Beth Shearing

Beth Shearing

Tall and dramatic Known as desert candles or foxtail lilies, the stately spikes of eremurus like it sunny and dry and, in order to induce flowering, a cold snap in…

It’s probably a tension headache (the most common type of headache)… If you have A tight band of pain around the front or back of your head, which isn’t severe…

Recent, lower recommendations for alcohol consumption have had a mixed reaction as alcohol in moderation does have some positive effects. It can relax, de-stress and make us more sociable, and…

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…

Cupcakes Make Crochet Pattern

The Great British Bake Off always leaves us craving homemade treats. With delicious cakes, biscuits and loaves of bread being carefully crafted by the contestants each week, it’s really not…

Food waste

There are a number of organisations trying to educate us on how to stop wasting food. The People’s Fridge Disposing of food waste in London costs a staggering £50m per…

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…

Irises

Irises have been a favourite flower since the Chinese fell in love with them thousands of years ago. Their picture-perfect blooms have also been a source of inspiration for many…

Thyroid

We don’t usually notice the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the front of our necks.But it’s the body’s pacemaker, producing thyroid hormone (thyroxine) to regulate the activity of every body cell-…

Hot air balloon

The UK and Switzerland are both wonderful places to take a hot air balloon ride. Peak District Fly over the rolling hills of the Peak District, the UK’s first national…