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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 […]

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 […]

From hops to mops – the hardware store with extras

Have you seen what’s at No 1 Arbury Road and noticed the picturesque store front and the flowers and plants that spill onto the pavement? This is the latest independent hardware store to set up in Cambridge, called simply Cam Home and Garden. Entering Cam Home and Garden takes you over a comforting step down […]

For the love of food: How LingLing and Franck combined their loves in the city

Every Chinese school child learns Xu Zhi Mo’s 1928 poem, On Leaving Cambridge.   Capturing the beauty and romance of Cambridge, it provided a draw to LingLing Peng from her home in Taiwan, as it still does for the scores of Chinese tourists that visit our city every year.  LingLing was looking for a place to […]

Having tea with old friends in Cambridge

I recently saw a posting on social media about Contact The Elderly, a charity that organises volunteer-led monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for older people.   It is a national charity with local representatives and aims to transform lives with tea, chat and friendship.  So, over a cup of tea, I met with Catherine Wheeler, a […]

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 […]

Independent cafés in Cambridge

Great places to hang out Over recent years, the growing number of independent cafés in Cambridge has given me lots of pleasure and fun (and no end of excellent coffee, teas and smoothies, and cake!) amidst the more general and depressing expansion of international chains.  The variety of eating and drinking options always tempt with mouth-watering […]

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 […]