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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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  • Best Wet Weather Golfing Gloves Around

    If you’re a golfer, you’ll probably be very particular about the kinds of glove you like to use. You’ll know about the different grips and range of movement, and you’ll know what you prefer in different weather conditions. But if you’re looking for a special gift for the golfer in your life, you might like some suggestions for what to buy. Here we’re going to have a look at golf gloves designed specifically for playing in wet weather. Golfers themselves might pick up a few ideas here too.

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  • The Beast From The East Crashed The Wedding. But The Pictures Are Everything!

    Were you caught out in the recent blizzards? Nicknamed the Beast from the East, the monster-sized Siberian white-out was more than just a quick flurry of snow. Most people in Britain seemed to have been affected, with more than a few unexpected days off work or school, and a few stranded cars.

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  • How The Umbrella Has Gone From Just A Practical Essential To A Fashion Accessory

    The umbrella is a thing of beauty, both aesthetically and mechanically. There’s something truly alluring about the shape and engineering of this common household item, so it’s interesting that for so long its been just something we often take for granted.

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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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  • Top Tips For The Best Golf Game!

    Any avid golfer will know that the game is really just a few shots: the drive, the approach, a test from the sand and bunker and a couple of putts. For a lot of players, it's not uncommon that at least of these shots goes a little awry on each hold, and there goes your chance at getting par.

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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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