Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: The Best Bed Linen in the World

    Website of the day: The Best Bed Linen in the World

    By 17 hours ago

    Anybody who stays in hotels a lot, especially for work, will tell you that after a while, the novelty wears off. So many hotels are soulless, bland labyrinths, stuffed to the rafters with travelling sales reps, corporate low-fliers and tourists wondering...

  • Website of the day: Instant Watcher

    Website of the day: Instant Watcher

    By 29 July 2014

    Oh, what to watch? What to watch? Three words that probably aren’t bandied around too often these days are “there’s nothing on” because, let’s face it, there’s too much on. You can watch live TV, catch-up TV, streamed TV, mobile TV and the...

  • Website of the day: Movies in Color

    Website of the day: Movies in Color

    By 28 July 2014

    When you watch a movie, what feeling does it give you? Yes, it obviously depends on the theme, the subject matter, the artistic direction. The music will perhaps, if you’ll pardon the pun, strike a chord. You will fall in love with some of the characters,...

  • Website of the day: Great Country Pubs

    Website of the day: Great Country Pubs

    By 25 July 2014

    Friday. Usually a day to celebrate unreservedly. But for some, this could be the beginning of a very long summer. The school holidays stretch out before us and so far this week, we've done our bit for parents with holiday ideas and things to do both...

  • Website of the day: Netflix for Kids

    Website of the day: Netflix for Kids

    By 24 July 2014

    In our summer holiday special we’ve given you a few options for you and your family if you’re feeling like getting out and about. But what about those days when you’re all just a bit done in and want to flop on a sofa and watch movies? It’s likely...

  • Website of the day: Wacky Warehouse

    Website of the day: Wacky Warehouse

    By 23 July 2014

    OK. So you’ve not decided to go away, or maybe your two weeks in the sun is a little way off. Or maybe you fly through the 50 Things To Do in record time and you suddenly run out of ideas for what to do with the kids. And with the British summer being...

  • Website of the day: 50 Things To Do ...

    Website of the day: 50 Things To Do ...

    By 22 July 2014

    We continue our summer holiday special with a suggestion for what to do if you didn’t follow our advice yesterday. That's not a grumble either. It wouldn’t be all that surprising if you didn’t. Overseas holidays don’t come cheap, and that’s...

  • Website of the day: Ice Lolly

    Website of the day: Ice Lolly

    By 21 July 2014

    This is the week when it all begins for parents. Most schools will be breaking up, if they haven’t already, so every day this week, we’re going to dedicate this slot to site that will help families get through the summer. First things first. You need...

  • Website of the day: Boobah

    Website of the day: Boobah

    By 18 July 2014

    It’s set to be a scorcher in the UK today. Hottest day of the year so far. "Bring it on," is what most people will be saying, and it’s safe to safe that office attendance might take a bit of a hit. How many people will be finding reasons to work at...

  • Website of the day: Sulia

    Website of the day: Sulia

    By 17 July 2014

    We’ve talked about the need for filtering in social media before, but sulia.com goes a step further. And we like it. With Twitter, once you’ve started following a few hundred people (easily done, isn’t it?) you’re likely to start needing to use...

  • Website of the day: Car Hire Excess

    Website of the day: Car Hire Excess

    By 16 July 2014

    It's entirely possible that you're looking forward to a holiday. A break from the routine. Two weeks in the sun, in a place where your worries drift away into a beautiful sunset. As long as you're prepared. You might have been hitting the gym to get...

  • Website of the day: Dronestagram

    Website of the day: Dronestagram

    By 15 July 2014

    It was once very rare to bear witness to the birth of a whole new medium. But the speed at which technology is moving means that, these days, new ways for people to display their creativity come along almost weekly. A good example is drones. Not that...

  • Website of the day: moreTvicar

    Website of the day: moreTvicar

    By 14 July 2014

    It’s all over for another fours years, but the World Cup didn’t half deliver on its promise of a carnival of football. But now that the hangovers are kicking in and the slow clear-up begins, spare a thought for those who will now face a unique challenge....

  • Website of the day: Deliciously Ella

    Website of the day: Deliciously Ella

    By 11 July 2014

    Food, glorious food. The internet is abundant with it. Recipes, suppliers, blogs, and let’s not forget the millions of people taking pictures of what they eat for social media. So, for a foodie site to stand out, it needs to be a little different, and...

  • Website of the day: Carwow

    Website of the day: Carwow

    By 10 July 2014

    There are many rites of passage in life. When it comes to getting about, there are some quite specific ones. There's riding your bike for the first time without stabilisers. Then, your first driving lesson, followed by passing your test. Your first car...

  • Website of the day: Day Out with the Kids

    Website of the day: Day Out with the Kids

    By 9 July 2014

    The summer rolls on, and it’s an eventful one so far. Epic sporting occasions like the World Cup and the Tour de France are providing a few thrills. The weather is just about holding up, so all those school fetes and sports days are going ahead without...

  • Website of the day: Pheed

    Website of the day: Pheed

    By 8 July 2014

    You could be forgiven for thinking that the last thing we need is another social network, but they’re popping up with some regularity. And though any newcomers are unlikely to challenge the dominance of the big players very soon, everybody started out...

  • Website of the day: Milkster

    Website of the day: Milkster

    By 7 July 2014

    Regular readers will know that we really like beautiful things. Be it a shiny new gadget, an innovative web design or just the stuff that makes our lives that little bit better - if it looks nice, we’re halfway towards loving it. Regular readers will...

  • Website of the day: The Daily Meal

    Website of the day: The Daily Meal

    By 4 July 2014

    Probably the first thing you notice if you ever travel to the United States of America, is the size. It’s big. And we mean really big. We Europeans struggle with the enormity of it all when we realise that you can drive for an entire day and only barely...

  • Website of the day: Studently

    Website of the day: Studently

    By 3 July 2014

    The subject of young people using social networks is never too far from the public consciousness. If you’re a parent, it’s somewhat terrifying to think what can go on if you’re not paying close attention to what your kids get up to. Tales of peer...

  • Website of the day: HouseTrip

    Website of the day: HouseTrip

    By 2 July 2014

    Anybody who travels a lot of work will tell you: staying in hotels ain’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Yes, there are some fabulous places to stay: boutiques hotels, classy five-start joints and the like, but more often than not, you’re left...

  • Website of the day: Traidcraft

    Website of the day: Traidcraft

    By 1 July 2014

    There’s quite a bit of discussion in the media about the provenance of some of the consumer goods that we buy every day. This happens periodically; the last time it really reared its head was when the factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing hundred...

  • Website of the day: Handybook

    Website of the day: Handybook

    By 30 June 2014

    It’s been a very busy weekend. What with the World Cup reaching the knockout stages, Wimbledon’s first weekend, a spectacular Glastonbury festival, and loads of other summer bits and bobs going on, it’s understandable that people might have been...

  • Website of the day: Borrow My Doggy

    Website of the day: Borrow My Doggy

    By 27 June 2014

    Man’s best friend. And if you can forgive the gender bias in that old adage, we reckon every home should have one. That’s right we love dogs. Big dogs, little dogs, fat dogs, thin dogs. Doesn’t matter. We love ‘em. But owning a pooch does come...

  • Website of the day: CV Library

    Website of the day: CV Library

    By 26 June 2014

    Yesterday we looked at a way to carry on learning without disrupting your busy life too much and without needing to take out a second mortgage. So, soon, you’ll be all skilled up and might be wanting a better job. You can go out looking and sending...