Tips for Managing Your Child’s Return to School

After many long and draining weeks of learning from home, children across the UK are finally returning to school. While weary parents may be glad to see the back of homeschooling, some children may find the transition from front room to classroom daunting. After spending so much time at home, dealing with the hurly-burly of…

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Big Breaking News for Chelmsford Home Movers

This afternoon the Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined his plans to get England back on track as we come out of the pandemic. Among furlough extensions, extra support for the self-employed and business loan schemes was the welcome news that the stamp duty holiday is being extended. When it was introduced, the original deadline was March…

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Are We Entering the New Roaring Twenties?

The quote is attributed to the English theologian Thomas Fuller from 1650. It could easily be applied now, more than 370 years on. As the weather turns for the better, the vaccine programme accelerates across the UK, and green shoots of the ‘old normal’ start to spring up, here at Martin & Co we’re feeling…

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The Five Most Common Renovation Blunders

If there’s a chance you could sell your Chelmsford home in the next few years, think before you rush into making any major home renovations. While you might read about celebrities investing in fancy wine cellars (David Beckham’s building one for his 7,000 bottles of plonk) or bespoke nature ponds (Ed Sheeran’s has a jetty), the reality…

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Three Stories to Get You in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

Lockdown celebrations One thing star-crossed lovers in Chelmsford don’t have to worry about this Valentine’s Day is bagging a reservation at a candle-lit restaurant.  In “normal times”, even the most mediocre eatery is booked solid on 14 February, but – alas – thanks to lockdown that won’t be the case this year.  So how can couples celebrate…

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