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  • How To Perfect Your Umbrella Style

    There’s nothing like London Fashion Week to give rise to new trends and themes that will carry through into the wardrobe choices of the clothes-loving public. So perhaps it was a gift from the heavens to the umbrella industry when heavy rain hit the catwalk recently and various fashion reviewers and bloggers had to rush off themselves in search of the latest umbrella styles.

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  • The Story Behind April Showers

    We’ve all grown up with proverbial sayings about April showers. When March is over we all know we need to brace ourselves, umbrellas at the ready. It’s something we tend to take for granted, but how do 'April showers' actually work? How can it be that in one particular month of the year enough rainfall over successive generations has led to sayings and folk psychology that makes April showers a thing? Yes, we wondered that too. So we did a bit of research.

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  • Family Day Out Hacks Ready For Spring

    Just imagine how many hours you spend in a car, travelling to different attractions for the kids or visiting family and friends. We are pretty sure you have had your fair share of amazing days out with your family but also some pretty disastrous ones due to poor planning and also not being adequately equipped. However, we would like to think we have all learnt from our mistakes with this one. So here are some top family days out hacks that ensures you pack like a pro for future road trips this spring.

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  • A Gentleman’s Guide To: Umbrellas

    The very first incarnation of the umbrella was the parasol. It was designed to shade the user from the sun rather than keep the rain off their heads. The parasol dates back to numerous ancient civilisations in which it was employed by slaves and servants in order to shade the heads of kings and other members of the ruling class.

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  • Wedding Pictures Every Couple Should Have On Their Big Day

    With your wedding coming up and preparations underway, you may already have booked the photographer. It’s worth thinking about that early on as some professionals take bookings well in advance and get snapped up months ahead. When it comes to talking through the day, don’t just leave it to them to decide which shots you’ll want to be included in your wedding album. Have a chat through the kind of options that will make your wedding day photos worth looking back through again and again.

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  • Rainy Day Hacks For Staying Dry This Year.

    Rainy days, go away…. So says the famous poem. But you just know that in most parts to the UK you can pretty much expect the rain to fall on the just and the unjust alike, whether it’s spring, autumn, midwinter, your summer holiday or your wedding day. No problem. Rain doesn’t have to stop you from having fun and getting on with your life. We have some hacks that are going to help you.

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  • Umbrella Etiquette: 101

    Here in the UK, it rains a lot so umbrella etiquette is quite essential. Holding, closing, carrying and shaking off your brolly is a pure art form. So if you want to avoid poking fellow pedestrians in the eye or showering them in rain this one is for you.

     

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  • Top Tips For Making Your Wedding Reception Unforgettable

    It’s not uncommon for couples to want every detail of their weddings to be picture perfect. They want a ceremony that will bring guests to tears and a reception that will be completely unforgettable. If you are in the midst of planning your nuptials then these simple tips and tricks will ensure your wedding night will be one to go down in history with your friends and families.

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  • Having Your Wedding This Valentines Day? Check Out These Last Minute Ideas.

    Getting married on Valentines Day? February 14th is traditionally a day of romance and high emotion. If you’re hoping to do more than send a card and you’re actually ready to tie the knot in the next few weeks, here are some wedding tips to enhance your Valentine’s wedding day.

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  • How To Use Your Umbrellas Without Causing Havoc

    Umbrellas should make your life less complicated, right? I mean, you ought to be able to get through your day without making life more difficult for the people you meet on the street, especially when the rain is torrential and everyone wants to get home for tea. They don’t make a highway code for umbrella use, but if they did, we think it would have the following guidelines. Umbrellas

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