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Lobster and Ladies Lunch

Lobster and Ladies Lunch

They say that lunch is for wimps, but it is also for ladies who work very hard. Family, friends, work colleagues – sometimes it’s good to sit down and not get up again for...

Modern Manners

Domestic Standards

Dear Thomas, I notice that an awful lot of people complain about the domestic standards of others. They lend their house to someone or have guests staying but it always...

First Impressions



What are you working on at the moment? I’m taking my show out on the road with the Peter Gill Trio. It brings together a new audience with an audience that has known me for...


Keep it Simple

Our book, Keep It Simple, is not about a decorating style but a way of life. Yes, style is important, but creating a relaxed and happy home encompasses so much more than...


Alderney Tapestry

The little Channel Island of Alderney has recently forged close ties with Bayeux in northern France. Last summer a tapestry worked by the people of Alderney and visitors to...


Wonderful Wales

Whether you prefer a friendly B&B, a grand hotel or an individual selfcatering cottage somewhere scenic, Wales has a range of accommodation on o er that covers all...

Book Reviews

New Must Reads

OUT NOW THE BOOK OF LOST & FOUND by Lucy Foley (HarperCollins, £12.99; offer price, £11.69) This tale of doomed love transports readers from the Home Counties to...


Shop or they drop

Deployed against failing shops as the ultimate weapon of consumer vengeance, Mary Portas rather calls to mind the moment Wellington said of his own troops, ‘I don’t know...

Art Review

Inspirational knick-knacks

‘Collecting starts in childhood but artists are allowed to continue collecting into adulthood and make something else of it,’ says Lydia Yee, the curator of this showcase...


Desert Island Life

I do hope you’re all gripped by election fever. No, me neither. I am interested in politics, but even I wish they’d keep a lid on the tedious name-calling and bun-throwing....


Chinese New Year

Amoy Chicken Prawn Lo-Mein Noodle Stir Fry (pictured above) Serves: 2Preparation: 5 minutesCooking time: 10 minutesIngredients 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 2 garlic...


Old Age

1. Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for normal cognitive function, with studies showing that they help people to slow down mental ageing. As well as eating oily fish once a...

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"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

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