Technology Review December 18/January 19

The Christmas Technology Survival Guide

How to have ho ho ho, not oh no no!

It used to be so simple. The only technology you needed to think about at Christmas was a bunch of AA batteries, and setting the video for Die Hard. Now, though, things are a bit more complicated. Even the humblest toys are packing processors, using obscure batteries or demanding an overnight charge before you can use them. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article December 18/January 19

Winter Garden Bling by Martin Blow

When the flowers have faded, the autumn leaves have blown away and stems turned brown the garden can look a dreary place; waiting for spring to awaken it. But there is plenty of sparkle and colour to be had as winter takes hold. Walking round my garden last winter I found so much to take my eye and delight me. […]

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Home Products Column December 18/January 19

Great Beds for Guests by Katherine Sorrell

Not enough bedrooms? A sofa bed – or other type of informal guest bed – is your answer. Make sure you invest in one that combines both comfort and style, says Katherine Sorrell. […]

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Interiors Column December 18/January 19

Create a Comfortable Guest Room by Katherine Sorrell

Is your spare room ready for Christmas? Our guide will ensure your guests […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary December 18/January 19

Inside Out – Top Tips For Creating Your Garden View by Nicki Jackson

It‘s the season for sitting indoors for many of us, so in such circumstances the only thing on offer to us from the garden at this time of year is usually the view. Looking out on something gorgeous is a real tonic at any time of year and there is much evidence to suggest that viewing nature has a psychological benefit to us – it enhances a sense of space and place, improves our mental functioning, social relationships and wellbeing – so here are some of our favourite tips and tricks for making the most of your garden view. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article October/November 18

Asters: Stars of the Autumn Garden by Martin Blow

If one flower embodies the joy of the autumn garden then it must be the Aster, or Michaelmas Daisy to give it its common name. […]

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Technology Review October/November 18

Avoiding Tech Horrors this Halloween by Gary Marshall

What to do with a watery phone and how to protect your photos…

Not everything that goes bump in the night is a ghost or a ghoul. Sometimes it’s a crucial bit of kit getting damaged. Unfortunately, no piece of technology lasts forever, any device can be stolen or damaged and any digital file can be deleted or corrupted. […]

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Interiors Column Two October/November 18

Kitchen Design Basics by Katherine Sorrell

A great kitchen can be the hub of the home. Function is vital, especially when maximising space, and research and planning are key. […]

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Interiors Column October/November 18

Clear Up Your Kitchen Clutter by Katherine Sorrell

A well-designed kitchen has a place for everything, from cutlery to coffee pods.

Savvy ideas for kitchen storage: […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary October/November 18

Cool Gardens – The Pleasure of Off-Peak by Nicki Jackson

Gardeners and garden designers often talk about extending the season of interest in the garden and for the most part we’re usually referring to plants – great plants for winter interest or autumn colour, for instance, but this time around I thought we’d look at ways of making the garden a lovely place to be beyond those balmy summer days. […]

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