It’s day nine of my 10-day Italian detox, and I have to admit to feeling seriously blissed out. I’m so relaxed that it actually makes me uncomfortable, it being such a rare thing in my existence. I spoke to my wife and kids on Skype, and watched them bickering away back in my normal existence. I told them to calm down and not talk to each other in that manner. Something in my new spiritual persona jarred with them and they all stopped arguing with each other and stared at the screen.
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Sunday 26 May 2013
It’s difficult for senior politicians to take a break abroad. David Cameron came under fire for jetting off to Ibiza for the weekend in the midst of a terror alert. Which made the first-day-of-holiday photo shoot all the more crucial.
Sunday 26 May 2013
"Minors must provide written authorisation from their parents or guardian in order to take part," reads Article Three of the 1910 Tour regulations; there must have been some tough kids around in those days. This is one of the mass of facsimile printed ephemera included with this deluxe edition by Serge Laget, Luke Edwardes-Evans and Andy McGrath, produced to celebrate this year's 100th race – it was first run in 1902, but two world wars caused some barren years.
Thursday 23 May 2013
Tired of tartan? Then trade it in for a more minimal take on checks, says Naomi Attwood
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Luxury brand Loewe celebrates the brighter side of life with a new limited-edition collection, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Monday 20 May 2013
Don’t miss a second of any brief appearance the sun might make: Gemma Hayward and Emma Akbareian choose the sunglasses of the season and explain who should wear which and why
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Features: Mic3-enabled controls/Rex-40 sound-driver
Shut the doors and stay inside, or wear sunglasses out: hay fever sufferers prepare for a Bank Holiday of suffering
Sunday 05 May 2013
While much of the nation gears up for temperatures topping 20C on Monday, the high tree pollen count may signal a day of suffering inside for ten million hay fever sufferers.
Sunday 05 May 2013
1. Brown frame with metal bridge
Monday 29 April 2013
Red has always stopped traffic, but for spring it's about to turn heads too. It's a colour best worn head to toe, says Emma Ackbareian
Severe 'pollen burst' caused by a long, cold winter and very late spring pushes pollen levels to highest in 50 years, as NHS warns hay fever sufferers to stay indoors
Monday 22 April 2013
Last time pollen peaked so early was in the early1960s
Saturday 13 April 2013
Margaret Thatcher’s daughter Carol has thanked well-wishers for their sympathy and support ahead of her mother’s funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday, saying she was prepared for a “tough and tearful week, even for the daughter of the Iron Lady”.
Monday 08 April 2013
Whether you favour colourful print or minimalist white, give your outfit a kiss of life with the hippest new finishing touches from the high street
Sunday 31 March 2013
Comedian Cleo Rocos recalls the night out in her new book
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Victoria Beckham has released a collection of her greatest hits to celebrate offering her designs online, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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