Fashion Feature

Heidi Klein Swimsuit

Swimwear, Swimsuits, Bikini, Tankini Stockists UK

Although we all holiday throughout the year, it is not always easy to find swimwear that appeals, looks good and fits beautifully on the high street. Bikini, One Piece or Tankini? Big busted. Maternity. Mastectomy. Mix and match. Larger sizes. … [Read More...]


A Spring Fashion and Wine Master-Class

Unsure of which styles of wine suit a new Spring look? Watch our video to discover four new fashion trends, whilst one of the World’s greatest sommelier’s - Gerard Basset - shares his picks of French Wines to match the different styles. … [Read More...]

Health & Beauty

Smoky eyes lesson

How To Create Smokey Eyes

Want to create smokey eyes but need a little help?  We have a short video for you to watch with celebrity make-up artist Justine Jenkins. Justine Jenkins has over 15 years … [Read More...]

Hair Loss In Women

Hair Loss In Women Is More Common Than You Might Think New studies show hair loss is a problem that affects millions of women. Understandably it can lead to a loss of self esteem … [Read More...]

Living Room Lifestyle


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...]

Virginian ~Vineyard

Virginia – America’s Must-See State

It may surprise some people to know of the close ties between the US state of Virginia and Britain.  But in fact, the East Coast state was the first British settlement, and it has a rich history, from … [Read More...]

Work at Home & Office


Advice for Amateur Landlords

The rental property market has never been as strong and new research shows the going is so good, that many accidental landlords are planning on increasing their rental portfolios … [Read More...]

Sue Atkins

Hot flushes, hormones and empty nests

Sue Atkins gives advice for empty nesters. It’s funny how life often pops in coincidences and opportunities that surprise and delight us which keep us guessing about the bigger … [Read More...]

In The Kitchen

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 … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]

pecan pie

Pecan Pie Recipe

Are you nuts about nuts? Take a look at our Pecan Pie recipe by celebrity chef Jo Pratt. This totally Moorish, sweet, sticky, nutty dessert will be a winner after dinner, after coffee, any excuse to … [Read More...]

tomato and asparagus ricotta tart

Tomato and Asparagus Ricotta Tart

This easy vegetarian tart is ideal for summer evenings.  Quick and simple to make and adds colour to any summer party or picnic.  How to Make Tomato and Asparagus Ricotta Tart Serves 4-6 Cooking … [Read More...]

Food Events

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...]


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...]


Watercress the forgotten vegetable and its benefits

I never really use watercress, often thinking of it as an old fashioned accompaniment to … [Read More...]

English Wine

English Wine Week 2014

English Wine Week starts on Saturday 24th May to Saturday 1st June.  Do you need an excuse … [Read More...]



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 … [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 … [Read More...]

Kitchen & Domestic Info


Upside Down Salt & Pepper Mills That Don’t Leave a Mess!

Looking for new salt and pepper grinders? Try these!    TOPSY-TURVY UPSIDE DOWN SALT AND … [Read More...]

woman with glass bottle

Does Food Packaging Matter?

Do you worry about the possible health risks arising from chemicals leaching into foods from … [Read More...]

Garden Leisure

Watering can

How to have a green garden and save water at the same time

With the warm weather upon us and the possibility of hose pipe bans in certain areas, there are various ways in which you can save water rather than pulling the plug. Often you can … [Read More...]


Country Garden Diary – July

July is our mid-summer month and should be lazy hazy days to relax and enjoy the sunshine – but inevitably there are things to do in the garden, hopefully not too much. Glorious … [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...]