Bec Holmes, Jess Moore, Jacki Minor and Harry Harris The Langton Arms Palm Trees

Hints & Tips For December/January by David Greaves

A spot of gardening, even on the coldest and greyest of days, will lift your spirits, and warm you up!  The shorter days also make it more difficult for gardening as the daylight hours but there are still may jobs to continue with in the winter months 

Rivers Run

Author Kevin Parr - Published by Rider IBSN: 9781846044915 - Hardback 216 pages - Price: £9.99 

What has happened to Vermouth?

Sophisticated, stylish, elegant. They said it was all we needed - Isn’t it amazing how life changes and we quickly forget.  [Cue music] – ‘Any time, any place, anywhere,’s the right time ...for Martini!  - ha ha are you singing along like me? 

The Man Behind The Music

Chris Kimsey

Chris Kimsey, the man who engineered ‘Led Zepplin III’ and has worked on every Rolling Stones album since ‘Some Girls’, is opening the doors to the world of recording the biggest names in music with a live Q&A on the Friday and Saturday of The Indulgence Show, the new audio and lifestyle event

Disability Charity Enrych Celebrates Thirty Years of Enriching Lives

Enrych, previously Ryder Cheshire Volunteers, is celebrating three decades of tackling the social isolation and low self-esteem often experienced by people with a disability.  Set up by husband and wife Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder in 1986, the charity has a ‘rych’ heritage. 

Personal Training

Need some extra motivation or advice on how to reach your fitness goals? 1-2-1 sessions with one of our qualified onsite personal trainers could help. 

It’s Grand at The Grand! Now Serving Afternoon Tea

In our modern world, is there ever a spare moment to sit back, relax and enjoy a spot of tea? Not always, but time has to be made for this delightful new Afternoon Tea offering at Mercure The Grand Hotel in Leicester city centre. 

Nectar Points...

Our wild bees and common butterflies have been in decline over the past 50 years. Wild flowers in the countryside have also de- creased, making it more important to provide habitats where these insects can find two rich sources of food - nectar and pollen.

Bringing Traditional Eastern Beauty Secrets To The Western World

Su-Man Hsu

Su-Man Hsu was the youngest of ten children born to illiterate farmers.  Due to the family’s poor status, they would use natural sources such as water, green tea, fruit and flowers to help keep their hair and skin in top condition. 

Too Much Television Might Kill You!

Hours of inactivity required to watch a TV series can raise the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lungs. For every extra two hours of TV watching per day, the risk of fatal pulmonary embolism was increased by 40%, researchers found.

"THE IMMORTALS” Author Finishes No. 1 Bestseller Three Day Tour in Marco’s

Bec Holmes, Jess Moore, Jacki Minor and Harry Harris

On Saturday 4th June, Harry Harris finished his three day press tour in Leicester, for his ground breaking book “The Immortals” - a story on the success of Leicester City in the 15/16 Premier League season. He finished his tour at Marco’s New York Italian at The Grand Hotel. 

Mediterranean Topped Salmon

A really tasty dish which is quick and easy to make. Serve with seasonal vegetables or salad.  Serves: 2    Ingredients: 2 skinless, boneless salmon fillets, approx.  175g each 1 large slice bread (wholemeal or white) 25g olives (stones removed) 25g sundried tomatoes 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps to control the amount of calcium and phosphate in our bodies. Both are needed for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Vitamin D is found naturally in a small number of foods, including oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolks.

Plant Culture Bursts into Bloom

The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre summer exhibition ‘Plant Culture: Selected from the Arts Council Collection’ celebrated a fabulously floral opening night on Friday 22nd July and is now running until 25th September in Leicester. 

Asia rises up by Richard Webb

Richard Webb ponders how overnight success usually happens after a lifetime of solid effort. 

The sizzling summer of ‘16

The sun has been shining this year and I know as a farmer I am never happy with the weather but, I have laughed a lot this summer, after a winter of people complaining about the cold and the rain, we are now moaning that it is ‘just too hot’ - having said that making hay this year was flipping hot,

Summery Key Lime Pie

Base:  225g digestive biscuits  100g unsalted butter  75g plain chocolate  Filling:  5 large egg yolks 5 tsp grated lime rind 200ml fresh lime juice (approximately 7-8 limes)  1/2 of 397g cans condensed milk  Decoration:  Lime slices 10g Plain chocolate, grated or made into curls  Preparation 

Canaves Oia Suites, one of the three properties under the Canaves Oia umbrella has announced its newest addition; the boutique Canaves Oia Spa, opening its doors this April 2016. 

A diet filled with tomatoes, sweet potato and cereal could be the secret to healthier skin and hair. That’s according to the hair and beauty experts from who have compiled a list of the top ten foods which can help your hair and skin look healthier.