Fashion Feature

Linene Rain Collection Long Walking Coat

What to wear on wet weather days

The answer to that question is simply a Winnie Magee ! The Linen Rain Collection is available in six different styles and several colour options. As stated on Winnie Magees website ‘Irelands most famous fabric for Irelands most famous … [Read More...]

Black Switchflop

Summer and Holiday Sandals with Inter-changeable Straps

Sandals are not just for summer but for all year round, particularly if you are like me, who enjoys to holiday in the sun in the winter, or early spring and late autumn, as well as using them day and night throughout our summers. Finding … [Read More...]

Health & Beauty

eye test

How often do you have your eyes tested?

As you get older it is generally accepted that your vision will deteriorate and you will need to wear glasses or lenses, but with many of us living and working in a world that … [Read More...]

Elizabeth Taylor

How to have thick healthy eyebrows naturally

As I looked across the dining table at my teenage daughter I realised there was something quite different about her.   I studied her for a moment and then noticed that half her … [Read More...]

Living Room Lifestyle

Catherine Alliott

My Husband Next Door by Catherine Alliott – August Book of the Month

Our August Book of the Month is My Husband Next door by Catherine Alliott. To become a member of the book club simply register on Women's Thoughts Forums and join in the discussions on the book of … [Read More...]

BryonyGordon

Bryony Gordon and her new book The Wrong Knickers

Bryony Gordon survived her adolescence by dreaming about the life she'd have in her twenties: the perfect job; the lovely flat; the amazing boyfriend. The reality was something of a shock. Her … [Read More...]

Work at Home & Office

Trafford Centre

Are You A Secret Spender?

Have you been known to smuggle shopping bags into the house without your partner noticing? Perhaps you snip off the tags from new purchases and then hide the items of clothing in … [Read More...]

Mums and Children

Maternity Leave May Affect Your Employment Chances!

Bosses admit to hiring men ahead of women in fear of maternity leave Women are still being discriminated against in the work place when it comes to maternity! More than 40% of … [Read More...]

Garden Leisure

swallows on wire

Country Diary – September

All too soon it seems preparations for the forthcoming winter and what seems far away spring, are required for the garden. The autumnal colours are dramatic, with late-flowering … [Read More...]

Cottage garden

Country Garden Diary – August

August Already!!! By Salt and Pepper (The Seasonings) Goodness, where is the summer going?   However, August is a lovely month for bright, colourful plants in the … [Read More...]

In The Kitchen

Ingredients

Chicken Italian – Easy Casserole

An easy, foolproof recipe to follow with great flavours. Ingredients 4 chicken pieces 1 large onion 4 rashers of bacon 4oz or 112g mushrooms 2 carrots 2 sticks of celery 1/2lb or 226g tomatoes or tin of chopped tomatoes Salt and … [Read More...]

banana loaf

Banana Loaf Recipe

    If you have some tired looking bananas that you know aren’t going to get eaten, what better way than to utilise them and make banana bread. It is an easy cake to make and so versatile, great as an accompaniment for afternoon tea or simply on … [Read More...]

Saucy Salmon

Asian Saucy Salmon on Oodles of Noodles

This is a quick and easy dish to prepare and better still there is very little washing up afterwards! Flavoured with aromatic ginger, chilli and garlic and spread over fillets of salmon sat on a bed of super healthy fresh veggies. As it bakes … [Read More...]

strawberries

How To Make Freezer Jam

Jam making is quite an art and achieving perfect jam that is not too runny or too solid needs certain conditions! Getting the pectin content just right, the sugar content just right and not over boiling all has to be considered. However, there … [Read More...]

Nutrition

Samphire

Samphire Grass-where to find and when!

What is Samphire Grass? Salicornia europaea or as you will more likely have heard of it, Samphire Grass is a “sea vegetable” which has a quite delicious flavour and is well worth sourcing. Samphire is also known as glasswort, pickle plant, … [Read More...]

edible flowers

Flowers That Are Edible

For thousands of years flowers have been used for culinary and medicinal purposes. With the upsurge in demand of home-grown vegetables and fruit, it maybe of interest that flowers can add an extra dimension to recipes, flavour-wise and … [Read More...]

Food Events

Food Fayre

Food Festivals For Autumn 2014

With September nearly upon us and the onset of  an Indian summer and colourful Autumn and … [Read More...]

Hamper of Freedom Mallows

Win a Hamper of Freedom Mallows for Vegetarian Week 19th-25th May

For National Vegetarian Week 19th - 25th May we have teamed up with Freedom Confectionery … [Read More...]

Blueberry

Win a Home Baking Treat of Sugar and Crumbs Baking Products

More and more of us are turning our hands to home baked produce, which has certainly been … [Read More...]

Kitchen & Domestic Info

vinegars

Types of Vinegars and Their Uses

Summer or winter, salads have become a staple part of our diet, as have the dressings that accompany them. Most dressings will have vinegar as part of the ingredient, but do you know what the … [Read More...]

swimsuit

How To Care for Swimwear

Ever had a swimsuit that has gone baggy, out of shape or the fabric has looked stretched? The causes can be due to the chlorine and salt in the water of sea and pools, over-ringing when washing and … [Read More...]

Women’s Thoughts Latest Podcast

couples in 50's

Is this really something that you are planning for at the moment.  Issues like these always seem to be years away but millions of over 55s will be unable to afford long-term care. These statistics are quite staggering and reading them perhaps for … [Read More...]