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What are your Easter traditions? A big Sunday roast with the family or an Easter egg hunt perchance? We love Easter for the excuse to treat ourselves with a little chocolate, but we don’t just stuff our faces! We also donate chocolate eggs to one of our chosen charities John Taylor Hospice. We thought we’d let you in on our yearly Easter tradition to give us a chance to mention this worthy cause we support. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at eSpares
Have you ever looked across a beautifully manicured lawn at a golf course or stately home and wished your lawn at home looked similar? We’d hate to leave you wistfully dreaming so we’ve put together some dos and don’ts bound to dramatically improve the appearance of your own grass. And as it’s Easter long weekend it’s the ideal time to improve your turf; a break from working means more time for gardening. So let’s get stuck in! Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at eSpares
Here at eSpares we do love a worthy cause. Some of you may have heard us mention our chosen charities before: Marie Curie and John Taylor Hospice. We focus most of our fundraising efforts on these two wonderful charities, but that doesn’t stop us from supporting other charity events throughout the year. Last week we raised money around our office for Sport Relief (as we’ve been supporting Sport Relief and Comic Relief for a number of years now). Here are the three fundraising techniques we used this time around. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at eSpares
Why is fixing your appliance yourself such a good call? You’ll often hear us proclaim that a DIY fix is so much better than hiring a tradesperson or buying a new machine. But can we back up our declarations? Yes siree! We have here not one but five reasons why it’s better to fix your appliance yourself and you don’t just have to take our word for it, our customers have a say in the matter too. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at eSpares
It’s official, spring is here! Today (Sunday 20 March to be precise) is the official first day of spring so you’ll soon be smelling freshly cut grass and newly blossoming flowers in the air. (Sorry, hayfever sufferers.) You may wish to celebrate the warmer weather by giving your home a fresh feeling with a seasonal deep clean. But when spring cleaning, don’t forget to clean outside areas too, to prepare your garden for summer entertaining and outdoor relaxation. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at eSpares
There’s no denying we’re nation of dog lovers. According to the Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association, nearly a quarter of UK households have a canine member of the family. How many dogs is that? An impressive eight and a half million! As it’s Crufts this weekend (the 125th anniversary of the show no less) we’ve got some tips for all you dog owners out there, to help keep your home spick and span. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at eSpares
As dog lovers out there may know, this weekend is the 125th anniversary of the world famous dog show, Crufts. Seems like a good excuse (if you need one) to treat the furry member of your family. And treat them you certainly can with these three gadgets you’ve probably never heard of, that are designed to delight your dog. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at eSpares
When is Mother’s Day again? This Sunday? Whoops... If you somehow missed all the Mother’s Day card shop displays reminding you of the date (Sunday 6th March FYI) we’ll take a bet you forgot to buy mum a gift. If so, you may think your best option now is a wilting bunch of supermarket roses. Not so fast! Make mum’s day not with a flower, but with flour! Read on and we’ll let you in on our favourite (and extremely delicious) flour based recipes to truly treat your mum, who we’re sure deserves it. (Even if she did raise a child who isn’t great at remembering dates.) We’re nice like that. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at eSpares
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