UK Summer

Hot Food and Drink Ideas for Summer

Lucy Self | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Don't know about anyone else, but once the mercury hits above 20 - I shed the skin of a (semi) responsible person and get utterly side tracked by the pursuit of pleasure. That dead area at the beginning of the week (I think they call it Sunday-Tuesday) becomes a gin-sodden round of boozy picnics, 'just the one' after work drinks/dins and pub garden pick me ups...

Thai Retreats: Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

The Spa Spy | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Overlooking the Andaman Sea and with a horizon view of the majestic limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay... this slice of opulence is located on the east coast of the popular Thai holiday island.

The Summer of Sport - A Game of Two Halves

Mark Foster | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

We are at the half way point of the Summer of Sport and after so much promise, the first half has been exciting but with some very poor results... We are now entering the second week of Wimbledon and as always the quality of the tennis in the first week hasn't disappointed... However, for me the highlight of this second half will be the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the month.

Returning From a Year Abroad - The Survival Guide

Joanna Hill | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Hill

So you've just had the best year of your life. Literally the best. You've met some amazing people, had so many unique experiences and seen some incredible things... The trouble is, the whole world isn't that interested... Now you're back in your dull, non-life changing native country, it's time to learn how to fit back in.

Sunscreen, Passport, Swimwear... Tablet

Graham Welch | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

As we head into July and the holiday season gets into full swing, the thoughts of many of us will turn towards our summer holidays and what we will do to rest and relax for our well earned breaks.

Getting Into the Ozone

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

The summer solstice has been and gone and the nights are drawing in. Sorry for that. But don't despair, we've still got another two months of summer left - so let's chat about sunlight, the significance of the UV Index and why the ozone layer plays a crucial role our relationship with the sun.

Food Tube LIVE | A Drinks Tube takeover - 1st July, 7.30pm BST!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Where will you be at 7.30pm BST, on Tuesday 1st July? Tuning into Food Tube for a LIVE Drinks Tube takeover, of course! The gorgeous Jamie Oliver wi...

Top Ten Boutique Hotels for Hipsters (Moustache Not Included)

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

With their vintage threads, vinyl records and penchant for independent coffee shops, hipsters are well known for their discerning tastes. But thanks to the global popularity of this exclusive subculture, hipsters no longer need to settle for a mainstream chain - they can now unpack their skinny jeans in the boutique hotel of their dreams.

10 Must-Try Summer Smoothies

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

I have written about the high levels of sugar in some smoothies before, but if you get the ingredients right, there really is no better way to punch in a load of goodness and energy than with a long cool glass of nutritionally loaded fruit/vegetable smoothie.

Longest Day Of The Year Obviously Means More Hours To Get Arrested

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

More than 30,000 people have celebrated the summer solstice at Stonehenge - the first since a £27 million transformation of the site. The summer s...

The Beauty of the White Shirt (The Best Representation of Life)

Rebecca Stevens | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Stevens

Who doesn't own a white shirt? Smart or casual, a white shirt always does the trick. And that goes for women as well as men. It was the white shirt that gave me a weird epiphany on the way home today. Sitting opposite me was a girl, in a white blouse and black jeans. Fairly plain yes.

See inside Vogue Paris June/July 2014

Vogue.fr | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

"The water is calm and clear, the bodies laid out on the sand sparkle with seaspray. Sun-drenched fantasy? No, it's the summertime. Our special issue brings a completely new approach to savoring the sunny coda that we long for all year", writes Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris editor-in-chief...

Five Cool Things to do With Rum

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

It's summertime now and therefore, every day is rum day, hooray! Rum is one of best spirit to drink during the hot months. The pirates of the Caribbean regarded it as their most precious treasure.

10 Unforgettable Views to Add to Your Bucket-List

Madison Taylor | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

The summer break, especially for university students, is a time to travel and to tick off a few things on your bucket list. Obviously though, as students, our budgets are tight and often in-disposable so an affordable holiday to Zante is usually the only obtainable option. But there is no harm in dreaming of many possibilities right?...

Easy Roasted Cauliflower, Cumin and Bulgar Wheat Salad

Holly Bell | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

The key to a good barbecue side dish? Make it ahead. Don't stress out on the day trying to be superwoman or man in the kitchen. Have it all pre-prepped and then you can don a hat, an apron, brandish those tongs and stay by the fire. Beer in hand.

Summer, a Stunner or a Bummer?

Paul Marshall | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Naturally, summer does have its good points. People are happier, nicer and more sociable when it's a scorcher. They're also hornier, so everyone, including the fat and unattractive, have a greater chance of getting lucky.

London's Best Rooftop Bars, Restaurants And Spaces

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the sun begins to beat down on London town, summer is well and truly upon us - hurrah! And frankly, there's no finer place to be than perched on to...

See Through the Eyes of Jamie Oliver With Google Glass

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

With a tiny camera embedded, Google Glass allows you to see through the eyes of our talented Essex boy as he prepares a simple Summer Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Easy Cherry and Banana No Churn Ice-Cream Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I'm not a Mum who treats sugar as the devil. I have a very sensible (well I think so) theory that by saying something's off limits you create all kinds of both negative and exciting connotations. Dieting, giving up smoking, stopping dating unsuitable men... by saying it's off limits all of a sudden we all want it more. So this recipe is a welcome surprise.

How to Make the Most of Your Summer

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

With the exception of the (pretty miserable) weather here in the UK, summer seems to be well and truly on it's way. We've got the festival season starting, the BBQ aisle in the supermarket stocked up and ready to go - and even the deck chairs in London parks are out there for people to enjoy (if you're brave enough in this weather).

Family Friendly Festivals 2014

Laura Schwormstedt | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schwormstedt

When we think of summer we immediately think festivals, camping and road trip fun and the fact we are now parents have not changed that at all and we have been taking our son to festivals since he was 2yrs old and he loves every element of it from the packing to pitching the tent to the morning routine of making coffee on the camping stove.

Simplifying Your Home for Summer

Fritha Strickland | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

Pre motherhood I was a total hoarder of things, I was a clutter mouse and very happy to be so. Since having my son the sheer amount of 'things' in our house has started to make me feel a tad anxious. So at a few predictable times of the year I declutter.

Opposites Attract

Christina Miller | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Home to some of the most fabulous places in the world, the South of France is synonymous with glamour. The obvious spots are Monaco, with all its flashy wealth, and star-studded Cannes.

The Death of Mud and Camping: A London Festival Guide 2014

Olly Hunter | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

London is staking its claim as the home of the UK music festival scene. The capital continues to attract the biggest names to play huge shows on star studded bills throughout the summer. From indoor arenas, to the cities many parks, London will be alive with the sound of music and after a day of partying it's only a tube ride back to a warm shower and a comfy bed.

The Big Question - Is It Going To Stay Sunny For The Weekend?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

If tomorrow doesn't involve sunglasses and a cold pint - you're doing it wrong. This weekend could see Britons basking in the sun on the hottest da...