UK Summer

Embracing The 'Au Naturel' Look This Spring

Seena Seka | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Style
Seena Seka

However, this early sun can pose the same risks from sun damage as later on in the summer months, especially as our skin has often been covered up for months during winter. As the summer countdown begins, and we jump at any opportunity to get outside in the sunshine, there are a few tricks to help boost that tan whilst ensuring your skin is protected:

The Last Summer Of Baby Swings

Kate Milner | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Kate Milner

It's so hard to write about this without resorting to cliché so I'll just embrace it instead. It goes so fast. Not when you're in the relentless drudge of sleep deprivation and days pass like weeks. But once they've started toddling away it speeds up like a John Lewis advert and you find yourself organising birthday parties with frightening regularity just so that you can add all those candle-blowing out shots to the turbo-charged montage.

Scarily, 2015's Scorching Record Hot Summer Will Become The Norm By 2025

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Tech

It might seem a distant memory (now that we are all huddled around the radiator in the freezing cold) but last year was the hottest year globally on r...

It's Time For Summertime All Year Round

Andrea Catherwood | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Catherwood

Their efforts have met with local approval but they fear central government in Madrid who have the final say won't agree that they should hang onto that extra hour of evening sun. Even though the islanders say that as they are the most easterly part of Spain they suffer most from the time change.

How To Make The Most Of British Summertime

Olivia Tilley | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Tilley

As Brits there's nothing we love more than (being super underprepared for) the summer, we spend 12 months of the year banging on about it. We miss it ...

How To Prevent And Treat Sun Damaged Skin Tone

Lorena Oberg | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lorena Oberg

Every person needs to beware of the sun. There are of course health reasons; skin cancer has approximately 15,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Although survival rates are high, this mostly preventable disease is not something to be messed with.

How To Cope With End Of Summer Sadness

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The evenings may be growing shorter, but don’t be sad about the end of summer. There’s a few things you can do to beat the end of season slump and...

12 Layered Outfit Ideas For When It’s Muggy AF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Style

People may be worried summer is over now September is here, but you can’t argue that the weather is still providing the sweat factor. Lulling us in...

10 Reasons Why September Isn't Really Autumn (So Cheer The F**k Up)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you Google the phrase ‘Is September...’ the most commonly searched question is: ‘Is September Autumn?’ We are here to categorically tell yo...

The Expectation Vs The Reality Of A Bank Holiday Weekend

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

August Bank Holiday is a highlight of the working calendar - a full three days to make the most of the summer sunshine/inevitable rain. Every year we ...

Sand, Screen And Surf: Why Summer Is The Ideal Time To Teach Your Kids About Internet Safety

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

As parents it's difficult to know how much screen time is too much, but if you're constantly asking yourself 'how do I persuade my teenager to turn off Snapchat and have a conversation?', then it's probably time to moderate their usage.

10 Things You Need To Wear This Week Before The Summer Ends

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Style

It only feels like last week we were stocking up on kaftans and sandals, the office air conditioning was primed and ready, and summer was ahead of us....

10 Tweets That Prove The World Is Completely Obsessed With Aperol Spritz

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Aperol Spritz is the Marmite of the alcohol world - you either love it or you absolutely bloody hate it. In case you’ve been living under a rock, A...

A Roman Adventure: Pasta al'arrabiata & Baked Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

There is truly no place like Rome. It's history, culture, sunshine and sheer beauty make it one of the world's most romantic and educational cities. E...

How to Protect Your Skin in a Heatwave

Seena Seka | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Seena Seka

British summer time can be disappointing but the forecasters are predicting a heatwave this August - with tropical temperatures on the way!

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...