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8 Jan 2016

Kill the Commute Before It Kills You

Garden Office by The Garden Escape

This week, BBC Breakfast is sharing the findings of its recently commissioned survey of the UK’s 30 million plus commuters. It should come as no surprise that almost a quarter of them find it stressful, and this figure rises to well over a third (38%) for those who travel to and from work by train. Another recent report has found that the average rail commuter pays up to six times more for their fares than their European counterparts, whilst a survey by the TUC late last year highlighted how there has been a significant rise in the length of commute for many people.

17 Dec 2015

Private Gym

Garden Gym by The Garden Escape

As the festive party gathers apace, many of us are already noticing the odd pound creeping up and know that come the New Year we will, yet again, promise ourselves to ditch the Christmas excess. But before you hastily sign up for public gym membership and join the battalions of non-attendees later in the year, take a look at how some of our customers have benefitted from creating their very own, private spaces in which to work out.

8 Dec 2015

Unbelievable Garden Rooms

Garden Annexe

Whilst it doesn’t yet feel quite cold enough for winter, there is no doubting the season’s arrival as rivers across the country burst their banks and the sun begins its descent ever earlier as we unavoidably inch towards the longest night. Once Christmas is over and 2016 has been welcomed in, getting outside to soak up the sun’s scant offering of rays will be a distinctly unappealing prospect for all but the hardiest of outdoor lovers and owners of very lively dogs.

27 Nov 2015

5 tips to avoid family stress during the festive season

Christmas stress

With Christmas now less than a month away, most of us have begun our preparations and are probably looking forward to the season with a mixture of excitement and dread. Let’s face it: the festive season is fun but it is also stressful, especially if you are hosting a houseful. There is a wealth of advice on how to manage the seasonal affliction of toxic family syndrome, and here are some of the top tips:

19 Nov 2015

What is an Eco-classroom?

Eco classroom by The Learning Escape

The term eco-classroom is an abridgement of the more accurate, but unwieldy, title ecologically friendly classroom. The commonly used phrase eco-friendly can be applied to products (from food and clothing to cars and washing machines), practices and buildings. The most common dictionary definition is “not harmful to the environment”. There is, however, an array of attributes to which a building (product or practice) needs to adhere in order for it to be categorised as authentically eco-friendly.

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