FA Cup Final 2016: Stats & Facts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fanatics and no, we’re not talking about Christmas.

We are, of course, talking about the FA Cup Final 2016 which is now just around the corner, hitting our screens on Saturday 21st May. Dedicated football fans across the country are clearing schedules to ensure they have prime positioning in front of a television screen so they won’t miss a second of the highly-anticipated match. After all, football is the most beautiful game in the world, right?

Ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup on TV against Crystal Palace, we’ve rounded up some facts and stats about both clubs’ pasts. For those who consider themselves football experts, take them as a refresher course, for those who don’t have a clue, use them as basic general knowledge – you never know when you might need it. No one wants to get caught out not knowing about the key parts of both FA Club Final teams’ histories.


Throwback Thursday: Round 10

Whether you first heard it in the car, at the school dance, or tried to catch it on the radio so you could record it onto cassette tape, these 25 songs squeezed their way into our impressionable, young hearts.

From Christina Aguilera’s What a Girl Wants to Eiffel 65’s Blue , we’re sure you’ll have owned and loved at least one of the below throwback Thursday tracks. So, without further ado, let’s take a moment to revisit 25 of our favourite songs to evoke some nostalgia and make you cringe (in the best way possible!)...


Competition: One for the (Big) Kids!

We’re feeling very jolly here in the office today, namely because it’s Friday. To celebrate the end of the week, we’ve decided to run a competition. It also ties in nicely with out 10% off kids’ gifts promotion that is currently running! (If you didn’t know about this, head over to our unusual kids’ gifts section to take advantage of the offer – simply type ‘KIDS10’ into basket page).

So, what can you win? Well, today, we’re giving away TWO of our gorgeous Personalised Gingham Rabbits – available in either a boy or girl design – on our social channels (Facebook and Twitter) from 12pm Friday 8th April until 12pm Monday 11th April 2016.


15 Simple Ways to Spruce up Your Home

The smell of spring is finally in the air. It’s often still too cold to be working outside, but with the sun streaming through our windows, it makes us question what better time of year to renovate and refresh our interior home decor.

A word of warning, though. Once you start revamping your rooms, you may not want to stop! Although that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There’s no need to renovate every single room from top to bottom, unless, of course, you’re feeling incredibly motivated.

Instead, to save time, cost and personal effort, why not give each room in your house a subtle makeover? New flowers, a touch of paint on an accent wall and some new prints to decorate are rewarding forms of self-expression and creativity, and inject touches of personality into any home.


15 Fascinating Shakespeare Facts

This year marks 400 years since the death of the great William Shakespeare, or The Bard of Avon, as he’s commonly known today. One of the most admired poets and playwrights of all time, his plays have been performed on stages across the globe and continue to do so to this day.

Shakespeare’s popularity bloomed after the Romantic period, during Victorian times, with the likes of other popular poets – including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Victor Hugo and Voltaire – being completely awestruck by his talent. This wasn’t limited to the time when he was alive, the Bard continues to be hailed one of the greatest writers in the world – one whose works have been filmed and staged infinite times. 


What's New This Month

Yippee! Spring has finally sprung. The clocks have been wound forward (even if the weather isn’t exactly amazing) and all the guys ‘n’ gals here at I Just Love It can’t wait for the longer, warmer days to swing by.

April is a lovely time of year, the first full month of spring where the daffodils and bluebells come into bud, where the evenings get lighter and the days get warmer.

To celebrate the new month, we’ve bolstered our What’s New section with some right little showstoppers, from stylish vintage cutlery through to the brand new Queen Elizabeth Jigsaw Puzzle and ever-popular Star Wars Placemats. Our hot-off-the-press products are guaranteed to thrill and impress just about anyone.


Throwback Thursday: Round Nine

There’s something quite comforting about throwback Thursday, don’t you think? The trip down memory lane somehow uplifts your day, whether you’re at home, work or in the car.

This Thursday, we’ve compiled a playlist of – what we think are – the most popular #TBT tunes, boasting everything from Wheatus through to Macy Gray and Bonnie Tyler. Top honours go to The Killers’s Somebody Told Me, which we’re perhaps all guilty of jamming to at one time or another.