Man Grilling Meat On BBQ

The tinkle of ice cream vans, jugs of Pimms, strawberries and cream and day trips to the seaside, what do they have in common? They are all iconic experiences of the British summertime and there’s arguably nothing more iconic than a good old fashioned barbecue. In May we have not one but two bank holiday weekends and even if they don’t provide sunshiny BBQ weather they are a great time to prepare your barbecue. That way you’ll be ready the first time the sun pokes its head around the clouds.

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Woman Considering Buying A New Washing Machine

So you’ve got that sinking feeling. The one that comes when you pre-heat your oven only to find when you go to put your food in it’s not hot. Or when you notice a puddle under your freezer and open the door to find it’s completely defrosted. Your appliance has broken down. That’s a few hundred pounds you’ll have to stump up for replacement, not great for your bank balance or your mood! But read on and we’ll reveal some alternatives to getting stung with new appliance costs.

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Planting Vegetables In A Garden

When picking out healthy hobbies football, swimming and other sports probably spring to mind first. Gardening may not be the obvious choice, but there are numerous health benefits in tending to your flowers and shrubs. Gardening takes you outside in the healthy fresh air and lets you bask in the glorious vitamin D rich sunshine too. Still not convinced? Read on for more reasons why gardening is great for your health.

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Woman Pausing Washing Machine Cycle

If your washing machine door has jammed shut you need to find a fix fast. Leaving your damp clothes in the machine will cause your laundry and the machine itself to smell. The fact that you can see your clean clothes through the window, but just can’t reach them only adds to the frustration of the situation!

There are three likely reasons why your washing machine door won’t open so read on and we’ll explain what can be done to open it. But first things first, please remember to switch off and unplug your appliance before starting your fix.

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Lawn Mower On Lawn

Did you know letting grass get too long before cutting it is unhealthy for your lawn? Now that the weather’s getting a bit warmer your grass will start to shoot up, so this Easter Bank Holiday long weekend is the perfect time to mow it (weather allowing of course!) But before your start trimming your turf, maintain your lawnmower to keep it running smoothly throughout the mowing season.

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Family Enjoying A Roast Dinner

You may well be expecting to feed more people than usual this weekend if you’ve got friends or relatives coming over for Easter. Cooking for a full house is a lot more challenging than rustling up your day to day dinners and it’s even more of a challenge if your oven isn’t working efficiently. So here are some simple steps to take to make cooking for your guests easier.

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Spring Cleaning Products

Spring is a season of newness. New leaves start appearing on trees, new buds blossom and homes sparkle like new, as people get stuck into intensive spring cleaning. If you’re planning to give your home a thorough once over in the upcoming weeks, don’t forget about your appliances. Giving the machines you use regularly a good clean will make your daily chores easier and help remove bad smells around your home too.

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Pennies £25 Million Milestone

It’s been an exciting time at Pennies recently.  The past few months have seen them exceed two incredible milestones:  25 million total donations and £5.5 million raised for a whole bunch of very worthy causes.  And just a few weeks ago Pennies had their largest week of fundraising ever, with a record breaking 105,911 donations. 

Why are we so happy to hear this news?   Well, we’re proud to say that it’s you, our customers, who have helped Pennies reach this target. Over the past three years you’ve raised over £16,000!  How?

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Category: Brand Focus

How To Make The Most of The Seasons

“Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall all you’ve got to do is call…” but do you know when each season begins and ends? In the good old days it may have been easier to tell when each season started and ended, whereas today the seasons are more blurred.

You may be surprise to know that there are 3 methods to highlighting when seasons begin and end:

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4 Vacuum Cleaner Tools to Help You Clean

Did you know your vacuum cleaner only removes about 80% of dirt from your floors? Other dirt is able to remain loose and hide in the corners of your room. But, by accessorising your vacuum cleaner with the correct tools there’s no reason why you cannot provide your home with a deeper clean.

To help you pick the best vacuum tools for your vacuum, below we look at the 4 which will help you get a deeper clean.

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