But we’re in good company:this year the prestigious London store Selfridges opened its Christmas store on 31st July – 147 days ahead of the big day!
Selfridges’ rationale for doing this is because they are “ a real destination for fans of Christmas and festive decorations within and outside the UK. Some customers return to us year after year, excited at the prospect of discovering the new ranges and adding to their collections. We have so many customers visiting from all over the world, eager to snap up festive decorations and souvenirs on their London summer holidays which they can’t buy at home.”
Between the start of the new school year in September and the start of the calendar new year in January there are all kinds of other changes to contend with. Nights grow darker, the weather gets colder, and even the clocks go back an hour in silent protest. Seasonal festivities abound, and there is a general feeling throughout autumn of hunkering down ready for winter.
Many of us who did would have come up with something like the image below. The square shape, windows, red door and chimney all look familiar! How lovely it would be now to be able to design and build our own house!
September and back to school always feels like a fresh start!
Probably more so than January and its much-heralded New Year Resolutions, September is ingrained in our minds as the chance to have another go and get things right. Coinciding with the oncoming change of the season it really does feel like new opportunities are possible.
Well it’s not been the best of summers but, even so, many of us will be sad to see it go.
Not only that, but the passing of summer heralds the dreaded Back To School!For many of us, September and the new school year always feel like a fresh start. Even if your own experience of full-time education is now many years behind you, there is something about those September days – with the hint of autumn in the air – that captures our imagination.
Upgrade your kitchen with stylish replacement kitchen doors from DIY Homefit
So, you’re thinking that it’s time for a kitchen makeover? Even if your kitchen is perfectly adequate, the plethora of home search, home improvement and cookery programmes on television is bound to get you comparing your trusty kitchen with their newer shinier ones: and such comparisons tend to start making you feel that change is needed.
Ensure your furniture fits with custom fitted wardrobes from DIY Homefit
The difficulty of getting the right fit has been hitting the headlines recently. The fashion company ASOS came under fire when a customer noticed that a pair of size 10 shorts – by High street clothing company Pull & Bear – was described as large. This has led to something of a debate about the sizes of women’s clothes in which it became clear that clothing sizes differ greatly between different manufacturers.
DIY Homefit: your top choice for quality and value replacement kitchen cupboards
Upgrading is everywhere! Whether we’re talking about phones, computer operating systems, apps, bank accounts, club memberships or a whole host of other products and services – upgrading is THE thing. It seems that as soon as you purchase a new product of any kind then it is upgraded and you are already one step behind the rest of the cool gang!
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As spring is approaching many of us feel the need to improve our homes. It may be the ingrained tradition of spring cleaning or perhaps a renewed sense of energy as the days get lighter and longer. Whatever the reason it does seem that we get the urge to “do something” to feather our nests!
Flat slab-front doors: simply the best choice for bespoke kitchens
If you’ve not yet come across flat slab-front doors then you don’t know what you are missing!! A slab-front door is one that is completely flat ie neither raised nor recessed. Whilst its clean lines could complement either a traditional or modern kitchen design, it is particularly associated with high end European bespoke kitchens.