How to protect yourself against flu and covid “twindemic”

How to protect yourself against flu and covid "twindemic"

When and how can I book my Covid boosters? The National Booking Service went live on September 7th and can be accessed here. As with previous campaigns, those most at risk will be called first, with those eligible to book online or via 119 as long as three months have passed since their last dose. … Read more

The secret supplement that can fix brain fog

The secret supplement that can fix brain fog

If you’re battling brain fog, having trouble concentrating at work, or just feeling totally drained, you’re probably reaching for a caffeine shot or a sugary snack. But before you do, consider this: it might be time to reach for a lesser-known, healthier pick-me-up. Vitamin B12 is an often-overlooked vitamin that’s essential for keeping our brains … Read more

France’s most beautiful holiday islands – and when to visit them

France's most beautiful holiday islands - and when to visit them

corsica Although the Caribbean is very alluring, you don’t have to cross an ocean to land on a sun-drenched French island. Corsica is perhaps the most obvious piece of the Gallic coast puzzle – the fourth largest outcrop in the Mediterranean and the largest flying the Tricolore. It’s a beast; 3,368 square miles of picturesque … Read more

Three-star hotels are Europe’s underrated treasures – here are 40 of the best

Three-star hotels are Europe's underrated treasures - here are 40 of the best

Life in the fast lane isn’t for everyone. While high achievers are busy striving for the top, others are perfectly happy just doing their own thing. We hear a lot about the high-flyers of the hotel world – the legendary Grandes Dames, the superlative modern masterpieces. And yet, most hotels in Europe fall into the … Read more

The bohemians of the 1920s who brought sex to Sussex

The bohemians of the 1920s who brought sex to Sussex

still with me It becomes even more complex as you dig deeper (the complicated love lives of Sackville West and her husband, writer and politician Harold Nicholson, for example, were detailed by their son Nigel Nicolson in his 1973 biography Portrait of a Marriage), but remarkable , most of these affairs seem to have ended … Read more

Here’s how to travel the world for free this summer – if you’re a homeowner

Here's how to travel the world for free this summer - if you're a homeowner

As a transatlantic couple, university lecturer David Reilly, 41, and his wife Alicia, 38, a swimming instructor, were used to traveling back and forth in Alicia’s native California to visit family and friends. But as their family grew — they have children Dylan, 11, Samantha, 8, and Jude, 4 — it became harder to stay … Read more

Working from home during a rail strike? Better call HR

Working from home during a rail strike?  Better call HR

Nationwide chaos? For many, the rail strike is a blessing in disguise. While the stars align gloriously and bring us industrial action, a heatwave gives workers the chance to sweat on the garden bench, a cocktail in one hand and a laptop in the other. Employers may think they need to shirk their duties, but … Read more

Three-star hotels are Europe’s underrated treasures – here are 40 of the best

Three-star hotels are Europe's underrated treasures - here are 40 of the best

Life in the fast lane isn’t for everyone. While high achievers are busy striving for the top, others happily romp about just doing their own thing. We hear a lot about the high-flyers of the hotel world – the legendary Grandes Dames, the superlative modern masterpieces. And yet, most hotels in Europe fall into the … Read more

“Real estate prices have nowhere to go but down”

"Real estate prices have nowhere to go but down"

The cost of living crisis and rising interest rates have started to cool the housing market as the price growth rate has fallen to its lowest level this year. The average house price rose by 1 piece or £2,857 in May. That was the slowest rate of growth in 2022, according to mortgage lender Halifax. … Read more

Forget potatoes, plant bok choy — plus the other veggies worth growing at home

Forget potatoes, plant bok choy — plus the other veggies worth growing at home

Don’t worry about… sweetcorn. A corn on the cob is a nice thing in the summer, and they can be expensive at the grocery store. Sweetcorn (primarily canned and bought frozen) is in the top 10 most popular vegetables in the UK. But still, corn is quite difficult to grow and probably not worth the … Read more