Turning Portuguese? Road to nowhere

In her regular column, Sarah Hendrickx shares with us what it’s like living part-time in Portugal. This month, she’s travelling a heck of a long way for her first swim of the year.

Reader, I swooned

Jude Clarke doesn't do winter activities. Well, until now anyway...

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

Hazel Davis and her fella are home-educating their kids. This week, the family that works together is quiet together and it’s bloody smashing.

All tied up

Women’s dress codes are in the news at the moment but for heaven’s sake, asks Dotty Winters, will nobody think of the men?


Annaliza Davis emptied out her bedside table and realised it was a window to her soul.

Glass Ceiling Smashers: Raising the bar

Hazel Davis chats to competitive bartender Nicole Sykes about 3am finishes, wax on her clothes and women in the mix.

Big boobs, big problems

Cath Poucher has trouble keeping her massive norks in check. So we sent her out to see whether she could get them properly upholstered.

Period dramas

Periods are no longer a taboo subject, says Dotty Winters, so why are we still not making jokes about them on telly?

Toy stories

Know where your much-loved childhood toy is? Hannah George and Marie Weigand spoke to some people who very much do.

A Month in The Countryside

The sun is shining in Rutland and Helen Walmsley-Johnson’s washing is finally drying. After a fashion.