Tag Archives: cheap spa breaks

Christmas ideas – pampering for parties

You’ve been faithfully watching what you eat and religiously visiting the gym every day for weeks (although it seems more like a lifetime), and at last all your self-denial and self-control have paid off… The zip on the back of your favourite “killer” party dress is no longer stopping stubbornly 10 cms from the end. […]

Give peace and quiet this Christmas – presents for loved ones

Hectic, stressful, exhausting, relentless, high-power, full on…These are just some of the adjectives that are regularly used to describe the frenetic pace of our modern-day lifestyle. That is why it makes perfect sense this Christmas to buy friends and family a gift that will counter the excesses of their everyday lives, giving them a welcome […]

Spa treatments – wrapping up for Christmas

With the festive season fast approaching, it’s time to dust down the LBD (little black dress) and extract the glitzy diamante sandals from the depths of your wardrobe, ready to sparkle at every social occasion this Christmas and New Year. But what if – shock, horror! – you try on your beloved LBD for a […]

Grow old in style – visit a spa regularly

A recent report in the Lancet, based on the analysis of data from over 30 countries, showed that the probability of living past the age of 80 has doubled for both sexes since 1950. The report also indicated that more than half of babies now born in the UK and other wealthy nations will live […]

Perfect gifts for women – planning ahead for Christmas

Finding appropriate gifts for women’s birthdays is already hard enough – but when it comes to Christmas, the whole problem of buying presents is even more daunting, because you may well find yourself searching for gifts for several ladies at once. Luckily, there’s no need to despair, because this year you can make Christmas gift […]

Spa holiday packages – half-term pampering for put-upon pedagogues

The joys (or otherwise) of life as a schoolteacher are well documented in the press, with demanding timetables, challenging pupils and an ever-increasing bureaucratic burden often making teachers’ lives horrendously stressful. Unsurprisingly, by half-term a short break is vital to restore tired teachers’ energy levels. Though, of course, everyone has their own individual concept of […]

Romantic weekends away – spa heaven for couples

After twenty plus years of having your life revolve around one or other of your beloved brood, it can be quite a shock when the final chick eventually flies the nest to start a course at one of the UK’s numerous seats of learning. Suddenly, mums and dads, who have devoted much of their time […]