UK Summer

Flying With Kids - Top Ten Tips

Isabelle Lee | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

I have been doing long-haul flights with my twins since they were three years old to visit family abroad, so my husband and I have become pros at negotiating airports and planes with young children. Here are my Top 10 Tips...

Summer Steps: A Guide to Alfresco Drinking in London

Lucy Self | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Weirdly when I mention step drinking to anyone other than my band of reprobate friends, it's generally been frowned upon. But I say screw society! Keep your rammed pub garden benches at the merest hint of a heat wave. When the mercury hits its 20 plus height, you will find me, boyf in tow, swilling somewhere you can always get a seat...

That Summer Spa... Penny Hill Park, an Exclusive Hotel and Spa, Bagshot, Surrey.

Gina Lyons | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

The thing is with London finally getting some sun, is that most spas are all very inside-y. We wanted to enjoy the sun and not be kept in whilst still swimming in the heat. Unless you are prepared to go abroad, this is a big ask. Luckily, the spa we chose was perfect for those sunny days.

19 Reasons We're Already Dreading The Summer Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Comedy

It's nearly here folks. That's right... Yes, the summer holidays are just around the corner, waiting for us like some huge inflatable 'novelty'...

Hate London Hipsters? You'll Love This 'Completely S**t' Facebook Event

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Any Londoner - or regular visitor to London - knows what summer in the capital now entails. Pop-up rooftop events. Open-air cinema screenings. Artisan...

All Women Face These Problems During Bikini Season. Fact.

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Bikini season is coming and with it, arrives whole host of problems for women. From never being able to find a matching bikini that fits, to dealin...

An Apology to My Neighbours

Kate Chapman | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Kate Chapman

I have two teeny tearaways in my charge I seem to have found the volume button and it's got a bit stuck - on the LOUD setting. In my defence, we have quite a large back garden.

Summer Is Officially The Healthiest Time Of The Year

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We knew there was a reason why we loved summer so much: scientists have found evidence that we might actually be healthier during the warmer months. ...

Sunscreen, Sunhats and Sunglasses: Five Tips on Summer Eye Protection

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brendan O' Brien

With sunburn leading to increased chances of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, and over exposure to UV rays having the potential to damage your sight, you can understand why doctors and opticians take sun protection so seriously.

When Push Comes to Shove

Lisa Edwards | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

It happened only this morning. I was gaily walking along the canal through Maida Vale, smiling at an approaching little dog and its lady owner, when WHAM she rammed straight into my shoulder rather than move out of the way.

7 Top Tips To Make Your Bunch Of Flowers Last Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's the age-old question everyone asks once they've got a beautiful bunch of them sitting on their windowsill... How do you make flowers last long...

Beneath the Surface, Our Waters are in Trouble...

Rose O'Neill | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Rose O'Neill

However, I bet if our tea consumption or ability to put a load of washing in was rationed, people might think differently. Equally, if we weren't able to take a summer stroll alongside our favourite river or go paddling in the sea on one of those rare hot summer days, people may take more of an interest.

This British Beach Was Named The Fourth Best In Europe

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

During that sliver of a season we call summer, we decamp to the beach. And we don't want any beach, we want Britain's best beaches, dammit. Travel...

Reliving the Summers of Love

Livvy and Chrissie | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Livvy and Chrissie

He also told us that he and Paul McCartney used to go around London by bus sometimes, and people would look at Paul in a wondering sort of way and then think "no, can't be" and leave them alone. Not something that would happen today with all the camera phones and selfies.

Weather and Wildlife in Wales - 2014

Gwen Potter | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

Pretty much every beach had some birds washed up. At Ashridge, one of the oldest beeches fell along with hundreds of other trees. Some of our ancient and veteran trees succumbed in quite spectacular ways, with their sheer size meaning their falls resulted in a domino effect, the aftermath of which we are still dealing with in some places.

Leave the Summer Behind

The Mac Twins | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

In these soggy autumnal times we are all aware that little droplets of joy aka a cup of something hot, can turn into a pool of contentment. Based on this theory we decided to share our list of little things to keep us buoyant during the Summer to Winter transitionary "cagoule" period.

Mr Bigz Releases S.U.M.M.E.R EP

Bwoywonder | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Mr Bigz London's rap supremo returns to the music scene with his latest S.U.M.M.E.R EP which aims to brighten your mood throughout the forthcoming autumn months. Pulsating with nothing but good vibes for all seasons, we caught up with the man himself to get the low down on his latest offering.

Is This the Sportiest Resort in the Alps?

William Gray | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Anyone familiar with Wii Sports Resort will instantly feel at home in Tignes. The French alpine resort could almost have been the inspiration for the video game where just about every sport and leisure activity is available in one purpose-built, picture-perfect resort.

Slumped Over Your Desk? You and Everyone Else.

Jane Sparrow | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

The business world seems to have woken up in the last 48 hours. It's September, the schools have re-opened and people are sleepwalking back to work after a summer break. But just because we are physically back-at-work, it doesn't mean we are all mentally and emotionally there - the lights are on, but nobody is home in many cases.

Hurrah! Autumn Might Actually Be Quite Nice

PA | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK

Summer might be over but the first week of autumn is set to be warmer than average with temperatures hitting as high as 25C. As many children retur...

Unicef School Clubs Help Syrian Children Catch Up During Summer Break

Razan Rashidi | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

For thousands of children in Syria, summer vacation is no longer about taking a break from their hectic school lives. On the contrary, with displacement and violence regularly interrupting normal classes, many children around the country used their summer break to visit school clubs and catch up on lost school days.

Tote Bags: Why Do We All Carry Them?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Cotton tote bags are every woman's very public fashion faux pas. We're all guilty of carrying them, all obsessed with their practicality and ALL in denial over just how old and grubby they look... this whole secondary black tote bag trend has completely taken over. Even Lena Dunham is doing it.

Duagh Summer Festival

Danny McCubbin | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Duagh is a little village situated in Kerry in Ireland with a population of around 400 people. On the weekend of the 9th of August the size of the town more nearly doubled as close to 2,000 people turned out to attend the Duagh Summer Festival.

Making the Most of Time Off Work

John Coldicutt | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Coldicutt

As Stanley Kubrick's classic The Shining tells us "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" and this still rings true today; employees that spend too much time at work will find their social lives suffer.

Reading and Leeds 2014: A Modern Flavour to the Veteran Festival

Olly Hunter | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

It's the pinnacle of summer. The final bank holiday hurrah for the U.K. A chance for many to bid farewell to their barbeques, paddling pools and take their tops off in public one last time. For over 150,000 people though it's the annual celebration of getting rowdy in a field to one of the biggest bills of music in the world at Reading and Leeds Festivals. What is often forgotten is that it's been this way for over 30 years.