• paigetoon
    Why I’ve decided to leave London
    by Paige Toon
    2011/07/04  |  Features  |  

    I love living in London. Today I went with my family to Westminster Abbey, the place where thirty-eight monarchs have been crowned king or queen in the last thousand years. The history is breathtaking, and this incredible city is surrounded by it.Recently we took the kids to see the dinosaurs …

  • tarahyland
    What it’s really like to be a published author
    by Tara Hyland
    2011/06/08  |  Features  |  

    As a little girl, I would furtively read Enid Blyton well past my bedtime, hidden under the duvet with a torch, listening out for my parents’ footsteps on the stairs. I loved the magical world that authors created, how it allowed me to escape from my ordinary life, and longed …

  • janecostello
    Keep on Running!
    by Jane Costello
    2011/05/05  |  Features  |  

    I was never what you’d call a natural athlete.At school I could take or leave PE; it was an excuse to leave the classroom but certainly not something to get enthused about. I joined clubs and teams because my friends did, but excelled at precisely nothing.When I look back, the …

  • helenwarner
    An Open Letter to Kate Middleton
    by Helen Warner
    2011/04/05  |  Features  |  

    Dear Kate Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage.  How happy you must feel, yet how terrified too.  Getting married to a commoner is daunting enough but marrying the future king of England propels you into a whole new stratosphere.  Or does it?Marriage is so complex and difficult whoever you are and, …

  • aliharris
    The Name Game
    by Ali Harris
    2011/02/28  |  Features  |  7 Comments

    Being eight months pregnant with my second child I’m currently name-obsessed. You’d think it’d be easier second time round but, once again, I find myself putting aside my much loved chick-lit bedtime reads for an altogether weightier tome. No, not War and Peace (been there, tried it, gave up) but …

  • millyjohnson
    The Essence of a Romantic Meal
    by Milly Johnson
    2011/02/04  |  Features  |  

    For me, there are few things more romantic than a partner cooking for you.  Food and sex have always been entwined and a partner who takes care to lovingly prepare a feast for you, well, you just suspect they’re going to be equally as good in the bedroom department. Mind …