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Make the most of the long Easter weekend

It may be tempting to spend the whole of the long Easter weekend catching up on jobs around your home, but what is more important than spending time with your children or grandchildren? Stuck for ideas? Here are some suggestions to ensure your weekend is filled with family fun. Take a break Raid your spring … read more

What to wear to a Summer wedding

The summer wedding season is almost upon us again so if you are already planning your outfit and need some inspiration, look no further than our guide to summer wedding style. Weddings are often very grand affairs these days with brides and grooms going to great lengths, and expense, to make their special day memorable. … read more

Britain goes back to baking

Britain has gone mad for baking. An incredible nine million viewers watched the final of The Great British Bake Off in October 2013, the most views BBC Two has drawn ever. No wonder the Beeb has decided to move the show to BBC One when it airs again later this year. We’re not just watching … read more

Eat well, live long: The benefits of a Mediterranean diet

You probably don’t need to be told that a Mediterranean diet is healthy for you but you might not have heard that a diet rich in fish, olive oil, nuts, fruit and vegetables is particularly good for women approaching middle age or in the midst of it. Apparently, so says a recent study, women in … read more

Julie Walters: Funny, clever and growing old gracefully

Julie Walters doesn’t like to be called a national treasure which isn’t so surprising. Who would want to be a such a thing? You must feel there is so much to live up to. But she is one, nevertheless, and we are very lucky to have her. She is funny, smart, a truly gifted actress … read more