The Boodle Blog

Leaving home for the first time: the must-have essentials
Leaving home for the first time: the must-have essentials
February 19, 2016

Everyone comes to a point where they know it’s time to move out of their parents’ house. It’s part of the natural cycle of life, and one day you just come to the realisation that you are an adult and you need your own space.…

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Buying cheap is buying expensive – is the heat getting to you?
Buying cheap is buying expensive – is the heat getting to you?
February 15, 2016

I usually love summer but, sheesh, this has been a hot one. It might be El Niño messing up our weather patterns or something, but I can’t ever remember myself looking forward to the end of the summer heat as much as I do now.…

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Investing in your passions: Art
Investing in your passions: Art
February 12, 2016

If you are an average person then you probably think of art in terms of extremes that put you off making a big investment. There is the idea that good art costs a fortune and lately is seems like there is also increasingly valuable local art too.…

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Getting red carpet ready for Valentine’s day
Getting red carpet ready for Valentine’s day
February 09, 2016

People are spending more and more on Valentine’s day. According to the estimates of this survey, Americans spent a record $18.9 billion last year. These Valentine’s day gifts included chocolates, jewellery, flowers, or a special night out.…

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Extra special Valentine's Day ideas
Extra special Valentine's Day ideas
February 01, 2016

The original Valentine was supposed to have been a bishop who lived in the third-century AD. He defied Emperor Claudius’ ban on marriage and continued to perform the ceremonies for young lovers.…

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Five best holidays for a young family
Five best holidays for a young family
January 30, 2016

Maybe you didn't manage to get away for the December holidays or maybe your holiday ended up not being much of a holiday because you were looking after everyone else. I'm sure anyone with children will tell you that taking them on holiday is sometimes harder than staying home.…

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Men's fashion - it's time for you to get a new look and we can help
Men's fashion - it's time for you to get a new look and we can help
January 29, 2016

According to a recent survey 25% of men said that they are clueless about fashion. That's one in four men who second guess themselves on the clothes they put on every day.…

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Don’t miss the Soweto Derby: Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs just because it’s January
Don’t miss the Soweto Derby: Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs just because it’s January
January 22, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’m super amped for the second leg of the Soweto Derby. With Orlando Pirates winning 3-1 in the last encounter, tensions are high to see which of the Soweto giants claim bragging rights for this showdown.…

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Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan
Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan
December 30, 2015

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming after all is a form of planning.”- Gloria Steinem.…

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How to keep the kids occupied at home over the holidays
How to keep the kids occupied at home over the holidays
December 23, 2015

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” The Grinch.…

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