Month: October 2014

How to get beautiful brows

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Mums often put their children first and neglect themselves. Well, I’m here to remind you that this is not only bad for you, it’s bad for your whole family. In our new series of beauty posts called #youdeserveit, we look into the beauty treatments and products that work hard for you, whatever your budget and time allowance. Today, Rachel shows how you too can get Good Brow…

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Gone Girl: Still You review

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Are you Team Amy? Or Team Nick? Maybe you don’t know what we’re on about? The novel Gone Girl was a smash hit, particularly amongst women readers, so there’s been a lot of fuss about this film’s release, but is it deserved? And what’s all this about a new ending? Rachel went to see it and gives her side of the story…

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5 of the best… raincoats

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With the weather on the change, we think it’s about time you bought yourself a new coat! Think raincoats have to be dull and dour? Think again! With this lot you’ll be doing a rain dance to encourage the wet stuff. Rachel guides us through the best raincoats in the shops right now… (more…)

Book review: Under a Mackerel Sky, Rick Stein

rick steinThis September, our first ever book club is starting with what you might think is an unusual choice, Rick Stein’s memoir, Under a Mackerel Sky. Here’s what I made of it. Feel free to add your comments below!

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When I saw this memoir for sale at WHSmiths, I bought it without a second thought. I have really enjoyed Rick Stein’s books and TV programmes over the years, and actually feel he has, in a tiny way, influenced what I do for a living now. I’m a bit of a fan, shall we say. When I first saw his programmes, especially the Food Heroes series, it made me properly engage with food and provenance for the first time. I decided to only eat free-range meat. Then I started an online local food directory, which a family member now runs. After that I started a food blog, and now this site…

I identify with this flawed but very likeable, intelligent entrepreneur, always have – perhaps because he wears his heart on his sleeve, as I like honest people, even if they are far from perfect. Reading this funny, sad and enjoyable memoir has only made me like him even more… (more…)