Tips & Advice

Junk mail for the bin or trustworthy advertising? A Cambridge experience

Junk mail for the bin or trustworthy advertising? Flyers can be a nuisance; junk mail dispatched to the bin.  But for small businesses they are one of the most cost-effective ways of reaching lots of customers.  I’ve used flyers to promote scuseme and found some wonderful new customers.  But how can you tell if the […]

How to avoid plumbing disasters at home in Cambridge this winter

I arranged for one of our scuseme plumbers and heating engineers to come and repair a dripping tap and carry out an annual check of our central heating system, which can be temperamental in the winter when there is more demand on its use.  And with my family visiting this Christmas I don’t want any […]

Blackberrying in Cambridge – 7 top sites for fruity pickings

Out and about in Cambridge you can’t help but notice the abundance of beautiful blackberries weighing down the branches. Blackberrying or brambling, whichever you prefer, is a great family outing. Plastic containers and the promise of jam or pies keeps everyone motivated.  One of my favourite fruits, my heart leaps with the thought of just […]

May Bank Holiday – are you ready to tackle your DIY projects? Do you want to?

May sees Cambridge at it’s best, with the start of so many exciting and tempting events and activities, such as Eat Cambridge, and the Cambridge Beer Festival.  Although bank holidays are traditionally used for tackling DIY projects,  DIY is not for everyone.  If you don’t want to get the toolbox out and head up a ladder this bank holiday or if you […]

scuseme 6 essential electricity safety rules at home

We asked our recommended electricians in Cambridge to come up with six key considerations to keep you and your possessions safe in your home. In February, there was a fire at Clarins Day Spa on St Andrews Street, Cambridge.  It was caused by an electrical fault, and the incident led to the part closure of […]

The 20 best dog-friendly pubs in Cambridge

Dine with your doggie…….scuseme’s favourite dog-friendly pubs in Cambridge Most people who know me, knows how much I love hanging out with my dogs, Roscoe and Sugar, and especially my daily walks around the beautiful parks, nature reserves and meadows in Cambridge. When it comes to eating out or just having a drink it’s nice to find […]

Budgeting for an extension in Cambridge – watch your wallet

The extension budget is one area where most people fall, often underestimating the time and money that is required to complete the project.  And if you live in Cambridge you need to know that the best builders get booked up early; so, plan ahead, conduct thorough research, identify at least three builders, choose carefully and then […]

Follow the fabulous food vans in Cambridge

The eating out options in Cambridge have come a long way in the last ten years, reflecting the cosmopolitan character of the city and the diverse tastes of its residents.  Cambridge is now embracing and building on the growing trend around food vans, providing a range of delicious, fresh, healthy and innovative street food representing […]