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Hey! Teachers! I’ll leave my kids at home

Hazel Davis and her fella are home-educating their kids. This week, she’s talking the Christmas break. Hang on, what Christmas break?

Winter ear warmers

Cosy up in a slanket and let your lugholes do all the heavy lifting as Sofie Hagen suggests 10 podcasts to get you through the winter.

Turning Portuguese? Pass the octopus drumsticks

In her regular column, Sarah Hendrickx shares with us what it’s like living part-time in Portugal. This month, she’s playing I-Spy… not a single mince pie.

Hey! Teachers! I’ll leave my kids at home

Hazel Davis and her fella are home-educating their kids. This week, she looks back on all the learning experiences they’ve encountered over the past year.

Diary of a fat lass: Having myself a guilt-free little Christmas

Feeling crappy in head and body has prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. This week, she’s soaking up some Christmas spirit(s).

Clocking in on Christmas Day

While the rest of us are tucking into our turkey, guzzling advocaat and sharing the world’s worst cracker jokes, some people will be rolling up their sleeves. We talked to a few of them.

The magic (tricks) of Christmas dinner

Anneka Harry's got some Christmas traditions. Does it matter that they're not traditional? OF COURSE NOT.

Smells like pure bullshit – more bullshit

Last year, our Ashley Davies unstoppered the bottled bollocks in perfume ads. And by Jove, she’s done it again. It’s sexy sexy sex madness.

Glass Ceiling Smashers: Elf improvement

The world has gone elf crazy, Durham entrepreneur Sarah Greenwell included. She tells Hazel Davis how she keeps her toy business nice and elfy.

Charity Begins At Ho-Ho-Ho

Struggling for present ideas for those ‘difficult’ relatives? Sarah Morgan has a solution that is so elegantly evil, it’s basically Cruella De Vil in tinsel knickers.