ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR A NEW CAT Before you bring your new cat home, you’ll need to buy a few essential items. These include a cat carrier, bedding, food bowls, a litter tray and scratching post. These will also need replacing from time to time. A CAT FLAP Giving your cat access to the outdoors can provide them with a huge amount of positive stimulation. Most cats benefit from having the freedom to come and go as they please especially if they’re young and you’re regularly out. We at Battersea recommend a microchip cat flap. These scan your cat’s microchip and only open for your … Continue reading OWNING A CAT CHECKLIST


“Generally speaking, this is one of the most time-consuming and difficult moves out there,” says Hans. “Some guys, even in the World Cup race, cannot ride a good wheelie. But you’ll see kids riding them because they put the time into it.” Steps: 1. Adjust your seat to a low position. You’ll ride the wheelie sitting down, and seat position will help keep your center of gravity and balance. 2. Put the bike into a medium or low gear and begin at rolling speed. 3. Crouch your upper body so your weight is over the handlebars. 4. Turn the cranks … Continue reading HOW TO WHEELIE


The festive season is a time for celebration, good times and just a little over-indulgence – and why not? If you’ve worked hard all year long, the festive season is the perfect time to let your hair down with friends and family and spread some well-earned Christmas cheer. And love it or loathe it, the annual Christmas party is a festive tradition nearly as old as Christmas puddings, chestnuts on an open fire and falling asleep on your sofa in front of the Queen’s Speech. Bliss. Whilst a festive get-together is a great way to thank and reward employees for their … Continue reading CHRISTMAS PARTY RULES


When to buy your real Christmas tree – and how to choose Do buy early. All Christmas trees are felled at the same time, so there is no point in delaying. Do think twice before buying from a pop-up tree seller. They’ll disappear as fast as they appear, so you won’t be able to return dodgy goods. Do measure the room heightbefore you go out – and don’t forget the extra room the stand takes. Your tree has to fit! The major garden centre chains started to sell Christmas trees in late November and, although many will consider this too early to buy a tree, the … Continue reading PICKING A CHRISTMAS TREE


The holidays are here again, and that means making memories with family, delicious food…and presents! Lots and lots of presents. If you ask your kids, that’s probably the most important part—and that’s why hiding Christmas gifts from prying young eyes isn’t as easy as it sounds. So, where do you hide your children’s Christmas presents? Try a few of these nine hiding spots and keep your gifts a secret until Santa arrives. In the Attic or Basement You know your closet tops your kids’ list of best places to look for Christmas presents. You can switch it up without too … Continue reading HIDING PRESENTS