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Tuesday 06 March 2012
Who wouldn't like the sort of mates Stella McCartney has? I don't mean Gwyneth and Rihanna (although I bet they're a right laugh), but pals who are altogether more, you know, useful. "I have a nanny, though I find that word jarring," Stella said in a recent interview. "I tell her: 'I just want to call you a friend'."
Monday 05 March 2012
Kids these days, what do they know? Luke Blackall on the disappearance of everyday skills
Tuesday 28 February 2012
An 84-year-old woman will turn back time tomorrow as she celebrates her 21st birthday.
Saturday 25 February 2012
Thursday 23 February 2012
Time was when a rock star wasn't an authentic rock star unless he or she drove a pink Cadillac into a hotel swimming pool, or appeared on stage in a foul-mouthed, drunken mess or, at the very least, insisted on a rider that every pack of Smarties in the dressing room had the blue ones removed.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
A woman who spent three months in a coma with a crippling brain illness is celebrating the publication of the debut novel she had completely forgotten that she was writing.
Monday 20 February 2012
A woman who spent three months in a coma is due to see the debut novel she had completely forgotten she was writing appear in print.
Friday 17 February 2012
For the French chef Raymond Blanc, the owner of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxfordshire, English afternoon tea is one of our greatest culinary achievements. "I was nervous about it at first," he says. "But I think it is one of your most elegant ceremonies. Plus it is the one time the English can be gourmandises and have pastries in the afternoon." Adding, "Also, only the English could drink that much tea and still be calm."
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Sheikh Abu Qatada let me into his home because I was a fellow Muslim. I spoke to his wife, saying Salaam a'laikum to her from the other side of the door of their slightly shabby terraced house in Acton. A few moments later a man led me into a sitting room with the curtains firmly drawn against the street outside, which was teeming with reporters and cameramen.
Sunday 05 February 2012
If you're a normal person, and I like to think that most of our readers are (although I can vouch for a few of you not being, I must say – Man Who Once Sent Me a Lewd Cartoon, I'm looking at you here), then you've probably reached the point in the year when your good post-Christmas intentions have melted away and faded to nothing, just as the brandy butter did when you slathered it over your steaming-hot pudding all those many weeks ago.
Thursday 02 February 2012
Retailers have warned that the cornerstone of British social manners, the teapot, is dying out.
Friday 27 January 2012
Lucy Rose sells preserves and tea at her gigs. But the lauded singer-songwriter is also bottling music, for her debut album, she tells Alexia Loundras
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Monday 23 January 2012
Q: Can Gingrich keep up his momentum?
Sunday 22 January 2012
Each post on the addictive blog of designer Abigail Ahern reads like a love letter to your home. And her trademark style – in a nutshell, "elegant cocoon" – is particularly enticing on these short, chilly days when we're all too skint to go out. Here are her tips for cosying up...
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