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Memories of Summer

3 June 2016
By Sarah


My abiding memory of summer is the heatwave of 1976. Not for the unrelenting sizzling temperatures that lasted two months or for the shared bathwater because of the water shortages or for the legions of ladybirds that had a penchant for my yellow bathing suit – it was because our Red Setter had puppies and I can vividly remember playing with them on the parched lawn.

Growing up in the Seventies, summers for me meant playing out until it was time for tea – gulped down and then back out again until it was dark; long bike rides with my best friend – our parents never knew where or how far we went!

Here comes the summer fun!

23 May 2016
By Sarah


The sun is shining, the beaches are crowded and the wasps are out in force, which can only mean one thing: summer is on its way!
Nothing beats a summer’s day out armed with egg sandwiches and a flask of tea. And this year, there’s a whole array of fabulous things to do and see. Here are some of my favourites.


If – like me - you revel in Britain's heritage, The National Trust has over 500 properties and 200 gardens to explore. For silver screen fans, I’d recommend watching classics from Dirty Dancing to Breakfast at Tiffany’s under the stars at an outdoor cinema.

11 Ways Flowers Can Make You Feel Great

5 May 2016
By Steve


We share scientifically proven ways flowers are good for you and your loved ones health and well-being.

From raising your prospects of getting a date to helping you sleep better at night, all of these findings are based on completely independent scientific research. Some of them even surprised us!

A Right Royal Anniversary!

29 April 2016
By Sarah


It seems just five minutes ago that I was enjoying the pomp and pageantry of Kate and William’s wedding, albeit not from Westminster Abbey but from my sofa. Incredibly, they're celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary on April 29th and two adorable children on, seem very much in love.

I can't imagine the Duke and Duchess will be allowed to forget their anniversary. However, research reveals it's among the top things us lesser mortals forget.

Happy 90th Ma'am!

21 April 2016
By Sarah


Along with the rest of the nation, I'm looking forward to celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday on April 21st. I'll be bringing out the bunting, cutting the crusts off the cucumber sandwiches and helping host a right royal knees-up street party. Her Majesty's official birthday weekend is in June with the traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony, a mass street party in The Mall and festivities at Windsor Castle. But like the Queen, I’m happy to blow out the candles - twice!

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