Every woman will know that getting your period each month is not some sort of delightful experience, but an inconvenient way of reminding us that we’re not pregnant. Like, surely we could just get a monthly email or something? And part of the inconvenience, along with bloating, stomach aches and, you know, the constant bleeding, [Read more…]

The Nottingham Street With 8 Cafes On It!

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Despite rumours that the high street is struggling (thanks to the rise in online shopping etc), that could not be further from the truth on Front Street in Arnold, Nottingham. A thriving high street, it’s home to an impressive eight different cafes, ranging from the national chains to the small independents. If you’re in Arnold, [Read more…]

Over 100 Years of Pyrex

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So how much do you know about the company Pyrex and its iconic glassware? We’re guessing not all that much, apart from that it’s highly useful and you’ve probably got a dish or jug or two in your kitchen. Well, it’s actually a company that is now over 100 years old,  since it was born [Read more…]

The Best Farm Shops in the Midlands

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The return of Autumn sees an increase in typically ‘cute’ activities. Drive in cinemas, pumpkin picking and visiting farm shops. Buying produce from local farm shops not only ensures you get fresh, locally sourced ingredients and meat, but it also supports local farmers, sellers and businesses. There are some great ones all over the UK [Read more…]

Try Snizl for Own Business Day

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In case you hadn’t realised already, we love independent businesses. Set up in Nottingham, with Hockley (the heart of independent businesses) just a stone’s throw away, we’re all about them. So that’s why we’re loving Metro Own Business Day, which will be on October 9! Not only do we love independent businesses for their hard [Read more…]

It’s a tale as old as time but every event needs some great entertainment and you can’t beat a classic balloon related one. Whether you’re looking for a company to come and model some balloon animals for your kids or you just want someone to sprinkle the finishing balloon-related touches to your wedding, there are [Read more…]

Ever since we were little, we’ve known the importance of balloons. There’s balloons at birthday parties, there’s the total necessity to buy a balloon filled with beads on an elastic band to play with at fairs, there’s the heartbreak when you accidentally let your balloon go after a pizza hut trip and there’s the intense [Read more…]

Whatever your cup of choice is, coffee is something that we’re all loving right now.  From the standard americano to the outrageously hipster turmeric latte, we each have our favourite brew. But buying coffee everyday from cafes and coffee shops can quickly become expensive. And while you may think that at-home coffee never tastes as [Read more…]

Why Has Disney Been So Successful?

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Thanks to the Age of Information most of us know a bit about business; we have a rough notion of the meaning of ‘turnover’ and ‘expenditure’, and experience at first-hand a company’s changes to its ‘product lines’. We also have an idea about what makes one tumble or thrive, and every so often we see [Read more…]