UK Summer

Embrace the Great Outdoors and Challenge Yourself This Summer

Peter Westgarth | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Peter Westgarth

The summer months provide the perfect time to walk the hills and roam the valleys of our outstanding British countryside. But last week's research tha...

Making The Most Of The Good Weather Without Spending A Fortune

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Let’s face it, we don’t see much sunshine in Britain. With the UK averaging 1,500 hours of annual sunshine against 2,875 for southern Spain, it’...

What Not to Wear to a Gig

Isabel Maguire | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Isabel Maguire

I saw The Libertines live for the first time this summer. I thought I had missed my chance to experience the Libs the way God intended-in a tiny pub with one hundred sweaty indie kids-but just as I was about to tap my Oyster Card at Finchley Road I got a call from my friend, Josh. "Where are you? If you're already on the train you're going to kill yourself."

Summer Garden Veggie Roast

Layne Lieberman | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Roasting is a perfect alternative to grilling -- without the burnt, charred taste! Each year, my summer garden produces a bountiful harvest of eggpl...

10 Cheap Ways to Entertain Kids During Summer

Kate Tunstall | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

It's that time of year once again, when parents the length and breadth of the country take a collective intake of anticipatory breath...

8 Signs You're Suffering From Mid-Summer Angst

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The mid-summer angst is well and truly setting in. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s the constant feeling that summer is going to be o...

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.