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Fri 14 Dec 2018

On the countdown to Christmas, many of us are still searching for the perfect gift for a close friend or relative. Amanda shares her own ultimate gift list, full of great ideas to help you spoil your loved ones this festive season.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Amanda Hanley's Guide to:

Preparing for the Festive Season

To avoid a last minute panic, take a little time to get organised – enjoy planning Christmas gatherings and choosing gifts for your loved ones, think about seating for guests, and consider those cosy little decorative touches that create the warm welcome we all aspire to.

Fri 9 Nov 2018

Sleeping Beauty:

Designing a Bedroom

Amanda Hanley advises on creating a sanctuary that brings together luxury, comfort and beauty, using creativity, careful planning and indulgent details...

Fri 9 Nov 2018

How To:

Design a Bathroom

Your bathroom should be a haven of calming space to soak away your stresses. Here is our guide to getting it right with some current trends...

Wed 7 Nov 2018


Where The Grass is Greener

Over the summer there have been giant hares romping through the town, each colourful enough to make Joseph, of Dreamcoat fame, green with envy...

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Creating a beautiful home that can withstand muddy boots and pawprints can be a challenge, but is entirely possible with a little extra consideration and forethought…

Wed 7 Nov 2018

How To:

Design a Kitchen

So what’s it going to be? When it comes to planning a kitchen, there are myriad things to consider. Jo Lamiri provides the ingredients for success... 

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Torquay and the English Riviera:

A Weekend at The 25

2018 is an opportune year in which to re-explore the delights of the English south coast, and enjoy the excellent, new-generation B&Bs that wait for your arrival...

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Thank God for


It seems particularly unfair that cabbage, being native to the British Isles and western Europe, has spent so long being sadistically abused by its own family...

Fri 2 Nov 2018

Wildflower Meadows


Having a wildflower meadow requires very little maintenance throughout the summer months, and in the main you just sit back to enjoy it from May to September...