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This is where you can get to know our team a bit better, and read about the things that make us smile.

Horrifying Halloween Films to Watch in 2017

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Laura Foulger

The autumnal pleasure of putting on a jumper, settling into that well-worn spot on the sofa and cracking open a bag of microwave popcorn in front of a scary film is one we wait patiently for all year. This Halloween we’ve picked out some… Read More

Christmas Gift Guide

Posted on October 6, 2017 by Laura Foulger

Welcome festive fans, to Red Letter Days’ Christmas Gift Guide – the Coca-Cola ad of the blog world, if you will. We’re approaching that time of year when the senses collide. When the soft-filter glow of fairy lights brightens the early nights, mulled spices… Read More

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Laura Foulger

Does your colleague walk at a slow drag, is her body steadily degrading and does she have a hankering for brains instead of biscuits? The likelihood is that you’re sharing an office with a zombie. There must be something going round because we’ve been… Read More

Dog Friendly Getaways

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Sophie Deering

To most dog owners, canine pals are as much a part of the family as any other member, so when it comes to enjoying a break away from home, it only seems fair that furry friends should be included. Fortunately, there are tonnes of pet-friendly… Read More

Pensioner’s Gift Guide

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Ashleigh Mayes

With the number of centenarians on the rise and more people than ever working in their sixth and seventh decades, older people are refusing to sit down and be forgotten. In fact, according to The Guardian, one in seven Britons will be over 70… Read More

A Lesson in the Art of Sabrage

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Sophie Deering

English wine is one of our favourite things, and when an invite from leading wine producer and winery Chapel Down arrived we could barely contain our excitement. So last week, Simon, Emily, Chloe and Sophie were lucky enough to pay a visit… Read More

A Londoner’s Guide to London

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Ashleigh Mayes

Known for its gourmet sensations and late night temptations, quirky adventures and trendy bar benders, London is the UK’s beating heart and a must-visit for intrepid travellers and culture lovers. However, with London tourism booming (a record 19 million people visited… Read More

A Guide to British Birds of Prey

Posted on August 31, 2017 by Sophie Deering

The UK is home to a number of different species of birds of prey, coming in all sorts of colours, shapes and sizes. The question is, do you know each one from the next? For those who aren’t as clued up on their… Read More

The Ultimate Kids Gift Guide

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Sophie Deering

Sure, the latest toys and video games may be all the rage, but when it comes to finding perfect kids gifts, we believe in the value of setting up fond childhood memories to last a lifetime. This is why we’re firm advocates of family… Read More

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2017: Kids’ Reactions

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Laura Foulger

In its fledgling year, the West Country extravaganza that is the Bristol Balloon Fiesta comprised just 27 balloons. As more companies began to get involved in the unique spectacle, including entries from across the globe, the number rose to 90 in 1985, a postwar… Read More

The Woman in Black: An Interview with Actor Stuart Fox

Posted on August 9, 2017 by Laura Foulger

Among all the high-kicking musicals and up-tempo comedies drawing crowds to London’s West End, The Woman in Black is something completely different: a ghost story. An adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel, the show is a proper old-fashioned spine-tingler that has been terrifying packed-out auditoriums since… Read More

10 Reasons to Visit Yorkshire

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Sophie Deering

Yorkshire puddings, Wensleydale Cheese, John Smiths beer, Yorkshire tea....you could say we've got a lot of things to thank Yorkshire for. But there's so much more to the Northern county than good grub and a decent brew. As a nation, we're often guilty of heading… Read More

The Ultimate Big Cat Fact File [Infographic]

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Sophie Deering

Wild for big cats? Well, this one’s for you! To mark #InternationalTigerDay appropriately, we put together a fact file full of fascinating nuggets of information about the magnificent felines. As some of the most regal animals to walk the earth, there’s something… Read More

A Gin & Jazz Cruise

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Laura Foulger

Vive la gin revolution. No longer mother’s ruin but connoisseur’s tipple, the spirit is enjoying the unbridled adoration of the nation. And where better to enjoy this juniper-enthused pick-me-up than on an open air boat, sailing down the river under blue skies? Thanks to… Read More