Picks of the week


The new Cool Mat by Scruffs

Milly (2) hi resIf you’re out and about with your four-legged friends this half-term, it’s important to ensure they aren’t left in hot cars for long periods of time. The Scruffs Cool Mat is designed to provide relief for your pet with its cool, non-toxic gel filling. When in use, the mat will maintain its cooling properties for approximately one hour, keeping it 5-10° cooler than room temperature, depending on the environment. 

To reset the mat’s cooling properties simply leave unused for one hour – there’s no need to freeze or refrigerate. 

The Scruffs Cool Mat can be used alone, with an existing pet bed or in a pet carrier. It’s available is three sizes, including extra large – the Scruffs Cool Mat is great for dogs that like to sprawl.  Prices from £19.99, available to buy direct from petslovescruffs.com.

Get organised with a Toad Designer Diary

A4_content_images_4Create your own tailored diary, notebook or journal in seconds at toaddiaries.co.uk. Say goodbye to wasted diary pages and frustrating limitations ­– Toad Diaries are a revolutionary new take on the printed diary that allows personalisation like never before. Better at reflecting the real world, Toad Diaries leave out the often untouched information sections of standard diaries, leaving more room to actually reflect the life you’re living. Order yours today and get organised for the holidays!

Toad products can be purchased at any time of year from toaddiaries.co.uk with prices starting at £13.92 for a personalised A5 diary.


Opal-LampsAn Opal Table Lamp from Zurleys.co.uk in Orange, Ochre, Putty, Aqua or Green!

Add an ambient glow to your living room with this stylish Opal table lamp, priced at £23 in five gorgeous colours, with matching bases and shades. To see the full range of furniture and homeware please visit zurleys.co.uk.


Pointless Travel Game

Pointless Mini Game“Muuuuummmmm… I’m boooooorrrrrred!” are the dreaded cries parents hear when half-term is upon us. When gloomy weather makes keeping children entertained over the half-term a real challenge, stave off their boredom with University Games’ range of board games – perfect for keeping the kids entertained, whatever the British weather throws at us! Pointless and Pointless Travel Game is the board game version of the popular BBC One quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong – where the most obscure right answer is the best answer. The main board game also sees the introduction of an electronic scoring system compatible with iPhone and iPad. (2-4 players. Age 10+).  RRP £19.99.


Coming Home  RETAILComing Home by Annabel Kantaria
Put your feet up and grab a good book. We recommend Coming Home – Evie thinks she has lived away from home long enough to erase the past and deep trauma of her childhood. After her father’s death she returns to the family home to help her mother, as dark secrets unfurl to change her life forever. A compelling debut novel – fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty will enjoy this powerful new book.

£7.99 (Amazon)

Be Inspired by new app, Great Little Place

GLP App Screenshot 7_iphone6_silver_portraitDiscover somewhere new this holiday with the brand new app, Great Little Place. Whatever you fancy doing – hunting for limited edition records in Manchester, browsing for books in Glasgow or visiting a secret bar in Dublin – Great Little Place allows you to search for the ‘great little places’ around you.

Uniquely built by a community of insider’s personal recommendations, the exclusive network of the most special and memorable places is ever growing. Whether taking a well-deserved weekend break or just looking for something new, the simple matchmaking and swiping functions of Great Little Place offer users the chance to become instant experts in over 40 cities across the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia.  Beautifully designed and packed with personality, Great Little Place is your digital friend “in the know” – created for the people, by the people.  See glpapp.com for further information.

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