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The Ultimate Secondhand Gifting Guide

The Ultimate Secondhand Gifting Guide

Secondhand gifting seems to be a controversial issue opening up the question: Would you be happy to receive a ‘pre-owned’ Christmas gift or would you be offended?   With environmental concerns on the rise, more people than ever are prepared to buy second hand goods...

UpCountry Garden Centre Supports National Tree Week..

UpCountry Garden Centre Supports National Tree Week..

Friday-Ad’s local partner ‘UpCountry Garden Centre & Bakehouse’ (based in Scaynes) Hill have linked up with the Holy Trinity Church High Hurstwood and the High Hurstwood C of E Primary School to support the National Tree Week.There was an open boundary between the...

Supporting Local Businesses this Christmas

Supporting Local Businesses this Christmas

We LOVE local businesses at Friday-Ad. Having started out a small local business ourselves, we understand some of the challenges it entails. So we're keen to help other local businesses succeed. And there's no better time to spread a little early Christmas cheer.......

You’re never too old to become an author!

You’re never too old to become an author!

One of our readers wanted to share the news with us of of being a late starter at writing a book to inspire people that you're never too old to start something new! In Gillian’s case to ‘become an author’ who published her first children’s book in May (2019) this year...

Share your news!

Share your news!

Do you have a story, some news or an announcement you want to share with friends, neighbours and your local community?  Whether you’ve raised some money for charity, got some club news, are opening a local cafe or celebrating a milestone birthday, or have got an...

10 Best Ways to Add Color to Your Home Décor

10 Best Ways to Add Color to Your Home Décor

Neutrals are definitely in fashion, but without a little colour in your home, they can seem drab and boring. The good news is that you can have that stylish neutral colour scheme and perk it up with colourful accents. Here are the ten best ways to liven up your living...

Meet the Friday-Ad upcycler!

Meet the Friday-Ad upcycler!

Meet Debby Enness, a loyal fan of Friday Ad, and a regular reader who has used her eye for discovering potential 'gems' to her advantage. I have recycled many things from Friday-Ad over the years. I hate to see things go to waste so I like to reuse things as much as...

In need of a closet clear out? Go beyond #SecondHandSeptember

In need of a closet clear out? Go beyond #SecondHandSeptember

The leaves are nearly ready to fall for Autumn, and with the new season fast approaching we think it’s time for a wardrobe clear out too. But think twice before tossing them in the bin! In recent years the second hand clothing market has exploded, and this is because...