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Art & Culture

Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

April 19, 2018

Dear Mrs Bird follows Emmeline 'Emmy' Lake who dreams of being a 'Lady War Correspondent' but stumbles into a job answering problem page letters for an eccentric boss at a women's magazine in Blitz-besieged London.

Art & Culture

Book Review: Swing Time by Zadie Smith

November 27, 2016

Zadie Smith is so thoroughly impressive as a human being - smart, witty and a tenured professor of fiction at New York University; her first novel, White Teeth, she wrote while in her third year at King's College Cambridge - that even when you can't quite latch on to her writing, you wish you could, as though it's your fault for not being intellectual and insightful enough.


Heart-melting journey through Svalbard

December 29, 2014

Polar bears could become a nostalgic memory within our lifetime. We visit Svalbard, a habitat at risk, and find out why this pristine place is worth protecting “When you get back home, friends will probably struggle to understand what you’ve been through.”

Art & Culture

Book review: Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

April 4, 2016

Every so often you read a book whose author has so acutely captured the human condition in all its anxiety fuelled, confused glory, it's almost painful to read - like holding a mirror up to your own imperfect self.

Solar-powered gadgets

June 21, 2015

It’s the summer solstice on June 21, so make the most of the longest day of the year with these gadgets that are all charged with solar power... Solar String Light There is no shortage of solar-powered garden light products on the market with many options available for different budgets. But if you’re keen to light up your outside space with a minimal spend, this string of solar lights will do the trick. Priced at just £1, they will charge up with the summer sun during the day before coming on at dusk. It goes without saying that to make them as powerful as possible, make sure the solar panel is in a sun-filled spot. £1


Out-of-this-world experience

February 19, 2016

Hundreds of miles from Earth, Tim Peake is carrying out the dream of a lifetime as the first British astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station. Closer to home, another exciting space adventure is taking place.

Food and Drink

Authentic taste of India

December 2, 2015

Boar's Head Tandoori, Kinmuck You would be right in thinking Kinmuck, near Inverurie, doesn't have much in common with the streets of Mumbai, but the chef from Boar's Head Tandoori has brought 24 years of cooking experience in Mumbai to this Indian restaurant and we couldn't wait to try it.

Food and Drink

New Year New You

January 6, 2016

With the indulgence of the festive season over it’s time to start thinking about a fresh start to the year. These recipes, focusing on fresh flavours and healthy ingredients, are perfect for anyone making a New Year’s resolution to eat better MOROCCAN SWEET POTATO AND PRAWN SALAD Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15-20 minutes SERVES 4


Gadgets – New Year Countdown

December 27, 2015

Come December 31 we’ll be glued to the clock as we tick down to the New Year. So make sure your time piece is worth looking at.. DIVOOM AURABOX SMART RETRO PIXEL LED BLUETOOTH SPEAKER This Bluetooth speaker will make the perfect accessory to your New Year’s party. Use your smartphone to design pixel art creations on it, and then, when midnight is getting near, let the time be displayed on it. Expecting calls/texts/Facebook past midnight, but don’t think you’ll hear your phone? It can alert you (via the pixels) when you receive notifications too. £59 from www.mobilefun.co.uk MAGNETIC ORBIT CLOCK


Five tips for choosing solar panels

April 6, 2015

1. Solar panels are relatively inexpensive and straightforward to install compared to many other types of renewable-energy technology. Panels are usually fitted to a pitched roof, but they can be mounted on a wall, or a frame on the ground or a flat roof.  Although they work on cloudy days, the panels need a sunny position to be most effective, so a south-facing position, which gets sun most of  the day, is ideal.