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As much as we’d like to avoid it on holiday, sometimes you do need to do some washing while you’re away; especially if you’re travelling with children or are going to be away for a while. But then, if you’ve gone away on holiday for a month then a little bit of laundry is a small price to pay! So for all those who are lucky enough to be going away on a good holiday this year, these are a few of our top tips for holiday washing.

towel on rail

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Festival season is almost here! Roll on cooking round the camp stove as the sun begins to set. Not long to go now until we can lay out in the sunshine with a cool drink, great friends and good music. Soon it will be time to get away from it all, stick up the tent, and then just kick back and relax. Bliss.

muddy boots

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Ironing is simply not fun. Ok, yes, some people do enjoy it. Some people find that doing some ironing is a good way to switch off and relax, but on the whole ironing is something that most people find to be a little bit boring and is something they’d rather not do.

hiking

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Grass stains are a combination of organic proteins such as chlorophyll, xanthophylls and carotenoids, which are all compounds that are well known for being colourful (carotenoids are what make carrots orange and bananas yellow). Part of the reason that grass stains are so stubborn is that the pigments they contain are so similar to natural fabrics such as cotton, silk and wool that the stain can penetrate and bond with the fibres.

kids playing

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We love denim. It can be practically anything; smart or casual, faded or indigo, skinny jeans or high-waisted bootcuts, handbags or biker jackets. Denim is the fabric that does it all. But we haven’t always had denim to rely on.

hunky cowboy

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Silk has quite a few downsides. To name only two it’s expensive and hard to wash. But we forgive it because it’s just so beautiful and soft. Silk is an interesting fabric in quite a few ways, and it’s also one of the oldest fabrics that we have.

Silk

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We know that some people think that once you’re past the age of twelve you shouldn’t really be making blanket forts anymore. Well those people are wrong. You are never too old to make a blanket fort. It is one of the simple joys in life that can make a day that go from horribly bad to totally epic – once you crawl inside the whole world seems that little bit better. And you don’t need lots of materials to make one. Go simple or go for full-on luxury; there are blanket fort recipes to suit the building stocks of everyone.

Blanket Fort

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