UK Summer

10 Reasons To Add Malta To Your Bucket List

Alexis Zahner | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexis Zahner

Malta is the gem of the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful island country boasts balmy weather, azure waters and a vibrant culture unlike anywhere else. To describe it to another, simply imagine one of the friendliest places you've ever been, where you'll find the locals always put lifestyle before work and the weather is almost always sunshine

Goodbye Carefree Holiday, I Hope We Meet Again!

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Parents
Alexandra Johnson

The Husband and I are spectacularly average surfers. In fact we pride ourselves on our ability to spend the entire day fighting through the white water, only to get pounded by gigantic waves once we reach 'out back'.

How To Cope With The Perils Of Chlorine

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

With my first child on the way and a summer holiday booked for next year (in the sun, complete with swimming pool) I suddenly wanted to know a lot more about what I would potentially be exposing my daughter to, and much to my horror I found:

Digital Dangers: How To Keep Your Children Safe Online

Javed Khan | Posted 27.08.2017 | UK Parents
Javed Khan

A survey of our specialist child sexual exploitation services last year showed how nearly two thirds of children groomed online who were referred to us were sexually exploited after meeting the attacker they met online.

My Top Tips To Help Protect Your Eyes On Holiday

Samantha Watson | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Watson

Whilst people understand the importance of protecting our skin from the sun, many underestimate the effects of the sun on our eyes. Our eyes are delicate organs, up to 10 times more sensitive to UV damage than our skin, so it is important to provide effective protection.

Feeling Down In August? This Could Be Why

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Living in Britain you can’t ever be sure what the summer months will serve up, but one thing is for sure, August is undoubtedly still summertime. So...

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Lucy Fisk | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Fisk

The world we live in is fast, busy, stressful and full of technology, so really it is no wonder so many adults are looking at going back to basics and living simpler lives. This has been hammered home to me all the more over the summer school holiday when my sons ages six and seven want to sit in front of iPads and watch the television much of the time.

Do Holiday Blues Feel Worse As A Parent?

Andrew Robinson | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

Ever since I can remember, I have always experienced the dreaded post-holiday blues the second a holiday ends. It is a perfectly normal sensation to go through - even as a kid returning from a classic 1990's holiday to Cornwall with my parents and siblings, and all our possessions packed inside the boot of a Ford Cortina Estate.

Summer Health Trends - Fashionable Fads Or Sustainable Solutions?

Rick Miller | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

We're all used to it by now; when the summer arrives, so do the fashionable diets that claim to completely transform our bodies in a few short weeks. They take over our news feeds, magazine racks and even the supermarket aisles. But is there some truth in the latest summer health trends?

Marking Time

Caragh Little | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

So the famous, iconic chimes of Big Ben are to fall silent until 2021 to allow for essential repair work. It's hard to imagine London without the famo...

How To Combat Hay Fever And 'Allergy Face'

Dr Roger Henderson | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Roger Henderson

New research this year shows that, aside from sneezing and sniffling, allergies like hay fever can also leave sufferers with 'Allergy Face' - aka unwanted visible symptoms like watery eyes, red nose (from tissue overuse) and a puffy face. This means that hay fever not only influences how we feel but how we look, which can impact on our confidence and social lives.

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

Hormonal Hayfever : What is it and how can you help prevent it?

Angela Chalmers | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Chalmers

At many different stages throughout your life, hormone fluctuations can cause lots of changes in your body, but the little-known fact that hormones can play havoc with hay fever symptoms (1) can leave teenagers, pregnant women and those going through the menopause with unexpected summer sniffles and sneezes.

Take The Right Steps To Help Protect Yourself Against Biting Bugs This Summer

Angela Chalmers | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Chalmers

When speaking to customers in-store about their travel plans, I'm noticing that more people are willing to travel further to find the perfect holiday (1). Research shows that 74% of travellers head to tropical destinations without seeking health advice, and of those surveyed 60% said they don't use insect repellent when travelling (2).

Japan Has Invented An Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech

Everyone knows that one of the greatest challenges of the summer season (aside from not screaming every time you see a wasp), is eating your ice cream...

Windbreakers And Wellies - Finding The Bright Side Of A Rainy British Holiday

Rachel Cathan | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Cathan

With just days to go before we embark upon our much-anticipated escape to the British coast, and a weather forecast that's looking somewhat less than ...

Why Is British Heat Often Short-lived?

Aidan McGivern | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Tech
Aidan McGivern

While British summers may still be described as three fine days and a thunderstorm, it's more important than ever that we understand the mechanisms that cause the UK's hottest weather to be followed by its most violent thunderstorms.

Dealing With Allergies This Summer

Kieran MacRae | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kieran MacRae

It might usually be a spring problem but my nose is still suffering from allergies as we charge through Summer. And with a runny nose in tow, I set about to find out the best ways to deal with allergies. But the allergies don't just stop at pollen my flat used to have a dog in it and there is still pet hair floating around that seems to creep up on me.

Mum Warns Parents To Always Check Kids' Rooms For This Danger, After She Couldn't Wake Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a warning about the warm summer weather to parents, after her daughter wouldn’t wake up from a nap. Jessica Abma, from the US, expl...

How To Make Your Skincare Routine Summer Friendly

Lorena Oberg | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Style
Lorena Oberg

The weather affects our skin in different ways and it is important to adapt your skin care and makeup regime to be weather friendly. Here are my top skincare tips for how to get the best out of your skin this summer.

Happy Holidads

Tom Price | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK Parents
Tom Price

It's that time of the year where we like to get away from it all and go on a summer holiday. The trouble is, it's frowned upon if your children don't go with you. So, technically, it's that time of the year where we like to get away from (some of) it all.

Enjoy The Mess And Get A Sun Tan: Tips To Make The Summer Holidays Run Smoothly

John L. Adams | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

Dedicating just a few minutes to structured activities each day will make life considerably easier for you when the kids return to school. All that's needed is five or ten minutes of spellings or times tables. In my experience, it helps children settle back into school at the other end of the holidays.

This Is Not The Political Silly Season

Stuart Thomson | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

So far from the Summer being the political 'silly season' it will be critical to pay attention to what happens this year. Your promised 'digital detox' sitting on a beach will have to wait. Instead, look forward to checking Twitter, news sites and your digital subscriptions.

We Make Happy Summer Memories For Children In Care

Martin Barrow | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK
Martin Barrow

If I paint a particularly bleak picture of a typical summer in the world of fostering, I apologise. Yet these are some of the concerns that preoccupy the UK's 55,000 fostering families as they prepare for the end of term. This summer they will carry much of the burden of caring for society's most vulnerable children alone, with little help from their communities. I just thought you should know.

Why Is Everyone Watching Love Island And What Do We Really Want From Reality TV?

Helen Westgate | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Helen Westgate

It will be interesting to see whether the success of Love Island heralds a new era in reality TV, with more structure and less focus on any actual reality and more on escapism and fantasy. Perhaps taking viewers back to a time or a place in their lives when all they had to worry about was who they fancied, what to wear by the pool or how long they were going to sunbathe, will prove increasingly popular.