I’ve recently purchased a new car on a lease which I’ve not before done. My last car was PCP and to be quite honest I don’t have much knowledge on any of the options. With smaller down payments and more affordable monthly payments compared to new car financing, you can often save a small fortune by choosing to lease a car. And you usually get a brand new car that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty.
In the wake of yet another increase in energy prices, a lot of people have started using wood burning stoves to heat their homes instead, in the hope that it’ll be cheaper. If you’re worried about the cost of heating the house, or you just think that it’d look great, consider these pros and cons of wood burning fires before you decide whether to get one or not.
It Looks Great
Rustic decor is big at the moment and if you’re thinking about stripping away all of those modern furnishings in favor of something a little more traditional, a wood burning stove is one of the best ways to do it. They work well with any rustic interior design, or a Victorian aesthetic and having a nice fire burning in the living room makes the place a lot cozier.
It’s Cheaper Than Gas
When the price of gas and electricity is constantly going up, people are always looking for a way to cut the cost of heating their home. Installing a good wood burner is one of the best ways to do that. You can get firewood fairly cheap, click here to find out where to buy it online and get it delivered right to your front door. Most wood burners will use between £50 and £150 worth of wood each year, depending on how many of the rooms in the house you’re heating. That’s only a little more expensive than one month’s gas and electric for the average household so you’re saving a lot of money. However, you can’t always heat the entire house and run the oven etc. on a wood burner so you need to be aware that you’ll still be paying a small gas bill as well. Having said that, it’ll usually work out cheaper overall than just using gas and electricity.
They Aren’t Always Reliable
The major benefit of using standard gas and electric to heat your home is that it’s reliable. Apart from the occasional burst pipe or broken down boiler, you’ll be able to heat your house all year around without any problems. A wood burning stove will heat your house well most of the time but if it’s particularly cold, you might sometimes find that it struggles a bit, especially if you’ve got a larger house. It’s not too much of a problem as long as you wrap up warm in winter but if you don’t deal well with the cold, a wood burner might not cut it for you.
It’s Expensive To Install
While you’ll make a lot of savings on your energy bills in the long run, you’ll have to pay out a lot of money upfront to buy and install the wood burner in the first place. If there has never been a wood burner in the house before, the chimney probably isn’t equipped for it which means you’ll have to have some changes made which can be pretty expensive. Then you’ve got to buy and install the stove itself which costs between £1500 and £3000, depending on which model you go for. That’s a lot of money to pay upfront and it’s not always affordable for most people.
A wood burning stove is a great way to save money on your energy bills and give your living room a great rustic look, but it’s going to cost you a lot of money to get one installed.
Many of us have anecdotes of bumping into celebrities or knowing celebrity relatives, but what about forming true connections with celebrities? Such connections could be a way of helping you achieve fame and fortune, or at the very least some form of success. Going out of your way to meet celebrities isn’t easy. Obviously, you don’t want to be stalking celebrities. Instead, getting on speaking terms might require a more careful and controlled approach. Here are just some ways to meet famous people.
It may be tempting to have a cigarette when you’re having fun at a work’s party or catching up with friends or family in town — even if you’re not a regular smoker. In this guide though, Nicotinell, which provides specialist advice about how to stop drinking and smoking, underlines why social smoking should be avoided:
If you were born to party or if you just want to go wild and have your night be everything you have always wanted it to be then you have come to the right place. The next stop is Party Central, and that is where your journey ends.
You may have heard about the growing trend, particularly in America, of emotional support pets. Now, the pessimist might consider this to be an inventive way to sneak your beloved pet into your favourite bar, hotel, or restaurant but for many people that suffer with mental health problems including social anxiety and depression the idea of receiving the unconditional love of a pet is of great comfort.
Anyone that grew up with a dog can relate to the level of unconditional love and affection that is on call all the time. The fact they can be so sensitive and connected to our emotions would make sense that pets such as dogs and cats can provide emotional support, but surely, when it comes to nervous flyers taking their emotional support hedgehogs onboard has the world not just gone a bit silly?
Everyone loves a good party no matter what the celebration is – or even if there isn’t any reason behind the party. The actual fact of everyone getting together, having a laugh and creating memories is all that counts. But there are those significant moments in life like birthdays, anniversaries and engagements where you want to make that extra bit of effort, more than a few drinks and some music blasting through some speakers. And in those cases you need to think of a few, simple elements that creates the ultimate party.
None of us likes to think of our partners cheating. The idea is enough to make us sick. This is the person you’ve given your heart to. Your relationship is intimate and personal. To think that they could invite a third party in without you knowing is devastating. But, many of us fear the worst when our men change their behaviour. If they start taking private phone calls or go out a lot without explanation; it’s natural to assume the worst. These are, after all, the actions of a cheat.
Now that our yearly hibernation period has come to an end, it is time to say goodbye to warming beef stew and pies, and say hello to fruit for dessert and salad for a lunchtime snack. It’s no secret that healthy food isn’t as fun to eat as the unhealthy stuff. Most of us would much rather be chowing down on a pizza instead of crunching your way through a carrot. So how do we make healthy food fun and exciting? It might seem like a job reserved for professional caterers like these, but in fact, you can make some healthier meals at home which will not only satisfy your cravings, but will become family favourites. Don’t believe us? Try these recipes…
Organising a party each year becomes more and more complicated as you get older. Gone are the days of a simple drink in a bar with your best friends; birthday parties are getting bigger and better by the minute and you’re ready to get involved. Whether you’re looking to host a secret garden party or you fancy an indoor boogie there are a whole host of ideas which will make your next birthday brilliant. From delectable nibbles to original themes, it is time to go all out with a sensational celebration.