Your January TV Guide: AKA how to entertain yourself until payday!

It’s day 427 of January and we’re all drowning in leftover Christmas chocolate, wine, cheese and sodding Brexit. Only a masochist would go on a diet in January or give up booze – wait for February guys, it’s shorter. Also, you’ll need a glass of wine for some of the fantastic telly that’s on at…

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Your Christmas TV: 5 things you need to watch this year

We had a Christmas tradition in our house growing up that we would go out and buy the Christmas edition of the Radio Times, and we would all go through it with a highlighter and mark what we wanted to watch over the holidays, which films were on and what shows. Mum always insisted on…

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Yoga: Natural medicine for the mind?

The past fifty years have been full of studies on how meditation and various other techniques for stress reduction can enhance treatments for depression and anxiety. It’s only fairly recently though that yoga has started to receive particular attention. The steadying stretches and breathing techniques of yoga can perceivably reduce the amount of stress people…

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A cocktails & mocktails evening with Belvoir Fruit Farms

Did you know that one in five adults in the UK is teetotal? I’m sure most of us have had hangovers that have lead us to contemplate that healthier lifestyle switch. Regardless of what you’re mixing, Belvoir has a range of delicious and organic pressés and cordials to perk up those taste buds.  Belvoir is…

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Health & Fitness: Natural hay fever remedies

Recent news has delighted in telling us that pollen levels are at the highest they have been for 12 years. Don’t I know it. Usually a quick antihistamine is enough to sort my usual hayfever symptoms, but not this summer. Itchy eyeballs, tickly itchy mouth and throat, coughing. Where is it all coming from?! If…

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Health & Fitness: The thyroid edition

It’s not unusual for women to develop issues with their thyroid after pregnancy. I should know, I’m one of them. It can be a debilitating condition, and not that easy to pick up on unless your Doctor is on the ball. I was initially dismissed as being a slightly depressed, obviously tired-because-new-baby neurotic. It was…

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