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.
May is a great month to get your garden in tip top shape for the summer. This year we've had quite a dry Spring so now's the time to get out there and give your garden a good watering and feed with a general fertiliser. Invest in some basic equipment, such as a hoe for weeding your beds and a rake for clearing everything up, and get out there to Spring clean your garden. A little attention now will give you a beautiful garden to relax in during the summer.
Pots and Baskets
It doesn't matter if you have a well-established garden or a simple windowsill, May is the time of year to fill your garden with the colours of summer by starting your hanging baskets, patio pots or window displays.
Trailing Verbenas, begonias, fuschias, petunias and trailing snapdragons are beautiful, traditional plants ...
Deals, coupons and promotions are all wonderful but nothing beats free! Free cheese samples at the grocery store? I am there. No lactose intolerance is going to slow me down! Next time your friends swing by the flat with a six-pack, why not save the carrier, cover it with attractive paper and transform it into a pretty carrier to store craft supplies, tools or even eating utensils for a picnic? How about taking free paint chip samples from the hardware store and using them to spice up packaging for your bake sale goods or your Christmas presents?