UK Lifestyle

Ladybirds in a Nettle Tart

Fi Bird | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Renewal of nettle interest may be associated with times of subsistence but I like the idea of cooking with ingredients from times when folk lived from hand to mouth - cooking with simple foods that are readily and freely available to everyone.

Suffolk Secrets The Middle, Southwold - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Last month I had luckily picked a lovely sunny weekend to travel to the seaside town of Southwold in Suffolk with my husband Steve and two friends, Alice and Alex, for a long weekend staying at a cottage with holiday letting agents Suffolk Secrets.

Realism

Jonathan Deakin | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Deakin

I appreciate everything I do now so much more than before. I suppose it is because I am constantly aware of the fact that if things had gone slightly differently then there is a very good chance that I wouldn't be here now.

Pet Dog Helps Teen With Autism Kiss His Mum For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Parents

A 14-year-old boy who loathes physical contact has hugged and kissed his mum for the first time, thanks to a shelter dog. Joey, from Los Angeles, w...

Ageism, Sexism, Activism and Jism

Darcey Garland | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Darcey Garland

I know how it feels to be young and perky and cute. I am no longer those things. Those things have been replaced by other more vital things like fearlessness and rock solid self-esteem. #Olderwomenvoices reinforced how I feel in a positive way but flagged up things I really hoped wouldn't be true.

29 Things Nobody Told Me About Growing a Beard

Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Style
Ryan Barrell

You'll start checking yourself out in the mirror way more. Partly because you look more awesome, but also because you always need to make sure you don't look too homeless.

Hands Off Protein World, I Have a Bucket and Spade and I'm Not Afraid to Use Them!

Blythe Pepino | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Blythe Pepino

By quietly accepting this type of shame-focused advertising we allow businesses such as these to propagate an idea of 'The Beach Body', and now it is emblazoned on the London Underground in massive capital letters. But thankfully it seems as though my own indignation has company. A lot of company.

7 Things People With Multiple Sclerosis Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are currently around 100,000 people with multiple sclerosis in the UK. With this in mind, it's perhaps surprising how little the majority of...

How Two Sons Saved Their Dad From Type 2 Diabetes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Two sons have helped their father reverse his type 2 diabetes, ditching unhealthy habits in favour of a more active lifestyle. Geoff Whitington's t...

Get Fit With Fido: What Dog-Friendly Exercise Burns the Most Calories?

Monica Cafferky | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Cafferky

Twice a week, I drag myself to the gym and before I leave the house I put my dog Tilly in the kitchen. She always looks forlorn as I close the dog gate, so when I heard about dog agility classes I thought it would be good exercise for us both.

This Week I Ate...Percy & Founders

William Sitwell | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

I suppose the idea of calling a restaurant Percy & Founders is that it sounds upmarket, established, classic. A bit like Farrow & Ball, Abercrombie & Fitch, Crabtree & Evelyn. You conjure up a place of tradition, been round for ages, created back in the Victorian era by two geniuses.

Watch Live: WIE Awards And LDNY-Legacy Collection Fashion Show

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Style

If you weren't lucky enough to join Joanna Lumley, David Gandy and Malaika Firth on the guest list for the fifth Women: Inspiration and Enterprise (WI...

Why I Support the Report It to Stop It Campaign

Nadia Henderson | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nadia Henderson

When I watched British Transport Police's recent Report It to Stop It video, posted on Transport for London's YouTube channel on 13 April, I felt a chilling familiarity with the ordeal portrayed. I identified strongly with the victim's sense of powerlessness as she is being assaulted, unable to speak out or use any force to deter her harasser.

Herbie Hound Spreading His Specialness Around the Globe

Vicky Brook | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Parents
Vicky Brook

We work hard at school, get jobs and have children. We always look on the bright side of life and rarely spend time planning for the unthinkable scena...

State of Donation

Jo Barnett | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Barnett

The fundraisers' achievements show that you do not need to be a large organisation or have deep pockets to start a mass movement. Something quirky, different and that stands out from the crowd, backed by a little bit of social media, can raise a considerable following and significant funds.

Signs

Rosie Choueka | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Choueka

I've heard this story on more than one occasion. The moral is clear - don't ignore the signs. They may be indirect, but they are the assistance that is needed. That's easy to say, but sometimes it is hard to spot the signs, hard to know what they are and what they mean.

I Might Not Know Why Dad Died Suddenly, but It Was Better Than Him Having Cancer

Laura Zito | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Zito

Not only is there the huge struggle to treat this awful disease while consecutively dealing with the mental strain it puts on patients and their loved ones, there's the sting in the tail in that they can't even go on holiday half the time, even when in remission. Seriously.

Orphaned At 29

Lara Ruffle Coles | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Ruffle Coles

I'm so glad for technology, for the ability to store memories and experiences and to show in near-human form a person that shaped my life so dramatically. I'm so grateful my Dad borrowed a video camera in 1986 to film us all, to film so many people - including my Mum - who are now gone.

Waiting and Hoping Is Not Just About Football- It's About Life

Emma Flowers | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Flowers

The last couple of years have seen me lose my livelihood, be forced to leave my home, leave behind most of my friends and a lot of my extended family. You can say that it has been a challenge, and continues to be so.

How to Help Your Child Deal With Exam Stress

Victoria Ward | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Parents
Victoria Ward

Harmful pressure could come from many things, including your child's comparison of themselves with others, the high goals they set themselves, their worry about disappointing you or other family members, and also from friends and teachers.

Female and Single: Yes, We're Fine.

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

This is us. The modern day independent women. We really don't care how people might judge us based on our dating history. That's their problem, not ours. We're not sorry for being single, for only having had short-term relationships. This is our life. This is our choice. This is what happens to us.

Savage Beauty - London's V&A Raises the Bar Again!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Style
Mik Scarlet

Disabled people should remember McQueen as a champion of equality, which is not something you'd expect from a fashion designer. But McQueen was so much more than that, and Savage Beauty captures this with a reverence that takes your breathe away.

Man Launches 'Creepy' Social Media Campaign To Win Back Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Michael Munday is prepared to go to extreme lengths to win back the love of his life, his wife Melissa. Rather than admit defeat when the pair sepa...

The Popular Piece of Advice that Could Be Sabotaging Your Job Search

Marianne Stenger | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Mirroring involves subtly mimicking another person's body language or tone of voice. So if your interviewer scratches their nose, you might touch your chin, and if they cross their legs to the right, you'd cross yours the opposite way.

Forget The Guinness Storehouse, Here's the Best Pint in Ireland

Janet Newenham | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Sometimes I wonder why more people don't visit this sleepy village, with its stunning views across the harbour, its abundance of spectacular coastal walks and wildlife, its rich cultural history and all that incredible fresh seafood on offer daily. Then I remember that's kind of what makes it so special.