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Senior Rights

Dear Thomas, Recently I was astonished to see an elderly lady getting on a bus and going straight up to a small boy. ‘Little boy,’ she said, ‘I’m a lot older than you and...

Battle of Hastings


Seaford in Sussex has two claims to fame. It was the last home of Sir James M Stagg, chief meteorological officer for Operation Overlord (otherwise known as D-Day), and a...

First Impressions

Don Black

What are you working on at the moment? Mrs Henderson Presents, the musical. We open on 9 February and it’s going great. We opened in Bath in August and it was a huge...


Brilliant Blueberries

Spelt and vanilla blueberry pancakes with Agave syrup (pictured above) This is my favourite type of pancake, fluffy light and packed full of zingy flavour and superfood...


Jif Lemon

1. Approaching its 60th birthday next year, Jif Lemon is intrinsically linked to the national day of pancake flipping, as an iconic symbol of fast flavour that has been...


Pancakes for Breakfast

Carrot cake pancakes (pictured above) Enjoy the flavour of carrot cake – in a pancake! These are quick-to-make and a treat to eat.Preparation: 10 minsCooking: 10...


Shear Dedication

‘Same as a woman putting on make-up in the morning. She doesn’t do it to look worse.’ Okay, these words don’t speak of great wisdom and sensitivity when it comes to the...


Airbrushing the Past

It’s hard not to feel incredibly sorry for Robin Colvill of comedy group The Grumbleweeds. In the days when a good Jimmy Savile impersonation guaranteed regular work for a...


Famous Old Dogs

Italian director Paolo Sorrentino made one of the best films of this century so far with The Great Beauty in 2013. Youth, his follow-up movie, now arrives with a sense of...

Gift Guide

Valentines: for him

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Gift Guide

Valentines: for her

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Winter Warmers

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Live-In Housekeeper

A Filipino speaking housekeeper with good command of English is sought for this family of 6 near Cobham in Surrey. 

Housekeeper/Cleaner and Handy person

A prestigious family is looking to employ a housekeeping couple for their new-build Mansion House. Care of antique furniture and ornaments, no cooking. Basic experience of the care of horses and tack would be advantageous for the handy person.


Residential Member of Staff

Independent Roman Catholic Girls’ School for 390 girls aged 11-18,120 in sixth form seeks a new member of the residential team offering boarding care in our thriving boarding school.

Cleaner & Cook

A private estate in Essex (near Waltham Abbey) is looking for a member of staff for the cleaning and cooking of the Main House and general caring assistance. The main house is a 15 Bedroom Georgina property.
Housekeeper Couple - Oxfordshire

A cheerful and organised couple with high personal standards are sought by the new owners of a beautiful and immaculate country house on the edge of the Chilterns. 





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