UK Summer

British Summertime: 'Average' And 'Boring' May Be Just What We Need

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

After the past few months - or has it only been weeks - I'm looking forward to a boring summer. We've been on an emotional roller coaster: crazy, delusional people killed innocents and awful accidents destroyed lives, families, and homes; but on each occasion the British people rallied together to show each other how much they really do care.

Inside An Introducer's Mind - How To Connect Your Party Guests

Rachel Fay | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Fay

As people start to assemble, make sure everyone has been introduced to everyone else - however long it takes, do it. It's a courtesy, which your guests will appreciate and it's the height of bad manners to ignore this simple ritual.

10 Ways To Help Your Baby Sleep On A Hot Summer Night

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Sleep and heat are not friends. In fact, our bodies need a cool environment in order for the best sleep. As a guide, 15-18 degrees centigrade (59-64 Fahrenheit) is the range you want your room temperature in. The following tips may help when that's just not possible due to particularly warm summer days.

Forget Gin, Here Are 22 Doctor-Approved Tips To Reduce Hay Fever Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Hay fever season is in full swing bringing with it leaky eyes, clogged sinuses and sneezing fits galore. In fact, if you haven’t gone through 40 bo...

Why Booking Last Minute Does NOT Save Money And Other Myths Spiking YOUR Holiday Costs

Chad West | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chad West

It's that time of the year when everyone is aggressively scanning the internet for handy little travel tips before setting off on their summer holiday. With so much content out there - how do you separate fact from myth?

Staying Sun Safe At School

Seena Seka | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Seena Seka

There has been lots of controversy in the media around whether teachers should implement the 'no touching rule' in schools and refrain from any physic...

Dad Keeps Kids Off School In The Heat (And Other Ways UK Parents Are Coping)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

With the soaring temperatures in the UK, it can be hard to find ways to keep cool. And parents have the additional worry of making sure their kids are...

Going To Glastonbury Blind

Kirsty James | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty James

And when it comes to the mud, wind and rain, it's part of festival life, so I embrace it - it's hilarious when my guide is slipping and sliding all over the place whilst trying to keep me on track!

Going To Glasto? Here's My Top Tips!

Kate Trueman | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kate Trueman

Festival season has arrived, Glastonbury is a stone's throw away and summery weekends are imminent, so it's an essential to get clued up ASAP. So many of my pals have never been camping and frankly, the idea terrifies them. But what's not to love?

Brits Are Not Coping Well With This Heatwave

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it’s hot, cold or somewhere in between, us Brits love to complain about the weather. And with temperatures reaching 32°C in some parts of ...

10 Rooftops You Need to Visit This Summer

Leighanne Bent | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leighanne Bent

Whether you're having bottomless brunch at a rooftop beach or drinking Pimms on a sun-drenched terrace in Cambridge, start layering on your factor 50 'cause here are the best places to soak up some vitamin D this summer.

How To Achieve A Flawless Fake Tan

Roisin Kelly | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Style
Roisin Kelly

Ah, fake tan. Such a bitter-sweet, love-hate step in every woman's beauty regime. On the one hand, feeling bronzed is such a confidence-booster and feels like an improvement to any outfit. On the other, the preparation and application process is time consuming, messy and something we all dread. So, how can we make the whole ordeal easier?

Forget What You Know About Burgers: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

I love meat. I like my steak so rare that if it came still mooing I would be in seventh heaven. It's a running joke in my family: 'just knock off its horns and wipe its arse'. I take my burgers slightly more well done, but not overly so, I'd sooner chew on a hunk of leather than an overcooked patty.

Summer Camps - Keeping Your Kids Happy During The Summer Break

Carolyn Savage | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Savage

I love this time of year. The summer beckons, filled with possibilities. No more early morning school runs. No more packed lunches. No more homework hassle. Just six uninterrupted weeks of family time. What could possibly go wrong?

It's The First, Balmy Day Of Summer

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK

Thursday is the first day of summer and parts of the country could be enveloped in a sultry 27C embrace to mark the occasion. However there will be a ...

Top Tips For Keeping Toddlers, Babies And Dogs Cool

John Hibbs | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

In case you hadn't noticed, it's hot! We're in Staffordshire - land locked and uncomfortable for two children (one three-year-old and one four months). I've taken some measures to try to keep the house and everyone in it cool - even the dog! Here's our top five for keeping you cool or at least slightly less clammy...

Summer Dressing: Style Nirvana Or Seasonal Nightmare?

Julie Hurst | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Style
Julie Hurst

Claudia's comments may seem rather cutting, and while I have no wish to wave goodbye to any hope of hot weather myself, I do understand her reasoning style-wise. Why is it that as soon as the sun appears, many of us suddenly turn into completely different versions of ourselves?

Hay Fever Injection - Friend Or Foe?

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Dr Seth Rankin

Heard of the hay fever injection? You may have heard good or bad things about it, but it's time to remove the sting and look at the real pros and cons...

Introducing The Introducer - Why Every Good Wedding Needs One

Rachel Fay | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Fay

According to the National Wedding Council we are just days away from the official start of wedding season. In fact, June 21st marks the day when the nation will be caught up in a joyous few months full of the sights and sounds of happy couples saying 'I Do', guests breaking into rapturous applause and celebratory confetti being thrown into the air.

This Sun Lotion Didn't Pass The Annual Which? Sunscreen Review

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A report by Which? has found that an Avon sun lotion ‘does not offer the protection it claims to’. The consumer watchdog assessed a total of 14 s...

Slogan Sunhats: Vanessa Hudgens And Reese Witherspoon Take The Lead In Summer's Hottest Trend

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Style

Slogan sunhats are set to be this summer’s biggest trend and they’re Instagram-worthy cool. Vanessa Hudgens and Reese Witherspoon are ahead (sorr...

Spring Has Sprung, Summer Is Around The Corner, The Kids Are Having Fun: Time To Get The Camera Out!

Rachel Rimell | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Rimell

Change your angle. Get down low on their level and let them invite you into their world. This is a great way to get them to relax in front of the camera. Ask them about their game. Talk while you shoot. Let them look the camera in the eye for some great engaging images.

I Knew It Was Silly But I Did It Anyway....

Olivia Cox | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

Quite what I'd managed to do in my sleep I will never know. What I do know is that I had to suffer the ultimate indignity - I lay semi clothed in my childhood bed, sent mum an SOS text and waited. 

Let's Give 'Hormonal Hayfever' The Bump!

Laura Kenny | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Kenny

As a cyclist, I still want to be riding and spending lots of time outside - I want to try and carry on my normal routine and enjoy being pregnant without hayfever holding me back. But of course, like all mums to be I want to do the very best for my baby, so I was confused about how I can manage my symptoms.

Nature: Ways To Get Out Into It More

Louis Sherman | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

At the moment it is cold outside, and while our nature seems to be at more risk than ever (Thanks Trump, however kudos to the National Park Service). So I thought it is as good a time as ever to share some of the ways I get out in nature every day of the year, as well as specifically some ideas for winter.