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Glaringly Smart Driving

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The snow may have melted but the dip in temperature is an obvious reminder that the winter season is far from over. We may have said farewell to the icy road conditions but the melting ice and increased rainfall brings their own air of caution.

The low winter sun can be so intense that it is difficult to see the road in normal driving conditions but add the reflecting light from the now wet surfaces it can be even more stressful on your eyes.

Glare describes the reflection of light as it bounces off a wet surface or ice causing us to squint and hinder our vision.

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Diamond Encrusted Valentines

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It is estimated that we will splash out over £1billion on gifts for our loved ones this Valentines and with an average spend of just £35…there must be an awful lot of romantics out there! It’s official; florists are men’s saviours for last minute Valentine shopping.

But if you really want to shower affection on the women in your life we have put together the ultimate Valentine’s guide to over indulgence…

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Love At First Sight

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Love is in the air this month as we are caught up in the romance of Valentine’s Day. There is nothing more satisfying for the romantics among us than immersing ourselves in a cinematic love story, from singletons to those that have found their soul mate, classic romance movies still take our breath away with the “when two people fall in love with each other instantly” scene.

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The Year Of The Rabbit

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As we bid farewell to the end of traditional western festivities the most important date in the Chinese calendar begins on 3rd February with the first day of the Chinese New Year that will then reach its climax with the traditional lantern festival on the 15th day to mark the beginning of the lunar year.

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Night Vision

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January is the second month of winter and typically the coldest month of the year. Reduced daylight hours and freezing temperatures present potentially hazardous conditions for most people, but increased danger to those of us with poor night vision.

Having good vision is part of the normal functioning of a human body and during the icy weather conditions common at this time of year it is especially important for you to have good vision when driving in the dark.

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