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Modern Manners

Gifts for men

Dear Thomas, You have solved problems for me before and I hope you might be able to again. I have a gentleman friend in his late 60s. I would like to give him a special...


Mini dachshund

The Southeastern service from Charing Cross to Hastings stops at Orpington, a fact I throw in here only as a segue into a story of love, romance and a very small sausage...

First Impressions

Glynis Barber

What are you working on at the moment? Stalking The Bogeyman – it’s a riveting new play by Markus Potter and journalist David Holthouse. It is based on a true story and...


Sweet without sugar

Strawberry Cheesecake (pictured above) Prep Time: 20 Minutes plus SettingCook Time: 10 MinutesServes: 8Ingredients25g unsalted butter25g clear honey75g rolled oats2 sheets...

A Novel Idea


Creaky Cottage has been ours for a year and a half, and for a year and a half I have lived without a garden. For the first time in my adult life, I have loved living...


Pepper pot

Roasted Orange Pepper Pots with Pesto Chicken and Roasted Broccoli (pictured above) Preparation Time: 25 minsServes: 4Ingredients4 orange peppers2 tbsp. olive oilSalt and...


Go for bold

Neon brights – take a lead from the Queen. By Juanita Coulson


Roaming in Roald’s footsteps

Writer Roald Dahl has been hailed as one of the greatest children’s storytellers of the 20th century thanks to extraordinarily imaginative tales such as Charlie And The...

Top Tips

Picnic guide

Take these picnic options to the park, a concert, a family outing, your own back garden, in fact any alfresco spot you can find and enjoy!


Don't call us, ladies

An all-female team of Ghostbusters had the internet fanboys in a sliming, ectoplasmic rage when the trailer hit. Quite why anybody cared so deeply was beyond me. I mean,...


O’keeffe Uncovered

She lived to the age of 98, and almost to the end was possessed of an uncommon force of nature in keeping with the landscapes of the American West she captured on canvas...



There’s something in the air. Uncertainty and fear loom large. There is a feeling that either we’re on the brink of something or we’ve already gone over the edge and not...

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Elderly couple offer happy home
Elderly but active couple offer happy home to reliable, cheerful, country- and dog-loving person for help with general house duties and possibly some caring. Unfurnished two-bedroomed cottage provided rent-free. Close to Hay-on-Wye

Couple Required - Scotland

Couple required to garden and care for a couple, driver essential, light cooking. Good references necessary. Accommodation provided.


Maternity Nurse

We are looking for a maternity nurse to support a first time mother from February 2017 in central London.  For the first six months you would be asked to work during the evenings only but thereafter a full time nanny position.

Live In Couple
We are looking for an energetic,  experienced cook/housekeeper and driver/handyperson for our beautiful home.
Day Matron
Cheltenham College Prep School is seeking a Day Matron to take on an important and highly rewarding position, providing first class pastoral support to boarders within the thriving boarding house.





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