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It'll be homely this Christmas

08 Dec 2015

‘Home for the holidays’, ‘home is where the heart is’, ‘home sweet home’, ‘it’ll be homely this Christmas’…OK, we made that last one up, but whichever homely metaphor you choose, we’re sure you’ll agree that the home has a special place in everyone’s heart, particularly at Christmas time.

Whether you’re welcoming a few close friends and family into the comfort of your own home for a glass of sherry or an Orbit Beer, or going all-out and hosting a big Christmas bash at your place, your home is likely the epicentre of your Christmas. With that in mind, here are a few of our favourite small businesses that can help you make your home even more homely This Christmas.

Deck the halls … and bedrooms …. and lounge

Passerini LogoNo matter how gorgeous your home is right now, there’s always room to squeeze in a little more comfort and joy, a little more luxury. If you’re keen to deck your halls with some luxurious, design-led European style in the run up to Christmas, get yourself over to Passerini.

This global luxury dream store offers original pieces of highly crafted furniture and home furnishings by cutting-edge emerging designers, undiscovered master artisans and iconic design brands. Check out Passerini’s online magazine for ideas on how you can deck your halls with European luxury this Christmas.

Passerini Interiors

Let us grow, let us grow, let us grow

Wilfords LogoHave you outgrown your London home? Is it feeling less than homely as your growing family makes it burst at the seams? Maybe it’s time to look for a new, perfectly fitted family home, a peaceful haven in the bustle of London to house your family’s Silent Nights. If you’re ready to upgrade your home this winter you should get in touch with the good folks at Wilfords, an independent estate agency in the heart of Kensington. Wilfords sell and rent Central and West London’s finest properties, so they are sure to have the perfect new home for your family. 

Wilfords HomeOh baby, it’s cold outside

Plumb ThermalsIt might be cold outside, but with Plumb Thermals it will be anything but cold in your home this Christmas. Whether you want a new heating system installed to fight the winter chill, or need a fast and reliable emergency repair when your pipes have frozen and cracked, if you’re based in or around Norwich then Plumb Thermals will be at your beck and call to make sure your home is always warm inside, no matter how cold it is outside.

Cleaner, baby, come on down my chimney tonight

Blue Apple Cleaning LogoOK, you may be getting sick of the Christmas song references by now…and you may not even HAVE a chimney in your home…but if you party like it’s 1999 this New Year’s Eve you can be sure you’ll be incredibly grateful for a  professional home cleaning service come January 1st. Make a New Year’s date with Blue Apple Cleaning and you can be sure your home will be homely once again, just in time to enjoy everything 2016 brings to your door (if not to your chimney).

Christmas Chimney

Keir Wright-Whyte


Managing Director

0207 043 4000

About the author

Originally graduating with a degree in geography from Edinburgh University, Keir claims that he was then tricked into becoming an accountant by one of the UK's top 5 accountancy practices.The deception extended to the usual training in audit and associated activities.

Keir subsequently worked in a number of advisory roles with clients including in the energy trading, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors.

He loves working at Accounts & Legal because of the variety of work and clients, the excellent team ethos and morale, the importance placed on genuinely helping and being useful for clients and because he believes what he does matters to clients and helps the firm.

Keir's primary role is to ensure that new clients with complex businesses or needs are on-boarded in the best way and he is a "trouble shooter" both for clients and where complex issues arise internally. He also helps the accounting teams strive to improve what we do for clients, whether processes or services.

When not debiting or crediting, Keir has a penchant for fixing old buildings, skiing, surfing and cycling.


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