Welcome to our Blog

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

A Waitrose Recipe to Wow This Mother’s Day

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Brooke

With Mother's Day coming up, what better way to show mum how much you care than by dishing up a home-cooked meal. We've teamed up with Waitrose to give you a classic Persian dish to cook for her this Mother's Day. If you love… Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Brooke

Mothering Sunday originated as a Christian celebration to honour the Virgin Mary. Every year Mother's Day is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter. Nowadays this annual celebration of mums is more about breakfast in bed, bouquets… Read More

10 Things That Turn 10 This Year

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Brooke

If you are anything like us, we still feel as though we are 18 and like everything happened just yesterday. When we learned that Maroon 5's Songs About Jane album came out 15 years ago, we were shocked by how far away our childhood… Read More

7 Reasons to Visit Manchester

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Brooke

Home to world-famous football teams, iconic bands, Coronation Street and chips and gravy, Manchester is Northern England's diverse, energetic and creative hub. For anyone planning to visit for a weekend or perhaps thinking of moving north, read on for 7 reasons why you should definitely consider… Read More

Top Tips to Avoid Bad Dates

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Brooke

Dating has changed so much in the past few years, you can now date on apps, on websites and dating meet up events. However, no matter where and how people are finding dates nowadays, what hasn't changed is the plethora of bad dates and… Read More

5 Good Things That Happened in 2016

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Brooke

It's safe to say that 2016 may go down globally as one of the worst years in history. However, short of recounting all the sadness from one year, we thought we would take a look at some of our favourite moments, trends and stories for… Read More

Christmas Money Saving Tips

Posted on December 16, 2016 by Brooke

With Christmas just over a week away and the pending loom of January poverty coming, we spoke to some of our favourite bloggers to get some festive money saving tips for you, to try and help ease the purse strings this Christmas!… Read More

Christmas Tipple Tasting

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Brooke

Christmas is almost upon us and the winter chill is definitely starting to set in, which means you must definitely need a tipple (or 2) to warm up! Here at RLD we took on the challenging task of a Christmas tipple tasting as we… Read More

Triple Supercar Taster Driving Day

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Brooke

Here at RLD we have a penchant for wanting to race fast cars around a circuit, so much so we even held our own driving event - Summer Speed at Brands Hatch. We sent some of RLD's most avid petrolheads to… Read More

Christmas Party Look from Benefit

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Brooke

With Christmas party season in full swing, we consulted our favourite make-up experts Benefit to find out how to achieve a good Christmas party look that we can maintain throughout the festive season. Take a look at their top tips and have a go… Read More

Armistice Day

Posted on November 11, 2016 by Brooke

Each year in November, the United Kingdom remembers the men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars and all the subsequent conflicts. 11th November is known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day. Read on to… Read More

Health and Well-Being Tips

Posted on November 4, 2016 by Brooke

It's National Spa Week this week (2nd - 6th November 2016), so we got together with Espirit Spa and Wellness at Holiday Inn Reading to compile a list of lifestyle and exercise health and well-being tips to improve your health. Read More

Christmas Quiz and Wow Factor Experiences

Posted on November 2, 2016 by Brooke

Halloween is over and carved pumpkins are so last month. We're all about CHRISTMAS and have just launched our fantastic Christmas quiz - get involved to find out if you belong on the naughty or the nice list. We have 15… Read More

A Haunted Halloween

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Brooke

It's nearly that time of the year again, when we transform ourselves into ghoulish characters, decorate our houses with cobwebs and, of course, carved pumpkins. Make Halloween a total scream this year with some of our frightfully fun ideas for pumpkin carving, spooky recipes, costumes and… Read More

RLD Does Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Brooke

As the children's song goes 'If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise' and it's no different today here at RLD HQ. We have brought our teddies in, big and small, to celebrate Bring your Teddy Bear to… Read More

It’s Chocolate Week!

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Brooke

Lets go loco about cocoa, after all it is Chocolate Week (10 - 16 October). We consulted chocolate connoisseurs Hotel Chocolat, to discover what flavours each different cocoa region produces and how best to make the most of each distinctive flavour. Warning: the below content… Read More

Behind the Doors of Hotel Gotham

Posted on October 3, 2016 by Brooke

This 5-star Art Deco Manchester hotel has been in Coronation Street, Real Housewives of Cheshire and Cold Feet to name but a few hit TV series. So what exactly is within Hotel Gotham that makes it one of the hottest locations in town? We take… Read More

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Welcome to our Blog

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