UK Spring

Spring Clean Your Ex Out of Your Life

Sara Davison | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Many of us get stuck in a rut after a break-up and find it hard to move forward. It can be hard to get over someone when they are constantly in your thoughts. Confidence and self-esteem always take a hit when it's not your choice to end the relationship and hiding away can be a good way of avoiding having to face up to this.

Maternity Fashion: Styling Your Bump For Spring

Faye Jacobs | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

There have been some major changes occuring this week... The Uggs have been replaced with loafers (more so because I can no longer get them on), I am back to walking the 100 yards to Scarlett's nursery instead of shamelessly driving it, and last years daffodils have made a fresh appearance in my garden pots!

Dreaming, Uncertainty and Dreaming Your Way Through Uncertainty. (What Do You Dream About?)

Roberta Verdant | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Winter is for the dreaming, as far as I am concerned. As the darkness sets in I begin to long for storytelling, for deep talk by candlelight, for open fire to stoke my spirit, for dreaming deeply.

London's Pets and their People

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trisha de Borchgrave

London living with a dog has one exceptional joy and that is access to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, particularly during the months of meteorological misery when one can pretty much have this oasis to oneself.

The Saying Goes That When Gorse Is Out of Bloom, Kissing Is Out of Season But This Worries Not the Wild Cook

Fi Bird | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

The heady coconut scent of a bright yellow gorse bush cheers a dull spring day. It brings a promise of sunshine and to my mind smells of exotic suntan lotion. As the days lengthen, the gorse flower provides pollen and nectar for bees.

Are You Ready to Spring Clean Your Relationships?

Sarah Abell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Abell

Spring has most definitely sprung - and many of us will be tempted to clean up our home, sort through our wardrobe or tidy up the garden. It can be hugely satisfying to get rid of unwanted stuff, clear away the grime, fix anything that is broken and display what looks good.

What is February Good For?

Jennifer Irvine | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Irvine

It's easy to dismiss February as a waste of a month, cold, bleak, damp; at least it's short, right? But it isn't all gloom. Let me tell you my five things which make February worth celebrating!

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.

For My Dad: In Awe of Spring

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anders Lorenzen

England is on the verge of breaking into full spring at the moment; some trees are in full bloom, some are only halfway through while others are only just starting to show signs of life. Seeing the resilience and beauty of nature is reassuring and feels somehow symbolic of how my dad is willing me and my family to move through our still overwhelming grief.

Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!

Cute Baby Animals in City Zoos (PICTURES)

Andrew Matthews | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Easter's traditionally a time for new life with lambs a'leaping and ducklings a'paddling down rivers and stuff. Already 2014 has been a great year for city zoos who've been welcoming new additions to some of the world's most loved and endangered species...

Easter Shopping: Bunnies and Chocolate and Chicks, Oh My!

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

For those of you who don't plan on stuffing your face with chocolate eggs this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (truly the worst time of year after Christmas to be on a diet), here's a bunch of non-fattening, fun suggestions for Easter gifts to indulge in - and a few sweet treats too.

Seven Steps to Flourishing: Plant the Seeds to Be Happier This Spring

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

As the winter blues and grey rainy days subside and we step towards the promise of blue skies and sunshine, it's the perfect opportunity to shake off the gloom and instead bloom with positivity. How?

Food Tube's Five Signs Spring Has Sprung

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

You know the score. The sun peeks out from behind the clouds and the people of Britain are gripped with spring fever, stripping off to shorts and t-shirts, flopping down on packed beaches and pouring into pub gardens. Here at Food Tube HQ we are getting in the spirit and celebrating the start of a new season with our five signs spring has sprung.

Weekend Shopping: Queen Bee Style

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Last spring saw one the release of the most perfect fashion collections in recent memory, from Alexander McQueen. Based around bees and women as worker bees, this fantastically visual theme was cross-pollinated with the brand's dark romance. Immaculate construction ensured each elegant look was executed in the most high fashion way.

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.

The World Is Bigger Than Us, Things I Saw in the Woods Today, on Biodynamic Farming

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

There is a saying in Latin- a language I continue to vainly attempt to learn. Utendum est aetate; cito pede labitur aetas. We should make use of time for time slips quickly by. - Ovid.

This Time Last Year You Could Have Skated On This Pool

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

It's warm out. Coats lay abandoned at lunchtime like senses of humour during a Nick Clegg speech, as workers strolled seemingly carefree in the glo...

Five Aromatic Treats for Spring Rejuvenation

The Spa Spy | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

One of my fave new finds - a intensively moisturizing body wash literally packed with zingy essential oils of Lime and Mandarin - with invigorating coriander and cedarwood extracts, it leaves you feeling fresh and smelling divine.

Is The Hot Weather Here To Stay?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

Temperatures will drop back to a more normal spring level this week, forecasters said, after parts of Britain enjoyed their hottest weather of the yea...

Spring Is In The Air

PA | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK

Britain is set to bask in the highest temperatures of the year so far today - warmer than some holiday spots in the Mediterranean, according to foreca...

Every Rain Cloud Has A Strawberry Lining

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK

The wettest winter since 1766 has been good news for strawberry farmers. While heavy rain caused havoc for many farms across southern Britain, the ...

Parts of Britain To Be Hotter Than Greece And Turkey This Weekend

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

Parts of Britain will be hotter this weekend than in Mediterranean countries such as Greece and Turkey, forecasters have said. The mercury is due ...

New Spring Nail Shades

Sarah McGiven | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

There's a nail colour out there for absolutely every mood, occasion and at all manner of price points so whether you're looking for on trend pastels, fashion forward neutrals, bold blues, or something else entirely, check out my suggestions for the latest, greatest nail colours of the new season.

Parlez-Vous Fashion: Introducing Caslazur

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Doughty

Last year I had an Australian landlord. He was laid back, always asking me 'how're you going?' and never concerned about anything but the Ashes. Caslazur has the same vibe; her girl is cool and calm. She turns heads, not because she looks a million dollars, but because her clothes have it all worked out.