Days Out / Home and Garden

Historic Houses and Glorious Gardens

Whether it’s meandering round a manor or stepping back in time 

Meander round a medieval barn, wander among works of art and get away from it all in Essex’s inspiring gardens and historic gems.

In the heart of the county, September sees the return of the Chelmsford Heritage Open Days (8th to 11th September) with a host …

August bank holiday
Days Out / Food

Top 10 Bank Holiday Events 2016

August Bank holiday events

It’s the last bank holiday of the year, make the most of it with one of these fun events…

25 – 28 Aug, Clacton Air Show & Food and Drink Festival, Essex

Kick start you bank holiday weekend with the Clacton Air Show, taking place 25 -26 August on the seafront and West Greensward. This …

Dr Hilary Jones

5 Ways To Feel Younger with Dr. Hilary Jones

“My philosophy is that we are all still kids at heart, only older. It is important to stay curious about new things and have fun!  We don’t stop laughing when we die; we die when we stop laughing!” Dr. Hilary Jones.

Dr. Hilary’s top tips for feeling younger than your years!

Train your brain! New research by …

Ely walks
Days Out / Food

Exploring Ely

Ely is renowned for its character and charm, but have you ever taken the time to truly explore its beauty? A day trip can often fly by in this Cambridgeshire city so we’ve come up with some tips for making the most of its heritage and attractions.

Guided walks and tours in Ely

There’s no better way …

Days Out / Featured

48 Hours in Suffolk: Exploring the Waveney Valley

What would you do with 48 hours in Suffolk? If you prefer to spend your weekend breaks hopping between pretty market towns than rushing through a sightseeing check-list in a busy city, then your 48 hours in Suffolk would be well spent in the Waveney Valley.

This tranquil corner of East Anglia is a veritable wildlife …

duck salad
Food / Health

Recipe: Shredded Gressingham Duck Salad

Whole shredded Gressingham Duck salad with fresh plums, red currant jelly and herb new potatoes if the perfect summer dish. 

This flavoursome whole shredded Gressingham duck salad is a great dish to enjoy in the summer with family and friends.


1 whole Gressingham duck
250g mixed leaves
3 large plums, pitted and cut into quarters
1 small jar redcurrant jelly
1 …

Days Out / Health

Highball Climbing Centre launches new over 50s club


Highball Climbing Centre, in Norwich, has launched a brand new initiative to inspire people aged over 50 to socialise, whilst experiencing something new.

Silverbacks is a new weekly climbing club on Tuesdays encouraging the older generation to get involved in climbing. Acknowledged as one of the only sports to have ‘life-time participation’, this session is designed …

anti-wrinkle diet
Food / Health

The Anti-Wrinkle Diet

Nutritionist and Skin Health Expert, Kim Pearson (BANT, CNHC) tells us how a healthy diet could improve your appearance…

In order to achieve a truly youthful complexion, it’s vital we consider the food we put inside our body. Give your skin a boost with these anti-wrinkle tips and recipes!


As we age, our skin becomes …

Health / Home and Garden

Sleep well and beat the summer swelter in bed

With the hot weather truly upon us, getting a good night’s sleep is more important than ever. Renowned bed linen expert and co-founder of Tielle Love Luxury, Robert Lancaster Gaye reveals the top tips for getting a good night’s sleep and being able to enjoy the hot weather and wake up fresh over the next few nights.

Swap …

Home and Garden

Choosing the right rugs for your home

Choosing the right rugs for your home

Darren Stanley from Land of Rugs shares his tips for finding a rug to suit your home.

Well-chosen rugs are wonderful things. They can really pull a room together and bring a sense of warmth to your home that you just can’t get from a hardwood or tiled floor. Buying …