My Top Tips For An October Half Term Holiday

Ray Mears | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Ray Mears

Getting out into the great outdoors with your children is a fantastic way to spark their imagination. You can keep them preoccupied for hours watching wildlife and exploring woodland. In my opinion, being in nature is the key to happiness.

How I Hygge-Up My Health

Kat Farrants | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Farrants

As Autumn descends, going hygge in everything we do seems like such a good idea. I'm wondering how the health and wellness industry will take on such a sensibly happiness-inducing concept in an industry that often seems to thrive on more than healthy amounts of self-hatred.

Five Best Places To See In Autumn

Frontier | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The time for teapots, tiny candy bars and pumpkin soup comes about as gradually as the leaves changing, but now that it's about to get into full swing, here are 5 places that will make you fall in love with autumn...

How To Prevent And Treat Sun Damaged Skin Tone

Lorena Oberg | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lorena Oberg

Every person needs to beware of the sun. There are of course health reasons; skin cancer has approximately 15,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Although survival rates are high, this mostly preventable disease is not something to be messed with.

How To Cope With End Of Summer Sadness

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The evenings may be growing shorter, but don’t be sad about the end of summer. There’s a few things you can do to beat the end of season slump and...

10 Reasons Why September Isn't Really Autumn (So Cheer The F**k Up)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you Google the phrase ‘Is September...’ the most commonly searched question is: ‘Is September Autumn?’ We are here to categorically tell yo...

12 Things You'll Totally Get If Autumn Is Your Favourite Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

While everyone else is bemoaning the end of summer, you’re secretly loving getting your knitwear out of storage and planning cosy nights in. Admitte...

Post Holiday Blues? An Opportunity For Change

Karin Sieger | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

The fact that the holiday freedom (even in small doses) gave us pleasure suggests, that there is something, which we do not sufficiently build into our daily lives; something which we are in danger of burying until the next extended break.

Why Winter Belongs to Us Big Lads

Alan Grant | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Alan Grant

In addition to the objects of our desires becoming far more interested in the sharing of our suddenly precious body heat surpluses (and the acts of depravity that inevitably accompany it) we also benefit from body heat and bulk as regards our own comfort- as comedian Dara O Briain puts it, we "winter well".

A Prescription of Campfire Cocktails for Autumn

Lottie Muir | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie Muir

Before I hear another person moaning this week about the shorter days and dark commute home, I would like to prescribe them a remedy of campfire cocktails in the city.

Photographing the Beauty of Autumn

Anthony Epes | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Anthony Epes

Get up and push yourself out of the door because you've seen some interesting light. Leave your bed or your good book for later. Venturing out for exploration will always be rewarding. Don't let the cold weather keep you inside; shake up your body and your mind and go and find something extraordinary.

Tricks and Treats

Caragh Little | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe that's what was interesting about Halloween for me this year: that the extremes of fancy dress just show us up for what we are, imposters riddled with status anxiety and insecurity, so busy playing tricks for an invisible crowd that we forget to notice the treats which lie apart from those seductive, backlit screens.

Getting Yourself and Your Home Autumn Ready

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

As the seasons change and the days get colder, our bodies and homes need rebooting. It's a time to make your home more nurturing and cosy, somewhere you want to spend more time in as the nights get longer, and a time to really look after yourself as well.

This Dog Is Very Happy It's Autumn

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Autumn is a wonderful time of year, and this dog is ecstatic to see the leaves falling from the trees. Stella the golden Labrador loves nothing mor...

The Social Barometer of the BBC

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tinsley

Long live the BBC. Not merely a producer of sexily shot documentaries and gripping dramas, it also serves as a handy national barometer for public emo...

Top Ten Reasons to Hit The Surf This October

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsteen O'Sullivan

The swell is starting to pulse, so there are plenty of waves on the horizon but we're not yet in throes of winter and the wild weather it brings. If you've never tried this sport, here are my top ten reasons why you should.

I Shop, Therefore Who am I?

Caragh Little | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

This weekend, I went on a shopping expedition to a popular Belfast shopping centre. I more often shop online, but just this once, as the Autumn sunshine made the indifferent summer seem a million years away, I spent a couple of hours in the shops.

Summer in Wales

Gwen Potter | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gwen Potter

The weather also helped birds - some of our nuthatches even managed to have a second brood at Llanerchaeron, while in late August some of our swallows in the barns still hadn't fledged, having arrived right on cue in the second week of April, exactly the same date as last year.

Give Your Family a Healthy Free-Range Autumn

Kate Blincoe | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

Whilst more snuggle time is lovely, it doesn't always help you feel better. You and your children need exercise and fresh air to feel energised and time outdoors in daylight is very important for beating winter blues and helping tackle SAD. So how can you fight that urge to hibernate and keep those kids active outdoors instead?

Autumn Has Officially Arrived

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

In non-scientific terms the Autumnal Equinox marks the start of Autumn. Equinoxes occur twice a year, in Spring and Autumn around 21 March and 23 ...

Enough With the Pumpkin Flavoured Stuff Already!

Alan Grant | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Alan Grant

Unpopular as it may be to say, I am quite fond of the influence our American friends have had on British culture. I am, as they might say, totally on-...

Because We're Worth It

Caragh Little | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

As the dark evenings gather, perhaps Tweeting Teachers or teachers who tweet should not feel bound to a litany of 'could do better'. Perhaps the cacophony of negative headlines, which don't seem to attack other professions with such crushing regularity - should turn its volume down.

After the Wet Summer It's Officially Spider Season

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Apparently spiders are good news, however intimidating they can look. Before you squish the next one to invade your home try to remember they eat pests such as clothes moths, flies and mosquitoes, and that can help curtail the spread of disease.

Season's Change: My Top Tips on Owning Autumn

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

It's hard to ignore the Back to School signs in the shop windows, the dust in the streets, the yellowing of the leaves and the shift in the air as the days get shorter. Programmed by my own years at school, then again as a teacher and parent, I can never escape the rhythm of the academic year.

Weather and Wildlife in Wales - 2014

Gwen Potter | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

Pretty much every beach had some birds washed up. At Ashridge, one of the oldest beeches fell along with hundreds of other trees. Some of our ancient and veteran trees succumbed in quite spectacular ways, with their sheer size meaning their falls resulted in a domino effect, the aftermath of which we are still dealing with in some places.