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The Best Autumn 'To-Do' List (or more accurately 'To Enjoy' List)

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The Best Autumn 'To-Do' List (or more accurately 'To Enjoy' List)

It's officially Autumn! (or Fall for our American friends) - the season of coloured leaves, misty mornings, softer light and first frosts. And while some of us will be missing the warm sunny days of summer, I think - and for 2020 especially - it's good to live in the present and grab every little bit of positivity, enjoyment and fun that we can ūüß° So here are twelve ways (and there are a lot more) to fall in love with Autumn all over again... ¬† 1. Make A Bonfire. There's something very nostalgic about the smell of woodsmoke in...

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5 Ways to Bring a Holiday Feel to Your Everyday Life

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5 Ways to Bring a Holiday Feel to Your Everyday Life

Ah, holidays. Is there anything better than days of careless freedom, barefoot wandering along sandy beaches, lazy lunches alongside a bustling harbour or exploring little side streets of a new destination?

Those days seem like an age away from our everyday lives, particularly with current social distancing regulations and travel restrictions.

However - all is not lost! Here are a few ways to bring some of that laidback holiday happiness to our day-to-day lives and make beautiful new memories without having to travel any distance at all...

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They are fantastic! But what are Hammam towels?

They are fantastic! But what are Hammam towels?

The rich history of the hammam towel (or pestemal or fouta) goes back hundreds of years, to a time when the bathhouses (hammams) of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries were the places to go - similar to a steam room or sauna, they were used as places to socialise as well as somewhere to get clean. A hammam towel was used as a wrap around the body while using these public baths.  From their traditional origins, hammam towels have now made their way to pools, beaches, gyms and picnic baskets, and have become very popular as a practical alternative to a 'towelling'...

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