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  • Blinds & Shading - Keeping the light out

    When redecorating your home or updating your window dressings, it can be hard to choose between curtains or blinds or blinds and shades. There are pros and cons to all three, and it can all depend on the space you are working with. In this blog, we will be focusing on blinds and why they could be the best choice for you.   Blinds and shades are effective ways of blocking out the sun's rays without limiting the amount of light entering through the window. While most of us would call both of…

  • The Best Seat in the House for Wimbledon Fortnight

    It's time to put your feet up and indulge in some strawberries & cream because Wimbledon 2019 has well and truly arrived. The shock exits and the underdog wins are sure to have you sitting on the edge of your seat. But are you sitting comfortably? With all the action drawing you in, make sure you have the best seat in the house by investing in a comfortable and stylish new sofa. Casa Tiffany Relax in luxury with our pillow back  3 seater Tiffany sofa. A pillow back sofa offers optimum comfort…

  • World Chocolate Day 7th July

    Time to get excited, World Chocolate Day is upon us! 7th July marks the day where globally we celebrate the sweet snack that we all love, chocolate. With so many variations, flavour combinations and chocolatey desserts there will be no problem indulging in one of our favourite foods. Whether you love snacking on a chocolate bar, enjoying chocolate ice cream on a summer's day, or devouring a brownie for dessert, there is a chocolate out there for everyone! What makes this day even better, is that…

  • Hosting the Perfect Garden Party

    Who doesn't love a good summer garden party? With warmer days and longer nights, now is the perfect time to gather your family and friends and host a day of festivities and fun. At Leekes, we think hosting a garden party should be a stress-free and joyous occasion, so to help you enjoy being the host, we have come up with some tips and inspiration to make sure your party is one to remember. Read on to find the essentials you need for your party to be a hit. Keep Warm Adding a heat source to your…

  • What to plant in June

    At Leekes we are passionate about helping you get the most out of your garden and with a great range of tools, plants and decorations for your garden, we'd love to see you soon. There is plenty to keep you busy in your garden this June, from planting, sowing and harvesting, to maintaining and pruning what you have already planted. With temperatures hopefully getting warmer and with more sunlight hours, your garden will be flourishing. Whether you have a large allotment or just a few potted plants…

  • National Cupcake Day 2019

    Another National food day is here and this time it's National Cupcake Day. On the 13th June 2019, people, cafes and institutions around the UK will be baking a range of cupcakes to help raise funds for Alzheimer's Society and the fight against Dementia. You can show your support by joining in and baking or simply buying cupcakes to enjoy. It is an easy way to raise money for important research into a disease that so many people are affected by. National Cupcake Day has been a successful event for…

  • National Fish & Chips Day 2019

    The nation's favourite dish, Fish & Chips, is so iconic it's been recognised with its own National Day to be celebrated each year! Taking place on the first Friday in June, this year on the 7th, the celebration of this quintessentially British dish is supported by retailers, pubs and restaurants, fishermen and farmers and of course fish & chips shops across Britain. The aim of the dish having its own day is to give it the recognition it deserves whilst maintaining its prominence as the nation's…

  • Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Father's Day is fast approaching and you're probably wondering what gift you can give your dad to show him how much he means to you. It can be difficult choosing a present especially when they tell you not to bother and they don't want anything. Don't fret, this blog is full of inspiration and ideas for gifts, no matter his hobbies, age or interests.   Unique Food Gifts A food-related gift will always be well received and appreciated. From a box of chocolates to a food hamper, there are so many…

  • Le Creuset Cooking Day

    Recently our Kitchen and Tableware buying team, Chloe and Lawren, had the pleasure of taking part in a cookery day hosted by Le Creuset. Known for their cookware and bakeware ranges, Le Creuset hosted the event with one of their chefs to showcase how their products can be used to make delicious dishes. Our team were shown how to make various sweet and savoury recipes, which they have gone on to make multiple times at home so they must be good! Read on to see what they got up to and learn some of…

  • The Chateau by Angel Strawbridge New Collection

    The hotly anticipated collection is here! Designer, author, and star of Escape to the Chateau, Angel Strawbridge, has launched her first soft furnishings and wallpaper collection.  The range includes curtains, cushions and bedding. Each collection has been inspired by hidden treasures and the surroundings of her extravagant home, Chateau de la Motte Husson with a clear influence by her love for all things quirky and vintage. The Heron Collection Angel created The Heron Collection after she was…

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