UK Summer

Summer in Wales

Gwen Potter | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gwen Potter

The weather also helped birds - some of our nuthatches even managed to have a second brood at Llanerchaeron, while in late August some of our swallows in the barns still hadn't fledged, having arrived right on cue in the second week of April, exactly the same date as last year.

Can You Really Burn When It's Cloudy?

Seena Seka | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Seena Seka

Most people think they know about sun protection but there are myths and we receive questions on a near daily basis from different brand loyal consumers who want to better understand the implications of poor sun protection.

The Summer We Said Yes

Kiran Chug | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

We said yes to breaking the rules, to late nights, to doing whatever we felt like despite the long list of errands that piled up. They might have been small acts of rebellion - going out on cool mornings without socks, walks in the rain without umbrellas, frivolous presents bought on a whim with little thought of our family budget.

15 Reasons to Avoid London in Summer at All Costs

Charo Merida | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

London rocks any single day of the year, but in summer it gets even better...! The city has an amazing urban summer with lots of warm sunny days and tones of cool stuff to do, visit, explore, eat, listen to and a very very very long etcetera...

How To Deal With Red, Itchy Sunburn

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you caught a little too much sun this summer then fear not, even the most sunscreen-savvy among us can get sunburnt every now and then. Sunburn ...

Mums Create 'Safe Way' To Put Suncream On Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Parents

Solar Buddies is a new product deemed to be the "safe" way for teachers to put suncream on a child because it involves "no-touch". The gadget has a...

Photo Of Blistered Boy's Back After A Day In Nursery Horrifies The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a graphic photo of her sons' sunburn after allegedly being at nursery for a day. Shaunna Broadway's sons, ages five and seven, ...

Taking A Dip In The British Seaside This Summer? Here's How To Make Sure You're Swimming In Clean Water

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

If you're "going British" for your summer holiday and heading to the lovely English seaside, then you're going to want to know you're dipping your toe...

Entire Nation In Shock As It Gets Caught In Exactly The Same Traffic Jam As Last Year

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Holidaymakers around Britain are in shock after thousands got stuck in traffic jams and airport queues they were in at exactly the same time as last y...

Eats Shoots and Leaves

Linda Duffin | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

You'd have to be colour blind not to notice the current fashion for edible flowers and micro greens. They appear in almost every posh restaurant and glossy magazine photo-shoot. And they are very enticing: the bright colours of the flowers and the tiny, delicate but sometimes pungent shoots.

Mum Whose Son Got Severely Burnt On School Trip: 'Teachers Are Not To Blame'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents

The mother of a 13-year-old boy who suffered severe sunburn while on a school trip to Spain has said it was her own son's fault, not the teachers'. ...

Ofsted Chief Calls For Bigger Fines For Term-Time Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents

Parents who take their children out of school for term-time holidays should face larger fines, says Ofsted's chief inspector. Sir Michael Wilshaw s...

A Night in a Hotel With Kids: The Dream Versus the Reality

Emma Conway | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Conway

You get an invitation. It may be to a wedding. Or you may have to stay over somewhere the night before a flight. Or perhaps you throw caution into the wind and decide to take your small children away for a mini-break. Yeah sure in the past being confined in a hotel room overnight with two tots was pure hell on earth. But this time. This time? It will be different...

Adults Try Hot Car Challenge For Very Important Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know how cars are capable of morphing into portable ovens on a hot, summer's day. Often, we're told the importance of not leaving dogs in ho...

Anti-Stress Rituals for Upcoming Brides

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Planning a wedding can be mega stressful. Whilst a little bit of stress can get you acting in a productive manner, a lot of stress will only wreak havoc on your appearance for the big day and take a toll on your health. Here are some rituals that you can incorporate into your wedding planning lifestyle to control your stress levels.

Travels Across the States to Wind Up in a State of Hocus Pocus

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

A heatwave had descended on Portland and the irony that I left NYC to escape its steaming sidewalks did not elude me. But here we were with a real bed to sleep in, a kitchen in which to cook our 89 cent broccoli rice and a shower heaving under the weight of copious bottles of shampoo and conditioner..score!

Steve Backshall's Top 10 Adventures To Get Kids Active This Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents

Steve Backshall earned his place in the hearts of the nation's children handling nature's scariest beasts in the TV show Deadly 60, so if anyone can p...

How to Embrace Al Fresco Dining With Style

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

The heat is on! Whether you have a terrace, balcony or patio - it's that time of year when you want to make this space look as amazing as your interiors. In this fantastic weather, it's only natural that you'll want to spend more time in the sun, so here are my top tips on how to get your outdoor space ready for enjoying and entertaining!

Five Healthy Food Alternatives to Your Favourite Summer Treats

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Ice cream is definitely a firm summer favourite but it can often be a very high fat and high sugar option.

Keep Cool and Carry On - Coping With Kids in the Blistering British Heat

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

When the weather changes more often than the balls at Wimbledon, how do you keep your kids cool, calm and collected throughout the day and night, and hold on to some shred of sanity yourself?

26 Signs That British Summertime Is Here

Katy Wright | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

The sight of a wasp/bee/hornet makes you convulse and scream on impact like a deranged psychopath. You add a can of Raid to your weekly shopping order and feel mighty powerful taking out half of the insect population with one lingering blast of the can.

14 Ways To Keep Your Baby Cool In Hot Weather

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents

You probably know by now that today is the hottest day of the year, bringing 35C temperatures to England, and the warmest weather since 2006. But f...

Six Alcoholic Ice Lolly Recipes. You're Welcome

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Uni's over and summer's finally arrived with a bang, and we can't think of any better way to spend it than slurping on a G&T and sucking on a lolly po...

Summer in the City

Mike Gerrard | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

You've been to the top of the Empire State Building, visited Central Park, gone to the Statue of Liberty, and seen Times Square. But there are plenty of other outdoor activities to help you enjoy New York's fine summer weather, day or night. Here are five fun outdoor things you can do in New York this summer, that you might not have considered.

Keep Calm But Alien-Like Giant Jellyfish Are Invading Our Beaches

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech

The beaches on the south west coast are being invaded again by some seriously big jellyfish. Due to the sheer number of giant translucent creatures...