UK Spring

Spring in Your Step

Esther Dark | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Dark

Why is that everyone around you, including yourself, is feeling a little merrier, exuberant and cheerful? That spring in your step is not inadvertent- it's because spring has finally arrived in all of its glory! Instead of a forecast of bitter winds and frequent showers, the sun is finally beaming down on us with bank holiday weekends and temperatures of up to 26 degrees!

Rhubarb and Sweet Cicely Is a Traditional Marriage but Dulse Works Well Too

Fi Bird | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Spring in Britain can be an icy affair but I am always cheered by the bright crimson stems of young rhubarb even its red contrasts the white of snow, as it did recently. Beyond the garden you'll find rhubarb in country lanes and if you are fortunate, you may spy sweet cicely Myrrhis odorata too.

Why Spring Is Just the Worst for People With Depression

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

Springtime is a limbo. A purgatory for people with depression. A spaceless void where we are trapped, unable to make the transition through to happiness. But hold on tight because summer is better, right?

Spring '16 Fashion: Stand Out By Blending In

Bwoywonder | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Style

It's that time to give your wardrobe that seasonal spring clean and load it up with the latest prints, fabrics and colours. This spring and summer print for many brands is the very practical camouflage print.

Spring Forward? Or Fall Back

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The truth is, even when we nail the art of non-drinking, the ground beneath us is never guaranteed to be steady. People still leave us in various ways. The shifting components of our life we have no control over still keep moving, at whatever pace they choose to.

Here's Why People Will Be Celebrating The Spring Equinox

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK

When is the spring equinox? The Spring equinox takes place on Sunday 20 March and marks the official beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. H...

Wild Spring Greens and Seaweeds

Fi Bird | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Foragers can have a lean time of it over the cold winter months but as the days lengthen, and we hear the distinctive song of the skylark as it hoovers in flight, the forager can fill his or her basket with buds and wild spring greens. The March wind may blow but wild garlic works as well in a dumpling as a sushi style wrap.

Six Steps to Harness Spring and Make 2016 Count

Jayne Morris | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Spring is a time of recreation and awakening. As Mother Nature stirs from her winter slumber, new life surrounds us and offers an invitation to attune with the energy of the earth and reactivate the parts of ourselves that have been in hibernation.

Spring '16 Fashion for Your Body and Sole

Bwoywonder | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Style

Spring is upon us! And soon we'll be putting away the faux furs and boots in exchange for light and floaty attire ready to show more skin for warmer weather. London Fashion Week last year was just a teaser of what was expected this year, one thing I gathered was that the 70's are coming back!

Springing Ahead

Gwen Potter | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

Even the most hardened naturalists will have deprived themselves of nature in all this driech, but March is on its way. Spring will begin properly with risky plant predictions - primroses and wild daffodils, then bluebells and finally Welsh poppies. In a pond near you, tiny frogs will emerge from the water.

Spring Renewal 4

Karen Ruimy | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Don't try to push it, don't force the flow of your creation, wait for the movement and for it to flow again. If the energy is scattered, don't go into confused relationships, wait for the right moment to engage with it in when the energy feels easier.

Spring Renewal 3

Karen Ruimy | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

It is spring, the sun is shining, the wind is blowing and you are enjoying every-thing so much. You know you are going to jump into this exciting wave...

Spring Renewal 2

Karen Ruimy | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

There is always a correspondence between the inner world and the outer world. There is a reflection between inner and outer world. What you see outside is reflecting on what is happening inside of you.

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!

Celebrate May Day, Revive the Ancient Tradition of Giving May Posies

Hannah Bullivant | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Bullivant

The first day of May, also known as May day, was once a great cause for celebration: people would gather to hale the onset of summer and celebrate the abundance of the growing time. A May Queen would be crowned, people would dance around a May Pole, wear White and decorate with all of the new spring flowers.

Sunshine and Idiocy on the Campaign Trail

Gerry Flynn | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

There are nearly 63.5 million people who will be subjected to the wrath of our own collective idiocy, so maybe if you don't feel like you understand what you're doing on the 7th of May then perhaps you should just stay at home and drop trou and have yourself a good time - at least that way you'll only be fucking yourself.

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...

What to Wear to an Interview at Vogue

Isabel Maguire | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Style
Isabel Maguire

When I got the call I exalted. I pranced around my boxy university room in Edinburgh totally joyous (this news also prompted one of the best high-fives I've ever received, but I digress). As I sank down into my spinny chair trying to stop shaking so that I may return to critically analysing Chaucer, a thought struck me; what the hell do I wear?

How to Say Goodbye to Winter Broken Skin

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Spring is finally here! Well, it technically started in March, but the weather still seemed like winter back then. However, it doesn't mean that the havoc that winter brought upon our skin is over. To get that healthy glow on our skin back, we ought to re-evaluate our skin care routines and lifestyle choices to fit the season.

15 Spring-Cleaning Hacks For People Who Really Hate Cleaning

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We love the longer days and ever-growing sunshine of spring. The downside to all this natural light is that the muck in our houses shows up all th...

6 Ways To Stop Hayfever In Its Tracks This Spring

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Spring is here, bringing with it sunshine and flowers. But for many, it also signals a more sinister side to the season. Our old nemesis: pollen. ...

Spring Clean Your Ex Out of Your Life

Sara Davison | Posted 23.05.2015 | 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 23.05.2015 | UK Style
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 18.05.2015 | 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 12.05.2015 | 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.