• 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 …