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PUBLISHED: 12:52 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 15:45 20 February 2013

Wallace Sacks

Wallace Sacks

February signals an end to January detoxes, dark mornings and self-imposed exiles from frivolous behaviour - not to mention the dented finances. If you've kept your New Year's resolutions so far, now's the time to reward yourself...

The February diary

February signals an end to January detoxes, dark mornings and self-imposed exiles from frivolous behaviour - not to mention the dented finances. If you've kept your New Year's resolutions so far, now's the time to reward yourself...

• Last year's Six Nations was arguably the best yet so hopefully there's more of the same to come this year. Kick off the Six Nations '09 campaign with a new flat screen TV. Whether it's an LCD TV or an HD Ready LCD TV, will ensure you don't leave the house for a while.

• With Chinese New Year just passed, treat your home to some Oriental furniture. has a refreshing range of superbly made furniture manufactured in Jakarta, Indonesia. This is complemented by its range of Oriental accessories and lighting.

• Bag some house and content insurance from More Than, and you could save as much as £300 on your existing insurance. Enjoy a 25 per cent discount when you buy online at

Bargain of the month
Crème de la crème cashmere (to be boxed with pic)

Established for more than 10 years now, The Cashmere Centre is the UK's leading cashmere mail order specialist, offering its customers the luxury that is cashmere with an affordable price tag.

For a touch of lavishness this month, don't waste money and effort traipsing around the sales, get yourself one of these pure cashmere throws. There is nothing worse than being cold in your home during the winter months so, put simply, don't. From only £139 (previously £169), the Cashmere Centre's cashmere throws provide you with the perfect excuse to relax and let the January blues outside pass you by. Made to the very highest standards, its blankets/throws have a distinctive herringbone weave and are a must for every sofa. They are available in three colours; mocha, almond and claret.

And if you're not much of a sofa lounger, then there is also some cashmere bed socks for only £29 - the ultimate in luxury treats. To claim this offer, with free postage and packaging, tel: 01908 522 455 or visit quoting ST1701 before 28 February 2009.

Image: The Cashmere Centre

Offer of the month
Cotton-on to a bargain (to be boxed with pic)

Offering every excuse to snuggle up over the next few months, Wallace Sacks has luxury fabrics such as Egyptian cotton, real leather and suede, Mongolian sheepskin and wool - all evident in abundance across the range of bedding, towels, rugs, furniture and accessories, with reductions of up to 70 per cent

If you're after a super bargain then look no further than the Wallace Sacks range of top quality Egyptian cotton bedding - the perfect material for unpredictable climes, to ensure you get a good night's sleep. Egyptian Cotton naturally has warm-in-winter, cool-in-summer properties and is the cotton of choice for all premium bedding companies. With thread-counts of up to 400, this really is Egyptian Cotton fit for a Pharaoh and bedding of this calibre can be expensive, but Wallace Sacks has knocked a whopping 50 per cent off all Egyptian cotton as well as many other of its bed linen lines.

Prices now start at as little as £7 for fitted sheets, but for readers, Wallace Sacks is also offering an extra five per cent off .To claim, just enter REG2 in your basket when shopping online at before 28 February 2009.

Image: Wallace Sacks

Thrifty tip of the month

To clean a dirty microwave, put the juice of one fresh lemon into a microwavable dish and mix with 300ml of water. Microwave the mix on full power for five to ten minutes. When the time is up use a clean cloth to wipe out the microwave.

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Giveaway of the month (to be boxed with pic)

What do egg shells, vegetable peelings and used tea bags have in common? Answer: they can all be converted into compost.

It's a common misconception that only garden waste can be put into the compost bin, but the Recycle Now Home Composting Campaign demonstrates that a third of household waste can be recycled this way. Composting at home not only saves money, it also turns your garden and household waste into a great soil improver for plants and vegetables to grow in.

So to get you in the gardening mood and in line with making eco New Year's resolutions, Recycle Now is offering five readers the chance to win a Compost Converter to help families do their bit for the environment. Made from 100 per cent recycled material, it is easy to use and requires no assembly.

To win text COMPOST to 87233 (texts cost 50p plus standard network rate) before 23 February, 2009. For more information and tips on composting, visit

Image: Compost Converter

Your turn to recommend

Readers have recommended...

• Kitchens AND Interiors Ltd, SY1 1EB, professional installation of kitchens and interiors. Tel: 01743 359 518

• Eden Floor Store, SY1 1UX, wooden floor professionals. Tel: 01743 340 077

• Shropshire Blinds and Awnings, SY1 1XF, specialists in outside awnings and sunblinds.
Tel: 01743 850 111 or visit

• Treetech Services, SY1 2EU, professional tree surgeon. Tel: 01743 341 180

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