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10 Ways to Make Your Home Cosy

As we say goodbye to summer, it’s time to start making your home warm and cosy in preparation for the new season. At TJ Hughes we have a whole range of soft furnishings, home accessories and electricals at up to 70% off the RRP, to ensure your home is a cosy safe haven for those who enjoy hibernating during the colder months of the year. Get ready for hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, curling up on the sofa and listening to the rain outside. Here are 10 ways to make... Read More

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Prepare Your Kitchen for the Return of the Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off is back but is your kitchen ready for the weeks of pastries, cupcakes, tray bakes and divine, delicious creations? Let TJ Hughes help you prepare your kitchen with affordable bakeware and kitchen essentials. What challenges do we expect the contestants to face this year? Last year, contestants were faced with a sticky toffee apple cake challenge, a molten chocolate pudding technical challenge and for the final, bakers were given a signature challenge which required contestants to bake a batch of 12 small loaves, featuring different... Read More


How to Master the New School Year

We give you all the tips and tricks you need to master the new school year as a family. From easy breakfast smoothie ideas for busy parents to easy iron uniforms and cool backpacks, come the new school term, your family will be transformed. Fast and Nutritious Breakfast Ideas Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and is especially important with little ones who need energy to stay alert and absorb all the information they’re being taught at school. Hunger has an impact on the ability to concentrate... Read More


What to Pack for a Family Friendly Festival

Festivals are a fantastic way of spending quality time together and there are plenty of family friendly festivals in the UK designed to engage even the youngest of festival-goers. If you’re planning on heading to a family friendly festival this year, here are the essentials you’ll need to pack for a smooth-running, fun-filled weekend. The Tent Whilst the bedtime routine might be out the window for a couple nights as you and the kids get fully into the festival spirit, it’s still important to have a clean, dry and warm... Read More


Incredible food you can cook outside that aren’t burgers

Nothing quite says ‘summer’ like a freshly cooked burger, straight from the BBQ. But, burgers and hotdogs can get a little old quite quickly, especially if we’re enjoying an extended warm spell. Luckily there’s a whole host of incredible food that you can cook on an outdoor grill that the whole family will love. So, make the most of this Great British summertime by cooking up some of our favourite BBQ delicacies. Garlic Grilled Clams Seafood, especially shellfish, is a true BBQ delight – and so easy to cook. Simply... Read More


Staycation ideas the whole family will love

Whether you’re saving the pennies or strapped for time off work this summer, a staycation is a great option if you want to relax and unwind without the hassle of travelling too far. But how do you get that ‘holiday’ feeling without a dash to the airport? At TJ Hughes we’ve put together a few ideas to help make your staycation as fun and memorable as a holiday abroad. Go camping Whether you pack up the car and head to the countryside or simply set up camp in your own... Read More


7 False Tan Secrets

Whether you’re going on holiday in the next couple of days and wanting to look brown even before you hit the beach or you’re looking forward to plenty of nights out with your friends over the summer, a beautiful golden tan is more than achievable with our seven false tan secrets. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate You’ve probably heard this a million times before, but we’re going to say it anyway; exfoliate your body before you apply false tan. This is such a simple step to miss but it’s one of the... Read More

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5 Things You Can Grow Without a Garden

One of our favourite sayings is, “plant seeds and grow dreams”, but how can you do this without a garden? In the UK, there are plenty of ways to grow your own food without the need for a garden or outside space. Delicious fruit and vegetables can be grown in a number of remarkably easy and innovative ways. So here are five things you can grow without a garden. Strawberries The taste of British summertime, strawberries are perfect for salads, healthy snacks or to enjoy drizzled in chocolate sauce. You... Read More


How to survive the Summer Holidays

So, it’s the summer holidays. Routines are out of the window, the kids have said they’re bored about 20 times a day since the beginning of the week (but won’t listen to any of your ‘fun’ suggestions), you haven’t had a minute’s peace and the house looks like no one has tidied up since Christmas. Sound familiar? Whilst the summer holidays can be filled with exciting family plans and warm(ish) weather as everyone enjoys a bit of time off, there are usually weeks where there isn’t an awful lot going... Read More


3 meal prep ideas that take under 30 minutes

Meal prep is designed to make eating healthily as quick and effortless as fast food, saving you stress, money and precious time over the course of the week. However, if you find yourself spending your whole Sunday afternoon slaving over the cooker, meal-prepping can start to seem like more of a chore than a life hack. So, in order to bring the ease and efficiency back to meal-prepping, here are three tasty, nutritious eats that take under half an hour to make. Meal Prep: Quick skillet chicken, rice, and steam... Read More