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How To Take The Perfect Pet Picture

How To Take The Perfect Picture

Whether you are using a top-of-the-range DSLR or a mobile phone, photos are an important part of our everyday lives, capturing those precious moments for all eternity. But how can you give your images that little something extra? Check out the tips below.

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Personalised Easter Gift Ideas

Personalised Easter Gift Ideas

If a chocolate egg just isn’t going to cut it this Easter, you will be happy to know that there is an array of personalised gifts that would make a great present. You can find something for everyone, whether you want to celebrate your child’s first Easter or just give a little bit extra to your parents, you can be sure to find the perfect gift. Choosing a personalised gift also shows that you have put thought into it, and as much as we all love chocolate, it’s always nice to receive something a little different. Let’s take a look at what you could choose to make your Easter presents more unique.

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Get A Personalised Gift For Your Mum This Mother's Day

Get A Personalised Gift For Your Mum This Mother’s Day

It’s that time of year when you show your mother just how much you appreciate her, but what can you give her this time around that is different to all your previous Mother’s Day presents? With our range of personalised gifts, you are sure to find something that is just perfect for your mum on this special day.

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5 Personalised Gifts Which Make Great Valentine's Day Presents

5 Personalised Gifts Which Make Great Valentine’s Day Presents

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so now’s the times to start thinking about what you can get for your love. Petrol station flowers just won’t do, when there are a host of gorgeous gifts and keepsakes out there that will show how much you care about that special person. Where better to start, than getting a personalised gift to show just how thoughtful you are.

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8 Fantastic Winter Retreats

8 Fantastic Winter Retreats

Winter does not have to be a dark and dismal time of year; instead, it can be a spectacular, atmospheric season if we know how to make the most of it. A winter retreat can be a great opportunity to feel cosy, festive and in great spirits. Whatever your needs and budget, there is a winter retreat to suit you. Let’s take a look at eight of the best:

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Where To Stay In Rio During The 2016 Olympic Games

If you’re lucky enough to be jetting off for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio but you’re not sure where to stay… fear not, we’ve come up with a fantastic guide for you.

From the delights of Copacabana Beach to the over awing sight of Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil already had plenty to offer, but now it’s hosting the Olympics too, the eyes of the world will most certainly be on South America this summer.

Watch the Rio 2016 Olympics promotional trailer here:

As well as the obvious sights, there’s also a range of stunning hotels which offer superb interior and exterior decor as well as breathtaking balcony views.  

From luxury, boutique and stylish, Rio has a little something for YOUR budget, meaning after a hard day cheering on your favourite competitors, you can go back to your room and relax.

Heres our list of brilliant options:

Hotel 1 –  Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro  

Overlooking the ocean, this luxurious hotel is a 7 minute walk from General Osorio Metro and 12 minutes away from Copacabana beach.

It’s beautiful rooms come with free WIFI, flat screen TV’s and minibars. Some rooms have ocean views and/or balconies, while suites add living areas, freestanding bathtubs, espresso machines and wet bars. Upgraded suites also include iPod docks.

In addition to a complimentary breakfast, there’s also a chic Mediterranean restaurant, rooftop infinity pool, poolside bar, a lobby bar, a British style nightclub and a private beach.

Book now via Hotels.com 

Hotel 2 – Tuakaza Hotel Rio De Janeiro    

This beautiful boutique guesthouse is just a stone’s throw away from Jardim Botanico and 11km from the iconic Ipanema Beach

Lying within a stunning nature park, its colourful quarters are decorated with traditional Brazilian art that’s sure to blow you away.

Rooms come with flat screen TV’s, mini fridges, desks and whirlpool tubs. Other rooms also feature balcony ocean views.

Guests can also enjoy a spa treatment room, handball court, comfortable lounge, library and 2 pools.

Breakfast and a selection of drinks are complimentary.

Book now via Hotels.com

Hotel 3 –  Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro

Overlooking the Dois Irmaos hills, this stunning hotel by the sea is 13 km from Museu de Arte Moderna and 15 km from Maracanã Stadium.   

Airy, upscaled rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks and marble bathrooms, plus hill and sea views. Room service is also on offer around the clock.

Want to tickle the tastebuds? There’s also a stylish restaurant serving cuisine from all around the world. From traditional breakfasts to spicy brazilian enchiladas, there’s a little something for everyone.

Also includes 2 bars, a sauna, a rooftop pool, a fitness room and bike rentals. A business center and 5 meeting rooms are also available.

Parking is complimentary.

Book now via Trivago

Hotel 4 –  Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort 

This upscale beachfront hotel is 3.9 km from the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens and 15 km from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, while upgraded rooms feature oceanfront balconies, sitting areas, kitchenettes, lounges and pull-out sofas. Some rooms also feature pianos and whirlpool tubs.

There’s also a pizza bar and restaurant, 3 outdoor pools, spa and kids club, tennis courts and beach shuttle.

Room service is available and select rooms have access to a club lounge.

Book now via Booking.com 

Hotel 5 – Miramar Hotel by Windsor      

Set opposite Copacabana beach, this outstanding hotel is 8 km from Sugarloaf Mountain and around 11 km from the Museum of Modern Art.

It’s contemporary and stylish rooms feature stunning artwork, cable TV, free WIFI, minibars, coffee makers and iPod docking stations. Rooms with a sea view are also available.

You can also enjoy a breakfast buffet, relax near the lobby lounge and enjoy stunning scenery at the rooftop pool.

On site parking and room service is also available.

Book now via Booking.com

All hotels are subject to availability.  Prices may vary.    

For further options and customer reviews, check out Tripadvisor.co.uk   

Click here for more information on Rio 2016 Olympics. 

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The Best Summer Songs For Your iPod

Whether you’re going on holiday, relaxing in the garden with the sun shining down on you, or you need some awesome tunes for your summer BBQ, don’t worry…we’ve got it sorted.

We’ve got an awesome selection of old and new tunes for you to dance along to, from the 80’s, 90’s and now.

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