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  • Crafternoon

    Get Your Craft On!

    November 27, 2015

    I was a child gifted with curiosity, drive and imagination, and not much patience. I decided every week or two that I could be whomever I wanted and went through many ‘professions’ as a child. Once I was a hairdresser for a day and I rid my friend of her beautiful long black hair, to the dismay [read more]
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    All I Want For Christmas….

    November 26, 2015

    It is never too early to start dropping hints about Christmas presents you would like to see under the tree, and this week could be the best time ever, according to new research published today. One in four of the people consulted in a  survey conducted by gift card One4all said the earlier [read more]
  • Beales Gourmet Duck Liver Parfait

    Decadent Duck Liver Parfait

    November 24, 2015

    With the Christmas party season almost upon us not only will we be attending a fair few parties but we will be hosting a soirée or two as well. Wanting to impress we turned to multi-award winning wedding and event caterers Beales Gourmet to share with us a show-stopping recipe that will leave [read more]
  • Manathai Koh Samui
    Sitting back with Singa beers, a 360 degree view across the island, we watched as the storm clouds rolled in. There was a spectacular display of lightning in the distance, edging ever closer, yet it was barmy and warm. Overlooking Chaweng at the Jungle Club waiting for local Thai food, this was [read more]
  • Headmasters Blow Grade Up Do Edited 2
    It’s coming. Christmas is nearly upon us, and the festive season is bound to have parties aplenty. Getting out of the office and into your Christmas festivities looking fabulous is always tricky, which is why if there is one luxury you invest in over the party season, it should be a Christmas [read more]
  • PicMonkey Collage
    Having a few key beauty products on your bedside table can really make your life easier and skin happier. But the last thing you want to do is to crowd it with endless bottles and tubs. Belle About Town has tested out essentials for your bedside table that don’t take up too much room but do [read more]
  • weight-loss
    Getting the body you want can be so hard sometimes. You are following your diet, you are going to the gym but your weight has plateaued and just won’t budge. Sometimes it is not as simple as the amount of calories in versus the amount out. Here are the top eight reasons you may not be shifting [read more]
  • Ragdale Hall
    I first checked in at a health spa, otherwise known as a health hydro or health farm, back in the late 90s. Since then, the sector has advanced to appeal to a wider demographic of customer – the food menus are more relaxed, upgraded facilities have more of a ‘wow’ factor, and operations [read more]
  • Coppa
    The picturesque village of Sonning-on-Thames was once described as “the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river” by Victorian humourist Jerome K Jerome in his comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat. From tiny stone cottages to sprawling Georgian mansions, the unassuming village has [read more]
  • Young happy couple having romantic date at restaurant - drinking wine and eating gourmet food
    We all know first dates are nail-biting occasions, at exactly the time you want your talons, and entire demeanour, to be smooth, shiny and impeccably presented! How many times have you had the first date nerves? What should I wear? Where should we go? What if I like him? What if I [read more]