Hair care trio

1. Dry Healthy hair should stretch up to 30% of its length before snapping. But if your hair is heat-damaged and dry, it will break under tension. Your SOS kit…

English country garden

Even if you live in the suburbs and your house is modern, it’s easy to create an authentic country-style cottage garden if you look to your granny’s garden for inspiration.…

Brain

1. I’ll walk, thanks Or run, dance, climb stairs – or just keep moving. Regular exercise stimulates your brain’s oxygen supply, nourishing nerve cells and dilating arteries, which can protect…

Personalised cushions to make

Craft & home editor Esme Clemo demonstrates how to make a pair of fabulous personalised cushions in just five stages. ‘Why not experiment using your favourite font for the appliqué…

Wall hanging storage solution

This pretty wall hanging is a wonderfully stylish storage solution for your home. You will need: ✤ 56 x 68cm floral cotton ✤ 36 x 54cm hessian fabric ✤ 60cm…

Water waste not want not

A water scarcity in Britain sounds like an unlikely possibility, given our rainy reputation. But a spate of heatwaves and washouts have hinted at a fundamental change in Britain’s climate…

Keep abreast of the clocks going forward

Snoring doesn’t just affect overweight, middle-aged men – women, and even children may snore, too. But obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA/blocked breathing during sleep) tends to be under diagnosed in women,…

Woman's Weekly menopause cake

Serves 12 For the Woman’s Weekly Menopause Cake you will need: 1 medium (150g/5oz) sweet potato, peeled and chopped 100g (3½oz) dried ready-to-eat figs, roughly chopped 100g (3½oz) soya flour…