Celebration

Valentine's Day or Breakup Day, How Will You Be Celebrating February 14?

Esther Hayden | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Not all break ups are being commemorated with a bitter streak and companies are emerging to promote celebrating not the end of a relationship, but as Jay Ryan, co-founder of breakupgems.com, says 'embarking on a new chapter in your life and rejuvenating yourself'.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Screw Up Another Valentine's Day

Suzi Godson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Valentines Day is the most contradictory celebration of the year. The annual onslaught of heart-shaped commercial tat is unarguably irritating, exploitative and exclusionary, yet it is a celebration that men ignore at their peril. So, before you get it wrong again guys, here's ten things you need to know...

Capturing the True Magic of Christmas: How I Rediscovered My Love of the Festive Season

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

So what happened to release me from the confines of my decidedly Scrooge-like slump? A trip to the doctors believe it or not. Somewhere in the stench of other people's bugs, a delay of nearly an hour on my allotted appointment time and some delightful piped Christmas tunes a change occurred.

Birthday Getaways | Stylish Indulgence in NYC

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

I had made up my mind, I would not allow my 30th birthday to transpire without an explosion of fun and indulgence. And so I embarked on my very first trip to New York City, for a birthday getaway of culture, fine dining and pampering.

Lessons From Mexican Tradition Day of the Dead ... How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

Monica Millares | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

Contrary to what many may think, the Day of the Dead is not about grief and sorrow; it is a Celebration of Life!

A Guide to Celebrating the Royal Birth

Ben Dalton | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

Fellow country(wo)men, rejoice in the ceasing of all our woes! The blessed babe this day is born, joy to the world, etc. Here's the Tab guide to getting on a jolly that will rival that time there was a daddy longlegs in your McDonald's and you got a free six-pack of nuggets.

Birthdays on the Breadline No Piece of Cake for Parents

David Holmes | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
David Holmes

From the work Family Action does with low-income parents, it's clear that for many a worrying combination of rapid rises in living costs and welfare cuts is resulting in ever-tightening family budgets.

My Date With the President - Dublin in Style...

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Never before have I felt so welcome in a stately residence, or even in my mum's house, than I did at President Michael D. Higgins sprawling mansion for afternoon tea.

'Rock n' Roll President' Invites Ireland's Best Musicians to His House for Paddy's Day

Paddy Duffy | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

President Michael D Higgins, a former Minister for Culture and dubbed "The Rock n' Roll President" because of his love of music, got some of Ireland's best and brightest musical talents and poetic powerhouses together to perform. Below are a couple of teasers of what to expect, and the live show will be available here from 9:30pm tonight.

Auld Lang Syne

Caragh Little | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I remember many New Year's Eves in crowded bars, complete with anonymous hugs from drunken strangers. People bellow out the words of Auld Lang Syne as part of the midnight ritual. "We'll have a friendly drink for old time's sake", roughly translates the most famous lines of the song from Robert Burns' Scots dialect.

A Time of Celebration and Reflection

Ana Tzarev | Posted 26.02.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

Understanding a true meaning of love and peace is the beginning of wisdom and unity with the great spirit of the Universe.

Six Ways to Have a Mann Family Christmas

Andrea Mann | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

Hey, kids! And your parents! Want to enjoy Christmas in the style of a middle-class family living in the West Midlands in the 1980s? Then look no further: because here is my handy guide to How To Have A Mann Family Christmas.

London 2012: Personal Moments, Collective Memories and a Lasting Legacy

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

London is such a vibrant, diverse and energising city I am thrilled that we were able to showcase this side of the city to the world!

Who Rules the World...

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Today is International Women's Day and for me it has already gotten off to quite the start. I opened the London Stock Exchange this morning alongside 49 other UK businesswomen, which showcased the talent and success of women in this country.

A Head of Time

Tom Carter | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Comedy
Tom Carter

And so it begins. The 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne draws ever nearer and with it the inevitable hysteria and servile behaviour reserved especially for royal events. 6 February will be a Monday. It will also be the day of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I will celebrate it for the former.

The Best Present This Year: Christmas Comfort Instead of Competition

Carin King | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carin King

At Christmas - the perfect time of year for taking good care of ourselves and our relationships - a little, honest thank you can mean so much.

Celebrating Eid in UK

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Ruwayda Mustafah

Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting where Muslims become more charitable and forgive each other.

The D.I.Y. Wedding Day

Belinda Hanks | Posted 21.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Belinda Hanks

D.I.Y. weddings are becoming one of the most stylish ways to enjoy your day, especially for brides on a budget.

Death And Sandwiches

Andrew Webb | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Webb

Whenever human beings gather to celebrate, food and drink is there - wetting babies' heads, birthday cakes, parties, the Christmas dinner, the wedding breakfast. But it's also there at the more wan and sorrowful times, often in a quieter, more humbler guise; it has a part to play in healing the sick, and eventually, in the final commemoration of our lives.