Author: andrea

Television Is Still Our Top Household Gadget

The television is still Britain’s favourite ever household gadget, according to a new study. New research has looked into what tech we simply couldn’t live without – with 42% of Brits saying they wouldn’t want to be parted from their TV. Almost four in ten (37%) would be lost without their smartphone, while 33% couldn’t imagine life without their fridge. The nation’s laptops (31%) came fourth in the poll of tech and gadgets we love, with the humble kettle completing the top five with 29%. Over a third (36%) of Brits said they felt separation anxiety when they didn’t...

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Autumn and What We Love About It

Autumn is here – a season so full of fabulous treats that the wash-out of a summer will soon become a distant memory. Here we take a look at some of the favourite things we just love about autumn. 1. Colour  Autumn really does make everything look like an oil painting – so get out there and soak up the season’s rich palette of colours. 2. Memorable Sunsets  No other season delivers up brilliant shades of orange like autumn does. 3. Autumn Leaves  Not only do they look beautiful when they’re on the trees – ranging from green to...

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Tomato and Mozzarella Tart

This is a brilliant recipe, which once you’ve made, I guarantee you will go on making because it’s just about the easiest and tastiest tomato recipe. It’s great as a starter or as a main course with a salad.   Ingredients 8 ripe tomatoes 1 x 375g fresh, ready-rolled puff pastry Bunch of fresh basil three cloves of garlic 1 x 125g of Mozzarella Pearls Handful of olives (optional) Olive oil Salt and Pepper   Preparation Method Unwrap the pastry and place it on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Tear basil leaves and scatter across the pastry....

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The BIG Walk – Put Your Best Foot Forward

The BIG Walk takes place at Herrington Country Park on Sunday October 1 and anyone wanting to take part can go along and register on the day. There are three different circular routes to choose from, all starting and finishing in the Country Park, and the walks will visit some of Sunderland’s most attractive locations at Penshaw and the river Wear valley. This year’s three-mile BIG Walk route involves an optional scavenger hunt trail around the park, ideal for beginners, families or those with mobility issues. The entry fee for the BIG Walk is £10 which includes an Active Sunderland...

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British Summer Weather Keeps Us Moaning

Weather is a topic that we can’t resist talking about and a new report shows that the average Brit spends almost five full days each year (that’s 10 month of our lives) complaining about the weather. According to the new State of the Summer report by tea-makers Tetley’s weather-preoccupied Brits check the forecast eight times a week, discussing the outcome with partners and work colleagues at least five times a week. And it’s not just feeding our conversation, as there has been a financial cost too: the research reveals that the poor summer weather has cost Brits an average...

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