• architecture,  Art Deco

    English Riviera Art Deco

    Like bread and butter, and Tom and Jerry, Art Deco and the seaside are a match seemingly made in heaven. Whether this is linked to the mainly white painted, or faience tiled buildings looking better on the coast, or if it is linked to the details that sometimes call to mind ocean liners (porthole style windows, smooth curves and fin details etc), there is no doubt that you find a lot of art deco architecture beside the sea. A case in point is Devon. I spent last week in the Torbay area of Devon, the so called (and pretty wonderful) English Riviera of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, and found there…

  • holidays

    Packing Hacks For Families On The Move

    This Blog has been written and provided by An Post Insurance. #ad It’s been a while, but many of us are thinking about dusting off our passports, pulling the luggage out of the attic and setting off on long-awaited family holidays. Whether you’re scheduled for a beach break in sunny Spain, a skiing adventure on the Swiss slopes or a fun-filled foray along the Wild Atlantic Way, you’ll be wondering what to pack. There’s nothing worse than opening your case to find one sock and half a swimsuit, so it’s worth taking the time to make sure you do it right – and An Post Insurance have got a couple…

  • home and interiors

    Sleep Tips For A Bad Back

    Sleeping with a bad back is the worst. Whether it’s chronic or from an injury, back pain always hits hard at bedtime, and this can impact your sleep quality, affecting your energy levels and making you irritable during the day. This article explores several ways you can sleep better with a bad back – feel free to skip any you have already tried that don’t work. Let’s jump in! Get a medium-firm mattress to support your back You probably sleep on your back or side if you have a bad back. Back sleepers need firm support, and side sleepers need medium support. You can strike a balance with a medium-firm mattress,…