B&M's new fire pits have caused a shopping frenzy – see what all the fuss is about

Lockdown restrictions are easing, the nights are getting lighter and our outdoor spaces are beckoning – hurrah! Whether you have a lush garden, a chic courtyard or even a balcony, it’s nice to be able to enjoy this seasonal change well into the night. However, if it’s not quite warm enough for you yet, or you want something to keep you snug when the sun goes down, a fire pit could be your new best friend.

Related: Outdoor living rooms – how to create the perfect living space in your garden

Cue the new B&M firepit range. The discount retailer has just launched a selection of fire pits, log burners and chimineas, with prices starting from as little as £25. When the brand shared an image of its Miami log burner on Facebook recently, the post received over a whopping 9,000 comments and was shared over 600 times!

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Australian Economic Forecasts – The Forward View

There’s little doubt Australia’s economic recovery has surprised even the most optimistic of us.

Consumer and business confidence are high and 90% of the jobs lost through the CVC (Corona Virus Crisis) have returned.

So what’s ahead?

The NAB have recently released their updated economic forecast looking out to 2023 and are expecting firm economic growth but more moderate reductions in unemployment.

Here’s what the NAB had to say…

The economic recovery continues to unfold at a brisk pace – and forward-looking/high-frequency indicators point to ongoing strength inactivity and the labour market even as some fiscal support is wound back.

While NAB data shows some softening in consumption growth, the NAB Business Survey showed ongoing strength in March.

Alongside strong reads for confidence and conditions, capacity utilisation also strengthened further, suggesting that beyond just rebound inactivity, there is likely a solid underlying momentum in the economy.

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Show us your sensational garden spruce ups – for a chance to win £300 to spend at wilko

What kind of space would make you Feel Garden Good? A low-maintenance entertaining paradise with a patio and sociable summerhouse? Or a long and luscious lawned affair with a play area for family fun? Maybe it’s a neat balcony with a bistro table for dinner a deux? Or a cute and compact window box overflowing with herbs for cooking and cocktails… with a few bright blooms for added colour.

Whatever space you have to work with – and whatever your idea of an outdoor haven looks like – wilko is here to help you on your journey to a gorgeous garden. What’s more, we want to see your amazing transformation, for a chance to win more to help your garden grow.

Perhaps you’ve crafted your own garden bar out of pallets, turned a tired shed into a trendy home office, or planted out a beautiful flowerbed that has bees … Read more

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Michael Yardney’s net worth – The truth about building wealth through property

I know a reasonably common Google search is “what is Michael Yardney’s net worth ?”

In fact, a question I’m asked frequently  is, “Michael, what’s your net worth?” 

And while I can understand that this may be of interest to some people, I’m sorry to disappoint you…

I don’t answer this question with a definitive number, but I’m always happy to talk to people about how I achieved my financial success in the hope that they can learn some lessons they could use.

I usually explain to them that throughout my journey I’ve had more than my share of failures (both personal and financial and many of them self-induced) but I’ve been lucky to also have my share of successes.

Well, maybe it wasn’t luck, because the more I learned about success, in all areas of life, the more I realised that luck has very little to do with it.… Read more

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Best patio heater 2021: our top 8 electric and gas patio heaters

Even though we’re ready for summer 2021, the weather doesn’t always get the memo. The best patio heaters will make your evening entertaining easier, with infrared, electric and gas heating to keep you cosy as you sit around your garden furniture, or mingle on the patio.

Looking forward to a summer spent entertaining? Check out the best fire pits

Many of the best patio heaters are selling out fast right now, so you’ll find that the most popular options on the market will come with a wait of a few days, or even a few weeks, until they’re ready to ship. Order now, and you’ll have your gas or electric patio heater in plenty of time for your next garden party.

Our roundup of the best patio heaters features some top picks from Swan, La Hacienda, Maisons Du Monde and Amazon. Whether it’s a large gas heater to warm up … Read more

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