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15 things to do on a long journey

Things to do on a long journey

Long journeys with excited children can be tiring and stressful for everyone. With minimal planning, though, car rides and plane trips can be made easier. Our suggestions here are for games and activities that are free, don’t need any equipment and can occupy everyone from toddlers to teenagers and parents too – including drivers. Most don’t even involve looking down, …

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5 Family Friendly Breaks

Family friendly breaks

Maxine Sheppard, editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog, picks a selection of destinations suitable for a summer family holiday. Cornwall Cornwall has to be one of the most family-friendly destinations in the UK, with its wide sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and jumbled fishing villages the stuff of seaside holiday dreams. This is a destination where golden childhood memories are formed, …

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Make your house move a green-house move!

Make your house move a green-house move

Our partners at Start share their advice for a sustainable and stress-free moving day Although exciting, moving home can be stressful, wasteful and expensive. Our partners at Start, the UK sustainable living charity, have come up with some useful tips to help make moving more affordable, sustainable and altogether calmer! 1. Before the big day The performance of a lifetime Before …

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Our simple guide to adding value to your home

our simple guide to adding value to your home, couple looking happy after decorating

Could you Improve rather than move? Debate has raged in the media recently over Government plans to ease planning restrictions for three years to boost the building trade. While many remain unconvinced of the economic benefit this may bring, many Britons are now looking far more seriously at improving rather than moving. The ceiling price Whether you’re planning an extension …

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How I bought my home

How I bought my home house exterior and photo of emma

Virgin Money customers The Coyles tell their story Buying her first home was a real family affair for Emma Coyle, 28, who moved into the Manchester flat in May 2013. And as we have advised in ‘Our simple guide to buying a property’, Emma found doing her homework was the key to snatching up her two bedroom Victorian conversion at …

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