TJ Hughes

19/12/2018
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Quick and Easy Winter Warming Dinner Ideas

There’s something about long, cold and dark winter nights that have us craving nothing other than a big, warming bowl of homemade comfort food. However, with short evenings, work-filled days and chaotic family life, the thought of cooking homemade food from scratch after a hard day in the office can have us running to the microwave meal or freezer aisle for a quick and easy teatime fix. However, there are some super easy, great value, homemade dinners that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes, for a nutritious... Read More

10/12/2018

Tips for Skincare Survival During Winter

It’s a known fact that, during the colder, winter months, skin can begin to suffer with the harsh changes in weather. If not protected by a solid skincare routine, skin, particularly if sensitive already, can dry out and become tired looking, which in turn can mean that your make up doesn’t sit properly because your skin is insufficiently moisturised. A great skincare routine, using good quality, kind-to-skin products, can mean that your skin remains happy and balanced, even when the Great British Weather does its worst. If you’re struggling with... Read More

28/11/2018
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How to Please that ‘Hard to Buy For’ Person

There’s always one isn’t there? That one person that, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to find something that they’ll want. Either they have everything, or, when asked, tell you not to buy them anything, which leaves you with unticked boxes on your Christmas shopping list. The trick to pleasing tricky people is to think a little outside of the box and gift them something a little unique or unusual. If you have a ‘hard to buy for’ person on your Christmas shopping list, here are... Read More

08/11/2018
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The Top Toy Trends of 2018 Revealed

From Selfie Microphones to Car Simulators, Hoverboards and not forgetting Elf on the Shelf – the Toy Trends of 2018 Revealed There is nothing more exciting than Christmas as a child. Creeping down the stairs at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning, eagerly checking to see what Santa has left behind. Once the gifts are unwrapped, it’s a busy morning of playing with and trying out your brand-new toys. Although this has been a tradition for many, many years, toy trends develop and change every year. Here are our... Read More

24/10/2018

Weird and Wonderful Ideas for the Ultimate Halloween Party

With the return of Autumn comes everyone’s favourite celebration of all things dead, haunted, zombified and downright spooky! What better way to celebrate the festival of Halloween than to throw the ultimate celebration, full of food, drink, traditional games and of course, fancy dress?! Halloween is a celebration of all things weird and wonderful, from the dark and magical world of witches and zombies to the supernatural tales of ghosts and ghouls, so here are a few weird and wonderful ways that you can make this year’s party truly spooktastic!... Read More

12/09/2018

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

05/09/2018
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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

04/09/2018

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

23/08/2018

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

30/07/2018
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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