Monthly Archives: September 2018

  • Christmas Dinner Essentials

    Worried about the stress of cooking a sumptuous Christmas feast for your nearest and dearest? By ensuring that you’re stocked up with the essential cookware products, you could save yourself the stress and pull off the perfect Christmas dinner. The Perfect Christmas Dinner Roast potatoes are an essential part of your Christmas dinner, you’ll want to ensure that they’re crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and perfectly seasoned. Perfection starts with preparation – the Joseph Joseph…

  • Celebrate Bonfire Night in Style

    Bonfire Night isn’t just about the fireworks, but is also a wonderful excuse to get together with your family and loved ones. Whether you’re planning a spectacular get-together in the comfort of your home, or a trip to your local fireworks display, ensure your Bonfire Night goes with a bang! Heading out? Pack plenty of delicious treats to keep everybody happy. Homemade Toffee Apples are an autumnal classic and super easy to make – simply prep the apples, dip them in toffee and any additional…

  • Throw a frightfully good Halloween party

    With Halloween creeping freakishly close, now’s the perfect time to begin planning your Halloween party. Ensure that it’s scarily good with our ideas and tips, as well delicious treat suggestions. It probably goes without saying, but preparing your house to look suitably scary will play a great part in the success of your Halloween Party. Decorating your home doesn’t necessarily need to break the bank – pumpkins have become heavily associated with Halloween and are a great way to create…

  • Raise money for Harvest Festival

    Traditionally celebrated on the Sunday nearest the Harvest Moon – this is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox, successful harvests have been celebrated in Britain since Pagan times and celebrations would usually include hymns, praying and family feasts. As British cultures have come to rely less heavily on home-grown produce, these days Harvest Festival is more about giving to those less fortunate – and this doesn’t need to stop at collecting food for charity. At Leekes…

  • Autumnal Cooking - Hints and Tips

    The nights are drawing in, pumpkin lattes are fast approaching, and cosy log fires are waiting to be lit. Autumn is finally here. At Leekes we are super excited for all things autumn as we enter the season of fun, food and festivities. Autumn is all about getting cosy and cooking deliciously hearty meals. Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy though! In fact the beautiful array of vegetables in season at the moment are perfect for cooking delicious, healthy and comforting meals. There’s…

  • International Wallpaper Week

    With International wallpaper week well under way, it’s the perfect time to update you home with new trends and styles that the new season brings. Updating your wallpaper is a time and cost effective way to revamp any room, and at Leekes we have a wide range of wallpapers; from the classic to the show-stopping, we are sure to have something for you. Using wallpaper to invest colour to your home is a great way to easily keep up with current trends whilst also completing your look. The themes…

  • International Chocolate Day

    Thursday the 13th of September brings us International Chocolate Day. But it’s not like we need another excuse to eat one of the world’s favourite foods! Is there a better way to make someone happy or improve our moods than indulging in a bar of Cadbury’s milk chocolate? We think not. Chocolate doesn’t just taste great, it also has some health benefits. Dark chocolate in particular is a powerhouse of antioxidants and can also offer improved brain function. So why not switch from milk chocolate…

  • Get baking for National Baking Week: 15th-21st of October

    With National Baking Week (15th - 21st of October) fast approaching now is the perfect time to dust off your apron and get involved.  From stand mixers to cake tins and everything in between, you’ll find all of your National Baking Week essentials here at Leekes! Working by exact measurements can help to ensure that you’ll get the perfect result. The Joseph Joseph Folding Digital Scale brings a whole new meaning to the concept of space-saving kitchen gadgets. When unfolded, the three arms…

  • Outdoor heating

    What could be better than spending evenings out in the garden watching the sunset? With the high temperatures of the summer tapering off, and the evenings starting to get rather chilly, it might be a good time to invest in some outdoor heating. This is where our selection of affordable outdoor heating options comes in. Whether you’re crazy about chimeneas or quite fancy a firepit, we’ve got just the thing here at Leekes. Chimeneas Not only do chimeneas provide that all-important warmth but…

  • Sleeptember

    It’s Sleeptember already. Here at Leekes we know that a good night’s sleep is vital to our health and wellbeing! Sleeptember is a campaign run by the Sleep Council aimed at raising awareness of the importance of sleep. Lack of sleep can affect our mood and our ability to focus, so it’s no surprise to find out that we spend around a third of our lives in bed! We believe that beds are an investment. A comfortable, supportive bed is the secret to a better sleep and improved health. That’s why…

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