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Tropic like it's hot! New tropical Aldi bedding is THE hottest Specialbuy this week

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'Coming to a middle aisle near you soon We love the trend for all things tropical.We love well designed bedding at affordable prices.So imagine our delight when we saw the new tropical themed Aldi bedding!From luscious on-trend palm leaves to vibrant butterflies there’s a print in this collection to brighten up any bedroom.More news from the supermarket: New Aldi microwave, toaster and kettle set adds cool retro vibes to kitchens Shoppers can head online to pre-order this lush new Summer Tropics range from this Sunday, 21st July.Following on in stores from Sunday 28th July.If you love this totally tropical bedding range, best be quick.As with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone, they’re gone!New Aldi bedding – coming soon With the tropical trend taking over our homes this summer, we predict this will be the most popular of the new bedding collection.An assortment of painterly lush green and blue tropical leaves bring a white background to life on this design.The set is finished beautifully with coordinating stripes on the reverse and a blue bobble trim on the matching pillowcases.All of the new bedding sets start from £9.99 for a Double, £14.99 for King and £16.99 for Superking.All fantastically affordable we think you’ll agree.This zesty print is all a flutter with pretty butterflies.In an array of lush green tones this summery duvet set is ideal for a more classic country-style bedroom decor.In addition to the cool printed duvet sets the range offers practical flat and fitted sheets.Available in a variety of sizes and colours these bedding essentials start from just £3.99.For those who prefer a floral print, the Summer Tropic collection features a whole host of cushion designs.The trendy floral designs are perfect for sprucing up bedrooms and living rooms on a budget.The coordinating and complimentary printed cushions are just £6.99 each.More news: Aldi’s creating a buzz with new Toy Story kid’s bedding collection With every report of Aldi’s latest Specialbuys range we are are left more and more in awe.How do they do it?Theses latest Aldi home Specialbuys are available online now and in stores now. . The post Tropic like it's hot!New tropical Aldi bedding is THE hottest Specialbuy this week appeared first on Ideal Home .'

Experience the Wonders of Chautauqua

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The tranquil waters of Lake Chautauqua shimmer mesmerizingly, but greater reflection can be found along the shores, where multitudes gather annually to participate in a season of enrichment at the venerable Chautauqua Institution.
'The tranquil waters of Lake Chautauqua shimmer mesmerizingly, but greater reflection can be found along the shores, where multitudes gather annually to participate in a season of enrichment at the venerable Chautauqua Institution . . The post Experience the Wonders of Chautauqua appeared first on Victoria .'

THESE are the top 10 things that could go wrong when moving house

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'Moving house stress is the worst, we all know how an emotional day of saying goodbye to your old home can quickly turn into a nightmare.On the day in question not only is the removal van late, your favourite chair has lost a leg but you’ve already scratched your new walls.Moving house stress is definitely a thing Related:  We reveal what’s costing homeowners £3,500 when moving house If you are throwing a tantrum believing that know one else has suffered from this moving day fails, then think again.According to research by Happy Beds, over half of homeowners have experienced these stress-inducing fails.Research carried out among 2,000 recent movers revealed among these fails one in three have had furniture delivered only to find it won’t fit through the door.A quarter of people have had a box break on them, spilling its contents everywhere.Image credit: David Giles Packing up the old house was revealed as the single-worst part of moving home, followed by the stress leading up to moving day itself.One in three admitted they couldn’t stand the admin involved with changing addresses on forms and setting up new bills.Unsurprisingly, wardrobes were nominated the single worst item to move from one house to another, followed by sofas and delicate items like vases or mirrors.Unfortunately, these don’t always reach the destination in one piece.The study found that a third of respondents found pieces of furniture broken in transit once they reach the other side.Image credit: David Giles However, possibly the worst moving day joy-kill was that one in 10 said they had lost the keys to their new property before they even arrived at their new home.Twenty-four per cent also found out too late that the previous owners hadn’t finished moving out.If you are due to move house and are anxiously reading this, then it won’t surprise you to hear that one in eight movers suffered a sleepless night ahead of their move.But the sleepless nights continued after moving day.The study found that it took an average of four nights before new homeowners got proper restful nights sleep in their new home.Image credit: Fiona Walker-Arnott “Moving home can be an incredibly exciting time – but it’s also extremely stressful.It’s clear that this stress is affecting peoples’ sleep,’ says Joy Richards, spokesperson for Happy Beds. ‘It’s really important, before moving, to plan well in advance and get a great night’s sleep before the big day to yourself in the best frame of mind.’ ‘But many Brits will be sleep-deprived and completely stressed out by the time that first box is loaded into the van, so finding ways to take the pressure off and reduce the possibility of catastrophe are vital,’ she adds. ‘However, occasionally accidents do happen – so even if a beloved heirloom gets smashed, try not to lose too much sleep over it.’ Image credit: David Giles Delegating tasks to supportive friends and family is an effective way of helping moves go smoothly explains Mick Fallon, director and conveyancing solicitor at Howells Solicitors. ‘The secret to minimising stress when moving home is to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, from beginning to end, having the support of people you can rely on can make the difference – taking the worry out of this exciting period of your life,’ he says. ‘If you can relax in the knowledge that the exchange and completion is in safe hands and will go through without a hitch, that is one less concern off your plate and you can concentrate on packing and unpacking again,’ he adds Related:  The cost of moving house – and how you can make savings Have you ever experienced any of the most common moving fails below?Top 10 causes of moving house stress 1.Damaged furniture 2.Scratched walls 3.Not being able to fit an item through the door 4.Not being able to manoeuvre furniture up/down the stairs 5.Not being able to manoeuvre furniture around a corner 6.Boxes breaking and the contents spilling out everywhere 7.The previous residents not clearing up – or leaving things behind 8.The house not being ready 9.Not having everything packed up in time 10.Delicate possessions breaking 11.Removal van showing up late 12.Lost boxes 13.Feeling ill on the big day 14.Friends who were meant to help cancelled last minute 15.Losing keys 16.Car/van breaking down 17.Problems picking up a rental van 18.Removal van getting completely lost 19.Keys breaking in the door 20.Getting lost and not being able to find the new home. . The post THESE are the top 10 things that could go wrong when moving house appeared first on Ideal Home .'

Win These Summertime Essentials

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The height of summer is upon us and the perfect time to indulge in the relaxing ritual of listening to new audiobooks from our friends at Penguin Random House Audio.
'The height of summer is upon us and the perfect time to indulge in the relaxing ritual of listening to new audiobooks from our friends at  Penguin Random House Audio.Whether you’re focusing on preparing a delectable meal or lounging beachside with a bite-size treat, immersing yourself with the joy of listening to audio titles makes the act of cooking a wonderful getaway or a quiet moment in the natural elements even better.We’re inviting you to explore our partner’s lovely variety of audiobooks to savor in solitude or share with good company— while the leisurely days of the season pass by.Enter below until 11:59 p.m.CDT on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 for a chance to win the Summer Giveaway from the Penguin Random House package: Sun Hat Straw Tote Turkish Towel I Books canvas tote canvas tote Listen While You Cook spatula I Audiobooks silicon phone stand 5 Audio Books On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous   by Ocean Vuong Storm Cursed  by Patricia Briggs Evvie Drake Starts Over  by Linda Holmes After the End  by Clare Mackintosh The Orphan’s Song  by Lauren Kate One winner will be randomly drawn on July 31, 2019.Good luck from the  Victoria  team and please note the giveaway is only open to United States residents only.  *Phone is not included as a prize.    . The post Win These Summertime Essentials appeared first on Victoria .'

Take a look around this idyllic country house in Oxfordshire

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'Welcome to Scotland House, a Grade II-listed detached village house situated on the outskirts of the village of Banbury, in Oxfordshire.The 9-bed house dates back to the 17th Century.While being respectful of the heritage, the owners have undertaken extensive refurbishments to bring Scotland House into the 21st century.Preserving a wealth of period features has helped to retain a great deal of its traditional charm.These include open fireplaces, exposed timbers and attractive sash windows.Take a further tour: Enjoy a tour of this impressive thatched country house in Hampshire Step inside, to see for yourself, how this period property’s been thoughtfully updated for modern living.Exterior Scotland House is built of local ironstone for the main part.As part of the renovations a later brick extension was added to the rear beneath, a part tile and part reconstituted Stonesfield slate roof.The exterior has all the much-loved hallmarks of a higgledy-piggledy country house.Kitchen Image credit: Savills The kitchen has a modern country feel.Simple with classic cream units and farmhouse-style flagstone flooring.it features the icons of every country kitchen – an AGA and a butlers sink.Living room Image credit: Savills The living room has a beautifully modern country.A neutral colour palette helps to keep the space from feeling restrictive despite a low ceiling height.Here we see the original beams incorporated into the look and feel of the room, adding further rustic charm.Dining room Image credit: Savills Bedroom Image credit: Savills The garden Image credit: Savills The garden to accompany this property is everything you could wish for, from a property of such charm.Plenty of zoned areas are dedicated to making the most of the outdoor space.From the perfect paved area for a dining table to the edged flower beds surrounding it, this is one well thought-out garden.Image credit: Savills A walled garden is the quintessential country gardeners dream.This stunning property is currently on the market with agents Savills , with an asking price of £2.75million.Related: Step inside this pretty, modern-country five-bed house in Dorset Take more tours with us by following our ‘ Real Homes ‘ section on the homepage.Enjoy! . The post Take a look around this idyllic country house in Oxfordshire appeared first on Ideal Home .'

Bargain B&M nest of tables all savvy shoppers want to get their hands on

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'Have you seen the new B&M nest of tables?The contemporary designs are already causing a stir on social media, amongst savvy shoppers.The industrial-style wooden top tables are sold in sets of two, at the affordable price of £20.The table sets offer good looks at an equally attractive price point.More bargains in store: These Primark bedsheets are a dead ringer for Marks and Spencer sell-out bedding The compact table sets features warm wood-effect tops sat on black metal legs.The simple yet stylish design is ideal for adding a contemporary design touch to a living room . These tables sets, available in square and round designs, are brand new stock this week – both in stores and online.New B&M nest of tables We're massive fans of this square nest of tables; they're a really modern way to add some style to your room !They've… Posted by B&M Stores on  Thursday, July 11, 2019 The nest of tables are only available while stocks, and judging by the admiration already flooding in from Facebook – that might not be a long while!B&M asks, ‘Who else loves the look of these?!’ With 367 reactions and 96 comments it’s safe to say these tables have got shoppers talking.So what are they saying? here are just some of the comments; ‘I love these! ’. ‘I want these .’ One asking the other ‘can we please get new tables?I’m sick of the glass’. B&M say, ’They’ve got a rustic charm that you simply NEED to have ’. The largest of the two square tables stands at 50cm in height, making them the ideal companion to sit beside sofa or armchair in the living room . One tucks away neatly underneath the other when not needed, meaning they are a great space-saving furniture solution.Buy now: Tromso Square Nest of 2 Tables, £20, B&M The same principle in design applies to the round version.Attractive wooden tops sit on circular metal bases.The round tables are even more compact, making them ideal for smaller spaces . Buy now: Tromso Round Nest of 2 Tables, £20, B&M Related: 23 grey living room ideas for gorgeous and elegant spaces The table set are the latest affordable furniture designs from the brand.Watch this space for more in the not too distant future. . The post Bargain B&M nest of tables all savvy shoppers want to get their hands on appeared first on Ideal Home .'