Food and Drink

12 Quick Tips For Throwing A Christmas Party In Your Home

Christmas parties are a great way to get friends together to celebrate the festive season. Give yourself plenty of time to work out the details so that your party will be as stress-free as possible. Here are some top tips for throwing a Christmas...

Does Going To The Pub Count As A Hobby?

Back in the day when the eighties was all about Red Wedge, Reaganomics and Red Tab 501s rather than the retro movement it has become today, pubs were less of a hobby and more of an educational institution. Halcyon days of student grants and being...

Why Are We Moving Towards A Plant Based Diet?

One in four of us is opting to eat less meat with an additional 14% expressing a desire to reduce meat-eating habits sometime in the future. Predicted to grow by a fifth from 2016, the meat-free market is set to hit £660 million by 2021. With...

The UK’s Abundant Harvest

If you like the idea of moving towards living a more sustainable lifestyle, one of the best ways to do so is to consider what you eat. Choosing local produce, grown using sustainable methods and supporting your local economy are good reasons to opt...

8 Reasons To Carry A Travel Cup

Solo households are thought to be leading the way in sustainable living. While we wait for government and industry to take much-needed action, a simple change in our own habits will help make a difference to reduce landfill waste caused by our love...

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Turin, Italy

Turin in Italy is the perfect destination for a solo city break. Here’s what we found and 5 reasons why you should visit. Surrounded by alpine mountains and located in Piedmont, north-west Italy, Turin is shrouded within a rich cultural and...

Table for One? Yes please.

Once upon a time, being the only person at a table in a restaurant would elicit pitying looks and ‘have you been stood up then?’ comments from waiting staff. The social stigma finally appears to be dissipating, largely due to the growing one-person...

Why A Healthy High Fat Diet Can Work

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about ‘ketogenic’ (high fat) diets. According to the hype, these diets can pare off the pounds and improve your health. Various high profile figures have come out in favour of ketogenic eating...

Are Carbs Really The Enemy?

The diet conscious will be aware but it’s useful to have a timely reminder! – particularly as we move into winter and our desire for carbs increases. A few decades ago, fat was Diet Enemy Number 1. That’s why we still have...

Tea-volution

Despite often being thought of as the quintessential English beverage, tea boasts a long and rich history beginning well before it ever reached the British Isles. Originating in China, and quickly spreading throughout Asia, tea was eventually...

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