Did you know that two thirds of households now own a BBQ and that in the last five years our BBQ food bill has almost doubled? We might not be the Barbecue Champions of Australia or even America but we definitely know how to kick back and enjoy the great food and sunshine.
This week is National BBQ week and what a great week it's been, with temperatures reaching as high as 28 degrees. Around the UK, Brits have dusted off their garden furniture and wheeled out their BBQs, ready to indulge in some culinary delights. To celebrate National BBQ Week, we've compiled a list of our favourite BBQ recipe sites that got our taste buds tingling here in the Savoo office.
When the sun shines, London is a different city. The girls look sexier, the boys are smiling and the atmosphere is one of jocular fun. Londoners make the most of the good weather because the way things have been recently, they need to squeeze every last little bit of fun out every beam of sunshine or else they will go mad.
This weekend and, we hope the following long Jubilee one, is meant to be
good weather and all the fun that goes with that can prove costly.
Longer drinking sessions, more BBQs to be had, more parties to go to,
more clothes to buy, new sunglasses to adorn the face…the list is
Anyone with green fingers will tell you that getting your garden up to scratch isn't necessarily a cheap hobby. With a range of different products, features and plants for you to consider buying, often your garden can become a sink-hole for wasted money.
The summer season is the perfect time for alfresco dining with a large proportion of us heading out to the back-garden, BBQ and burgers in hand, or heading down to local restaurants and pubs for a spot of grub in the sun. Make sure that you stay money-conscious and cost-savvy whilst eating outside this summer with these great tips.
One area that you need to consider when trying to save money on your summer food is to consider both the costs of eating at home and those of eating out. Make sure you keep an eye on how often you are heading to restaurants and pubs to stop yourself facing an unpleasant bank statement at the end of the month.
It's the same every year. The May Day Bank Holiday sneaks up on us with a few sunny days and all of a sudden the garden centres are packed with people eager for the long summer nights that are just around the corner and determined that their garden will be the place to spend them. So how do you turn your garden into your own little oasis? Well, I'm no Alan Titchmarsh but I'm ready to give it a go.
As anyone else who ventured to B&Q or Homebase
this weekend can testify, the garden centres were packed solid so
anyone getting there later in the day was left with the choice of
choosing from a few, sorry looking bedding plants or turning around and
going to the pub instead. That in itself turned into a bigger guilt fest
for me because my local has the most beautiful pub garden but, on the
plus side, it also gave me some good ideas for my own garden.
I have a confession to make. Although I immediately miss my husband as soon as he crawls out of bed at five in the morning for work, I also welcome it. I quickly sprawl out, arrange all of our four pillows to my liking and doze off into a deep slumber.
You grow up your entire life sleeping in your own bed, free to take up as much space as you'd like. And then you get hitched and it's supposed to be natural to have a big warm body next to you at night. You both battle for the coveted centre of the bed and the one pillow that is somehow more comfortable than the rest. And then you wonder why no one warned you of this when you went to marriage counselling sessions or read those pretentious online articles on how to make your marriage last.