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How To Become The Perfect Host

How to host

Every day, all over the world, people are opening their doors and creating unforgettable experiences for guests staying in their home. The development of the "sharing...

On The Market

ON THE MARKET… One-level living

One-level living

1 Angus Cottage, Near Mindrum, Northumberland: £200,000 This delightful twobedroom property enjoys views over the Cheviots. A semi-detached former estate cottage, it is...


Visit the Antrim coast

Iam very spoilt and have seen many of the world’s greatest sights, but there’s one on our doorstep that I still  nd utterly fascinating, and I’ve been there four times...

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German-style Riesling

Riesling is my favourite white grape bar none, and my favourite Rieslings are German. Yet for some reason I don’t drink very much German wine. I’ve pondered why this might...

Retirement special

Home and away

The key to a fabulous retirement is research - and plenty of planning. CLICK HERE TO READ OUR EXCLUSIVE GUIDE


Discover the southwest

Somerset and the southwest is one of Britain’s best-loved areas for family holidays, and it’s still welcoming visitors, despite the bleak television images earlier in the...

And to drink?


It’s a cliché of journalism to describe something as ‘like Marmite’, meaning you either love it or hate it. In the case of sherry, the comparison is apt not just because it...


My low-carb kitchen

I know what it’s like to use carbs as a culinary crutch. Until I was a teenager I would only eat things that were white: rice, bread, potatoes, but most of all noodles. A...


A French romance

Decorating is my passion but I’ve never been one to follow the latest styles and trends, preferring to stick to the classics. I fell in love with French style long before I...


Eat healthily, eat well

The ill effects of a high-sugar, high-gluten, overly processed and chemical-laden diet have become so much a part of mainstream eating that we can be forgiven for being...


Review: The Fable

The Fable

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, two young ladies were in desperate need of something to eat for dinner. They searched high and low through the concrete jungle of...


J'aime London

J’aime London – it’s a city that never ceases to amaze me: cosmopolitan, eclectic, vibrant… all at the same time. My new culinary guide is my way of offering you a sample...



Bank Holiday

Enjoying a fish supper on Blackpool Pier, negotiating Hampton Court Maze and taking a stroll beside Hadrian's Wall have been named as some of England's greatest 'simple...

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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


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What the stars have in store for you this week.Aug 29 - Sep 4

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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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