THE Great Pottery Throw Down has been a surprise hit during lockdown. But now the Channel 4 series is over, I’m raring to get creative with clay myself — and judging by the viewing figures, you might be too. Here are some great deals on kit to get you started. DON’T BE A MUG: Get creative at bargain prices with the paint your own mug set, £2.50 at theworks.co.uk. It’s fab for making your cuppa a little more personal. You could even give the finished mug as a gift. Plus, it’s a cheaper alternative to similar kits sold at maisiegray.com for £12. SAVING: £9.50 GET KITTED OUT: If you are serious about pottery, you’ll need a full kit that contains everything you’ll need to sculpt, carve, paint and seal your own creations. I am loving the Sculpd pottery kit, £39, at sculpd.co.uk. It’s got all the essentials and is cheaper than similar ones sold at Selfridges for £48. SAVING: £9 SOMETHING OLD: If you have your own plain garden pots or old ceramics, why not spruce … [Read more...] about Recreate The Great Pottery Throw Down at home with great deals to get you creative with clay
Bee with clay
Most of the time the sheer joy of having a puppy is enough to keep you from losing your mind over how much of an utter liability they can be. From tearing your shoes to pieces to quite literally thinking they can walk on water, it's impossible not to forgive them for the over-excitable behaviour. But one puppy is melting hearts on the internet after his owner shared the moment he discovered the perils of trying to eat a bee for the first time. TikTok user @Mathiiiel posted a video captioned: 'My dog thinking about that time he ate a bee and had to be rushed to the vet' showing the tiny black and white pup stretched out on the sofa. It then cuts to the next clip of the dog being held in the vets, showing his cheeks and neck to have ballooned in size to leave him with an almost perfectly round head. Thankfully, the pet made a full recovery with help from the experts and his owner wrote: 'He's shaking his tale so he's fine', showing it wagging furiously even though his … [Read more...] about Puppy’s face swells up to ‘look like an inflated panda’ after he ate a bee
As summer approaches and bikini season looms ever closer, it's almost time to ditch the tights and go bare-legged. But if you have been neglecting your bodycare in the colder months, then you're probably not ready to show some skin when the sun comes out. Fear not: Sand & Sky has an amazing exfoliating product that promises a glowing body in a matter of minutes. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand , £29.90 at Amazon - buy it here The cult Australian brand is popular among skincare fans far and wide for its best-selling pink clay face mask (£36.90, Cult Beauty ), but last year it released a new body product that was met with 10,000 waiting list sign-ups. You heard us right. The Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand (£29.90, Amazon ) is formulated with pink clay to deeply cleanse and purify, coconut and macadamia shell to remove dead skin sells, virgin macadamia oil for intense hydration and 100% biodegradable mica glitter that illuminates. … [Read more...] about Sand & Sky’s pink clay body scrub will help you get your skin ready for summer – and it’s selling fast
AN 'uneducated' grandad who started a health business from the kitchen table of his council house has sold his bee company for over £100 million. Steve Ryan, 63, can now afford an island in the Bahamas and a Falcon private jet after selling Bee Health to INW, based in Dallas. When asked by the Mirror how it feels to be a multi-millionaire, the bee boss laughed: "No bloody different." Steve said his obsession with "facinating honeybees" pushed him to start his bee product company in 1992 with his late wife Bea. He refused to disclose the exact figure his company sold for, but said it was enough to buy him his own island and a jet. Steve said he was able to travel abroad to do the deal as the government allows CEOs to go overseas to secure business deals if they are in excess of £100million. He was first introduced to bees while picking sprouts in a previous job. After falling in love with the creatures and the health benefits their products are associated with, … [Read more...] about ‘Uneducated’ grandad, 63, who started bee business from council house kitchen table sells it for £100million
THE Great British Sewing Bee is making a comeback this spring. The seventh series of Britain's biggest sewing competition returns to BBC One, with Britain’s best amateur sewers competing in different challenges to be crowned victorious. When does The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 start on BBC One? The show returns to BBC One on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The competition features 12 contestants battling it out to win the top spot. Every episode has a distinct theme with three main tasks: a pattern challenge, a transformation challenge featuring up-cycling of old materials into a fresh, new design in under 90 minutes, and a final sewing challenge, which tests the contestants’ ability to create an outfit for a real-life model. Who are the contestants on The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 This year's line up of contestants will face up against each other in the revamped sewing room on the River Thames. The 12 hopefuls are listed below: Adam, 31, a cruise ship … [Read more...] about When does the Great British Sewing Bee 2021 start on BBC One?