I am writing this on the third Monday in January, aka “Blue Monday”: statistically + algorithmically x equationally = the most miserable northern-hemispherical day of the year. Though swiftly derided as “farcical” by A N Academic when it was cooked up in the 2000s by a travel company’s PR, the idea has gained traction nonetheless. Personally, however, I couldn’t be feeling more upbeat if I’d just landed a modest EuroMillions win, simply down to a bit of advance planning. Given my January has been neither Vegan nor Dry, when I finally finished the Christmas stilton, threw open the front door and emerged pale and blinking into the low winter sun, like Jacob Rees-Mogg foraging for Euro-sustenance,... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one … [Read more...] about Kathryn Flett reviews Chesil Rectory, Winchester: food to beat the winter blues
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PUBLISHED: 14:15 10 January 2019 | UPDATED: 14:21 10 January 2019 Stacey Turner Make 2019 the year you look after yourself. Archant As part of the ongoing It’s OK To Say campaign, which aims to encourage people of all ages to speak out about mental illness, confiding in others and surrounding themselves with supportive networks who are there to help, founder Stacey Turner looks at how to beat the January blues. Separation anxiety expert Stacey Turner.It’s normal to slump at this time of year! Just stop for a few minutes and catch your breath now that the silly season is over.Stop and consider where you are with the seasonal slump. What do you notice? Pay attention to what you are feeling and acknowledge this so you can accept it in order to navigate your way through. With this, you can start putting things in place to support this journey.What do you mostly need right now? You might like to consider what is helpful for you personally and create a little happy plan … [Read more...] about It’s OK To Say… What you can do to beat the winter blues after the seasonal slump
On a cold winters’ afternoon, we arrived at The Devonshire in the centre of the city for some warmth and a hearty roast. The elegant décor inside is in keeping with the Georgian townhouse The Devonshire has made home. The walls are charmingly decorated with old fashioned framed photographs and empty bottles and dressed for the season with festoon lights.We had a reserved seat by the tinselled window, looking out on the bustling Devonshire Street. When we got inside, Christmas crackers were on the table waiting to be pulled, which was a nice touch.Reviews online say they do ‘the best roast dinners in Sheffield’, and as roast dinner connoisseurs we were keen to test this out as thoroughly as possible. Could it really be true?Booking was simple enough, although they were fully booked for Friday, we got in easily on Saturday afternoon. We had already chosen from the tempting three-course Christmas menu before our visit which meant everything went very … [Read more...] about Is this the best roast dinner in Sheffield?
In the statement the club issued a heartfelt apology for taking the mickey out of their own domestic league by playing a second- and third-string team against the Dragons and scoring nearly 60 points in the process. The genuinely remorseful release also went on to say that player welfare was just really a buzz word and that, in the spirit of Anglo-Irish relations, Leinster shouldn't try and foster some of their own pretty average talent that was coming through their system. Leinster would in future play their senior team in every Pro14 match because that is what happens in the Premiership and it is not fair that the Blues will be fresh and rested instead of in need of walking sticks when they come to play Bath at the Rec. The IRFU also chipped in with an apology in deeply regretful tones for fielding a second-string team against the United States of America. Citing 'fake news' and Trumphite philosophies they freely admit that they followed an 'Ireland First' agenda and said it was a … [Read more...] about Neil Francis: ‘How many English clubs would be confident of beating the Leinster second and third-string side?’
PUBLISHED: 16:19 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:19 15 November 2018 Bridget Galton ANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. Archant Second in the series is a mid-franchise muddle of convoluted back stories with some stunning sequences ANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.In her later Potter books - and now as a screenwriter - JK Rowling has been sorely in need of a rigorous editor.But the bigger her Wizarding world grows, the less likey that some brave minion will step forward to slash and shape her undoubted vision into digestible entertainment. The second in her Fantastic Beasts spin-off suffers from a mid-franchise muddle that even diehard Potter fans would find hard to champion as a stand alone movie. But oh boy is it fabulous to behold. Helmed by David Yates, who successfully wrestled the last four Potter films into touch, it is … [Read more...] about Film Review: Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald (12A)