Happiness hacks to feed your mind

Tired? Overwhelmed? Tearful? Anxious? We know how it is, and send out group hugs. While 21st century living gives us so many more opportunities than ever before, it can also have a downside when it comes to your mental wellbeing. Expectations mean we are switched on 24/7, and let’s face …

What to pack for a weekend away

Packing for a weekend away sounds easy, but it can be a difficult job. Pack too much and you’ll lug loads of luggage around for 48 hours, pack too little and you end up cold and having to buy things to warm you up. Whether you are jetting off to …

How to beat Christmas cabin fever

Christmas all about fun and food, family and friends, but it can also be a time for frustration and dare we say it, irritation if cabin fever sets in. There is no doubt that if you spend a whole week stuck in the house stuffing Quality Street and drinking your …

Sit Back and Relax Now School’s Back

You did it. You managed six weeks of the summer holidays with your little darlings but now they are back at school and we bet you are in need of some pampering. While there is nothing quite like spending time with your family, it can be exhausting so at Pure …

Keep your memory sharp

Ever go upstairs and forgot what you went up for, only to remember when you are halfway down again? Gone to pick up your keys, and spent the next 15 minutes looking for them? Yes, us too. Staying sharp is important for many of us, and while memory can come …

Exams need not be stressful

A’ levels, GCSEs and SATs are all being taken at the moment, and if you have children or teenagers in the throes of doing any, or all, of these, it can be a time of anxiety and stress. We have had a look at how you can help to calm …

Smart beauty tips

We all like to look, and feel good, but with busy lives and endless demands from family and friends, we are often left time poor when it comes to ourselves and run out of the door with wet hair and a smudge of mascara. We have come up with some …

Walk your way to health in May

With so many of us walking far less than any previous generations, we sometimes need reminding that walking doesn’t just get you from A to B but it can also reduce your risk of disease, improve your physical and mental health, help the environment and boost your social life too. …

Chill out, don’t burn out

New Year’s Resolutions are long gone and the summer holidays are far away on the horizon, which means getting bogged down with life and not taking time out for you is easy to do. The thing is, if you don’t slow down and stop once in a while, your health …

Keeping moths at bay, the easy way

With news this week suggesting moths seem to have an appetite for precious curtains and carpets, costumes and tapestries in some of our most loved historic properties, we thought we would look at how to make sure they don’t get at your favourite clothes. There are approximately 2,400 species of …