I must have been somewhere between 12 and 16. It’s quite a big gap, but my parents’ motivational techniques and their commitment to my academic success changed little within this time. I came home one afternoon clutching an ominous, mint green piece of card on which was printed my mid-term exam results. Continue reading
So where is best to go this summer if you haven’t already booked? Our independent travel advisor Stevie Waterton is getting some sums ready and reporting on what’s available right now and at which prices! Continue reading
I wanted to see if there was anything awesome out there for kids and just as I was going to look it up I realised there was one place I would definitely find it. Under the bed! If you like the powerful works of Louise Hay and Dr Wayne Dyer you’ll want to check this out! Continue reading
There seems to be a huge spike in the rise of anxiety disorders, not just in adults but also in children and teenagers. Lately frequent references are made to gut bacteria in relation to anxiety. Berkshire Woman looks at the current popular literature and theories that explore this idea. Continue reading
During my more ‘consumerist’ years, I remember arriving home from work to towers of cardboard boxes. Products I had bought to fill that emptiness we all feel when things are no longer satisfying or meaningful. The initial excitement of owning something new was always diligently followed by that toxic cocktail of guilt mixed with disgust. I’d look around my room, now strewn with the severed limbs of cardboard boxes and entrails of packing tape and styrofoam peanuts, and I’d scream on the inside. Continue reading
Written by our own Nail and Beauty specialist Katie Goraj, who loves all things nails, here is interesting insight into every nook and cranny of your nails , white spots and all! And yes, and a bit of heath in it too… Continue reading
Summer is nearly here (we hope!) and the time of year when most people feel they need to get healthier and in better shape. This is fresh advice in our fitness series from one of our in house personal trainers Caroline Gayton.
The other day I bumped into someone I knew (not very well) during one of those kids’ events we go to whenever we know there is one. This woman was someone I admired for always looking good, behaving confidently and being happy. She did not seem like someone who will eat her toast in her pj’s in front of telly (as I do!) on Sunday morning without any make up, covered in her kid’s breakfast. She was just too perfect for that, and more so as she is actually very nice.
With the summer approaching fast and the beach holidays looming over our heads (and our bodies) take note of our in-house astrologer’s piece of advice for any future healthy diet plans. In fact, throw all the diets away and just get happy instead!
If you travel with family, and especially if you like unspoiled beaches and loads of space on your holidays, you might want to consider exploring the Italian coast the way Italians do. We asked our Italian holiday expert Valentina Cimaroli to revisit Sabaudia, Valentina’s and many Italians’ absolute favourite hideaway.