Ten Unexpected Highs Of Motherhood

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

I knew I'd love my children long before we met, but I didn't expect to regard my own body with such newfound tenderness, for its absolute incredible baby-growing, baby-birthing, baby-feeding skills. Every wobbly bit is proof that the most amazing miracle actually did happen. Twice.

Dandelions and Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

As children we cut the stems, put them in water, and they would curl up into weird and wonderful shapes. We would try and sell them to passers by. Now I eat the leaves and the stems. If I am brave I add some burdock leaves, which takes me right up to my bitter taste threshold. But it's seasonal detox.

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...

Give Your Family a Healthy Free-Range Autumn

Kate Blincoe | Posted 05.05.2017 | 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?

Confessions of a Secret Plant Lover

Gwen Potter | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

What am I waiting for next? Male silver washed fritillary spinning and dancing in flight, skydancing red kites, powdery pink pillows of thrift and purple spikes of spring squill on the coast, meadows filling with colour, the coconut gorse and a turquoise sea - and that's just on the coast. Lots to come!

Spring Renewal 1

Karen Ruimy | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Every morning stay within yourself, meditate, write down your feelings about this clearing. Answer those questions freely. Create yourself a dream plan. Though don't forget gentleness and patience for yourself as it can take a month or more.

How To Navigate The Hot, Sweaty Mess That Is Between-Season Dressing

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Cafolla | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Style

As much as we love the onset of summer, dressing to suit the transitional season is hell. We're either too hot or too blimmin' cold - so how can you g...

Nothing Is Permanent But Change

Amy Anka | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Sometimes you can go on, feeling a certain way for the longest time, and then in an instant, everything changes. Something shifts within us. And suddenly, we can't even remember the way we used to feel. We only know how we feel now.

Changing Clocks and Changing Moods

Nola Chesworth | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Although uncommon, Summer-Onset SAD does affect some people, with symptoms opposite to those in the winter; sufferers can experience weight loss, insomnia, loss of appetite, and agitation at this time of year. Summer-Onset SAD is not as widely recognised as the winter form of the syndrome, but it is something that does exist, and people should be aware of it.

Common Grounds

Caragh Little | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It's St Patrick's weekend in Northern Ireland, and the lawnmowers are limbering up. For a week or two, now, the rainfall has slowed, the birds have been singing for nesting territory, and underpinning their chorus is that lower, guttural sound: the growling of the First Lawnmowers of Spring.

Lovers Of Light: Photography Competition Shows Wintry Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The clocks went back, the evenings darkened and the mornings gave us a chilly bite. Rather than resisting the urge to hibernate in the face of onco...

PHOTOS: HuffPostUK Readers Share Their Autumnal Pictures

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Glorious autumnal scenes are covering the country with beautiful and bright colours. Autumn landscapes adorn the British countryside producing brea...

Wrapping Up at WAC: The Home Stretch of My Study Abroad Year

George Gabriel | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Well, I've reached the end of the semester and the end of my academic year at Washington College. It's already time for final exams, and with most of campus permanently set up in the library and cramming their brains full of facts, the 2012-13 academic year is officially in its last week.

Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring...

Caragh Little | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK
Caragh Little

From my favourite clifftop vantage point, I can see the peninsula of what is finally beginning to feel like my home-town. It's an ever-changing view, but today it's calm: I can see the snow-topped haziness of Islay in the distance, far beyond.


Caragh Little | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe the masks of Halloween aren't so very different to the masks we all wear, every day, at every time of year. I do this all the time. We all do, I think.

More To Come As UK Basks In Warm Weather

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

The unseasonably warm weather is set to continue this week with forecasters predicting temperatures of up to 17C. Many parts of the UK were basking...

Get Ready For Spring (And Sunshine!)

Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

After a weekend of blizzards and showers, get ready for sunshine. Spring is on its way, according to weather forecasters at the Met Office. By Thur...

Cold? Blame Warmer Arctic Summers (And Global Warming)

PA | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK

Warmer Arctic summers may be bringing colder winters to the UK, new research suggests. Global warming in northern polar regions could be having a s...