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How to beat stress

1) Take control of Christmas so it doesn’t take control of you. Buy presents early rather than leaving them to the last minute. Set a budget and stick to it.2) Make a...

On The Market

On The Market… A place in the sun

A place in the sun

1 Gardenia, St James, Barbados: $50,000,000 This luxurious beachfront estate sits in three acres of landscaped gardens, has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and enjoys...


A dame for all seasons

After six decades on stage and screen, it has been another remarkable year for Dame Maggie Smith – although perhaps a slightly awkward one, too, for a highly talented but...


Christmas Secrets

Emma BridgwaterWhat makes Christmas magical for you?Somewhere in the busy excitement of the build up to Christmas, I always try to make sure that there is a still point, to...



Best of British design

When Arthur Liberty first opened the doors of his eponymous store, his aim was ‘not to follow existing fashion, but to create new ones’. The year was 1875 and his acute...


Pack your bag for a world...

AT HOME MAGNA CARTANext year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, and Lincoln Cathedral’s copy (there are three other surviving copies, two owned...



Christmas Radio

Over the holidays, my longest period of exposure to the wireless is when I’m slaving away in the kitchen on 25 December to produce a groaning board of what Tony Hancock...


Season’s Viewings

Festive Viewing

If you need ideas for the festive feast, who better for advice than our favourite star of The Great British Bake Off? Mary Berry’s Absolute Christmas Favourites (BBC Two...


From AD to YA

In my day job as a rock star, I sit around a lot in airports, lobbies and hotels, waiting for unpredictable amounts of time – time that can’t be spent on anything useful....

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 12 December

Unexpected Guests

Dear Thomas, I’m convinced – though I couldn’t tell you why – that this year I’m going to get an unexpected visitor for Christmas. What shall I do? Alison Nicholson,...


Christmas markets

Christmas Markets

As we head into December, the historic European markets make the perfect destination for a weekend getaway – giving you the chance to immerse yourself in the spirit of the...


News round-up: December 17

Can you speak cow?The term ‘moo’ is used very commonly when we attempt to sound like a cow; but have you ever stopped to wonder what it means? Probably not. However, for...

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    Florist in Oakamoor, StaffordshireThe Florist position, is to learn from our exciting team. Working in the house completing all flower arrangements and plant ups as the season dictates. Working on commercial projects for our sister business, and some visits to[…]

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Daily tip from the lady archive

"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."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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Live-in Housekeeper in Southampton

A lovely family of 4 is looking for a live-in housekeeper. All main housekeeping duties including laundry and occasional cooking. 4 bedrooms house. The accommodation is a bedroom and a shared bathroom. 25-30 hours per week. Immediate start. Salary £250 npw



Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12

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