UK Summer

The Refreshing Reason Twenty-Somethings Shouldn't Turn Their Nose Up at Camping

Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

Sometimes formal meditation or mindfulness can be a struggle, but when you camp you have to be present. Instead of the sound of cars going past, you hear the sounds of animals or the buzz of insects at night. Nothing seems to interrupt you, so it's easy to focus on the "here and now". Camping gave me the opportunity to go back to basics and re-establish a connection away from my iPhone.

St George and The Last Resort

Simon Sapper | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Simon Sapper

(Lyme Regis, 2016. Photocredit: Richard Bridges) This photo caught my eye. "So crowded" was my first thought. I looked again. Felt uneasy. Felt guilt...

The Most Inappropriate Work Outfits Ever, As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Style

Summer is a difficult time to dress in the best of circumstances - it’s hot, it’s cold, it’s hot, it’s cold. But getting dressed on a hot day...

Expert Reveals What To Look For In A Good Sun Cream

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Buying sun cream can be a minefield. You have to choose the brand, SPF and then there’s the whole dilemma of choosing between spray and lotion. And...

Prince George Birthday Photos Prompt Warning About Feeding Dogs Ice Cream

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One of the photos the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released to mark Prince George’s third birthday has sparked concern as it shows their son offeri...

Me & My Plus Size Body: Surviving Summer

Debz Aiken | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

One the biggest lessons I learnt for dealing with summer was to show a little skin (although not too much or you end up with severe burns but that's another story!). It can be intimating to show off arms or wear something that shows your legs off, but trust me, it's worth it!

12 Weird Things Brits Do During A Heatwave

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s safe to say the hot temperatures are playing havoc with our brains. All etiquette has gone out of the window and suddenly we have no qualms abo...

12 Tweets That Sum Up How Ungrateful British People Are When Summer Finally Arrives

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After a long and gloomy winter, you would’ve thought we’d welcome a heatwave with open arms; finally able to use those pub gardens and that one pa...

Don't let this be a summer to die for...

Vicki Larkham-Jones | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Larkham-Jones

Sadly, each year we continue to hear devastating stories of dogs being trapped in baking cars, many of whom die as a result. Many people still believe that it's fine to leave a dog in a car if the windows are left open, or they are parked in the shade. But the truth is that leaving your dog in the car for even a few minutes is gambling with their life.

5 Tips For Keeping Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Mosquitoes are the worst. That’s why Health.com has dished out five handy tips and tricks for keeping them at bay this summer: 1. Hunt for mosquit...

If You're Sick Of The Heat, We've Got Some Good News For You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK

Everyone in the UK is officially melting as temperatures reach into the mid-30Cs in many areas. Public Health England (PHE) has urged people to look o...

7 Ways To Keep Cool When You're Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

Summer is finally here, and while we are all pleased we can leave our umbrella at home for the first time in months, the sun brings it’s own set of ...

The 'Dangerous' Mistake Parents Make With Prams In The Heat

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

During unexpected heatwaves, parents may be making a common mistake when it comes to sheltering their children in prams, according to a Swedish paedia...

Catch 'Em All?

Caragh Little | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

Last September, rather a mischievous student at my school attempted to bemuse, outwit or irritate his teachers by making it sound as though he was exc...

Here’s How You And Your Child Can Make A DIY Water Slide

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents

After some fabulous summer fun? Nothing beats a water slide. A total magnet for children, they bring hours of joy from all the slipping, sliding, laug...

Sweet Potato Kale Salad

Steph Matthews | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

I hardly used to eat any vegetables so the fact that this salad is made up of kale of all things means it had to be pretty tasty! This is now one of my all time favourite kale recipes that I go back to again and again...

Top Outdoor Toys for Summer 2016

Faye Jacobs | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

Is it just me or is summer starting later and finishing earlier every year?! I'm trying not to get depressed by the late start and am focusing on the dates of the summer holidays set by the school, this means we still have almost 2 weeks for the climate to get its act together... So, in preparation for a glorious season and time spent in the garden, here are my top outdoor toys - all tried and tested by my 3 very active children!

Affordable Last Minute Summer Holiday Destinations

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There are loads of wallet-friendly places in the UK, Europe and even further afield you can visit on the spur of the moment. In fact, it’s cheaper t...

The Changing Face of Childhood as We Know It

Ran Berger | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Ran Berger

Summer holidays. Two words which can evoke a variety of emotions. For teachers, a giddy sense of relief. For parents, the all too common clutch of dread mixed with guilt. For kids, pure thrill - hazy days stretch out before them, 6 weeks feeling like an eternity.

Back to school - It's Not About the Shoes

Melissa Hood | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

I was talking to one of the other facilitators at The Parent Practice, Juliet Richards, this week about going back to school.... As you do when the summer holidays haven't even begun! She said her teenagers will still need some help and 'encouragement' in September to get themselves organised, but it will be easier than it has been before. They're used to it, after all.

Acne? You Need to Avoid These Sunscreen Ingredients

Amy Saunders | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Saunders

Now the weather is getting warmer and the sun is shining brighter, I wanted to look at the sun cream ingredients people with acne need to avoid to prevent pimples and clogged pores.

Mysterious Ways

Caragh Little | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So as the end-of-term rain hammers down outside, as the postman thinks up new and more outrageous insults as the Summer holidays go on, as the political leaders rip one another apart and as people try to figure out whether Article 50 will actually work in reality... weeks without bells and a timetable loom. Now what?

Summer Ready - Four Luxe Treatments We Love

The Spa Spy | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Often, when I'm heading to the sun, I'll give my nails a break and leave them clean to soak up the vitamin E. If I do opt for a manicure I always go for a Shellac over a Gel - I find it kinder to the nails, and it usually stays chip free for around a week.

Welcome To British Summertime

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

It's the first day of British summer and yes, you guessed it, it's raining. If walking to work with only a soggy Metro to shield your coiffured barnet...

The Fashionable Student: What You Need to Know About Summer Clothes Shopping

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

Flip flops, shorts and bikinis - oh my! There's nothing better than summer clothes shopping, even if you haven't got a holiday booked. Just the though...