Author Archives: Maggie

Exercise your intellect with mind gym

The recent news that Brain of Britain host Robert Robinson is to quit the quiz show after a mind-boggling 30 years will no doubt disappoint the many aficionados of the BBC’s long-running radio show. And make no mistake: there are thousands of devoted quiz fans the length and breadth of Britain. Brain training in various shapes […]

Online gift vouchers – a present buying panacea

For many of us, the advent of summer evokes a cavalcade of wonderful images, such as freedom from work or study (temporarily at least!), days of relaxation, time spent with friends, barbecues and many other delights. There may be weddings, other family gatherings or birthday parties to attend, as well as copious other opportunities to […]

Blow time on the world cup – with luxury spa breaks

Whilst poor David Beckham is to be pitied for having his 2010 world cup dreams cut cruelly short, many of us ladies (and a good few fellas too!) would be only too grateful to have any excuse not to become embroiled in the international FIFA frenzy scheduled to kick off in South Africa this June. […]

Tuck in with a clear conscience on weekends away

With the jury still out on whether TV’s latest cookery guru, Sophie Dahl, is a serious chef or simply a delicious diversion, food is never far from the public attention. As the gorgeous Sophie goes into raptures over recipes and gushes over ingredients, it’s oh so tempting to be lulled into the belief that you […]

Spring weekend breaks in the UK: relax or keep fit – or both!

As you dust off the winter cobwebs in March, summer can still seem a very long way off, with memories of the dark and bitter cold still fresh in your mind. So to cheer yourself up as you count the months until July, why not check out the availability of weekend breaks in the UK […]

Spa holidays – try something different this Easter

If you’ve already had your fill – whether literally or metaphorically speaking – of the ubiquitous chocolate creations currently adorning every available inch of the supermarket shelves, then you are not alone. No matter how much of a self-confessed chocoholic you are, you may be hard pushed to chomp your way through the irresistible collection […]

Gifts for mum: P is for present … and for pampering

Modern life is so busy, lived at such a frenetic pace, that it’s hard to find time to fit in the extras – even when those extras are a high priority – such as finding a perfect gift for your good old (or not so old!) mum to celebrate Mother’s Day. Mums tend to make […]