October 2015 Archive

Cosyfeet Competition

30 Oct 2015 11:11:13

Win a Gund Teddy Bear worth £30! Simply choose a name for him and our favourite entry will win the adorable bear.

Win a Gund Teddy Bear worth £39.95

Teddy

This adorable Gund Teddy Bear measures 61cm. He has a soft, squidgy body that’s perfect for cuddling and is suitable for ages one and over. To win this loveable teddy, simply choose a name for him and send it to competition@cosyfeet.com by 1st December 2015. We will pick our favourite name from the entries. Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

By submitting an entry to our competition you are consenting to us using your name on our website and in future newsletters. Competition entries must be received by 1st December 2015.

0 Comments | Posted in Competitions by Andrew Speed

Bring back the handkerchief!

30 Oct 2015 11:05:35

With cold season upon us, many of us will be reaching for the tissues. But why not give the environment (and your nose) a break and use a handkerchief instead.

Five great reasons to use handkerchiefs:

Handkerchiefs

With concerns about the environment and the amount of waste we’re producing, it seems that handkerchiefs are making a comeback. We’ve come up with 5 great reasons to ditch your paper tissues and give the humble hankie a chance.

  1. 1. They’re comfier to use than tissues and kinder to your skin so no more raw noses!
  2. 2. They create less mess than tissues.
  3. 3. No more laundry mishaps, having to pick off annoying bits when a tissue ends up in the wash.
  4. 4. They save you money - once you’ve bought your set of hankies that’s it!
  5. 5. They produce less waste so you’re doing your bit for the environment.

Handkerchiefs make an ideal Christmas gift or stocking filler. Why not take a look at our Le Chateau handkerchief box sets.

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Pets & fireworks – advice from the PDSA

30 Oct 2015 10:56:52

Many pets are understandably frightened of the bangs and flashes that accompany fireworks. The PDSA, our charity of the year, has some useful advice on how to prepare for the firework season.

Preparing dogs for the firework season

Dog

  • Help your dog by creating a comforting ‘den’ where they can hide. This could be inside a wardrobe or cupboard, or behind a sofa.
  • Pad it with old pillows and blankets to soundproof it. In the weeks leading up to firework season, give your dog access to this den at all times.
  • Give healthy treats and praise when your dog uses it, to build a positive association.
  • Don’t force your dog to go into the den you’ve made if they prefer a different hiding place.
  • Use a pheromone plug-in nearby. Pheromones are scents that calm dogs, but we can’t smell them. They’re available from pet shops.

What should I do on firework nights?

  • Take your dog for a walk well before fireworks are due to begin.
  • Keep doors, windows and cat and dog flaps closed.
  • Draw the curtains.
  • Play music with a repetitive beat to help mask the sounds.
  • Don’t comfort or reassure your pets, even though it’s tempting. They will feel your anxiety and so their fear will be rewarded and encouraged.
  • Never punish your pets. It’s not their fault they‘re scared and it adds to their anxiety.
  • Ensure your pets are microchipped, so if they escape from the home, there is more chance you will be reunited.
  • Let cats hide where they like – do not try to tempt them out.
  • Don’t pick up cats or restrain them if they are scared: cats prefer to control how they cope.

What should I do to help small pets and wildlife?

  • Partly cover hutches and outdoor cages with blankets, so they’re more sound-proofed.
  • Make sure your pets have hiding places and secure areas where they can feel safe.
  • Give plenty of bedding – this helps keep noise out and provides a hiding place.
  • Ensure the bonfire is nowhere near any pets.
  • Hedgehogs may think an unlit bonfire is a great place to sleep. So build the fire as late as possible and disturb it around the bottom before lighting, to let any wildlife escape.
0 Comments | Posted in Newsletter Articles by Andrew Speed

Free Delivery Offer

30 Oct 2015 10:07:07

Until midnight on Sunday 1st November 2015 we are offering free UK delivery on all orders over £30!

There are no tricks this year. We think you deserve a special treat this Halloween, so until midnight on Sunday 1st November 2015 we are offering free UK delivery on all orders over £30! Simply enter the offer code CFHALFP when prompted during the checkout. This offer is available for a limited time only.

So why not take advantage of this fantastic offer from Cosyfeet! We've got a fabulous range of extra roomy footwear, ultra comfy socks and hosiery plus our Keep Active collection full of specially selected products designed to help you stay mobile and healthy this autumn.

Terms and Conditions

To take advantage of this free UK delivery offer (UK standard) worth £4.99, simply add any product/s (excluding sale items) from Cosyfeet.com worth £30 or more to your basket and enter the code CFHALFP when prompted. If the order value is over £30 (excluding delivery) you'll receive free UK delivery. Offer is only eligible on full-price, in-stock items. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer expires at 11.59pm on Sunday 1st November 2015. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

0 Comments | Posted in Cosyfeet Blog, Latest Offers by Andrew Speed

My Ageing Parent - 30th October 2015

30 Oct 2015 09:35:19

Every year in the UK about one-third of people aged over 65 will fall. This rises to almost half of people aged 80 and above.

Help prevent falls with the right footwear: https://myageingparent.com/health/medical/help-prevent-falls-with-the-right-footwear/

Prevent falls with the right footwear

0 Comments | Posted in On The Web by James Stott

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween!

28 Oct 2015 14:57:45

There’s a lot more to pumpkins than Halloween carvings and Cinderella’s carriage. We’ve put together a list of interesting facts about this iconic orange superfood.

Some interesting facts about pumpkins

There’s a lot more to pumpkins than Halloween carvings and Cinderella’s carriage. We’ve put together a list of interesting facts about this iconic orange superfood.

  1. 1. Pumpkins, like other squash, are native to North America.
  2. 2. The name originates from the word pepon which is Greek for “large melon."
  3. 3. Scientifically speaking, pumpkins are a fruit as they contain seeds but when it comes to cooking, they’re often referred to as vegetables.
  4. 4. Pumpkin is one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that gives orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant colour and is converted to vitamin A in the body.
  5. 5. Pumpkin is low in calories and high in fibre.
  6. 6. Pumpkins seeds are packed with potassium and magnesium which can help lift your mood.
  7. 7. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the heaviest pumpkin recorded weighed 1,054 kg (2,323 lb) and was grown in Switzerland.
  8. 8. As a food, pumpkin can be baked, roasted, steamed or boiled.

Do you have any pumpkin recipes you’d like to share with us? Simply click on the comments link below. We’d love to hear from you.

0 Comments | Posted in Cosyfeet Blog by Andrew Speed

My Weekly - 27th October 2015

27 Oct 2015 16:13:23

Regenerate-RISE, which aims to eradicate loneliness and isolation, has won £500 towards its "Dream Wall" initiative to promote emotional wellbeing...

Cosyfeet Award Makes Dreams Come True: http://myweekly.co.uk/our-charities

Cosyfeet Community Award

0 Comments | Posted in On The Web by James Stott

Are we heading for a long cold winter?

23 Oct 2015 09:27:09

According to experts at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, the early arrival of Siberian swans means we could be heading for the longest winter in 50 years.

The longest winter in 50 years?

If experts at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust are right, we could be heading for a long, cold winter. Their prediction is based on the early arrival of Siberian swans. Each year, around 300 swans fly from Russia to the UK to escape the cold weather which then follows closely behind them.

This year their arrival at the nature reserve in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, is their earliest since recordings began in 1963. The first bird arrived 25 days earlier than last year. If the swans are right, then it’s time to get wrapped up warm as it looks like it’s going to be a long, chilly winter.

0 Comments | Posted in Cosyfeet Blog by Andrew Speed

MyWeekly Magazine - October 2015

22 Oct 2015 14:34:48

A charity that makes older people's dreams come true is the winner of this year's Cosyfeet Community Award. Well done Regenerate-RISE.

Cosyfeet Community Award

0 Comments | Posted in In The Press by James Stott

The People's Friend - October 2015

22 Oct 2015 14:15:29

Regenerate-RISE are the winners of our national award. They aim to eradicate loneliness and isolation among older people.

Cosyfeet Community Award

0 Comments | Posted in In The Press by James Stott
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