Outdoor living


Britain’s secret coastline

Britain’s secret coastline

That first summer the sun beat down every day. The scent of gorse and heather filled the air, the whiteness of the sand was almost blinding and the ocean shimmered. I had...


The Baker sisters recipes

The Baker sisters

We are three sisters obsessed with food. We love talking about it, tasting it, experimenting with it and reading about it. With a home economics teacher for a mother and...

Cooking with

Cooking with the Bloomsbury Group

the Bloomsbury Group

The Bloomsbury Group is familiar to us today as a small, loosely affiliated collection of writers, artists and intellectuals who were dissatisfi ed with the false values...

Battle of Hastings

Avian Gangsters

Avian Gangsters

There are more than 140,000 breeding pairs of herring gulls in the UK, and at least three of them appear to have taken up residency on my roof. Gulls like being in a gang....

On The Market

On the market… splash out

Splash Out

1 Carisbrooke Manor, Bolney, West Sussex: £5,500,000 This magnificent Georgian-style house is set in 82 acres and has an indoor pool (inset, above), an outdoor pool, and...

3 of the best

mini veg planters

mini veg planters

The Poppy Planter has a steel frame and a pre-formed liner. Comes with 2 Living Wall Planters (see right), £49.99: 0844-922 0606, www.suttons.co.uk Living Wall Planters for...

Property expert

property expert

Fairways to Heaven

The last two decades have seen stellar growth in the game of golf, with an estimated 56m players worldwide and predictions of a further tenfold increase in numbers over the...


Recipes From Gressingham Duck and Wright’s Baking


Carrot Cake Loaf (pictured above) IngredientsWright's Carrot Cake Mix 500gWater 200mlVegetable Oil 60ml (4 tablespoons)For the topping:Icing Sugar (sifted)...


A world of Easter wines

A world of Easter wines

I’ve been asked to write about spring drinks but it’s so hard to know what to recommend because one never knows what the weather is going to be like – ’tis the season of...


Easter Recipes


Ticker and Cider Fondue Truffled Tickler and cider fondue served in an egg shell with Tickler soldiers fried in beurre noisette. Ingredients (serves 4)350g Castello...



My very own green shoots

The garden is still a building site and the modest greenhouse, full of plant detritus and dessicated geraniums, needs an overhaul. The builders are working on the exterior...


Learn a Skill

Learn a Skill

SADDLE UP Learn to ride a horse on a week’s holiday in the Azores with specialist travel company In The Saddle. Your base is Quinta da Terça on the south of the island,...


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Q I am turning our basement into a room for teenagers so I need to buy a sofa bed. I want an L-shaped piece of furniture that will seat four or more. Access to the basement...

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"AS a general rule, one’s stern duty in life seems to be to avoid the things in life that are pleasant, especially in the matter of diet."

The Lady. Living Well. 16th August, 1928
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