 September at the Novotel Conference Centre, Hammersmith, London).

Gary will be bringing 24 track masters from the studio to demonstrate how the song, which has transcended generations, was created and showcase the three movements in which it was composed. Audiophiles are invited to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and attend the interactive seminar which takes place on 29 September at the event.

His journey in the industry began at the age of 18 when he worked as an assistant engineer at Sarm Studios (East), where he learnt from Gary Lyons and Mike Stone, whom he assisted on the Queen albums ‘A Night at the Opera’, ‘A Day at the Races’, and ‘News of the World’.

Gary’s varied career has spanned four decades and has also seen him work with Yes, Spandau Ballet and ABC, recently overseeing the SACD remaster of Jeff Wayne’s ‘War of the Worlds’. Along with programmer J. J. Jeczalik, arranger Anne Dudley, music journalist Paul Morley and producer Trevor Horn, who joined the group at a later stage, Gary launched his band Art of Noise in early 1983, and enjoyed several international Top 20 hits with “Kiss” and the instrumental “Peter Gunn”, which won a 1986 Grammy Award.

Vernon Hamblin, producer of the Festival of Sound, says, “We were all thrilled to hear the great news about an upcoming Queen movie and it comes at a perfect time as Gary Langan will be talking about the track at the Festival of Sound in September. He’s had an incredible career, being very fortunate to work with legends such as Freddie Mercury, so our visitors will be able to soak up every story from his experience. We hope they come armed with questions to make the most out of it and get behind the music.”

The Festival of Sound will, once again, push the boundaries and bring the industry’s leading high-quality audio, headphones, portable audio, and streaming products, all under one roof, back to the Capital, breaking the mould of industry events for music lovers from across the UK.

The event will embrace all things music; from a global premiere of some of the world’s most expensive audio products, vibrant product demonstrations and innovative equipment showcases; to live musical acts from renowned artists to individual buskers, and lessons to master musical instruments; to packed-out record producer seminars that have all inspired a multitude of new consumers to try out, listen to and be bowled over by internationally-acclaimed audio and musical brands.

Premium day tickets to the Festival of Sound, The Music and Audio Show (28-30 September), will soon be available on

Does colour influence sport performance?

Studies have shown that colour can have a much more profound effect on our everyday lives than we think — influencing both our daily moods and performance. This is no different for world famous sport players across both British and American football, basketball, rugby, and solo activities like golf, martial arts, and boxing just to name a few.

Men’s shirts retailer, CT Shirts has teamed up with digital marketing agency Mediaworks to bring you this infographic that delves into the psychology behind the colour of a sporting teams and the associated success. Did you know that 50% of World Cup winners played in blue or that 12 of the past 14 Super Bowl winners were wearing white?

4.7 million* Brits have already started their Christmas shopping

Santa Claus has already come to town for 4.7 million (9%) eager Brits who have already begun their Christmas shopping.

According to research from American Express, Brits who have made festive purchases already have spent an average of £658 on items such as tinsel, toys and train tickets, equating to a bumper £3 billion** spent across the nation.

The biggest portion of this spend has been on gifts (average £162), while pre-booking getaways to destinations like Lapland and Christmas markets outside the UK is second on savvy shoppers’ lists (£101), and purchasing travel tickets to get everyone where they need to be over the festive period comes third (£90).

Top Christmas purchases
Average 2018 spend to date


Christmas getaways outside the UK

Travel tickets (e.g. visiting relatives / going home for Christmas)

Food and drink

Christmas getaways in the UK (e.g. mini breaks)

Festive experiences (e.g. pantomime tickets / ice skating)

Christmas decorations


When it comes to early Christmas shopping, 2017 saw Londoners top the table as the most organised, but this year they’ve lost their festive crown to Sheffield, where almost one in five (18%) have already started filling their stockings. Glaswegians come second (13%) followed by Leeds (12%), while Bristolians and residents of Brighton and Newcastle are the least prepared – 4% and 5% respectively.

Maggie Boyle, Director at American Express says, “It’s great to see Brits taking a shrewd approach to their festive shopping by spreading the cost of Christmas over a longer time period, but even the savviest spender can see costs add up. If you’re a festive early bird, putting your Christmas shopping on a rewards or cashback card now will allow you to get something back on your spending to treat yourself or your loved ones once the festive season truly begins.”

American Express offers the following tips for early bird shoppers:

1) Broker a budget – Agreeing how much you’re going to spend on a gift in advance stops you getting carried away with your spending and will help you to discount options that are too expensive. Set a top and bottom budget and make finding the perfect present even easier.

2) Look out for sales – If you know someone you want to buy a gift for has a favourite brand or store, sign-up to email alerts so you can take advantage of any sales to ensure they open the perfect gift on the big day.

3) Track down travel deals – The moment you know you will need to travel over the Christmas period you should book your travel arrangements, as planning ahead can often mean better deals. You can book some travel tickets as early as July for travel over the festive period, so put a note in your diary so you don’t forget to book as soon as they’re available.

4) Points make presents – If you regularly use a card that offers you cashback or rewards on spending, check how many rewards points or cashback you’ve accrued and how you can spend it***. You may have enough to get a gift with your points, which means you can give a present without spending a penny.

5) Save some festive shopping for December – Remember there will be offers closer to Christmastime from both big and small retailers, including Small Business Saturday on 1st December 2018. If you’re planning your budget now, put some aside for later in the year to maximise on offers and events at this time.

22nd and 23rd July 2017

If you’ve been inspired to pick up a tennis racquet after watching Wimbledon, take advantage of this weekend when you can play tennis for free at your local David Lloyd Club. On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July, select David Lloyd Clubs will open to the public between 2pm and 5pm. All you have to do is register to play at and you’ll even be able to use the club’s facilities after you’ve aced a few matches.

Participating clubs; Hampton, Cheam, Southend, Finchley, Derby, Raynes Park, Dartford, Cardiff, Southampton, Manchester, Cambridge, Enfield, York, Cheshire Oaks, Worthing, Bushey, Newcastle, Kings Hill, Cheadle, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Hatfield, Beckenham, Milton Keynes, Gidea Park, Bristol Westbury, Woking, Sudbury Hill, Chigwell, Dudley, Kidbrooke, West Bradford, Heston, swindon, Eastbourne, Birmingham, Solihull Cranmore, Leeds, Bolton, Colchester, Beaconsfield, Sidcup, Narborough, Newbury, Glasgow West End, Rouen Glen, Warrington, Farnham, Chorley, Ringwood, Bristol Lond Ashton, Aberdeen, Worcester, Exeter, Bromsgrobe, Teeside, Dundee, Lincoln, Oxford, Speke,, Knowsley, Renfre, Hull.



NEW Tropicana Essentials has arrived in time for spring to inspire the nation to turn over a new leaf and to check in with their bodies. Charged full of flavour and a source of vitamins, Tropicana Essentials combines scrumptious fruit and vegetables to help you maintain your wellbeing throughout the day.
Specifically designed for your everyday health and wellness needs, a glass of Tropicana Essentials is one of your five a day; and what’s more, just like you expect from juices, there’s no added sugar! Available in four vibrant 750ml flavours: Vitamin Power, Vitality, Inner Balance and Berry Boost; you can rest assured knowing that your day will get the kick-start that you deserve.
• Vitality, combines delicious pineapple, apple, banana, white grape, kiwi and spinach with vitamin C and magnesium, which helps reduce fatigue and stifle the dreaded yawns
• Berry Boost, blends grape, apple, raspberry, acerola cherry and blueberry. The vitamin C rich recipe helps protect the body’s cells from oxidative stress which can occur in response to external factors such as pollution and UV rays
• Vitamin Power, balances kiwi, guava, passionfruit, carrot, mango, white grape and orange with Vitamins B1, B2 & B6 to help support the normal function of the immune system
• Inner Balance, is an appetising mixture of pineapple, mango, plum, passionfruit and carrot and is fortified with vitamin C and fibre to help normal energy-yielding metabolism
Caroline Wilding, Marketing Manager at Tropicana comments: “We all know day-to-day life can be extremely busy. It can often be difficult to take time out to listen to our body when it speaks to us. That’s why we have launched the new Tropicana Essentials range, bursting with flavour and vitamins. The delicious fruit and veg blends are designed to deliver against common everyday wellness needs so you can tackle a busy life head on, with an easy-to-drink glass of juice”.

“Every year British households throw 22 millions tons of waste in the bin. Pura Stainless is one of the brands combatting the issue with their 100% plastic-free, Nontoxic Certified bottles that can be re-purposed as your child matures, offering both value for money and sustainability.

Feeding bottles, sippy cups and drinks containers can be the bane of a parent’s life. Whether it’s lost lids, broken spouts or bitten teats, expensive baby bottles or cups can end up relegated to the cupboard of battered equipment, only to spill out each time it is opened. The reason that families go through so many bottles so regularly is that they are designed for a particular stage and time in a child’s life. They are often made from materials that can be easily cracked or damaged when dropped or transported, so accidents naturally happen.
Our unique lid system allows our bottles to evolve with the changing needs of your family. Re-purposed bottles can be used for years instead of months by simply replacing the silicone top.

Everything you see form Pura is unique because we design each and every product to be the best in it’s category. The adult sport bottles have therefore been designed with adults in mind with a colourful yet practical design.

With Pura you can rest assured that you are always using the safest and most eco progressive bottle on the market.”

Integrate cinema-style tech into the living room with style

Pairing ‘lounge looks’ with technology

The living room is often both the cosy, central entertainment space for families and the stylish showcase of the home for guests. So, integrating a home theatre set can be a challenge when balancing style and cutting-edge home cinema technology.

To announce the arrival of its new HT-ZF9 soundbar with Dolby Atmos®, Sony has partnered with interiors stylist Selina Lake to provide useful tips on how to mix technology more seamlessly in to the home.

Selina Lake, Interiors & Lifestyle Stylist and Art Director in London and author of best-selling interior and styling books, including Botanical Style said:

“The styling you see in magazines and online can lack technology, in particular the TV and home theatre systems. Historically technology wasn’t designed with style in mind, so when styling we’ve preferred to remove it from the room. This has meant that many people don’t know how to style the tech in their rooms – and you often see them positioned awkwardly in corners or perched above fireplaces. With technology now becoming increasingly sleek and attractive, it’s time to address this and help people learn how to incorporate these much-needed items in the room in a way that elevates both it and the entire layout.

I’ve worked with Sony to create some smart tips that transform your living room into a beautiful yet tech-advanced space. The Sony ZF9 soundbar can be incorporated not only to immerse you into whatever film or box-set you’re watching, but to benefit the style and theme of your room.”

Selina has created ten tips to help movie lovers create a stylish living room that will be perfect for any occasion:

Introduce houseplants and single cut stems, such as fern leaves, next to your Sony ZF9 soundbar to soften the look, making sure not to obstruct the viewing

Put houseplants and foliage in a mix of containers to fit the eclectic tech-friendly style, such as galvanised metal, glass bottle vases, concrete planters and basket holders

Mix textures throughout to complement and juxtapose the sleek feel of your home cinema hardware. Use rattan and woven straw baskets as plant holders or to store extra throws and organic elements like coasters made from bamboo

For ultimate viewing pleasure you need comfort not just style when it comes to seating. Cover sofas in soft natural linen and add extra cushions and throws for cosy nights

Rooms look more interesting if armchairs don’t match the sofa. Stick to Scandinavian Mid-Century retro style armchairs for a design statement, made from leather, bamboo or wood to complement your multi-textured room. Ensuring armchairs are easy to move means you can re-set your space for different size groups and styles of entertaining

Layer mix-and-match styles of rugs on wooden floors and oversized cushions if you have more friends than seats, creating a cosy, welcoming feel

Coffee tables and side tables are also essential to place drinks and film snacks. Continue the theme with natural wood tables again look out for retro mid-century pieces or something modern and simple

On the tables, display small houseplants or vases filled with foliage plus baskets of popcorn, wooden dishes for nuts and savoury snacks and recycled glass tumblers for refreshments

When it comes to displaying the TV and Sony ZF9 soundbar itself, pick a solid and well-made unit. Ensure it’s big enough for your system and to dress the space around it, thus blending with your stylish room

Your TV and soundbar display could even be a sideboard, bench or low table. Retro walnut sideboards with hair pin legs are perfect for this retro/modern mix look

Sony has recently launched the premium HT-ZF9 soundbar with Dolby Atmos to bring a new level of inspirational cinematic audio to your home, creating virtual surround sound that seems to come from all around you. The sleek and minimalist design of the soundbar blends seamlessly into your living space – making it perfect for those wanting to create a stylish yet impactful cinema setting at home. What’s more, you can go cable-free, connecting your soundbar to your TV[1] via Bluetooth® technology to cut out the clutter.

Ahead of the film’s trailer debut this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. is pleased to reveal the official teaser one-sheet for AQUAMAN.

Directed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”) and starring Jason Momoa in the title role, AQUAMAN also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Atlanna.

AQUAMAN will release in UK cinemas on December 14.

The solution is in the bag!

Packing what you need for a day out or even just to go to the gym straight from work takes a bit of planning – even more so if you have kids in tow or multiple stops to consider. As parents and leisure lovers we were tired of leaving the house with multiple backpacks, reusing shopping bags to separate damp from dry and then trying to access what we needed once it was all packed! You know how it is, right?

Our solution is the Kahoots Leisure Bag. Designed with versatility, practicality and quality in mind, it’s the perfect sidekick for… well, pretty much anything – days at the beach, picnicking with the family, boating, sports, overnight stays or jetting off on an adventure. It really is the ultimate all-rounder!

Now we know what you’re thinking: What the heck is a leisure bag anyway?

Think of your Mr Poppins+Co Leisure Bag as the only bag you’ll ever need
because it’s designed to do the job of almost every other bag you have.

What do I need in a leisure bag?


One thing that blows everyone away about our leisure bags is their size. They have a capacity of over 80 litres – that means they’re ready for just about anything you want to throw in them.


Having a different bag for every possible occasion is frustrating. Buying multiple bags for different reasons can get expensive, not to mention where are you actually going to store them all? Because our leisure bags can be used for so many different events, you won’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on heaps of different bags, and have a cupboard stuffed full of bags that only get used a handful of times a year.


Some bags are large and functional but they lack style. If you’re going to be using a bag for multiple occasions, you want it to look great too!


What is the point of a leisure bag that isn’t waterproof? The exterior of our bag is made from heavy duty waterproof canvas and the lining is made from superior waterproof nylon.

Easy to store

Now you may think, but it’s such a large bag, how on earth would I store it? Flat. That’s how. Our Leisure Bags may be large enough to hold everything (including the kitchen sink) but they fold completely flat for super space-saving storage when not in use.

How handy is that? Shop the range at


59% of Britain’s savers believe they are failing to put spare cash to good use
61% use investable income to pay bills, whilst 1 in 4 lend it to family members

BRITONS ARE not making sensible financial decisions when it comes to managing their savings and investments, according to new research, missing out on potential returns that could help fund retirement or major purchases.

The survey of 1,627 UK adults, carried out by Oaksmore ISA (an innovative, FCA-regulated Alternative Investment Fund Manager) revealed that despite 94% of Britons having savings and investments, more than half (59%) believe they waste this money rather than putting it to good use.

For example, 38% hold spare cash in their current accounts, earning little or no interest, to act as reserve funds in case unexpected costs crop up.

A lack of discipline when it comes to money management was also mentioned as a reason for a lack of effective. Almost half (48%) state that they regularly dip into their investments to make impulse purchases, while the majority (71%) believe these funds are too accessible.

For those who confess to wasting their savings, the top reason for impulsively withdrawing saved money was to pay unexpected bills (61%).

This was followed by paying for emergency household repairs and renovations (55%) and expenses relating to children, including childcare, hobbies and clothing (53%).

47% of Brits immediately turn to their investments when they are hit with unexpected car bills, whilst 42% will use them to settle debts.

Holidays (36%), personal treats, such as clothes and grooming products (31%), lending money to family members (24%), Christmas (18%) and healthcare, such as dental work and prescriptions (12%) completed the top 10.

Reuben Skelton at Oaksmore said: “When looking at the vast number of Brits with savings and investments, it’s really interesting to see how few feel happy they are putting this money to good use.

“Of course, considering how many hours people spend at work, it is only natural that they would want to reward their hard work by allowing themselves to spend their spare cash as they please.

“Whilst this is important, with so many investment options available, Brits should definitely be familiarising themselves with the schemes available to them, especially considering that the majority feel they are currently wasting their hard-earned savings.

“Individuals considering investing their money should first research and prioritise what matters most to them when it comes to investing in a scheme – and they’ll find there are plenty of positive benefits to be gained besides the obvious level of returns.

“For example, the Oaksmore ISA not only offers returns of up to 7.5%, but with money being pledged to restore heritage buildings, it also offers investors the chance to be involved in a scheme which supports a good cause.”

Research reveals that when investing money into an ISA which funds projects, more than 1 in 5 (21%) Brits consider whether the scheme supports a good cause, to be of key importance.

The Oaksmore Innovative Finance ISA is one example of such a product that combines high returns with an important social purpose.

It is the UK’s first Innovative Finance ISA to allow ordinary British investors to support heritage projects across the UK. As well as pledging their funds to a good cause, investors can also benefit from much higher interest rates that those seen with regular savings accounts and traditional cash ISA’s.

Oaksmore Portfolios AIFM Limited act as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

More details about the Oaksmore ISA can be found online at

Keep warm this winter with Energy Saving Windows from Evolution

If you want to keep warm and banish drafts around the home this winter, here’s a great idea from Evolution Windows that will cost you nothing!

By spending the money you will save on heating bills on Evolution timber alternative triple glazed windows, you will not only be warmer and save money, but also make your home better for the environment.

Triple glazed windows insulate in a few different ways. Having three panes of glass triples the amount of glass that heat has to get through, slowing its movement and aiding insulation. The real insulating power, however, comes from the trapped air between the panes of glass. Evolution Timber Alternative triple glazed windows are amongst the very best in energy rated performance could save you up to £766 per year on your home heating bills!

Timber alternative triple glazing from Evolution Windows is A++ in terms of energy rating performance and provides the perfect solution for homeowners looking to achieve minimum energy loss and make their home more efficient – Evolution triple glazing is approximately 60% more thermally efficient than standard C-Rated aluminium double glazing and 40% more than an A-Rated double glazed window.

Evolution Triple Glazed timber alternative windows are a low maintenance solution for a high quality timber look window. They are supplied with a 10 year manufacturer’s guarantee and are priced from £1000 for a window measuring 1m2 supplied and fitted. For further information and to book an appointment visit or call freephone 0800 773 4045.

*Replacing single glazed aluminium windows with ‘C’ rated double glazing in an average gas heated bungalow/semi. GGF carbon calculator @ 2% inflation.

England Rugby’s Travel Company Offering Rugby World Cup 2019™ Ticket Ballot Promise

Fans who didn’t get the tickets they wanted in the ballot can do so with England Rugby Travel. Three options are available, including the option for fans to get a full refund on the tickets they were able to secure.

Rugby fans who want to experience Rugby World Cup 2019 but were not successful in the public ticket ballot have been told not to panic – the dream is still alive thanks to England’s very own travel company who are providing three options for fans still wanting to be part of Asia’s Rugby World Cup.

For fans not successful in the ballot, England Rugby Travel are offering a range of ticket-inclusive travel packages that allow fans to pick the games they want to see, to experience a fully-escorted rugby holiday and to enjoy benefits such as events, merchandise and transfers. For fans who got some of the tickets they wanted but not all of them, a refund on the face value of tickets is available if fans buy a package with all the games in they wanted. And lastly, for the fortunate fans who got all the tickets they wanted in the ballot, there are various flight and accommodation services available, so fans are guaranteed an England experience with all the excellent service provided throughout.

The demand for ticket-inclusive travel packages for Rugby World Cup 2019™ have proved so popular that England’s own travel company has launched six new options to cope with demand. England Rugby Travel, an Official Travel Agent, exclusively for Great Britain, has launched six new packages that include the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final as eager fans snap up official packages.

The demand from fans in England, Scotland and Wales has been huge – the desire to travel on an escorted package to Asia’s first Rugby World Cup proving very popular – which means six new package options are now available.

The newly unveiled packages are as follows:

Final pool match to the final (Tour CI) – from £15,595pp

This package includes England’s final pool game of the tournament, Japan’s high-profile game against Scotland, as well as tickets to six other matches, including a guaranteed match ticket to see the winner crowned at Asia’s first Rugby World Cup.

England v Argentina to the final (Tour CJ) – from £17,995pp

A 33-night package that includes match tickets to nine games throughout the tournament, including the highly anticipated final pool matches, quarter-finals 1 and 2, semi-finals 1 and 2 and the bronze final, right up to the last match where we’ll find out who is the best of the best. Taking in six different destinations along the way, fans will get the perfect mix of rugby and culture.

Final pool match & quarter finals (Tour CF) – from £8,595pp

For those who find themselves with limited time but still want to watch some of the key matches from the tournament, this package brings this dream to life. With guaranteed match tickets for England’s final pool match against France as well as Japan v Scotland and both quarter-finals (1 and 3), there will be plenty to experience.

Quarter-finals to semi-finals (Tour FH) – from £8,995pp

This 12-night package is the one fans have been waiting for – being able to see four massive games in the knockout stages, with guaranteed tickets for quarter-finals 1 and 3 and semi-finals 1 and 2. Hopefully one, if not all, of the home nations will make it through to the knockout stages and give rugby fans an unforgettable spectacle. It’s also over the school half term for those looking for a break outside of term time.

The final (Tour II) – from £6,995pp

For rugby fans with the least amount of time on their hands but who want to experience the ultimate rugby, this five-night whistle stop experience will guarantee their space at the bronze final and the final where the world’s two best teams will face off against each other to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.

Final pool match & quarter-finals (Tour CK) – from £8,595pp

This package was designed for rugby fans who want to be able to say “I was there”. They’ll experience England v France in their final pool match, Scotland battle hosts Japan and two of the quarter-finals (1 and 3), enjoying the atmosphere as the games really start to hot up.

Apart from Flight and Ticket tours, all packages booked with England Rugby Travel come with international return flights, hotel accommodation, official match tickets, a branded merchandise pack, all internal transfers and access to experienced travel reps, all of whom have travelled to Japan prior to the tournament and will be on hand before and during the tournament. Many of the packages on offer also include access to special events where rugby fans can rub shoulders with rugby legends.

Kevin Smith, England Rugby Travel’s head of sales and marketing, commented:

“We’ve had a tremendous response to our official ticketed-travel packages for Rugby World Cup and are delighted to make these exciting, new packages available to rugby supporters. We recognise that some supporters are limited to the length of time they can be in Japan so this new range of product, which complement the existing packages, offers some shorter breaks including a five-night trip to watch the RWC final.”

To book your ticket-inclusive package, contact England Rugby Travel via or call 0344 788 5000.

Three New Choices For Baby’s Ultimate Comfort

Leading nursery brand Silver Cross has launched three new British-made cot mattresses, each offering exceptional quality.

With True Fit™ technology to help minimise gaps in the corners of the cot, each of the mattresses feature breathable hypo-allergenic fabrics made with nursery grade materials.

A water resistant, reversible and easy-to-remove washable cover, for maximum hygiene, features smart charcoal grey piping, for the elegant Silver Cross touch.

True Fit™ Classic Mattress
This reversible quilted mattress features the softest natural fabrics for excellent breathability and comfort. It is water resistant with hypo-allergenic qualities, while the cover simply zips off for washing at 60 degrees.

Available in one size: 140cm x 70cm

True Fit™ Superior Mattress
This luxury mattress offers “Dual Care”, with a firmer sleep side for babies aged 0-18 months and a softer side offering the best support and comfort for little ones aged 18 months and onwards.

The cover is made from Tencel™, a breathable natural fabric with excellent moisture wicking qualities. It’s naturally absorbent, ensuring your mattress stays dry and cool, while the smooth fibres make it super soft to the touch. This hypo-allergenic mattress is water-resistant, while the cover can be easily removed for washing at 60 degrees.

Available in two sizes: 120cm x 60cm and 140cm x 70cm

True Fit™ Premium Mattress
The most premium option, this has all the qualities of the superior mattress, but with more enhanced features. It has a higher number of pocket springs for the ultimate in baby comfort, while increased moisture-wicking qualities provide a dry and cool microclimate as your baby sleeps.

In addition, this premium mattress offers anti-allergy and anti-microbial properties, with the “thermo” surface staying fresher for longer. Washable at 60 degrees.

Available in one size: 140cm x 70cm

Classic Mattress £99 * Superior Mattress £149 * Premium Mattress £199

Re-Kindle your love for books

The perfect travel accessory wherever your wanderlust takes you

All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader, 8GB, £229.99

Kindle Oasis E-reader, Waterproof, 8GB, £229.99

The first waterproof Kindle – withstands immersion in up to 2m of fresh water for up to 60 minutes
Largest, highest resolution display yet
Reads like printed paper, without glare, even in bright sunlight
Audible built-in—Access over 250,000 professionally performed audio programmes, and listen via Bluetooth headphones or speakers
Kindle, White, £59.99

Kindle, White

Classic Kindle design – thin and light so you can take your stories with you
Touchscreen display that reads like real paper
Read in bright sunlight
Battery last for weeks, not hours
Coming soon—Audible: Access over 250,00 audiobooks and listen via Bluetooth headphones or speakers


Leading supplier becomes official mouthguard partner to US national teams

OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, today announced a new partnership with USA Rugby.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco, OPRO, as the official mouthguard partner for USA Rugby, will be supplying the Men’s and Women’s national teams with specially designed USA Rugby branded mouthguards, which will also be made available for purchase to USA Rugby members and fans.

“We are very excited for this multi-year partnership with OPRO,” noted USA Rugby Commercial Director and former Eagle, Mark Griffin, “With safety and quality care at the core of our game development and high-performance efforts, OPRO represents the best of both. We look forward to working with them to support our 7s and 15s athletes and the USA Rugby community as a whole.”

Running through 2021, OPRO will provide mouthguards to the senior Men’s and Women’s teams for both the 15s and 7s sides, as well as making their mouthguards available to grassroots programs ensuring players at all levels have the best protection for their teeth.

All products will be available online and through OPRO’s global network of retailers.

With over 20 years’ experience, OPRO is dedicated to bringing leading technology and safety to athletes at all levels of sport and is the official mouthguard partner of over 60 teams, including England Rugby, Australia Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, American Youth Football and the UFC.

OPRO chairman and founder, Dr Anthony Lovat BDS, said: “We are excited to partner up with one of the most successful nations on the World Rugby Sevens Series. At OPRO, providing the most comfortable, best fitting and reliable mouthguards is our passion.”

“We are also delighted to show support for the continued growth of the game in the US, by providing mouthguards to talent at the grassroots level.”

For more information, visit, and follow OPRO on Facebook at, on Twitter @OPROGroup, on Instagram @OPROGroup or contact


Open air screenings in Leicester Square Garden this August

London’s home of entertainment, Leicester Square, will roll out the red carpet for film fans this August as it stages an inaugural free outdoor cinema event.

‘Summer Screenings’ will take over the Leicester Square Gardens during the first two weekends of August (4th-5th and 11th-12th) The event will run from 10.30am until 8pm and include a line-up of family favourite films including: The Incredibles, The Lego Movie, Sing, Finding Nemo and more.

Using special pixel pitch LED screens, which are ideal for outdoor viewing, the open air cinema will welcome up to 750 film buffs, who can recline in comfort on their own picnic blankets, or sink into some of the scatter bean bags provided.

The screenings will be interspersed with a series of free fun activities and giveaways from Leicester Square’s West End neighbours, including interactive quizzes, competitions and spot prizes.

As part of the event, local businesses are also offering a number of exclusive discounts that will be running throughout the summer screening weekends for visitors to enjoy. These include a 20% discount at a number of restaurants, 2for1 entry for adults with ‘kids go free’ at the new Michael Jackson On the Wall exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery; fun goings-on at the Lego Store and 2for1 cocktails and mocktails at Hotel Indigo. For all the offers and full schedule with screening times visit:

The free screenings are part of the major events and partnerships programme that is being activated in Leicester Square, following on from the recent launch of the new brand identity as London West End’s entertainment epicentre.

For more information about London’s home of entertainment, including where to stay, what to see and where to eat during the Summer Screening, visit the new dedicated website to the area:

Twitter: @DiscoverLSQ Instagram: @discoverlsq

Mental Health Awareness Month – July 2018

Linking education to treatment during Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to reflect on stigma and discrimination, which can only be stopped by education. 1 Education relating to treatment support, may also be helpful in mapping the way forward for those affected by mental illness.

Mental Health Awareness Month, which takes place every July in South Africa, elevates awareness of the stigma faced by those living with mental illness. Activities during the month usually include a focus on education to increase understanding and to advocate for change, to show that mental illness is not something to be ashamed about and that getting help is possible. The fear of stigma silences many, who avoid seeking help in the fear that others will think that they are crazy. 1

Depression is common and has a significant impact on the lives of the affected individuals and those around them. 2 There is a need to address unmet treatment needs, as less than 40 % of people treated with Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), the most commonly used antidepressant monotherapy, achieve full remission. Although the strategy of adding a second antidepressant may enhance efficacy, it comes with the risk of reduced tolerability.3

Folate is a natural form of vitamin B9 that is found in food, especially leafy vegetables. 4 Folate may be a useful addition to antidepressant treatment. Patients with depression often have a folate deficiency, which correlates with the severity of depression, while low folate levels are associated with poor response to antidepressants. 5 Of interest are the findings of a recent study which showed that vitamin D plus fluoxetine, a SSRI, showed better results than fluoxetine alone in controlling depressive symptoms.6 A further study concluded that vitamin B supplementation, given with antidepressants, significantly improved depressive symptoms in the group studied. 7

Encouraged by such evidence, the OTC division of Adcock Ingram has launched a supplement especially formulated to assist in the maintenance of the essential nutrients that may be depleted as a result of depression or the treatment thereof. SSRI-GAP contains folic acid, a synthetic compound similar to folate, vitamin D and vitamin B12.4,8 Although these nutrients may also be obtained from various food sources, SSRI-GAP offers a convenient fixed combination of the three. SSRI-GAP is formulated to offer a convenient once daily dosage.

Further information on the GAP range is available at:

SSRI-GAP: Each capsule contains Vitamin B12 0, 1 mg; Vitamin D3 800 IU; Folic acid 0,4 mg.

For full prescribing information refer to the package insert.

Adcock Ingram Limited. Reg. No. 1949/034385/06. Private Bag X69, Bryanston, 2021, South Africa.

Tel. +27 11 635 0000 201806251086071

[1]. South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG): July is Mental Health Awareness Month, [cited 2018 June 23]. Available from:

2. Stander MP, Bergh M, Miller-Janson HE, et al. Depression in the South African workplace. S Afr J Psychiat 2016;22(1):a814. http:// dx.doi org/10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v22i1.814.

3. Morris DW, Trivedi MH, Rush AJ. Folate and unipolar depression. J Alt Comp Med 2008;14(3):277-28

4. Healthline Newsletter. [cited 2018 June 23] Available from:

5. Coppen A1, Bailey J. Enhancement of the antidepressant action of fluoxetine by folic acid: a randomised, placebo controlled trial. J Affect Disord. 2000 Nov;60(2):121-30.

6. Khoraminya N, Tehrani-Doost M, Jazayeri S, et al. Therapeutic effects of vitamin D as adjunctive therapy to fluoxetine in patients with major depressive disorder. ANZJP 2012;47(3):271-275.

7. Syed EU, Wasay M, Awan S. Vitamin B12 supplementation in treating major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Open Neurol J 2013;7:44-48.

8. SSRI-GAP package insert 2017.

9 Eat for life: The Food and Nutrition Board’s Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease. [cited 2018 June 23]. Available from:

We agree, washing up is rarely fantastic…

But now, with the David Shrigley Ice Cream Tea Towel and a positive quote to keep you motivated whilst doing the dishes,
life is sure to be fantastic!

The Life is Fantastic, large linen tea towel is certain to add a dash of colour to your kitchen and brighten up your dishes.

Life Is Fantastic, David Shrigley Tea Towel – £35
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NEO3F Voted Electric Appliance of the Year

Despite tough competition, ACR Stoves scooped a win at this year’s Hearth & Home Show, with their brilliant new NEO3F Electric Stove. Featuring beautiful contemporary styling including two side window panels, not to mention some of the most advanced technology available in 3D holographic projection, it’s easy to see why it was the clear winner!

This stylish design caught everyone’s eye at the show and it’s almost hard to believe it’s not a real woodburner. This is due to the amazing 3D holographic flame projection which creates an incredibly realistic appearance of flickering flames in the front, centre and rear of the fuel bed. With ceramic logs and crystal embers, there’s even a choice of four flame settings – high, medium, low or smouldering embers – depending on your mood. LED lighting ensures longevity and lower running costs and with the two side window panels, the effect can be enjoyed by everyone in the room.

Besides looking the part, perhaps most importantly it gives great flexibility with heat output too. This clever little stove offers a choice of three heat settings, 1Kw, 2Kw or flame only, making it ideal for different room sizes and household requirements.

Why Electric?
After 30 years designing some of the world’s finest wood and multifuel stoves, ACR understands that in today’s modern world, it’s not always practical to install a real traditional woodburning stove. Our lives are busier, our houses are more efficient and often smaller, and electric offers a great alternative. Using their extensive expertise, ACR have created an ingenious range of convenient, stylish and realistic electric stoves perfect for today’s modern living.

The Benefits
Electric stoves not only look great but do not require a flue pipe, making them ideal in rooms such as conservatories where a flue may look unsightly through the glass roof and could even cause leakage problems. Of course, there’s also the added cost saving of not needing to have a flue installed. The electric stoves available from ACR are light in weight, with the heaviest only 34kg, making them really easy to manoeuvre. In most instances you really can just plug the stove in and start enjoying it. Conservatories are often left unloved during Winter months and adding an electric stove is a great solution in this room, opening up extra space for cosy relaxation or busy festive get-togethers.

New build houses are also often more suited to electric stoves, as with such good insulation, a traditional woodburner can overpower the room making it too hot. The heat from an ACR electric stove can be adjusted according to your needs and each one comes with a handy seven day programmable intelligent remote. This means owners can pre-set the stove to come on automatically at different times of the day to the required heat and flame settings. What a lovely welcome home after a cold day outside!

Passengers doubly likely to be delayed on flights will need double the help!

School holiday time is upon us again. For many people this will mean taking a flight abroad to a favourite destination. But it is now more likely than ever that you will encounter problems with your flight. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recently revealed that delays so far this year have already more than doubled, compared to 2017 [1].

IATA says “Data from Eurocontrol shows that in the first half of 2018, Air Traffic Management (ATM) delays more than doubled to 47,000 minutes per day, 133% more than in the same period last year. Most of these delays are caused by staffing and capacity shortages as well as other causes such as weather delays and disruptive events. The average delay for flights delayed by air traffic control limitations reached 20 minutes in July, but the longest delay reached 337 minutes (5 hours 37 minutes).”

Helen Dewdney, The Complaining Cow, consumer rights campaigner and author, says “Companies do not do enough to inform people of their rights and most people do not get the compensation they are owed. So, here are some tips on what to do if your flight is postponed, cancelled or you are denied boarding.”

1) Compensation for delays is only due on flights in the EU or when using an EU airline arriving two hours (for cancelled and denied boarding flights up to 1,500km, 3 hours for over this length) or more late. How much you are entitled to depends on how long the delay and how long the flight. It changes again if the flight is cancelled before/after seven days before you are due to depart. It does not reflect the price of the flight and is a fixed amount of compensation.

2) If your flight is cancelled or delayed for several hours – the airline must look after passengers. It must provide food, drinks, and some communications. If you are delayed overnight, this also means providing you with a hotel and the travel to and from it. (All these must still be provided even if the delay was out of the airline’s control).

3) If your flight is cancelled – the airline must offer an alternative flight or a full refund. You may also be entitled to compensation if the flight was cancelled less than 14 days before the scheduled departure.

4) Denied boarding or “bumped” from a flight – the airline must offer an alternative flight or a refund. Passengers are entitled to compensation. (Between €125 and €600 depending on length of flight).

5) If your flight is delayed by more than 5 hours and you no longer want to travel you, and your fellow passengers, are entitled to a full refund.

6) If, due to a delay of less than 3 hours, you miss your connecting flight and so arrived at the final destination more than 3 hours late, you are entitled to compensation of between €125 and €600. However, this is only the case if you book both flights together but they can be with different airlines.

7) Airlines may advise you to make alternative travel arrangements, then claim back the cost later. If you do this, try to keep costs down as much as you can, keep receipts and write down the name of the person giving this advice. Book with the same airline if at all possible.

8) Airlines may try and fight your claim! Be ready with quoting your legal rights. You are due to compensation under Regulation (EC) 261/2004. In March 2018 the Supreme Court ruled that airlines must pay compensation when passengers miss a connecting flight and arrive more than 3 hours late, even for destinations outside of the EU.

9) The airlines do not have to respond to complaints within an official time limit, so set them a date by which you expect to receive a response. At the very least they should send you “holding letter” of investigation upon receipt of your complaint.

10) If you are not satisfied with the response you can take the issue to an Alternative Dispute Resolution provider, such as CEDR for BA flights, or make a claim through the online small claims system.

You have up to 6 years to request compensation, so Dewdney also advises looking at cases where you have been refused compensation in the past. “It is such a small minority of people who claim this compensation, airlines should do more to ensure passengers are given what’s due instead of blatantly ripping them off!”

Sheer Magic!

Blinds 2 Go, the UK’s largest online window blinds and curtains retailer, has introduced a fantastic new collection of Sheers and Voile curtains. Available in a range of soft new colours and weaves from the delicate Paraiso Silver Voile to the open Woven Voile Hessian, the new made to measure Voile curtain collection offers exceptional value as subtle shading and increased privacy.

Sheers and Voile curtains offer the best of both worlds, sunshine without glare and privacy with a view. Delicate and light, they add a touch of film star sophistication in a range of lovely textures, these curtains make a stylish statement of fuss free simplicity.

Priced from just £28.45 made to measure, the Voile curtain collection is available in a range of over 20 colours in 9 fabric varieties from the highly textured open woven voiles to more delicate light close knit woven sheers. For free fabric samples and further information visit tel 0800 862 0464.

Pick the perfect pendant for your space with ‘Made For You’ from British lighting company, Urban Cottage Industries – the first and only next day bespoke lighting service which allows you to design the light of your dreams!

Simply ‘Pick ‘n ‘Mix your shade, bulb, cable and fittings using the easy to use online configurator, the possibilities are endless.

Your perfect light will then be made up and tested in their factory, and with you the next working day…!

FREE Next Day Delivery


Metallic was a huge trend from this year’s earlier Fashion Week and is expected to make a return this September.

Innovative wireless speaker brand BoomBocs has introduced a metallic limited edition system in gold and silver for the most style conscious and luxurious music lovers, in line with this summer’s shimmering trends.



Meticulously designed, the Deluxe edition has been created to ensure the sound that BoomBocs has spent years perfecting, is not at all compromised. Tiny metal flakes within the paint have been used within the paint to provide the glitter needed to make the BoomBocs stand out from the rest.

Starting from £765.00, the Deluxe BoomBocs systems can be purchased online at:

Muddy Puddles Has It All…

Puddlepac Jackets and All-In-Ones – now from £12.00

The sun might be shining right now, but best to be prepared in case of a downpour.

So, pack that emergency Muddy Puddles puddlepac jacket or all-in-one for kids – and don’t let rain stop the festival fun!

And why would you go to any summer festival without the fashion essential – funky wellies?

Puddlestomper Wellies (various colours) – £24.00

Here’s to a fantastic family festival!


The landmark moment in pop music history has arrived as NOW That’s What I Call Music, the country’s most trusted curators of the genre for over 35 years, release NOW100 today.

Celebrating 100 albums featuring over 2100 artists and UK sales of over 100 million, this iconic moment in pop history will have fans across the nation celebrating four decades of the world’s biggest music brand mapping the soundtrack to their lives.

Having woven its way into the hearts of the British public back in 1983 – when there were 4 TV channels and no mobile phones – the treasured compilation albums have become part of the country’s history and ingrained in its popular culture, with sales equivalent to every UK household owning 4 NOW albums. The musical institution has since found global success in over 60 countries including the USA, South Korea and New Zealand.

To celebrate this occasion NOW100 features two discs; the first celebrating the biggest pop tunes of the moment including Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, George Ezra and Clean Bandit and the second a NOWstalgia-filled special, remembering the best of the past 99 albums, with classic tracks from UB40, Phil Collins, Oasis, Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child.

NOW1 has been re-issued on CD, cassette and vinyl to celebrate this momentous occasion and reflect how NOW has evolved over 35 years. And if that wasn’t enough the NOW Music App will be the only place you can download and listen to all 100 NOW albums.

Over the years the NOW albums have mapped the supersonic careers of the biggest names in pop. Here’s what some of NOW’s famous fans who appear on NOW100 have to say (as told to BBC):

Liam Payne

That was the world’s first playlist almost, which now is the theme of the music industry. So they kind of kicked that off

George Ezra

As a teenager, I wasn’t very up-to-date with pop culture – but Now was one thing that I did know. So when my manager told me I was going to be on one, it was very exciting.”

Jess Glynne

As a kid you buy those albums and it’s your everything. I remember when I got one with the Spice Girls and all of that and I was like, Oh my God, it’s like gold!

Kylie Minogue

Wow, 100 editions of NOW! It’s amazing to think that these compilations have been around for 35 years. They’ve been a big part of my career right back to when ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ was on NOW 11, all the way up to 2018 with ‘Dancing’ being on NOW 99. So, thank you very much NOW for having me on so many of the albums – 23 of them in fact – so here’s to the next 100 editions. I hope to see you there!


NOW means a lot to me because it was such a big part of my childhood. I remember being so young when I got my first NOW from Father Christmas. I think that was NOW 46 and it was amazing. I loved that you got all the hits on one CD. It was just the best thing to listen to all the way through – you didn’t even have to skip any songs. My favourite disc is NOW 49 because it had Teenage Dirtbag on it – what a tune. Thanks to NOW for giving us all such great memories.

What was your first NOW?



NOW 100 Track List

CD 1 – Hits

01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss

02. George Ezra – Shotgun

03. Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo

04. Ariana Grande – no tears left to cry

05. Anne-Marie – 2002

06. Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There

07. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me

08. David Guetta & Sia – Flames

09. Post Malone – Better Now

10. Jonas Blue feat. Jack & Jack – Rise

11. Liam Payne & J. Balvin – Familiar

12. Banx & Ranx & Ella Eyre feat. Yxng Bane – Answerphone

13. M.O, Lotto Boyzz & Mr Eazi – Bad Vibe

14. Tiësto & Dzeko feat. Preme & Post Malone – Jackie Chan

15. M-22 feat. Medina – First Time

16. 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood

17. Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be

18. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle

19. Khalid & Normani – Love Lies

20. Jax Jones & Mabel feat. Rich The Kid – Ring Ring

21. Cheat Codes x Little Mix – Only You

22. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

Bonus track:

23. MU4 – You Can’t Hurry Love (GMB competition winners)

CD2 – Classics

01. UB40 – Red Red Wine

02. Phil Collins – Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

03. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

04. Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around

05. Spice Girls – Wannabe

06. Oasis – Wonderwall

07. Robbie Williams – Angels

08. Cher – Believe

09. Britney Spears – …Baby One More Time

10. S Club 7 – Reach

11. Destiny’s Child – Survivor

12. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

13. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River

14. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful

15. Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie

16. Take That – Rule The World

17. Coldplay – Viva La Vida

18. Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl

19. Ed Sheeran – Sing

20. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

21. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

Cat no: CDNOW100

Barcode: 190758352626

next125 collection

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Hyper cool, hyper nature

next125 brings the outdoors in, with dramatic display and all year round herbs

A little bit more dramatic, greener, more visually intense and sleeker than the original version, hyper nature is making its waves in the kitchen. We all recognise the sense of well-being attributed to nature, and the benefits to health and happiness. When you throw in the rewards of healthy eating, or oxygen purifying plants to the open-plan living space, it’s going to make everyone feel good. Hyper nature is a trend set to flourish, literally.

It’s not just dramatic feature that this new trend brings to the table, for an increasing number of home cooks, fresh flavours are an essential part of any dish. Leading German brand next125 introduce the innovative panel garden, with integrated timer-controlled lighting that helps herbs to remain fresher, for longer.

The latest addition to the award-winning next125 Cube modular storage system, the panel garden adds further options to the rather stylish wall hung affair. Utensils, ingredients and even cookery books are kept within easy reach, creating the perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality.

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The next125 collection is available from next125’s UK and Ireland network of retailers. For details please contact InHouse Inspired Room Design at or call 01661 842304.

adidas brings equality to the pitch with PRIDE

– adidas rugby champions diversity and equality with the launch of the new PRIDE boots –

-The PRIDE pack adds new colourways to two of the current adidas boot range – Predator Malice Control and Predator Flare –

– The Pride Pack lets players show their support for equality on the field during the Sevens World Cup-

Herzogenaurach, 20th July 2018 – adidas Rugby has today unveiled the PRIDE pack, a range of boots that allows adidas Rugby and our players the opportunity to show their support for equality through a striking aesthetic. During the Rugby 7s World Cup both men’s and women’s teams will be wearing boots from the PRIDE pack showing adidas’ commitment to diversity and equality.

The PRIDE range launches at the beginning of the 7s Rugby World Cup and will be worn by many adidas athletes that include the Black fern 7’s, All Black 7’s, Tom Mitchell and Emily Scarratt, with the aim that this project will raise awareness on the sports field and beyond.

The PRIDE pack includes new colourways for the adidas’ Predator boots – boots that reflect the exciting nature of the players, such as the 7s magicians, the athletes who add flare and spark to the pitch. With splashes of red, yellow and blue, the combined colours on the boot represent the colours of pride and shows adidas rugby’s support for equality on and off the field.

The range starts from 199.95 Euros and will be available at adidas stores, major sporting goods retailers and rugby retailers worldwide, as well as online at


Ornamental Plant Hangers for Your Home

Geo Macramé Plant Hanger DIY Kit £31.99

My Infinity Macramé Plant Hanger DIY Kit £28.00

3 Sisters Macramé Plant Hanger DIY Kit £28.00

Get looping and knotting and make yourself a practical, beautiful macramé hanger from Wool Couture.

A decorative accessory, perfect for displaying your plants and ornaments in style.

Simplistic yet elegant in design, each crafting kit lets you fashion a gorgeous hanger that will complement any décor and never go out of style.

Delicate yet sturdy, the timeless soft cotton macramé rope is gentle on hands and easy to unravel – ensuring ease when making tassels and fringes!

Beginner or veteran, these macramé kits are a great way to show off your talents.

Each kit comes with macramé rope (choice of ten colours), the pattern/instructions and an ‘S’ Hook to hang your hanger whilst working.

So, if you’re after a charming piece of decoration to accent your home with a personal touch, take a look at

Notting Hill Carnival

Launch Official App

Available now from Google Play and the Apple Store

Social media style, up-to-the-minute Carnival news feed

GPS mapping for the parade as well as all of carnivals key places

Share your day with other carnival-goers within in the app

Line-up and set time information

Family section full of practical advice and guidance

… with more to come

Notting Hill Carnival – 25 – 27 August 2018

Twitter: @NHCarnivalLDN Instagram: nhcarnivalldn FB: NHCarnivalLDN

Notting Hill Carnival Ltd (NHCL), the official organisers of the Notting Hill Carnival 2018, have launched a brand new app that will give carnival goers a simple way to stay in touch with everything that is happening at carnival before, during and after the weekend in real time.

Available from Apple Store: and Google Play:

Designed by Second Screen, an app development company specialising in live events, they have worked closely with the canavilists themselves to create an intuitive app that will enhance the experience of any carnival goer whether it be their first time or 50th!

And it is not just about the carnival weekend itself! The app will become the digital home to reminisce and enjoy carnival all year round. Participants will be using is as a platform to share their content whether that be rehearsals of a steel band or the designing of the mass costumes for 2019. Carnival lovers can share pictures and videos 365 days a year and stay engaged with the carnival community from other events that would appeal to like minded individuals.

Matthew Phillip, Executive Director of Notting Hill Carnival Ltd, says, “When we started designing the app we wanted to make sure that we were providing all carnival goers with something fun and practical that will enhance their experience and this is what we have. There will be no better place to go for information from your fellow carnivalists, practical advice like getting around the carnival footprint as well as the latest news directly from us, the organisers.”

The app will be developed further ahead of carnival, and at present it features…

– A social media style news feed to allow carnivalists to share their own personal experience, whilst also providing an ‘as-live’ commentary of what’s going on and where

– A full GPS ready map detailing all of the official food stalls, bars, toilets, sound systems and live stages as well as live tracking of the parade making sure you don’t miss a thing

– There will be line-up and set-time information with the option to ‘favourite’ what you want to see most and be notified before it starts.

– Live streaming – a selection of the stages will be streaming live through the app

– For the first time ever… the app will allow public voting at Panorama – the biggest steel band competition in the UK. We’ve always known what the judges think, but what about the audience?

– The Family Advise section will offer practical information and guidance to families searching for fun activities or simply just somewhere to take a break from the crowds

– Pimp your images with exclusive Carnival stickers.


The hunt begins…

First revealed last night to a packed-out Hall H, Twentieth Century Fox is pleased to present the brand new San Diego Comic-Con poster and image for Shane Black’s highly anticipated THE PREDATOR.

Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski, THE PREDATOR stalks its way into UK cinemas and IMAX 3D from September 12th.

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.


Warner Bros. UK is pleased to reveal the first trailer for James Wan’s highly anticipated AQUAMAN.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.

The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.

AQUAMAN will release in UK cinemas on December 14.

Just say the magic word…

Warner Bros. UK is pleased to present the official teaser trailer for David F. Sandberg’s SHAZAM!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”). Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Ron Cephas Jones (“This is Us”) as the Wizard.

SHAZAM! is set for release in April 2019

Southern Vipers Announce Squad For 2018 Kia Super League

The Southern Vipers have announced a playing squad of 15 ahead of the 2018 Kia Super League campaign, with new signings Amelia Kerr and Tammy Beaumont included in this year’s group.
The upcoming Kia Super League will see the world’s best cricketers compete against each other in the competition’s third instalment, as Suzie Bates’ Southern Vipers attempt to reach a third consecutive final and aim to secure a second trophy in three years.

Bates is joined by new overseas addition and fellow New Zealand all-rounder Kerr, whilst South African international Mignon Du Preez returns to the south coast after representing the Vipers last season.

The squad also features England quartet Danni Wyatt, Tash Farrant, Katie George and Beaumont, as well as New Zealand’s Sarah McGlashan, who was part of the Vipers’ 2016 inaugural title-winning side.

Alongside Kerr, Beaumont and McGlashan, three other new additions join the set-up this year with Paige Scholfield, Maia Bouchier and Lauren Bell arriving for the coming campaign.

The Ageas Bowl’s Director of Women’s Cricket, Charlotte Edwards said: “We’re very excited about the team we have put together for the KSL 2018, we have a lovely blend of experienced internationals mixed in with some enormously talented younger players.

“It’s great to see so many of our players performing well on the international stage this summer and can’t wait for our fans to see them in action throughout the KSL. Having reached finals day twice now, our goal is to make it three from three.”

Southern Vipers Head Coach, Nick Denning said: “We cannot wait for this squad to show what they are capable of. We have some the best players in the world in this group who will be able to bring the best out of some of the most exciting talent in the country. Bringing back KSL winners from 2016 and adding some strong local talent, will add more depth to the squad and provide some real competition for places.

“We value Sara’s contribution from 2016 and the opportunity presented itself for her to be available under her UK passport regulations and we knew she could add some real quality and experience to the squad again. The younger players will learn a great deal from working and playing with Sara.’

After the success of the first two KSL seasons, all six teams, including the Southern Vipers, will play each other home and away for the first time. Each team will play 10 matches rather than five in the battle to reach Finals Day, and the competition includes a total of 32 matches compared to last year’s 17, spanning 37 days from July 22 to August 27.
Tickets for all of the Ageas Bowl’s Southern Vipers matches can be purchased online at, over the phone on 0844 847 1863, or by visiting the Ageas Bowl’s Ticketing & Membership Office via normal working hours.
2018 Southern Vipers Squad: Suzie Bates ©, Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt, Tash Farrant, Mignon Du Preez, Amelia Kerr, Katie George, Paige Scholfield, Maia Bouchier, Charlie Dean, Arran Brindle, Carla Rudd, Lauren Bell, Sara McGlashan, Fi Morris.

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If you’ve ever said to yourself “I really should do some exercise” but that was 10 years ago, then ONE TEN TONED is the program for you.

It’s short, fun, super simple, yet effective to develop long lean muscles without the bulk. It avoids all those hurtful, hateful exercises like burpees, jump squats, sit ups, straight leg lifts, planks, and running, which can be really damaging to the knees, back and neck.

Creator Kristy Alford hadn’t done any weight bearing exercise for about 20 years. She says “I knew I should, I really wanted to and I even really love yoga but I just never seemed to do it. Or if I managed to muster up the motivation to do it every now and then, it didn’t become an easy part of my life.”

But then one day, remembering a theory she wrote in her first book called ‘Ooh ahh just a little bit,’ she set her iPhone timer for 10 mins and thought to herself ,“what if I just do this?” And then she added music to make it more fun, and started to look up different exercises and before she knew it, a week had past and she had done it every day!

She felt her body getting stronger immediately and even woke up looking forward to trying another exercise. Wow! That had never happened before.

So three months on and still going strong, she wanted to share her method and created ONE TEN TONED. Her eBook tells you exactly what you need and what to do, with pictures of each exercise targeting different muscles. You can do it at home, on holiday, while travelling, when you take your children to the park, anytime, anywhere. There’s a private Facebook support group, where you can jump on and ask questions and encourage each other.

It’s so easy, fun and simple, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner! Learn more about it here:

In our world of instant gratification, patience is becoming an attribute that many are struggling with, even losing sight of.

Our life style has become so “instant”. We have become conditioned to finding what we want, when we want it without sometimes thinking about the WHY. Todays’ working world is FULL of stimulation. Ten years ago, we would leave work at the end of the day, and maybe make two phone calls on the home phone, watch TV until 10pm and go to bed with a book. Todays’ world looks more like a CONSTANT stream of stimulation and activity: Social media, emails on phones, SMS, Facetime – checking emails at home. We are ALWAYS connected, often with multiple devices at the same time. Our minds have such limited down time, time to be reflective, time to just be and sit with our thoughts. Patience is an attribute that we are losing.

Be comfortable with being uncomfortable…
A wise friend and business mentor recently gave me some of the most valuable advice in regards a work situation I was managing – “Be comfortable with being uncomfortable”.
My natural tendency is to always make right for those around me and to fix whatever is concerning my staff (or my family). In recent years as a business owner, however, I am learning the skill of “watch and wait”. My instinct, in the past, has been to rush a decision in order to be seen to be doing ‘something’, rather than nothing. To be seen as a leader in my business I thought I needed to be always ‘doing’. There is no doubt a leader needs to lead, to be prepared to make the hard and tough decisions in the business. However, I have learnt that making those hard decisions does not mean making them in haste. I have learnt to “be comfortable with being uncomfortable”. Remaining in the head space of being, rather than doing, allows us to sit with our thoughts, to contemplate and to think clearer. Patience is what is needed. We need to avoid filling our mind with the stimulation and decision making, and rather sit with the unease at times when making decisions.

It’s ok to choose patience, rather than haste..
My mind space and awareness has now shifted and I now see and understand the value is ‘being’. I am learning to embrace true and enormous value of patience. If I am faced with a difficult situation, when I am unclear about the solution, I consciously CHOOSE patience. I CHOOSE to wait, to not react, to sit in my thoughts and be “uncomfortable”. It takes awareness and courage, as so often when we are faced with a personal or work situation that makes us feel uncomfortable, we want to pack it away or move forward so the feelings of being uncomfortable also move on.
My new mind space does not detract from the ability to lead or to make decisions, it is about trusting the space of being uncomfortable and trusting MYSELF that I will move through it. I think it’s important to consciously turn off the stimulation, give your mind a break. We are incapable of truly listening to our thoughts if our minds are constantly thinking about work, replying to emails, responding to Facebook messages & watching movies. Being uncomfortable with our thoughts teaches patience. Patience to accept our thinking and patience to reflect and find a solution to a problem
Give your mind time away from the stimulation – from the switched on working world. A brisk walk in fresh air, as simply as it sounds, can free your thoughts, clear your mind and allow you to re-focus. Try deep, slow breathing to calm your mind. Breath work is very powerful for calming our busy minds. The key is breathing out for longer than you breath in : Breath in for a count of 2, then out for a count of 4. You can slowly increase this to in for a count of 3 -4 , and out for a count of 5-6. Just a few breaths can make all the difference to calming your mind and thoughts. Using our bodies to calm our mind is essential when practicing patience. Patience is a state of mind and in our busy world is an attribute that can serve us well.


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Double whammy for the Most Innovative Cookbook in the World Knit and Nibble – winner of the Most Innovative Cookbook in the World at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards has done it again.

This time being successfully crowdfunded on the popular crowd funding site Kickstarter by 105%. Over 100 backers pledged an average of over £200 each making Knit and Nibble the second most crowdfunded project in the UK on Kickstarter for knitting.
James McIntosh, author says: “After having suffered a depressive episode, knitting has added colour back into my life, and to win such a prestigious award as the Gourmand World Cookbook Award and then again raise such a large sum through Kickstarter to publish the book is a blessing and proves in the growing markets of knitting and mindfulness there is demand in the market for true innovation”. Dr Thomas A. Ernst, co-author says: “The success of this Kickstarter campaign mirrors the huge demand for mindful activities in our societies at this present moment”.

Knit and Nibble life’s patterns, recipes and games Author: James McIntosh Introduction: Dr Thomas A. Ernst FRCP Photography: Anders Beier Format: Hardback, 256 pages, full colour, 250 x 210mm 1.2kg (approx) Categories: Knitting; knitting and wellbeing; crafts; cooking; men’s interest; mindfulness and health ISBN: 978-0-9934196-2-1 Published by: McIntosh Publishing Publication: 3rd September 2018 Price: £24.99 / €26.99
About the Authors James McIntosh – World Award-winning cookery author who found life in bright colours through ‘Knititation’ as part of his treatment for depression. Anders Beier – Owner of the title of Gourmand ‘Best Food Photographer in the World’ for two years running. Dr Thomas A. Ernst – Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Senior Consultant in a large London teaching hospital who offers Mindfulness to complement traditional treatment approaches in his outpatient clinics. Sirdar – One of the UK’s most trusted knitting pattern design houses and yarn distributors.
About the book A new, fresh and exciting way of aiding men’s wellbeing using a combination of knitting as a mindfulness practice and cooking.
32 contemporary men’s knitting patterns (designed by James McIntosh and the Sirdar Design House), together with 35 sweet treats to nibble mindfully. All complemented by mind-calming yarn games.
The book begins with knititation: a mindfulness practice developed by Dr Thomas A. Ernst FRCP.
Knitting patterns are written in easy to follow recipe style format for both the beginner and experienced knitter.
Colour in life: clothes, food and mind.

Update your table top with Zangheim’s unique Napkin Rings

Setting a beautiful table is an art form, and for special occasions, upgrade your table with Zangheim’s selection of Napkin Rings.


At Goddess Garden, we’re always ready for summer!

Sport Sunscreen Stick: Beat the burn with our space-saving, no-mess sunscreen stick. It fits anywhere and allows for easy touch-up. Plus, the nourishing formula gives your skin a boost without looking greasy.

Facial Sunscreen: Ultra-sheer and nourishing, this water-resistant Facial sunscreen has immortelle essential oil to counter sun damage while protecting your skin. To save space while you’re saving face, use as an all-over sunscreen. Your arms and legs will love the extra pampering!

Aloe Vera Spray: A must for any beach bag, this non-sticky aloe vera spray soothes a sunburn and rescues skin from chlorine and salt. The easy, air-powered spray contains tea tree and lavender essential oils to cool skin on contact—a perfect way to refresh before your next adventure!

Face the Day Daily Moisturizer & Firming Primer: Because sun fun doesn’t stop at the pool, this 3-in-1 moisturizer replenishes the skin, provides mineral sun protection and serves as a makeup primer so you’re ready for whatever the day brings.

The Roots of Goddess Garden Organics:

Goddess Garden Founder Nova Covington, developed safe skincare and suncare solutions for her own daughter, who, as a baby, experienced allergic reactions to conventional skincare products. With support from her biochemist husband Paul Halter, Covington created the largest certified-organic sunscreen brand on the market. After firmly establishing itself as the leader in organic sunscreen, Goddess Garden expanded into the clean beauty category, offering certified-organic facial care, aromatherapy and pure essential-oil perfumes. Goddess Garden sunscreens are carried in over 22,000 stores including Whole Foods, CVS, Walgreens, Wegmans, REI, Sprouts Farmers Market, Kroger, Harris Teeter and many other natural retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is a women-owned business (WBENC), as well as a Certified B Corp. In 2017. Nova established an ocean preservation foundation, Protect Our Mother, to help protect the coral reefs and clean up the oceans.

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NEW: Outdoor lighting.. reinvented

💡The outdoor lighting revolution has begun…

The NEW GoOutside™ collection from Urban Cottage Industries reinvents traditional outdoor lighting – with products that are simple to fit, don’t rust and are build to last.

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Make a memorable statement with your wrapping with this colourful collection of tape.

Ditch those sombre brown paper bags and brighten up your wrapping paper with thick rainbow tape and disco cellotape that adds a radiant and vibrant finish to your gift!

Never be disappointed with your presentation again when you have rainbow tape on your brain.


The world’s first High Sun Protection with added Self Tan

The ultimate Safe Tan

Great for outdoor sports fans & players


Mr Poppins+Co

An Aussie brand based in Perth creating large, stylish leisure bags and big microfibre beach towels for beach, boat, travel, family…anything.

Their extra large water proof bags come in 4 unique and exclusive prints that will appeal to guys, gals and families and our towels are the biggest microfibre towels on the market. At 2mx1m they are great for guys too and fold compact, are quick drying and sand won’t stick to the fibres making it the perfect summer sidekick.

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Knock your socks off
Global sporstwear company enhances infrared compression socks

KYMIRA Sport, globally renowned performance and recovery enhancing sportswear expert, has evolved its collection of KYnergy infrared compression socks, to offer an enhanced level of support and comfort for wearers taking part in running, cycling, winter sports or hiking trips.
Made from KYMIRA Sport’s signature fabric embedded with KYnergy infrared technology, the compression socks are designed with support bands and ribbed cuffs and have been improved to include a thicker knitted material, better cushioning for the toes and a wider heel area to provide a heightened level of support for the calf muscles during exercise.
What’s more, due to the KYnergy infrared technology that captures the energy produced by the human body during exercise and re-emits it back into muscles, the socks will help to increase muscle oxygenation, increase circulation and regulate body temperature – benefits that will aim to improve performance and speed up recovery times.
Tim Brownstone, CEO and Founder of KYMIRA Sport, commented: “We’re delighted to have enhanced our compression socks. These improvements are based on our wearers’ feedback. Designed with our KYnergy infrared technology, the compression socks will assist pro and amateur athletes and we recommend people wear these for 30 minutes prior to exercise, during and for at least one hour after to get the most out of them.”
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The Best Way to Get a Good Night’s Sleep The Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring is a completely natural remedy which uses acupressure points on the little finger to cure snoring.

Unlike other cures on the market, the simple ring is non- invasive with no nasty chemicals, mouth guards or ugly nose clips! How it works: The ring’s two acu-activators in your little finger work to free up your breathing passages and promote your natural bio rhythms to give a snore-free restful night’s sleep. What you do: You simply place The Good Night Anti-Snoring ring on the little or ͞pinky͟ finger at night just before you go to sleep, and take it off in the morning when you wake up…hey presto – no more snoring! Is there proof Good Night Snoring Ring works? Good Night Stop Snoring Ring is the only product of its kind to be subjected to a clinical trial. Here’s the science bit… The clinical trial was a randomised double-blind placebo study designed to evaluate and measure the effect of the Good Night Stop Snoring Ring, it took 7 months and was run in 2013. The study was compliant with Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) guidelines for the study of ‘simple snoring’ during sleep. 40 adults took part and had their sleep measured over 14 days. The Good Night Stop Snoring Ring was shown to have helped in 80 per cent (yes, 8 out of 10) cases, by significantly reducing or stopping their snoring. The Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring is just £29.99 and comes with a no risk, no-quibble 30-day money back guarantee.

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From everything to summer delicate layering necklaces to chunky winter essentials NU & MII have gorgeous pieces for every season

Designers and sisters Anoushka and Mimi’s self-titled jewellery brand NU & MII is inspired by their travels and close-knit family ethos. Reflections of these can be seen throughout their stunning fine jewellery that is designed and created by silversmiths in Bali which has become their second home.

Myprotein to power up Sale Sharks with exclusive partnership

Europe’s #1 sports nutrition brand to provide a range of products to help fuel success for the North West’s only Premiership Rugby side

SALFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Denny Solomona of Sale Sharks celebrates with his team mates after scoring the first try during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Gloucester Rugby at AJ Bell Stadium on September 29, 2017 in Salford, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Leading sports nutrition brand Myprotein has agreed an exclusive deal with Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks to become the club’s official sports nutrition provider.

The Cheshire-based firm will work closely with the club’s nutritionists and coaching teams to provide the first team squad – including England stars Denny Solomona and Tom Curry – and the Sharks Academy with a wide range of its award-winning products and supplements.

Myprotein is Europe’s #1 sports nutrition brand, operating localised websites in 52 countries and in 33 languages. The firm was acquired by The Hut Group (THG) back in 2011 and now sells the largest range of sports-nutrition supplements in the industry to six million customers worldwide.

Ex-England and Sale Sharks winger Mark Cueto – now the club’s Commercial Director – said: “As a player, Myprotein was a nutrition brand I used and held in very high regard so it’s fantastic to be officially bringing them into the Sharks family.

“This partnership brings together two huge brands from the North West region and it comes at a great time for us with pre-season training just getting underway. As we look forward to an exciting season ahead, we’re really pleased to have such a well-respected sports nutrition brand by our side.”

Rick Swaby, Head of Sports Science and Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sale Sharks, added: “Myprotein is a fantastic sports nutrition company that can offer us a vast, high-quality range of products that are already Informed-Sport approved for the specific needs of our players.

“Getting the right nutrition is so important in top level sport – from building strength and increasing fitness levels right through to recovery after training and games. Small margins can make all the difference and a lot of our players already use Myprotein products as part of their nutrition programmes, so it’s great that the entire squad will now be able to benefit from the full range of products.”

The Sharks squad – including recent signings Chris Ashton and Rohan Janse van Rensburg – have already started an intense pre-season schedule, with the first team training up to three times a day in preparation for the season curtain-raiser against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, September 2.

They also take on Castres Olympique on August 8, and Edinburgh Rugby a week later in two pre-season friendlies.

A spokesperson from Myprotein at The Hut Group, added: “We’re delighted to have confirmed a new partnership with Sale Sharks, reinforcing our commitment to sport in the UK and strengthening our ties with top-level rugby clubs in our local community.

“As the North West’s only Premiership Rugby side, Sale Sharks has appeal right across the region with a squad full of world-class international players at the very top of their game.

“Performance is at the heart of everything we do at Myprotein and I know the club shares the same ethos as us, working closely with the squad and individual players to ensure every aspect of their nutrition, recovery and wellbeing is looked after.

“It’s a perfect partnership and we’re confident we can help fuel the club’s success this season, from the training ground right through to the pitch during each and every match.”

Get ready for the great outdoors this summer with Milton, the UK’s number one sterilising and hygiene expert.

From camping to holidays abroad, staycations, and long lazy summer days out, Milton will help keep you and your family safe at home and on the move this summer.

Banish sticky fingers or simply stay germ free with Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel. Ideal for keeping hands clean and fresh when you are on the go. Kills 99.9% of germs in seconds, non-sticky and dries quickly. With an added moisturising agent to protect the skin, the gel is gentle with a pleasant fragrance.

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New and improved Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes with ‘no rinse’ & food safe formula mean you can use them to wipe clean plates and cutlery as well as baby essentials such as soothers, teats and teething rings without worrying about the need to rinse afterwards. The formula is bleach free, preservative free and fragrance free; they kill germs quickly and leave no residue or odour.

9 Questions with USA Rugby’s Abby Gustaitis as She Prepares for the Upcoming Rugby World Cup Sevens

Abby Gustaitis of USA Rugby talks about Team USA, her training and how she is preparing for the upcoming World Cup Sevens on July 20 in San Francisco. Follow Abby on Twitter @ATown1022 and Instagram @ATown1022

Team USA
What does representing TEAM USA mean to you?
It is literally a dream come true. It is incredible to see all your hard work and dedication come to fruition. It is simply an honor to put the USA jersey on and represent the country. I am humbled every time I receive this opportunity and just look to make my family, friends and supporters proud.

2. I’m sure while chasing your dream you faced some adversity along the way. How did you overcome it?

I think working behind the scenes has been a major key to my success as well as not letting anyone ever tell me no. Trust me, I’ve heard the word no plenty of times. Every time I didn’t make a team or I was cut, I just used it as fuel. I trained on my own, I sought out speed and strength coaches, rugby brains to help me pick apart the games. If you look for help, there are plenty of people willing to lend a hand, but you never know unless you ask.

3. What will be the key for Team USA during the World Cup Sevens?

As a team, our focus has been on more execution as the World Cup is a single elimination tournament. We do not get a second chance during the tournament so we are treating our trainings that way as well!

The energy is very high in these matches but the morale depends on your teammates. We need to have each others backs at all times in order to end the game on top. Our team- we like to look at each other and pat the emblem on our chest, to remember why we play this beautiful game and work so hard for each other.

Training & Preperation
4. What are the strengths of your game?

My main strength is my kickoffs. I play prop, which is in the forwards in 7s rugby. My job is to retrieve the ball when we kick it away and when we receive the ball. I am also a power runner and use my size when we have a mismatch.

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5. Are you doing anything new, training wise, heading into the World Cup?

I just recently started using the AGOGIE resistance training pants. They have resistance bands stitched inside the pants to essentially make everything harder! I usually add in speed work about once a week and I’m excited to wear the AGOGIE pants during these sessions.

6. Interesting! How was your first experience training in them?

I remember my hip flexors were on fire!!! They were tough but helpful in my running form and body positioning. I like that I can wear them during any trainings. I am really looking forward to seeing the effect on my speed, endurance and explosiveness!

The Fun Stuff
7. What other sports or activities do you do instead of rugby?

I LOVE YOGA! I do yoga about 3x per week and it has become my favorite addition to rugby training. It complements it very well as it has increased my strength, balance and flexibility. Otherwise you will catch me at the beach and usually with a book in my hand.

8. What is the best advice you ever received? And who was it from?

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received was from my Scion rugby coach, which was, “you perform, you play.” I first heard this as his criteria for selecting the team to play each weekend but it’s a great way to not get involved with the politics and subjectivity of making a team. This way you control what you can control and not worry about the rest.

9. How do you get mentally prepared before a match? Is there a certain song or band do you listen to?

I listen to reggae music before the games. Usually J Boog or Common Kings. It keeps me in the zone and I’m able to stay calm and visualize how I want the game to unfold. I like to be very chill until I walk into the tunnel before the match. That’s when it’s time to get hype!

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When “the sun is hot and that old clock is movin’ slow,” you know summer is coming and it’s Five o’Clock Somewhere!

Known for island-vibes and relaxation, the global lifestyle brand Margaritaville offers a variety of products that allow consumers to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite tropical destinations.

Included below is a list of products we’ve hand-selected with Margaritaville’s team, and partners, to outfit your readers with all the supplies needed to host their next summer get-together:

The Ultimate Backyard Bash – Margaritaville’s Parrot Bar ($399.99) is an outdoor essential complete with a handy bottle opener, making it perfect for entertaining and serving delicious food and beverage recipes from Margaritaville’s first official cookbook. With the addition of drinkware ($37.99) and apron and pot holder set ($39.95), hosts can spend less time in the kitchen and more time in the sun – party planning has never been more stress-free!
Pool Party Essentials – No beach? No problem! Don the pineapple paisley shirt ($88.00) and play host, serving up salsa and chips with the help of the Margaritaville salsa bowl ($9.99) and plate set ($39.95). Too full to swim? Float away to paradise on the lost shaker of salt pool float ($24.99).
Summer Vacation – Make packing a breeze with the men’s escape flip flop ($64.99), featuring a padded footbed and flexible outsole to ensure the ultimate comfort during a Margaritaville getaway. Feeling the heat? Travelers on-the-go will love the palm leaf print sunglasses ($29.99) featuring a smoke-blue mirrored lens and polarized finish for all-day protection.


Carnaby Street Eat, the free-entry street food festival, returns for its fifth and biggest year this summer on Saturday 11 August 2018 from 12-6pm.

Experience Carnaby’s vibrant restaurants, bars and coolest cafés for a Carnaby alfresco summer party. Taste affordable signature plates and cocktails for one day only, at food stalls and trucks serving exclusive £5 taster dishes, transforming Carnaby into an exciting dining experience in the heart of London’s West End. With over 30 global cuisines on offer and the chance to relax and listen to live music, there’s something for everyone and the perfect day out with friends and family.

Whether it’s a quick overnight trip, a holiday abroad, or a simple staycation, Tractor Ted, everyone’s favourite farming superhero has something to keep children entertained this summer.

From a perfectly portable mini Tractor Ted (compatible with wooden tracks), cute character bath squirters, through to chunky crayons which won’t roll away and a handy magic painting book (just add water to the pen included) – they’ll be happily playing for hours.

Pop them in their own Tractor Ted Backpack and you’re good to go for any little adventures!



David Lloyd Clubs’ personal trainers to swap workout gear for waistcoats in honour of Gareth Southgate’s inspirational attire.

David Lloyd Clubs PTs to swap workout gear for waistcoats in honour of Gareth Southgate’s inspirational attire
Uniform change designed to encourage guests to channel Hurculean efforts of the Three Lions in Russia while doing their own exercise sessions back in the UK

World Cup fever has well and truly gripped the nation as England prepare for their first semi-final in the competition since 1990 later today. And aside from the way the Three Lions have shone on the pitch, nothing has characterised their surprise run to the semis more than manager Gareth Southgate’s suave sartorial style

So to celebrate the inspiring effect of the England gaffer’s Savile-Rowe look, David Lloyd Clubs is encouraging its own PTs to swap their workout gear for waistcoats this week, as the match-up with Croatia looms.

The outfit change has been carried out with a view to inspiring regular gym-goers to channel the unprecedented efforts of Kane, Pickford, Maguire and co. to bring football home, and put that much more into their own exercise sessions in the run up to Wednesday night’s eagerly anticipated contest.

The uniform change has initially been trialled to great success at David Lloyd Acton Park, with a view to it being rolled to other David Lloyd Clubs across the UK later in the week if England proceed to the final.

A David Lloyd Clubs spokesperson said: “We were keen to join in with all the fun and excitement around the Three Lions impressive run to the semi-final, and what better way of doing this than encouraging our PTs to harness the motivational effect of Southgate’s impeccable dress sense when holding their own sessions this week.

“The buzz that has surrounded England’s World Cup campaign has been quite unlike anything we’ve seen in years, and should hopefully provide great inspiration for people to get active and stay healthy themselves in the days, weeks and even months to come.”

Control invisible hazards in the home and sleep better with Awair

Get air aware with the 2nd Edition indoor toxin tracker, available now

11th July 2018, LONDON – Awair, the creators of the world’s top selling indoor air pollution monitor today launches Awair 2nd Edition. An elegant and accurate solution for tracking toxins within homes, schools, hospitals and hotels, the 2nd Edition is designed to help individuals understand how their health is impacted by the air. Ideal for asthmatics, allergy suffers, families, the elderly, insomniacs, and even those with acne, Awair works by offering a series of real-time alerts and personalised tips.

Originally launched in the UK in 2017, Awair’s award winning toxin tracker has been updated to address initiatives (e.g. combatting dangerous air) raised by clean air champions such as Sadiq Khan, Birmingham City Council and Manchester City Council. As a result, the new Awair 2nd Edition now detects fine dust (PM2.5) which is extremely dangerous to the body. Invisible to the human eye, when breathed in, fine dust is absorbed into the bloodstream causing major health issues such as respiratory inflammation, heart disease, cancer and birth defects. Commonplace outside thanks to the burning of fossil fuels and forest fires, PM2.5 is evident inside the home too and is generated by everyday activities such as smoking, cooking (frying), burning candles and lighting open fires.

With indoor air up to five times more polluted than outdoor air, thanks to variables such as poor ventilation, carpets, paint, furniture, pets or even using the wrong cleaning products, the beautiful Awair 2nd Edition monitors five key air pollutants that impact our health – fine dust, chemicals (VOC), CO2, humidity and temperature. With each of these factors affecting our general wellbeing, productivity and sleep, the new Awair works by providing real time notifications that are easily read at a glance on the device’s LED display and generating a series of personalised and improved tips that are sent directly to a smart device. Together, these ensure that homeowners have a deeper understanding of the air around them and can make the necessary changes needed to breathe safe air.

Crafted from North American walnut, the unique 2nd Edition Awair now also includes a Sleep Report feature that helps individuals optimise bedrooms for a better night’s snooze. With one in five Brits sleeping poorly, Awair’s toxin trackers have helped individuals sleep 50% better by allowing them to make small changes to their air quality. Other personalised settings include Productivity, Baby and Allergies which ensure that the recommendations and real-time notifications provided are even more tailored to a family’s needs.

Borrowing many of the aesthetics from the original Awair, the 2nd Edition is ideal for any stylish or smart home. Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, IFTTT and more, the sleek Awair 2nd Edition connects to the user-friendly Awair app (on any Android or iOS smart device) to ensure users can dive deeper into trends over time. Retailing at £169 ($199) the Awair 2nd Edition is available now from

A Little ‘Savoir-faire’ from Bonne Maman

Start your day the French way with the new ‘Breakfast Savoir-faire’ cookery book from Bonne Maman. Detailing a little French breakfast ‘knowhow’, the brand has branched out from the traditional and taken breakfast and brunch favourites beyond buttery croissants and warm brioche.

With over 30 brand new recipes, Bonne Maman’s refreshing look at the most important meal of the day includes a selection of mouth-watering sweet and savoury meals using an array of Bonne Maman’s famous conserves, delicious fruit compotes, tangy marmalades and indulgent sweet spreads.

Catering to every palate, the book takes readers on a breakfast journey from tasty on-the-go recipes, adventurous outdoor feasts and hearty weekend favourites through to relaxing breakfasts in bed, sumptuous stacks of pancakes and warming bowls of porridge. Recipes include apricot, orange & carrot shake, overnight oats, super green smoothie bowl, sweet & smoky pan eggs and breakfast lollies.

Complete with mouth-watering photographs sure to tempt any food lover, ‘Bonne Maman Breakfast Savoir-faire’ makes a perfect gift for any budding cook or passionate foodie. Available in paperback on Amazon , Waterstones and Foyles bookstores for £9.99.

For more information about the Bonne Maman range, recipes and inspiration on what to do with your beautiful empty Bonne Maman jars visit:


60g toasted granola
2 tbsp Bonne Maman Salted Caramel
300g fat-free, thick- set natural yoghurt
200g Bonne Maman Cherry, Apricot or
Rhubarb Compote

1. In a small bowl, mix the granola with the caramel and stir well to combine.
2. Spoon the mixture into the bottom of 6 ice-lolly moulds and press down firmly with the handle of a wooden spoon.
3. Add alternative dollops of yoghurt and compote. Insert a lolly stick into each and freeze overnight until firm.

Cooks Tips:
For a dairy-free alternative, puree the compote with a little fresh orange juice and make compote-only lollies. If you don’t have custom-made lolly moulds, then small freezer-proof containers will do the job. Just pop a lolly stick into the mix and freeze in the same way as with proper moulds. When you take them out of the freezer, run the outside of the container under hot water to release the lolly.

High-resolution images and full recipes for all mentioned above are available – please contact Pippa Evans at WixHill on 01483 203992 or e: or Jenna McCooey e: with any enquiries.
Notes for Editors:
– Recipe development by Moyra Fraser.
– Image copyright, Bonne Maman UK
– Recipe from : Bonne Maman – Breakfast Savoir Faire (Simon & Schuster),
– available through Amazon, Waterstones and Foyles @ £9.99.

About Bonne Maman: Bonne Maman is one of Britain’s best-loved conserves, famous for its signature red gingham lids, use of simple, traditional methods and high quality, all natural ingredients. The full Bonne Maman UK range includes:-
• Conserves – New Rhubarb & Strawberry, Mirabelle Plum, Strawberry, Strawberry & Wild Strawberry, Wild Blueberry, Black Cherry, Fig, Apricot, Berries & Cherries, Raspberry, Peach, Damson Plum and Blackcurrant
• Marmalades – Bitter Orange, Sweet Orange and Tangy Mandarin
• Caramels – Hazelnut Praline Caramel and Salted Caramel
• Compotes – New to the breakfast aisle- Apricot, Cherry and Rhubarb
• Chilled Desserts – Strawberry Mousse, Chocolate Mousse, Salted Caramel Crème, Crème Caramel plus Tarte Tatin Aux Pommes, Crème Brûlee, Baba au Rhum, Vanilla Crème, Coffee Crème, Chocolate Fondant and New Dark Chocolate Crème with a touch of Sea Salt.
• New Yoghurts – Strawberry Yoghurt, Rhubarb Yoghurt and Rhubarb Yoghurt

Bibetta Bottle Insulator:

Bibetta Bottle insulators are perfect for keeping baby and drinking bottles insulated when you’re out and about. Our stylish bottle insulators are made with thick neoprene for great insulation to help keep your drinks either cold or warm for longer.

Products are made with neoprene, the same material used to make wet suits, making it soft and stretchy to fit around a range of bottles and sizes. The products are 100% waterproof, hand and machine washable, and quick to dry.

The bottle insulators are beautifully designed making them both fun and practical to use. All Bibetta products have passed UK safety requirements and are BPA free, PVC free, phthalate free and AZO dye free.

Pura Stainless:

Every year British households throw 22 millions tons of waste in the bin. Pura Stainless is one of the brands combatting the issue with their 100% plastic-free, Nontoxic Certified bottles that can be re-purposed as your child matures, offering both value for money and sustainability.

Feeding bottles, sippy cups and drinks containers can be the bane of a parent’s life. Whether it’s lost lids, broken spouts or bitten teats, expensive baby bottles or cups can end up relegated to the cupboard of battered equipment, only to spill out each time it is opened. The reason that families go through so many bottles so regularly is that they are designed for a particular stage and time in a child’s life. They are often made from materials that can be easily cracked or damaged when dropped or transported, so accidents naturally happen.
Our unique lid system allows our bottles to evolve with the changing needs of your family. Re-purposed bottles can be used for years instead of months by simply replacing the silicone top.

Everything you see form Pura is unique because we design each and every product to be the best in it’s category. The adult sport bottles have therefore been designed with adults in mind with a colourful yet practical design.

With Pura you can rest assured that you are always using the safest and most eco progressive bottle on the market.

It’s coming home with BIC SHAVE CLUB

To celebrate the football event of the year, BIC SHAVE CLUB has launched a World Cup competition for football fans across the country.

To enter, share your ‘footy fan’ look via the website here. A jury will select the best picture and the winner will receive a state-of-the-art home cinema system. BIC SHAVE CLUB is also giving away shave boxes for 50 runners up

Football fever leaving you short for time? Don’t fear BIC SHAVE CLUB is a subscription service for non-disposable, refillable razors for men, delivered straight to your door.

Sign up today to benefit from an introductory offer of £3.00 for the first month, with free shipping.

Members of BIC SHAVE CLUB receive a free razor handle and fresh blades delivered on a monthly or bi-monthly basis to meet their shaving needs, the high performance razor and refill kit is available exclusively online at

Beauty Experts Angelo David and Jacob Guttman Introduce

The Flex Brush

The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair

World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, introduce The Flex Brush—an all-purpose tool that detangles safely, massages the scalp and promotes hair health and growth. The brush’s versatility combined with its flex technology make it the most forgiving hair brush on the market.

The Flex Brush, designed for both wet and dry hair, bends to follow the contours of your head, massaging your scalp and stimulating the production of natural oils. The brush has vents that allow heat to pass through it, so blow drying won’t damage it. For ultimate detangling, pair it with Flex Detangle Spray, a revolutionary leave-in conditioner that increases flexibility to decrease damage during styling and detangling. Here is what sets The Flex Brush apart from other brushes on the market:

It is the most versatile brush on the market, so whether your hair is curly, fine, delicate or thick—or if you have extensions or a sensitive scalp—the Flex Brush is your go-to hair tool

The Flex Brush is made from all-natural rubber, and the coating has a soft-touch finish that’s comfortable and easy to grip

The Flex Brush is vented and super lightweight, so it can be used while blow drying. Air can pass freely through the integrated vents, resulting in much faster drying times.

Thanks to its flexibility, the Flex Brush gives your scalp a soothing massage that increases the blood supply to your hair’s follicles. Increased circulation helps increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients that is essential for growing strong, healthy hair

The Flex Brush is especially great for detangling children’s hair. Unlike traditional brushes, it flexes to avoid snagging on tough knots, so there’s no pain, plus you get damage-free detangling on all hair types, whether hair is wet or dry.

About the Flex Brush

The Flex Brush is the creation of two of the most innovative minds in beauty: Angelo David, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools. While on the beach in Aruba, Angelo was pained by watching people destroy their hair as they yanked rigid brushes through knots, tearing ends and destroying roots. He contacted Jacob and together they designed The Flex Brush—an all-purpose tool that detangles safely, massages the scalp and promotes hair health and growth. It is designed for both wet and dry hair.

The Flex Brush comes in three variations: The Flex Brush XL Nylon Bristle, The Flex Brush Petite Mixed Bristle and The Flex Brush XL Mixed Bristle. SRP is $20 for the smaller size and $26 for the larger brushes. The Flex Detangle Spray is available in two sizes: the 2 oz bottle for SRP $6.95 and the 8 oz bottle for SRP $17.95. For more information or to purchase the Flex Brush, visit

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Take a splash into David Hockney’s paintings with this stunning towel featuring his distinctive artwork.

The perfect backdrop for showing off your sunbathing poses, or to make a ‘bigger splash’.

Exclusive to Tate Shop, these bright and radiant colours will be shore to dry you off in style!

David Hockney ‘Bigger Splash’ Beach Towel – £45
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Orvis Summer Pet Essentials

– Orvis Cooling Vest, £24. Dip this vest into cold water and ring dry to create a comforting cooling vest for your dog. Protect your dog from overheating when the temperature climbs.

– Orvis Sunbrella Indoor/Outdoor bed, £99 – £139. Built to live indoors and out, this Sunbrella Platform Dog Bed is the most weather and sun resistant dog bed on the market. Available in 11 colours.

– Orvis Soggy Doggy Drying Towel, £20. Nip that wet dog smell at the doorstep. Dry your dog with the soft chenille drying towel that soaks up water like a giant sponge! This super-absorbent deep-pile drying towel fits over your hand like a mitt so you can easily dry away.



Shane Hayes & the Ketones Fitness & Health Approach

Shane Hayes works in the health and fitness world, helping others achieve optimum health and offer an alternative to the sugary , processed drinks so commonplace today.

Shane offers products wholesale to customers, that enhance mood, energy, health , promote healthy insulin levels and fat loss. Ketones are a naturally occurring in body. They help the body enter a state of ketosis which facilitates fat burning mechanism within body. Used in conjunction with a nutritional ketogenic diet (see previous link). Not to be confused with a ketoacidosis diet or condition. Not only are they great tasting and refreshing they allow for a change in fuel source for energy needs that offset the spikes and troughs we all experience as sugar or glucose burners. Jet fuel vs regular petro as a visual. Used with caloric and energy deficit it helps achieve health or wellness, on a optimum scale. Over 6 different, great tasting flavors, mix with water, coffee, protein shakes, to make great smoothies, refreshing ice drinks, and more! Offered in USA,Canada, Taiwan, England, Australia, and soon Mexico Order inquiries: or call 208-754-4530 * if you suffer from extreme medical conditions consult with your doctor before use. I would love to be featured in your social media sphere of influence.

Chefling, the ultimate solution for the smart kitchen, delivers quick, healthy, and tasty recipes to help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals.

Simply scan your receipt or an item’s barcode after grocery shopping and Chefling with provide you with recipes that incorporate the ingredients you already have.

Only have chicken, broccoli, and eggs in the kitchen? Chefling keeps track of the ingredients you have on-hand and suggests simple and relevant recipes for you to whip up a meal before your gym session.

Chefling delivers the following features and more in one engaging and easy-to-use-app:

Inventory Organization – easily add items to your pantry, monitor freshness and receive notifications when items are about to expire
Intuitive Recipe Suggestion – select recipes based on what is already in your pantry
· Shopping List Management – click to add items to your shopping list; once purchased, swipe on the item or scan your receipt to add items to your pantry

· Voice Assistant Integration – use voice assistant devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home to add items to your shopping list or listen to step-by-step cooking instructions for a complete and easy hands-free experience

To model the solid soul of a stone into soft and cozy shapes
with a feminine sensitivity: this is the flair of Fiammetta Vanelli,
a woman entrepreneur, with a family history of almost two
centuries linked to the extraction of Carrara marble.
Her objects combine the thousand-year old Italian artisan tradition
with the most advanced technologies and each creation
is a unique piece.
With the brand FiammettaV, this way of thinking of marble is
reflected in sophisticated collections.

From step counting shoes, clothing that could reduce blood pressure, and hunger supressing foods– here’s the future of fitness

Pure Gym has scoped out the most innovative new product concepts, patented by brands including Adidas, Nike, and Under Armour

Thought your Fitbit was cool? PureGym has researched some of the latest patented products set to make their way into the fitness world – and they’re pretty impressive.
These ground-breaking new concepts cleverly combine both fitness and technology, in the hope to create a product with the power to change the way we work out.
Fitness products of the future could include underwater punchbags, an electricity generating shoe and muscle building supplements for OAPS.
See the full list of patents here.
Adidas: Self-charging smart shoes with a specially-designed sole that generates electricity to count your steps and track your distance.
Under Armour: Chemical-releasing clothing that releases therapeutically effective chemicals such as Magnesium, which is believed to be beneficial in regulating heart rhythm and reducing blood pressure.
Bioventures: Anti-aging muscle-boosting supplements that use amino acids to stimulate muscle protein.
Robert Magrino and Bernadette D’souza: An underwater punch bag that showcases the physical benefits of exercising in water.
Nike: Sports bra that is easier to put on and take off, adding an extra level of flexibility.
University of Copenhagen: Foods, additives and supplements that work within the body to temporarily remove the sensation of hunger
Stephen Rowe, Chief Marketing Officer at Pure Gym, said: “We’re excited to see the fully-realised versions of these potential game-changing products, and discover just how they can help to further revolutionise the fitness industry.
“We look forward to seeing some of these products hopefully roll out throughout the next few years.”
You can see the full list of products, alongside their filed patents, on the PureGym website here:

Animal rights group launch cute postcard campaign to help grey squirrels

Animal Aid, one of the UK’s largest animal rights organisations, has launched a postcard campaign to help save grey squirrels from being culled. The cards will be sent to local Wildlife Trusts who are part of the grey squirrel culling initiative, Red Squirrels United.

The postcards will be sent to Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Ulster Wildlife, the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside and Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales. Members of the public will send the pre-written postcards to the organisations asking them to withdraw their support of culling of grey squirrels.

The text on the postcards will encourage the Wildlife Trusts to explore alternative methods of helping red squirrels, instead of culling grey squirrels. The front features a cute embroidery design of two grey squirrels.

Animal Aid previously helped to deliver a 100,000+ signature petition to the Wildlife Trusts’ head office in Newark. This called for an end to grey squirrel culling, and was started by dedicated campaigner Courtney Scattergood. In addition, more than 11,000 people complained to Red Squirrels United through their website.

Says Jade Emery, Animal Aid Wildlife Campaigner:

‘Culling one kind of squirrel in order to try to boost the numbers of another kind of squirrel is outrageous and cruel. It is profoundly disappointing that the Wildlife Trusts are so outspoken against the badger cull but support the killing of other defenceless wildlife.

‘We appeal to the Wildlife Trusts to stop this callous culling of grey squirrels, and instead invest this time and money into alternative, humane initiatives to boost numbers of red squirrels.

As the UK sizzles into another record breaking heatwave, Zangheim have all you need to keep your drinks, food and cocktails on ice to keep the heat at bay.

Les Georgettes by Altesse has won a coveted UK Jewellery Award.

The results of the UK Jewellery Awards 2018 were revealed on 4th July at the Artillery Garden, London where the jewellery industry elite came together for a night of recognition and celebration of the sector’s achievements.

Les Georgettes by Altesse has won in the Brand to Watch category and was praised by Retail Jeweller’s expert judging panel for “providing a product that proved to be an instant hit with retailers, our panel all agreed that this brand has demonstrated significant potential and is most definitely one to watch.”

With 19 targeted categories, the awards cover every aspect of the jewellery industry, from New Designer of the Year to Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year.

The UK Jewellery Awards are the most admired and relevant awards in the jewellery and retail industry. The awards provide industry recognition and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Ruth Faulkner, Editor, Retail Jeweller, said:

“This year’s awards has been one of the most memorable to date.
“The new venue has been extremely popular, and we are blown away by guests’ positive reaction to the event. It is a real achievement to be the custodian of the UK’s premier industry award ceremony and the fact that it was so well supported is testament to just how highly it is regarded in the trade.
“Our rigorous judging process ensures that winning one of these awards means you are the very best at what you do so huge congratulations to all of our finalists and winners.”
For more information on the Retail Jeweller Awards 2018 go to

Rock around the Christmas Tree with BoomBocs

Sleigh the Christmas lists this year with the ultimate retro-inspired gift – BoomBocs, the wireless rechargeable speakers.

Already enjoyed by the likes of Rita Ora and Lady Gaga, BoomBocs comes in a myriad of colours to brighten up the darkest of winter nights. The range features ‘Classic’ colours as well as ‘Deluxe’ metallic for the most fashion-forward family.

Designed by sound-engineer-to-the-stars, Jonny Williams in Brixton, BoomBocs has true British heritage and each one is still handcrafted by highly skilled audio specialists.

Perfect for the 80’s dad or the most style-conscious sister, BoomBocs is the ideal gift for someone looking for both style and substance with its superior audio quality. The family will be rockin’ around the Christmas the tree all day long.

Available from £699 from

Fibaro Wall Plug

The Wall Plug by Fibaro is a Z-Wave compatible smart power adapter that gives any connected device that uses a standard power outlet the ability to be controlled through Z-Wave smart home hubs, including Fibaro’s Home Center 2 and Home Center Lite. For easy, plug-and-play setup, users can simply insert the Wall Plug into any standard outlet and push a button to pair with the Z-Wave network. An LED ring on the front face of the Wall Plug indicates the strength of the Z-Wave network by changing colors. Available in two versions, the Wall Plug comes as a standard plug or standard plug with an additional USB port that provides independent energy readings of connected devices. Within the mobile app, users can manage connected devices and turn them on and off to save energy. For example, air conditioning units can be turned on and off remotely, and users can save money on their monthly energy bill by not leaving the air conditioners running all day long.

The Wall Plug has the ability to monitor power levels and energy consumption, with watt usage being indicated by specific colors via the Wall Plug’s prominent LED ring. Users can set a maximum power limit for each of their connected devices, and Wall Plug can identify connected devices that are drawing the most energy. When Wall Plug senses that devices are drawing more energy than the set maximum amount, it can shut down power to those devices automatically. Wall Plug is available for $59.99 on

Watermelon Mint Refresher

If you are looking for a refreshing snack that is quick, tasty and beneficial for your well-being, you found it. In fact, watermelon has many health benefits, including hydration, which helps keep your body cool and is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

The recipe is as simple as it gets. All you need is:

• Blender
• Watermelon
• Ice
• Fresh Mint Leaves

Throw everything into the blender until your desired consistency, and voila, you have the perfect snack on a hot summer day, especially after playing an intense game of rugby.

The amount and order of the ingredients does not matter because there is no right or wrong way to create this delicious snack. You may prefer a spoon to a straw, which means a larger amount of ice thrown in. You may not be a fan of mint so adding less leaves or even none at all would be your preference.

Whether you are five or fifty-five, the watermelon mint refresher is a win-win for everyone!

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Crowd Cow, who is offering the must-have meat for summer BBQs.


Crowd Cow began as a way to help people discover and enjoy the very best beef from small, independent ranches while making it a fun and easy experience. Crowd Cow has grown to offer a large variety of sustainably raised meats at fair prices through their “crowdfunding a cow” process. Experience the range of quality meat with their one-of-a-kind meat packages like the “Grill Master Share.”

Detoxwater is the premier aloe vera-infused water brand sourced with the highest-grade aloe vera available as part of a pledge to bring consumers the healthiest, best-tasting product imaginable. With only 30 calories per bottle, Detoxwater delivers the clinically-proven benefits of pure aloe juice – an ingredient known to support immune function, healthy digestion, nutrient absorption, and improved skin elasticity. Detoxwater is available nationwide in six delicious flavors: Original (Lychee & White Grape), Mangaloe, Pinamint, Appleberry, Peachberry, and Cryptokiwi.

Grass Fed Coffee is the world’s first ready-to-drink butter coffee. Created following an ancient Tibetan formula said to improve endurance, focus, motivation, and mood, Grass Fed Coffee can also be used as a meal replacement and a pre-workout beverage. Grass Fed Coffee is made with a mixture of organic, fair trade coffee extract, MCT oil, and sustainably-produced grass-fed butter high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Grass Fed Coffee is currently available on Amazon Prime, Bristol Farms, Lazy Acres, and more.

UPTIME is the first premium energy drink to enter the market. Unlike “extreme” energy supplements, UPTIME helps you feel and perform at your best by restoring your natural energy and delivers sustained mental clarity and focus without the crash. It’s how energy should feel. Packaged in a stylishly sleek aluminum bottle, the crisp sparkling drink features a blend of citrus flavors made with premium non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients like Ginseng and Gingko Biloba. UPTIME is available in both Original and Sugar Free options and is available nationwide at 7/11 and other major convenience retailers.


Release Date: 20 July 2018

Pre-Order Date: 06 July 2018

We are two weeks away from a landmark moment in the history of popular music, when the most trusted curators of pop music for over 35 years, NOW That’s What I Call Music, release NOW100 on 20 July. Celebrating 100 albums featuring over 2000 artists and sales of over 120 million, this iconic moment in pop history will have fans across the nation celebrating nearly four decades of the world’s biggest music brand mapping the soundtrack to their lives.

Having woven its way into the hearts of the British public back in 1983 – when there were 4 TV channels and no mobile phones – the treasured compilation albums have become part of the country’s history and ingrained in its popular culture, with sales equivalent to every UK household owning 4 NOW albums. The musical institution has since found global success in over 60 countries including the USA, South Korea and New Zealand.

To acknowledge this monumental occasion, NOW That’s What I Call Music! 100 will feature two discs; the first celebrating the biggest pop tunes of the moment including Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, George Ezra and Clean Bandit and the second a NOWstalgia-filled special, remembering the best of the past 99 albums, with classic tracks from UB40, Phil Collins, Oasis, Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child.

Also on disc 1, there is an extra special track from the winners of GMB’s “Sing It To Win It”, girl-band MU4 with “You Can’t Hurry Love” by the Supremes, recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Recording Studios. Phil Collin’s cover version of this classic is the opening track for the very first NOW album. NOW1 will be re-issued on CD, cassette and vinyl to celebrate this momentous occasion and reflect how NOW has evolved over 35 years. And if that wasn’t enough the NOW Music App will be the only place you can download and listen to all 100 NOW albums.

Over the years the NOW albums have mapped the supersonic careers of the biggest names in pop music, with Robbie Williams holding the record for most appearances, featuring a whopping thirty times with Take That chart-toppers such as Pray and It Only Takes A Minute, and solo hits Angels, Millennium and ROCK DJ. Bajan songstress Rihanna places second, with twenty-seven NOW appearances and Calvin Harris takes third place, featuring twenty-six times.

Whilst NOW has been the backdrop for the most iconic music moments for the past 35 years, its rise has been so stratospheric that it is now part of history, firmly woven into the UK’s pop cultural fabric. Whether it’s Cabbage Patch Dolls in 1983, Tamagotchis in 1996 or the final episode of Friends in 2004, the brand sparks NOWstalgia in everyone, as memories and music intertwine and transport people to the most memorable moments in their lives.

NOW 100 Track List

Cat no: CDNOW100

Barcode: 190758352626

CD 1 – Hits

01. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss

02. George Ezra – Shotgun

03. Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato – Solo

04. Ariana Grande – no tears left to cry

05. Anne-Marie – 2002

06. Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There

07. Years & Years – If You’re Over Me

08. David Guetta & Sia – Flames

09. Post Malone – Better Now

10. Jonas Blue feat. Jack & Jack – Rise

11. Liam Payne & J. Balvin – Familiar

12. Banx & Ranx & Ella Eyre feat. Yxng Bane – Answerphone

13. M.O, Lotto Boyzz & Mr Eazi – Bad Vibe

14. Tiësto & Dzeko feat. Preme & Post Malone – Jackie Chan

15. M-22 feat. Medina – First Time

16. 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood

17. Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line – Meant To Be

18. Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle

19. Khalid & Normani – Love Lies

20. Jax Jones & Mabel feat. Rich The Kid – Ring Ring

21. Cheat Codes x Little Mix – Only You

22. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

Bonus track:

23. MU4 – You Can’t Hurry Love (GMB competition winners)

CD2 – Classics

01. UB40 – Red Red Wine

02. Phil Collins – Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

03. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

04. Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around

05. Spice Girls – Wannabe

06. Oasis – Wonderwall

07. Robbie Williams – Angels

08. Cher – Believe

09. Britney Spears – …Baby One More Time

10. S Club 7 – Reach

11. Destiny’s Child – Survivor

12. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

13. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River

14. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful

15. Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie

16. Take That – Rule The World

17. Coldplay – Viva La Vida

18. Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl

19. Ed Sheeran – Sing

20. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

21. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

25 NOW Facts to whet your appetite:

The first ever NOW compilation sold 1.1 million copies in 1983 and featured 28 artists; Kajagoogoo, UB40 and Culture Club had two songs each, while Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack doubled up for the duet ‘Tonight, I Celebrate My Love’.

2. NOW That’s What I Call Music! compilations have been the most popular CDs every year since 2010 – except for 2015, when Adele beat it.

98 (out of 99) the number of albums to reach No 1 in the Official Charts

Over half of the UK population, have bought (or been given) a NOW numbered compilation album in the past.

The first Now album to be released as download was NOW 62 in 2005

Cassette tapes ceased in 2006 with the final cassette being NOW 64

The most successful volume to date is 1999’s Now 44, which sold 2.3 million copies and is the biggest selling compilation album ever

Girls Aloud have clocked up the highest number of consecutive appearances – 13 albums – with a track in every album from NOW 54 to NOW 66

In 2017 NOW sold more product than the top selling DVDs and console games such as FIFA and Assassin’s Creed.

U2 had the longest gap between first on 1984’s Now 4 and last appearance on Now 99 in 2018

11. It would take over 250 hours to listen to 1-100 Now albums

12. NOW! compilations have spent 654 weeks at number 1 (up to fourth week of NOW 99)

13. MiniDiscs started with NOW 43 in 1999 and ended with NOW 48 in 2001

14. NOW 4 was the first volume on CD. It featured fifteen songs, compared to thirty-two on the LPs and cassette.

15. NOW 4 is the only volume that didn’t get to Number 1. It spent two weeks at Number 2.

16. NOW 9 was the last volume to be available as a single CD. Since NOW 10 it has been two discs every time.

So far the series has featured 602 number 1 hits

Bestselling NOW Album is NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL CHRISTMAS (4.3m)

19. Madonna had never allowed any of her tracks to appear on a NOW – until her song Into The Groove features on the series’ 30th anniversary edition.

20. Oasis’s Songbird was the shortest song to make the NOW! grade, at 2.04 minutes

21. The longest track on any NOW album is Don McLean’s American Pie at 8.34 minutes

22. U2 had the longest gap between first on 1984’s Now 4 and last appearance on Now 99 in 2018

23. Willow Smith on NOW 78 with Whip My Hair was the youngest to have appeared on a Now album at just nine years old

24. Since Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins on NOW 39 there have been thirty ‘versus’ couplings.

25. Hollywood actors who have appeared on NOW include; Will Smith (Now 26 with D J Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Boom Shake The Room ), Ewan McGregor (NOW 38 with PF Project feat Ewan McGregor – Choose Life ), Kate Winslet (NOW 50) and Nicole Kidman (NOW 51 with Robbie Williams – Something Stupid) and Brittany Murphy (NOW 64 with Paul Oakenfold – Faster Kill Pussycat)

With the hottest days of the year continuing through the weekend, everyone will be sure to have a water bottle at hand.

Make sure you don’t lose yours in the crowd with the stunning bespoke, personalised Water Bottle from the London Transport Museum shop.

Personalised Johnston Alphabet Water Bottle
London Transport Museum




A unique comedy tribute brought to you by actor, comedian and voice-over artist Dan Blaskey.

Dan Blaskey recently made his TV debut on Channel 4’s show ‘Lookalikes’, which is currently on air at 10.30pm every Wednesday. Dan (aka Dani B) appears as Ali G in the show and it seems the audience just can’t tell the difference – he looks, acts and is practically the legend himself (but officially not).

Lookalikes is now in its second series following a huge success from the first series. The show is a structured, fly-on-the-wall, reality comedy, following antics at Britain’s premier lookalikes agency.

Dan was approached to appear on Lookalikes following his unique comedy show going viral on social media, with over 8 million views and counting. The clip shows Dani B performing at an Indian wedding, which got picked-up by well-known media platform, LadBible.

Blaskey’s act includes a hilarious, interactive, live comedy performance, tailored for each event, which combines uncanny impersonation, original stand-up comedy, and sharp improvisation. His comedy is planned and prepared for all events to maximise on client’s needs and has delivered outstanding performances for all types of audiences.

The live act typically opens with a 20-minute stage show which consists of a big entrance, a section of stand-up comedy and an Ali G style interview with the event VIP. After the show, the character steps into the role of compare, introducing acts and speeches or presenting awards with humour, as well as improvising with the guests and photo opportunities.

As a result of the hugely popular act, Blaskey was also asked to perform at various events including international bookings such as the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens in April this year, where he performed as Kazakh Dan (Borat tribute). For this event, Blaskey created filmed content to promote the event and presented a series of live performances at the stadium, which proved a huge success.

Dani B also produces Ali G (or Borat) style video episodes, designed to mimic the original TV programme. The episode, typically between 5-10 minutes in duration, is shot over a half day on location, then edited to either be shown at an event or to promote a brand or business. Please check out some videos here: and

Previously, Dan completed his drama degree at John Moores’ University in Liverpool and then went on to complete a Masters in Classical Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Dan has performed in several plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival including; ‘Corpus’ and ‘Minibreak’ by award-winning writer, Ben Ockrent, and starred in several theatre productions including L’Hotel at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, with theatre company ‘Jarbones’.

Dan has also won ‘Best Overall Celebrity Recreation’ at USA’s Sunburst Convention for Celebrity Impersonators in Orlando, Florida.

Dan has been performing the tribute acts for around 17 years at corporate events, award ceremonies and gala dinners, as well as private functions like weddings and birthdays.

For the past four years, Dan has also been working as a voice over artist on a range of projects including TV commercials, audio books, cartoons and video games. For more information on this, please go to:

To check out Dani B’s viral video, please go to:

For any media enquires and/or any bookings for Dani B, please contact Jenny Vanderwerf on or call 07721 015182.

Please follow Dan B on: Facebook: @AliGtribute Twitter: @AliGtribute Instagram: aligtribute

Freda and Wolf is introducing an alternative approach to hair growth and healthier hair!

Have you had a hard time growing hair? Have you experienced hair loss or thinning of hair? Do you want to experience thick, healthy, and luscious hair? Then it’s time to meet Apex Hair Tonic for men, an organic supplement containing a selection of 11 Chinese and Western herbs.


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Use four droppers of this tonic supplement each day.
This bottle will last 30 days.
Each day, you’ll take four droppers (not drops!) of the hair growth tonic. We recommend mixing in the four droppers with 6 ounces of water (or smoothie, or juice) and drink it in the morning or evening. It may take a few weeks to see results. For new hair growth it usually takes 6-12 weeks. This is a health supplement with compounding effects, meaning, it needs to be taken daily over time to experience maximum benefits.

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AnxioCalm by Terry Naturally can be used while on vacation or traveling.

While vacation is a fun and relaxing time, it can be anxiety provoking and stressful for many. From getting the whole family ready to airport snafus and flying fears, skip the stress and make AnxioCalm by Terry Naturally a carry on must-have. Great for everyday or occasional use, this product is a fast-acting supplement clinically studied to quiet nerves and relieve occasional anxiety without drowsiness!*

AnxioCalm by Terry Naturally® is a natural, clinically studied and effective nutritional supplement to improve occasional anxiety or nervousness, everyday stresses or excessive worry. The supplement can be used every day or occasionally when you need extra support, without drowsiness or mental fogginess.



Thrive: Feel Stress Free is an app which uses evidenced-based techniques for the prevention, detection and treatment of common mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and mild depression.


Thrive: Feel Stress Free is an app which uses evidenced-based techniques for the prevention, detection and treatment of common mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and mild depression. Research has shown that for those who screened positive for mild-moderate anxiety and/or depression, 96% of them ‘recover’ within 8 weeks of using Thrive: Feel Stress Free. It has also been shown to speed up depression recovery time, working the same as some anti-depressants without the side effects. There are three main aspects of Thrive: Feel Stress Free, including prevention, detection and treatment. The app also includes 24/7 support and is available when and where employees may need it.

The prevention: The app encourages support seeking behaviour and detects issues before they become too severe. Thrive is not for the 1 in 4 struggling with their mental wellbeing, it is for the 4 in 4 of us that need to care for our mental wellbeing and cope with life’s daily stresses. The exercises within the app, mood tracking and systems all prevent mental health conditions occurring or becoming worse.

The detection: The detection aspect is done by using PHQ9/GAD7 quiz to analyse a user’s mental wellbeing, from this daily screen the app can determine if a user is suffering with anxiety and or depression. Users will be then recommended a personalised plan within the app and directed to the right support within their company/sector to improve their mental wellbeing.

The treatment: The app consists of many forms of treatment. The four relaxation techniques are calm breathing, meditation, deep muscle relaxation and applied relaxation – meaning there should be something for everyone. Each of the techniques are evidence-based, clinically proven and used in real life therapy to help manage common mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and mild depression.

Looking for travel gadgets for your summer holiday?

With the M7450 Mobile Wi-Fi, you can have a secure Wi-Fi network wherever you go. No more panicking over whether that dodgy internet cafe in Thailand is going to let in hackers to your personal devices.

This pocket-sized Mi-Fi easily shares a 4G/3G connection with up to 32 wireless devices like tablets, laptops, and mobile phones at the same time for up to 15 hours.

Enjoy Netflix, upload those travel snaps to social media whenever, get to your destination hassle free and more. The M7450 is the perfect travel companion for personal travel, business trips, outdoor activities, and everywhere else life takes you. RRP £159 on Amazon.

Secure your valuables on-the-move with the Master Lock Portable Safe

The lightweight and sleek Master Lock Portable Safe is the ultimate summer solution for keeping your valuables secure, wherever you are.

Whether you are spending the day by the pool or on the beach, the water resistant and shock absorbent safe features a concealed cable for securing it to fixed objects and doubles as a convenient carrying handle.

The reliable, secure and convenient clutch design is perfect for commuters, cyclists and pushchair parents, offering peace of mind by keeping possessions locked away when you are on-the-move.

At just 73g – half the weight of an iPhone 6S – the safe is also a super lightweight companion for backpackers travelling alone as it’s easily attached to plane, train and coach seats during naps or trips to the toilet.

The safe is also set to be a music festival favourite, protecting your phone and wallet from the elements and providing a handy deterrent to would-be thieves.

Backed by Master Lock’s unrivalled security heritage, smartphones, cameras, gaming devices, cash, cards, jewellery, keys, passports, sunglasses and more are easily hidden away behind a dependable dial combination.

Secure access to your favourite tech has also been taken into consideration, with a headphone / charging cable access port so you can still use the devices without having to open the safe.

The Master Lock Portable Safe is the affordable summer security essential from a name you can trust – and at just £29.99 it’s great for gifting too.

Note to editors
The Master Lock 5900 Series Portable Safe is available in white or grey with a recommended price of £29.99 and available from leading retailers. Visit the Master Lock website or connect via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube.

About Master Lock
Recognised around the world as the authentic, enduring name in padlocks and security products; Master Lock keeps developing innovative and high quality products. Leader in security solutions for sports, home, school, work and travel solutions, Master Lock has recently launched a full range of storage security and safes solutions. Master Lock padlocks are covered under a limited lifetime warranty. Find out more information on

The SRS-XB41 Speaker features a new LIVE SOUND mode, recreating the feeling of listening to music at a live gig.

It also boasts a ‘Party Booster’ feature, allowing the speaker to be used like an instrument, with sound and lighting reactions. This, combined with the fact that it is waterproof, means the XB41 is the ideal party speaker, especially for those who enjoy their music bass heavy.

I’ve popped a little more info below on the product for your reference.

SRS-XB41 (RRP: £200)

Extra Bass sound with LIVE SOUND mode

Sound effects with Party Booster

Speaker lights and flashing strobe

Waterproof and dustproof

24 hours of battery life

Carry samples sizes of your favourite health drinks wherever you go.

Rochester Ginger- traditional ginger drink ideal for keeping travel sickness at bay
Natural Remedy Tonics’ Turmeric- an incredibly concentrated and natural inflammation & pain reliever
Natural Remedy Tonic’s Ginseng- perfect pick me up for jet lag or the morning after

Sample packs available for $25

Full size versions, buy online or in stores Australia wide


Top 10 things to do at DogFest 2018

Meet celebrity dogs at the ‘Hound Hangout’
From Aunko (@huskyanuko) to Monty (@montyminidachshund), you can give your Instagram some serious ‘paw-points’ when you and your pooch strike a pose with a stellar line-up of famous #DogsOfInstagram at the Hound Hangout.

Meet our celebrity animal lovers
Hear exclusive talks from the celebrity animal lovers in the VIP area. Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan (Springwatch) and Paul Manktelow (ITV’s This Morning) will be among the stars and experts appearing, click here to see what’s on and when.

The Fitzpatrick Roadshow: Meet the Team
An exclusive chance to meet some of Professor Noel Fitzpatrick’s team from his world renowned veterinary practices and ask them questions about their life changing work.

ShadowQuest dog display team
Watch this troupe of super-smart dogs showcase their jaw-dropping skills – from abseiling down a 30ft tower to zip-wiring across the ring and jumping through hoops of fire! Just one act from a jam-packed schedule full of shows and demos.

School 4 Dogs, featuring Britain’s Got Talent’s Lucy Heath and Trip Hazard
Help your furry friend become teacher’s pet with obedience classes from non-other than Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Lucy Heath and her tiny canine companion, Trip Hazard.

Temptation Alley & Dog Diving
Just two of our awesome ‘have-a-go’ activities: Temptation Alley is your dog’s chance to get from the start back to their owners while NOT getting distracted by the tantalising treats, while Dog Diving is just that: watery hilarity with a special swimming pool.

Dogs with Jobs
From sniffing out life-threatening diseases to performing ‘search and rescue’ after fires, come and hear all about how these amazing dogs that work for a living help to save lives every single day.

Puppy School
Thinking of getting a new addition to the family? Watch our live demonstrations with some very cute little furry models, to learn more about what it takes to own and train a puppy.

Great Dog Walk
Put your best paw forward in The Great Dog Walk, led by Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick with expert tips from the team at The Big Tick project. Great exercise whether you have two legs or four!

Music and shopping – festival favourites
From cool music on the main stage to hot street food for people and dogs, the festival vibe is everywhere. And the Shopping Village is a paradise for pampered pooches with glamorous perfume, £800 chesterfield beds, hi-tech activity trackers, and even special dog ice cream and ‘beer’!

American Graffiti Tiles £360 per m2

Stone and Ceramic Warehouse and SACW Paving are pleased to be showcasing a selection of porcelain tiles, including brand new products, at the House & Garden Festival 2018 (Stands K1 & K2, 20 – 24 June 2018, Olympia, London). As regular exhibitors at the show, they will once again be inspiring visitors with the very best new designs.

Left to right: Parisienne Gabriella Tiles from £78 per m2, Grigio del Colle Tiles from £144 per m2

The Stone and Ceramic Warehouse have been sourcing and importing outstanding floor and wall coverings for over fifty years. The latest additions to their ranges, which will be showcased at the House & Garden Festival (stand K1), continue their dedication to supplying their customers with the latest in cutting-edge design, alongside practical surfaces. From sophisticated patterned designs to impressive porcelain slab tiles, there is something for everyone in their collection.

Top left clockwise: Legna Versailles £96 per m2, Coliseum Arabescato from £144 per m2, Textura Chevron £72 per m2 & Coliseum Statuario Venato Slab Tiles from £144 per m2

One of the new additions to be showcased on the stand are the new Legna tiles. Available as planks and Versailles panels, these tiles have a realistic wood-effect texture. For those looking for a more contemporary feel, there are also the Coliseum tiles. These are available in marble, stone, concrete and metallic finishes. Other new launches include the new American Graffiti and Textura tiles, which will add colour, texture and pattern to any design.

Top left clockwise: Medici Nonni Cobbles £120 per m2, Boardwalk Nut £144 per m2 & Stucco Grigio from £90 per m2

In addition to these fabulous tiles, the team will also be demonstrating their impressive collection of external 2cm porcelain pavers at the SACW Paving stand (K2). Porcelain pavers provide huge advantages over other materials and are now available in many realistic imitation finishes such as wood and stone. In addition, they are virtually maintenance free and resistant to stains, scratches, frost and chemicals, resulting in an outside space which will keep looking good for years to come.

Top clockwise: Boardwalk Nut £144 per m2, Parisienne Butterfly Tiles from £78 per m2 & Stucco Greige from £90 per m2

Whether your home is modern or traditional, large or small, look no further than the Stone and Ceramic Warehouse for the perfect surfaces, both inside and out. Visit their expert team on stand K1 and K2 at the HOUSE fair 2018, Olympia, London on the 20 – 24 June 2018.

Flamingo Black and White Stripes Sarong

British Made Gifts

Description: Our stylish bikini cover ups will invite glamour into your holiday suitcase, made from a luxuriously soft silky chiffon fabric, our sarongs drape in the most flattering way.

Wear our sarongs through the day to cover up and protect your skin, or in the evening to add that extra layer in the breeze.

Perfect for the beach or pool, wear your sarong in a variety of ways.

An ideal gift for someone who regularly visits the beach, or loves to sunbathe in the garden. Or an alternative idea for group holidays or hen weekends.

Other features include;

• Size approx: 150cm x 100cm
• Machine washable
• Air dry only
• Printed in vibrant digital colour
• Professionally hemmed edge

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Price: £15.99

Decadent Decaf is the world’s first decaf coffee brand that only ever does decaf.

With the largest range of decaffeinated coffees in the world, you’ll find six flavours available all year round.

We only ever use the Swiss Water Decaf Process to create our decaffeinated coffee, which uses water to decaffeinate the beans. This method is chemical-free (most decaf is made using chemical solvents), environmentally friendly, leaves the coffee 99.9% caffeine-free and preserves the unique taste of each blend.

This has been officially recognised by judges at the Great Taste Awards, the world’s largest and most trusted fully independent food and drink awards. They awarded three Great Taste Awards in 2017 to:

· Costa Rica Strictly Hard Bean Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans – 1 Star

· Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans – 1 Star

· Signature Espresso Blend Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans – 1 Star

The current selection of single origin Swiss Water Decaf process decaffeinated coffees are available in whole bean, cafetiere/filter grind, espresso/aeropress grind or, as raw green bean for home roasting.


Colombia Medellin Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g – from £5.49
Costa Rica Strictly Hard Bean Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g – from £5.49
Signature Espresso Blend Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g – from £5.49
Ethiopia Sidamo Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g – from £5.99
Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g – from £5.99
Kenya AA Swiss Water Decaf Decaffeinated Coffee Beans & Ground 227g – from £6.99



HomingPIN: The solution to lost property

The frustration of losing a suitcase, laptop, mobile phone or set of keys is enough to drive anyone up the wall. Not only is it costly to replace lost property, but losing a laptop or electronic device puts you at risk of losing precious photos, documents and information.
Up to 20 million bags are mislaid in airports every year, and in London alone, 50 000 mobile phones get left behind in taxis annually. South Africa is no different, with thousands of personal belongings making its way into Lost & Found containers nationwide every year. HomingPIN offers an innovative solution to this global problem with the HomingPIN tag.
HomingPIN offers baggage loops with tags, key rings and stickers that have a unique identification number on them. This number gets activated online prior to using the tag, and is linked to the owner’s email address and cellphone number. If someone finds a cellphone, keys, baggage, or any other item that has a HomingPIN tag on it, they can easily notify the owner by visiting and entering the unique identification number, as well as their contact details. The owner is immediately notified via SMS and email, and is able to contact the founder to retrieve their belongings. Finders are not given the owner’s contact details, however, so it is up to the owner to make contact first.
HomingPIN is integrated with the worldwide World Tracer system, which all baggage handlers have access to. For airlines, HomingPIN will instantly provide information on the bag’s whereabouts when it is found. The airline will then contact the owner to arrange transfer of the goods. What’s more, is that HomingPIN can provide reasonably-priced transportation of your found goods, from anywhere in the world.
HomingPIN tags, stickers and key rings allow you to tag a variety of items including, but not limited to, luggage, laptop computers, mobile phones, keys, wallets and passports. Easy-to-use and practical, they’re a life-saver for the whole family. With this handy tool, lost goods have a much better chance of being returned to their owners, and owners have peace of mind too!
HomingPIN starter packs recommended retail price is R200 and the standard pack recommended retail price is R450. HomingPIN packs are available at select Cape Union Mart Stores and online at
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Better safe than sorry – Importance of getting vaccinated

Before you set off on your holiday, keep in mind that there are many diseases in the world that we don’t have to worry much about on British soil. For instance, malaria, typhoid and yellow fever – to name a few – are all prevalent in regions across Africa. Here’s what MedicSpot GP, Dr Zubair Ahmed has to say on the issue:

‘If you’re travelling to risk areas where disease is widespread, you might need to get vaccinated before you travel.

‘Diseases such as malaria are often transferred via Anopheles mosquitos which are commonplace in regions of Africa, South Asia and parts of Central and South America. Malaria is a serious and sometimes life-threatening disease. However, it can easily be prevented by taking a course of anti-malarial tablets such as Doxycycline, Chloroquine or Malarone.

‘If you’re unsure whether you need to get vaccinated or when you need to start your course, book an appointment with your local travel clinic at your earliest convenience. The nurse or pharmacist will be able to assess which vaccines or medications you need and advise you on how to protect yourself while abroad.

‘In addition to making sure you have all of the necessary vaccines for your travel, your nurse or pharmacist will be able to advise you on optional medications such as altitude sickness tablets or diarrhoea antibiotics to make your journey more comfortable.’

About Dr Zubair Ahmed

Zubair read medicine at the University of Aberdeen and subsequently trained to be a GP and worked as a GP both in England and Scotland. He realised that primary healthcare provision could be made much more efficient and safer through the use of technology; which led to the launch of MedicSpot. He strongly believes that innovation has the potential to increase capacity in our health system whilst also improving the quality of care. Dr Ahmed is passionate about solving health challenges that we face through creativity and innovation. He holds an MBA from London Business School.

Brand new to the Little People, Big Dreams collection, the National Theatre Bookshop is proud to introduce
Jane Austen, Georgia O’Keeffe and Harriet Tubman to their shelves.

Introduce children to inspirational women who changed the world and celebrate the revolutionary journeys of wonderful women across the globe for our next generation of leaders.


National Theatre Bookshop – Little People, Big Dreams Collection

Bigger And Better!

Make the biggest splash at the pool this year with the artistic beach bag featuring David Hockney’s iconic painting, A Bigger Splash.
Roomy enough for all your beach essentials, and with a splash-proof lining to protect the outside print from your wet costume, its the perfect poolside accessory.

Hockney Bigger Splash Beach Bag, £40 from the Tate Shop

Where to watch the World Cup in London…

The World Cup is fast approaching and whilst we wait with baited breath to see how far England can go this year, we’ve got you covered as Las Iguanas Wembley and Royal Festival Hall are broadcasting the matches live. This is the perfect opportunity to tuck into a Peanut & Prawn Maracanã; prawns cooked in a peanut, chilli, coconut, lime & coriander sauce served in a sourdough bread bowl inspired by the famous Maracanã Stadium in Rio and a Brahma beer- close your eyes and you are almost there!

What’s more, we encourage you to head to their website for the opportunity to WIN a trip to Rio for you and a friend!

The Triple Decker is coming

Launching on Kickstarter Fall 2018.

All of the features of our acclaimed Card Caddy product, the ONLY playing card case that turns into a discard tray, with a capacity of 100+ sleeved cards! The Triple Decker has been redesigned from the bottom up, with requests, suggestions and ideas from YOU, our customers! Want to see the preview? Click here for our sneak peek of the Triple Decker.

Built for gaming

Use mini-cards, tokens, chips, coins and dice? We’ve got you covered with our new accessories

Modular and multi-purpose

As with all of our products, the Triple Decker will accept cool extras like storage boxes and score pads

To celebrate, everything on our website is 66% off (1/3 of its price, get it?) through June 20th. Use the coupon code “triple” at checkout.

Fabulous Faux Wood

Blinds 2 Go, the UK’s largest online window blinds retailer, has introduced a fantastic new collection of Faux Wood Impressions venetian blinds. In a range of new colours from Limestone and Driftwood to Rosewood and Sevillan Walnut, the Wood Impressions collection offers exceptional value as well as good looks!

These timber look blinds have the benefit of looking exactly like wood but without the drawbacks. They do not warp, twist, fade or crack and require minimum maintenance to keep them in tip top shape. They are the perfect choice for Kitchens and Bathrooms where humidity is an issue, but they are also a great option for living rooms, bedrooms and offices.

Available with or without tapes, in a range of over 50 colours including traditional wood effect and modern painted wood effect finishes, these blinds have to be seen to be believed!

And best of all is the price. They offer unbelievable value from just £9.93 for a made to measure blind, no wonder they are the best selling blinds in the UK!

For free slat samples and further information visit tel 0800 862 0464.

Matchstick Monkey Teething Toy, £9.99

🏖 If you’re hitting the beach with your tiny tot this summer, get creative with the award winning Matchstick Monkey and provide hours of fun!…

Available in a rainbow of bright colours, the original Matchstick Monkey Teething Toy is a must for your beach bag. As well as soothing your baby’s teething gums, they’ll love to play hide and seek with their little monkey friend… where will he end up next?

Matchstick Monkey 100% Organic Cotton Muslins with Teething Label, available in grey, blue or pink £19.95 (70cm x 70cm)

Or how about a game of peekaboo? All you need is a Matchstick Monkey 100% Organic Cotton Muslin (which also come with a handy teething label) to hide under. This can also double up as a light sun hat to shade them from the sun with some simple knotting.

A little larger than the muslins, but still crafted from 100% organic cotton, and complete with the same handy teething label – a Matchstick Monkey Muslin Swaddle provides the perfect picnic blanket for them & their toys, or a light mat for them to lie on.

It’s all about the multi-purpose items this summer! ☀

Matchstick Monkey 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddles with Teething Label (pack of 2), available in grey, blue or pink, £24.00 (120cm x 120cm)

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