UK Summer

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 Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

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...

The Perfect Vegan Barbecue - Strawberry Vanilla Lemonade, Potato Salad and More!

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

In my opinion, a barbecue should be a relaxed way of cooking and eating. And so it defeats the object entirely if you spend hours slaving in the kitchen before the coals are even lit, preparing and cooking sides.

Summer Bucket List

Lucia Williams | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucia Williams

Living in the UK you learn from an early age that summer is a special time, to be savoured, cherished, enjoyed, worshiped even? It's a time for BBQs, festivals, parties in the park, softball, families, ice cream and fun.

England's Balloon Set To Rise This Summer

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

We are a strange breed. For a nation with a high patriotic regard for itself, we don't half apologise a lot. We're not fond a boastful winner either. We like a trier. In truth, we're more Eddie The Eagle than Richard The Lionheart.

Northern Ireland's Bite Is As Formidable As Their Bark

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

Northern Ireland's hopes aren't pinned on brilliant mavericks, no matter how much fun they are. They're built on everyone doing their bit for the team, like honeybees, working for their queen. But honeybees in a 4-4-2 formation playing a strong pressing game.

Why Wales Could Be On Cloud Nine This Summer

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

The Welsh are a proud bunch. Proud of their beautiful country, proud of their history and culture, proud of having a ruddy great dragon on their flag. But right now they are very proud of their superb football team. And it's not even their favourite sport. That's just taking the Mick...

Entertaining This Summer: The Secrets Of Hosting A Budget BBQ

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The sun is (often) out, the tinnies are on ice and it is time to get grilling! Barbecues are the best way to get all your mates together for some al f...