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The IWOOT Guide to Festivals: Essentials Checklist

With the summer in full swing, and the big festivals like Glastonbury just around the corner, now is the time to start planning everything you’re going to take with you – other than beer, that is. It’s all well and good rocking up to Glasto this year with a 6-pack under your arm, but make sure you’re not the one realising you’ve forgotten a sleeping bag, food, or – worst case scenario – your tent. That’s why we’ve put together this handy checklist of festival essentials for you to make sure you’re not the one with both literal and metaphorical mud on your face this year.

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A way with eggs – the best ways to eat eggs!

The little white and yellow liquid ball of protein is one of the oldest foods chosen by humans to nourish and satisfy us. I’m talking about the egg of course. We don’t really know whether it came before the chicken or not, but what we do know is it has become a valuable part of our breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. It’s safe to say that the egg is a cornerstone of the British culinary catalogue.

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3 quick festival must haves for music events this summer

As the days grow longer and the sun dares to peek out from the clouds, as trousers become shorts and our shoes become espadrilles, it’s apparent that summer is edging its way in and attempting to have its 5 minutes of fame amongst the dim spring.

This week we’re thinking about summer festivals and what we need to get ready for them. Here at IWOOT we’ve got together three things that you can bring along to your festivals to maximise your fun and get the most out of your time there.

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3 quick father’s day gifts for him

We all know fathers can often be a nightmare. Finding the right gifts for him always ends up being a spot of bother, especially when they often say ‘nothing’ when you ask them what they want. Stray away from naff socks or an another useless set of tools this year and get them something super-funky and fun.

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ANIMAL GRAPHIC PRINT TREND | HOMEWARE

While the weather is finally brightening up for the beginning of spring, it has been raining cats and dogs here at IWOOT with the roaring new animal theme found in our homeware range. We have a wide selection of different pieces that we believe will bring your bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen to life this springtime and we hope that this article will help you choose how to integrate these pieces into your home.

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Three Kitchen-ware accessories for a great summer party

The months are getting warmer now and the excuses not to get out the barbecue and deck chairs out are starting to run thin. You no longer need to go out to the same old restaurants, cafes and shopping centres to have a good time, the summer months bring with them – hopefully - the good weather, meaning sitting in your garden can be a cheap and easy pastime.

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3 perfect birthday gift ideas for the 21st century traveller

Today, it is not uncommon to travel for the best part of the year, whether it’s for work, a gap year or simply a string of long weekends away. Even more popular traits of the 21st century lifestyle, are long commutes to work, travelling from meeting to meeting and spending the weekends walking around cities.

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A Life of Wine | Short History of the Alcoholic Beverage

The entire written history of humanity is also a history of humans getting drunk. Indeed the history of drinking alcohol extends back to at least the early Neolithic period (around 10,000 BC), as attested to by the discovery of beer jugs from towards the end of the Stone Age. Before I look at some products to augment your modern-day merriment, let’s take a brief look at the history of alcohol.

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Do something different | Valentine’s Day

A special day for every couple, Valentine’s Day this year needn’t follow the generic pattern of buying roses, weird socks and dinner at whichever restaurant has a reservation left. Why not do something unique and get some Valentine’s gifts that you’ll always remember.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts | A Brief History

Originally an annual Roman festival for lovers, Valentine’s day became a Christian holiday to celebrate the legend of St. Valentine, who was thought to have been executed for performing marriage ceremonies in secret during a ban under the rule of Roman Emperor Claudius II in the third century AD. St. Valentine is thought to have died on 14th February. Whilst imprisoned awaiting his fate, it is also thought that the priest fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and signed off his final correspondence to her, “From your Valentine”. A legend was born.

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