Innovation trends in household products set for 2020 by Product of the Year

Sep 19 2019

For the past 11 years I have been involved in the selection process for the various Product of the Year categories. This is an annual industry campaign aimed at encouraging brands to be always innovative within the household product categories. Thanks to the Product of The Year Awards, companies are forced to continuously improving their ranges. Consumers are the ones who ultimately reap the benefits of this ‘marketing exercise’. To be eligible for entry, the products must have been launched in the past 12 months and must have demonstrated innovation in one or more key areas – including functionality, design, packaging, or recipe. Jury Day takes place in September and is great fun for me to join a panel including journalists and industry experts to test, assess all entries for quality and leave them then to the consumers to decide what is worth giving the prestigious award. 

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Film review: Downton Abbey The Movie

Sep 13 2019

Downton Abbey the movie is out in cinema from today and is a blast for all fans of classic British period dramas even or especially on the big screen. It provides hilarious almost ridiculous gags and enjoyable escapism away from all this Brexit nonsense. Don’t miss it! Here’s my short review in which I reveal why I liked it. In a few weeks’ time I will publish a full Downton Abbey behind the scenes special issue that will become a collectable issue among the fans of the show. Watch this space! 

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19 per cent of London kids sleep in their parent’s bed at least twice a week

Sep 13 2019
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Sleep is something I never appreciated until I became a mum. Before I never needed to worry about getting enough of it. As a baby, my son was always a poor sleeper so for over four years I did not sleep much at all. Now that he is a teenager, I can finally go back to being a normal sleeper. Recently I was even gifted the most amazing personalised pillow by nanu. When you order one online, you need to fill in a questionnaire about your sleeping habits. Based on those, nanu creates a special pillow that is just perfect for your specific needs. 

Yesterday nanu published the worrying results of their new study that has found that 19 per cent of London kids sleep in their parent’s bed at least twice a week. I know more than anybody how difficult this can be. 

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