Abbey Student Rentals Blog

22 May 2024

Useful apps that will help to settle in in the UK.

        Trainline Trains in the UK are easy to navigate with trainline, especially if you`re coming from abroad. This app will help to discover top destinations, travel tips, money-saving ideas.                        Google maps The most valuable app for those who just moved or travelling around. Google maps shows your directions and uses real-time traffic information to find the best route to your destination.    Uber Is an essential app for mobility across the UK. Operating in several UK cities, the app will find drivers in your vicinity to get you from one place to another. Tesco Grocery & Clubcard        With Clubcard in your app, you'll always see the best offers on different products. This might help to save some money. JustEat & Deliveroo It is a world leader in online and mobile food ordering, providing customers with an easy and secure way to order and pay for food from the restaurant partners. 
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13 May 2024

Beat the heat with these summer cocktails

We've selected five great cocktail recipes that you can use for your BBQs, picnics and long lazy summer afternoons. 1.    Blackberry wine slushies When it is too hot for a glass of red wine, this blender drink will cool you down.   Recipe: - 1/2 bottle of fruity red wine - 6 ounces fresh blackberries - 1-2 tablespoons simple syrup (or agave nectar, honey, or sugar) - 1-2 shots liquor of choice (vodka, gin, rum, tequila), optional   Blend it until smooth.     2.  Mojito              Nothing is as refreshing as a cold mojito - an all-time classic. Recipe - 3 mint leaves - 1/2-ounce simple syrup - 2 ounces white rum - 3/4-ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed - Club soda, to top - Garnish: mint sprig - Garnish: lime wheel    3. Blueberry vodka smash Recipe - 8 large mint leaves, plus more to garnish - ¼ cup blueberries, plus more to garnish - 2 ounces vodka - ¾ ounces lime juice, plus wedges to garnish - ¾ ounce simple syrup - Crushed ice, for serving   -         Place the mint leaves and blueberrieі in cocktail shaker. – -         Muddle (gently mash) them to extract their flavour. -         Add the vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, and 4 ice cubes. Shake until cold, then pour everything into a glass.   4. Limoncello spritz     Recipe - 3 ounces Prosecco - 2 ounces limoncello - 1 ounce soda water - Optional: lemon slices and mint leaves for garnish   Pour it all in. Fill a glass half full of ice. Pour in the Prosecco, limoncello, and soda water.     5. Aperol Spritz Recipe - 3 ounces Aperol - 3 ounces dry Prosecco - 1 ounce (a splash) club soda or unflavoured sparkling water - Orange slice, for garnish   -         Add ice to a wine glass until it is nearly full -         Pour in the Aperol -         Pour in an equal amount of Prosecco  Top your drink off with a splash of club soda and add a slice of orange We hope you enjoy this selection of cocktails and will refer to it one hot summer day!
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09 May 2024

The top 5 places to visit in Chester.

 A city full of historic treasures you must see. 1.    Take a walk along Chester city Walls. Interesting facts: - Chester City walls consist of a defensive structure built to protect the city of Chester in Cheshire. - Construction was started by the Romans between 70 and 80 AD. - The walls are the oldest, longest and most complete in Britain and walking them can give you superb views of the city. 2.    See the historic Chester Rows Interesting facts: - Rows have existed since the late 13th century.  - They are completely unique not only in the UK but anywhere in the world. - Have been built on top of ancient Roman ruins. - Today buildings are mostly occupied by shops, cafes and restaurants. 3.    Visit Chester Cathedral Interesting facts: - The construction can be traced back in 1093. - Since 1541, it has been the seat of the Bishop of Chester. -  It is the largest venue in the city for performances, events and exhibitions.    4 .  Spend a day in the Chester Zoo      Interesting facts:    - Chester Zoo is home to more than 20,000 individual living creatures and over 700 different species.    -  It is the most popular tourist attraction in Cheshire.    -   Was the first zoo in the world to be founded on the principles of open-air zoos.   5.    Enjoy a Riverside Stroll through The Groves      Interesting facts: - Set alongside the pretty River Dee not far from Grosvenor Park. - Here you can find a number of restaurants, tearooms, and cafés.
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09 May 2024

Fun things to do this sunny season

Summer is just around the corner, so we have complied a selection of ideas about what you can do to make your summer break more eventful and varied. 1.    Attend an outdoor concert. Find the perfect venue in your area, bring a lawn chair, and enjoy the evening! 2.    Have a picnic.      Pack a traditional wicker basket with your favourite picnic food and drinks. Enjoy the feast as well as the weather. 3.    Go wine tasting. Do you like wine? Why not to expand your knowledge and try something new? 4.    Create your own cocktail. Test all the different ingredients. Do a competition with your friends for the best cocktail.  5.    Take a road trip. Pick a spot on the map, get in your car, and just drive.  6. Ride a roller coaster. 7.    Do a BBQ on a backyard.  8.    Take a boat ride. 9. Visit a historical site 10.    Go camping. 
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20 Mar 2024

Time to buy your Easter eggs!

Sainsbury's   Morrisons  Aldi
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14 Mar 2024

Fruits In Season

Please see below for a quick summary to see which fruits are in season! The information below is from BBC Good Food, which also has helpful information about other foods in season.  Seasonal calendar - BBC Good Food  Month  Fruit January  Apple, Banana, Clementine, Date, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Pear, Pomegrante, and Rhubarb.  February  Apple, Banana, Clementine, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Pomegrante, and Rhubarb.  March Banana, Grapefuit, Lemon, Orange, Pomegrante, and Rhubarb. April Banana, Grapefruit, Pomegrante, and Rhubarb. May Apricot, Banana, Grapefruit, Nectarine, Pomegrante, and Rhubarb. June Apricot, Banana, Blackcurrants, Gooseberry, Nectarine, Pomegrante, and Rhubarb. July Apricot, Banana, Blackcurrants, Cherry, Gooseberry, Nectarine, Pomegrante, Raspberry, Strawberry,Tomato, and Watermelon.  August  Apricot, Banana, Blackberry, Fig, Gooseberry, Nectarine, Peach, Pomegrante, Raspberry, Strawberry,Tomato, and Watermelon.  September  Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blackberry, Elderberries, Fig, Gooseberry, Nectarine, Peach, Pear, Plum, Pomegrante, Raspberry, Strawberry, and Tomato.  October  Apple, Banana, Blackberry, Cranberry, Elderberries, Fig, Pear, Plum, Pomegranate, and Tomato. Novemeber  Apple, Banana, Clementine, Cranberry, Date, Pear, and Pomegrante.  December  Apple, Banana, Clementine, Date, Grapefruit, Pear, and Pomegranate. 
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07 Mar 2024

Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Flowers    Candle    Slippers    Necklace 
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07 Feb 2024

Must See Valentines Films on Netflix!

The Vow  The Proposal  Just Like Heaven  To All The Boys I've Loved Before 
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01 Feb 2024

The Six Nations are Back

To all you fellow rugby lovers Find all the matches' date & times below... you're welcome ;)   
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