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Long live the tradition of sending Christmas cards!

Around this time of year, it's easy to become so busy preparing 'the perfect Christmas' that we forget to send Christmas cards.

That's a shame as the excitement that comes with seeing your address in handwriting on the front of a festive themed envelope is a tactile reminder that you are thought of by someone, and I for one hope that this is a tradition that never dies.

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Great British house names to inspire you

There are lots of reasons why you might choose the name of a house. Perhaps you're the first to live there and put your stamp on it, maybe you've just moved in and you can't bear that sign hanging on the front door, or it might even be the case that the property has taken on a new identity and it's time for a change.

House names to inspire you

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Walking in our ancestors’ footsteps

The convergence of the religion, technology, the civil rights movement and a recent British TV series has created a multibillion pound growth industry for genealogy. But why are we so obsessed with tracing our ancestry? Where did it all start? And are genealogy websites the only way to do it?

genealogy research tools

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How to change the name of a house

What’s in a name?

Ever walked past a dwelling and been stopped in your tracks by the unusual nature of its name? What’s its story? Who chose its name?


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How much do 118 calls actually cost?

Back in the early 2000's the cost of using directory enquiries was 45p. Deregulation in 2003 was supposed to bring in competition to a marketplace monopolised by BT, and it was thought that the fierce competition between the 118 numbers would result in lower costs and better quality overall. In reality, it didn't quite work like that.

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