Kitchen – Recipes

cauliflower&bacon salad

Cool crunchy cauliflower & bacon salad

Summer salads are the most interesting and colourful forms of foods that you can rustle up quickly on a steamy summers day.  The easier and quicker the better I say, so long as it [Read More...]

Vic sandwich

How to make Victoria sponge or sandwich cake

Victoria Sponge or Sandwich cake is named after Queen Victoria who par took in afternoon tea.  This practice was started by the Duchess of Bedford who was lady in waiting to queen [Read More...]


The Legendary Lemon Curd

As I am sure you are aware, supporting and shopping in your local independent retailers, such as farm shops, is a great way to find locally produced goods. With all the talk of [Read More...]

Health & Beauty

Dr Pixie McKenna

Dr. Pixie McKenna talks about hayfever and possible preventative methods

For all those hay fever sufferers, sadly it is that time of year that they dread The hayfever season is back and this year it could be worse than ever with pollen levels predicted [Read More...]

Jo Bentley Mindfulness

What Is Mindfulness & How It Can Help You

Mindfuloutlook, held a two hour mindfulness taster session at Wilmslow Library on Saturday 16th May as part of their support for Mental Health Awareness Week. They talked about [Read More...]

Living Room Lifestyle

Buckets and spades

How To Avoid A Holiday Nightmare

After much planning, packing and organising for a holiday, there is nothing worse than becoming ill once there. With all the preparations that we make we should also plan to ensure our health is cared [Read More...]


Holidaying in Oman an Up and Coming Destination

Nearly the same size as Germany and with its natural landscape, undisturbed nature, sandy white Indian Ocean beaches and dramatic mountain scenery, Oman is the oldest independent state in the Gulf and [Read More...]

Garden Leisure

Welsh Terrier

Keep Your Pets Free From Ticks and Fleas

‘No Bite Is Right’ campaign run by Bayer have been holding ‘Tick-Nics’ around the country with the help of celebrities such as TOWIE’s Lydia Bright and Brendan Lynch former [Read More...]

Chelsea 2015

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Paul Smith, Samantha Bond and more turn out to see newly crowned seven time medal winner Adam Frost’s Urban Retreat Garden Chelsea Flower Show 2015 This year the urban community [Read More...]

Vegetable patch

May Kitchen Gardening

With warmer temperatures and our reliable rainfall, WHAT a change to the garden!!   The trees are in full leaf (have you noticed and admired the beautiful candelabras of the [Read More...]

Food Events

English Wine Week 2015

English Wine Week 2015

English Wine Week starts on Saturday 23rd May to Sunday 31st May.  Do you need an excuse to sip a glass or two of English Wine?  It is also Welsh Wine Week [Read More...]

Sandwich Week 2015

The Great British Sandwich Week 10th – 16th May 2015

We like so many families are big sandwich eaters.  Each person has their own favourite and often given the choice of another form of lunch, the sandwich is the [Read More...]

Nutrition & Domestic Info


Watercress a Forgotten Super Food.

Watercress, is a small forgotten peppery leafy vegetable, that has many benefits and is extremely understated for its nutritional value. A part of the Brassica [Read More...]

Fashion Feature

The White Company Jeans

I Pull On My White Jeans And I Feel All Right!

Back in the 70s we pulled our blue jeans on and got in the bath to shrink them to fit! David Dundas might have been asking his friend to "pull on your blue jeans" and go for a ride [Read More...]

derby girls

What to Wear at the Races

Racing days are upon us - all sounds lovely and easy - but if you’re a woman then you know it brings the nightmare of what to wear! Tips from Sally Inkster of Diva Dressing The [Read More...]

Work at Home & Office

old mobile phones and chargers

What To Do With Old Mobile Phones and Chargers

One of my kitchen drawers was assigned to be the home for my families array of mobile phone chargers, mobile phone car chargers, blue tooth ear pieces and chargers, instruction [Read More...]

Hobbies & Crafts

Mark Warner Family Holidays

How To Take Fabulous Family Holiday Photos

Top Photo Tips for Family Holidays One of the best things coming back from a holiday is going over the photos, remembering the beautiful views and scenery and recalling the fun [Read More...]

Events & Festivals

Arley flyer 185 x270

Win Tickets for The Simply Cheshire Spring Fair

SIMPLY CHESHIRE launch a brand new Spring fair at Arley Hall! A fabulous new Spring shopping fair, Simply Cheshire, is taking place on Friday May [Read More...]

Coffin Well

Tissington Well Dressing 2015 and History

Dates for Tissington Well Dressing 14th May -  20th May 2015 A Short History of Well Dressing Well Dressing may date back to the 14th Century when [Read More...]

Women’s Thoughts Latest Podcast

Amanda Lamb

If you spend your day looking at a computer, help your stress levels and become a happier person by taking a lunch break. Too many of us, don't move from our desks, preferring to carry on looking at the computer screen and eating a sandwich as we do [Read More...]