If you fancy a relaxing weekend away, you don't have to drive for miles or catch a plane abroad to find that picture postcard location. Surrey is home to some of the country's most picturesque villages abundant with red-bricked cottages, snug pubs and charming streets. From tucking into homemade cake at a quaint tea room, to pottering around an antique shop, SurreyLive has put together a list of beautiful villages perfect for a few days away. Plus with the county surrounded by stunning countryside including the Surrey Hills and National Trust sites, Surrey truly is a splendid spot for your next holiday, either as a family or a couple's retreat. Read More Holidaying in Surrey and beyond 1. Ripley Close to the River Wey, Ripley is famed for its bonfire night celebrations in what is known locally as Pond Dip and attracting around 15,000 people each autumn. Wander along the tree-lined high street full of pretty coffee shops and independent stores and on a Sunday search for a bargain at … [Read more...] about Surrey villages you might not have considered for a weekend break
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It may be cold outside but that doesn't mean you need to miss out on all the fun. Besides, there's only so much TV you can watch, especially if you have little ones running around. Surrey is home to some fantastic days out perfect come rain or shine (or snow!) Living in a country with such unpredictable weather, even during the summer months we often need a plan B. To help you make the most of those brisk days, here are some things to do and places to go on your doorstep. From go-karting and shopping, to bowling and trampolining, take your pick. Read More Things to do on a rainy day 1. The Antiques Warehouse Browse a large and constantly changing collection of beautifully presented antiques, collectibles and memorabilia. The shop also plays live piano music and home-made cakes and coffee during weekend afternoons and bank holidays. Opening times: Mon-Sun 10.30am-5pm Entry price: Free Address: Badshot Farm, St George's Road, Runfold, Farnham, GU9 9HR 2. The Boileroom The independent … [Read more...] about Things to do and days out in Surrey on a cold day
NETFLIX has released a new movie about a woman who becomes the first plus-size beauty contestant to enter her small town’s pageant. Since going up on the streaming website, Dumplin’ has been praised by plus-size bloggers as being a revolution for fat representation. In the movie, Jennifer Aniston plays a former Texas beauty queen, opposite actress Danielle Macdonald who stars as her teenage daughter Willowdean Dickson. Willowdean, who is content with her body, feels angry about how larger women are portrayed in society and seeks to change the system. She signs up for her mum’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant, which has never had a plus-sized applicant in its history. The movie, which is an adaptation of Julie Murphy’s 2015 best-selling novel, has racked up 85 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes after its opening weekend, and numerous plus-size bloggers are singing its praises. Speaking to Refinery29, Corissa Enneking from blog Fat Girl Flow, said that the movie is … [Read more...] about Plus-size bloggers are raving about Jennifer Aniston’s new film Dumpling on Netflix
15 December 2018 • 8:39pm Faye Tozer and Ashley Roberts tied at top of scoreboard with three perfect 40s Joe Sugg in third, Stacey Dooley fourth. But viewer votes will decide winner Talking Strictly: subscribe to The Telegraph’s Strictly podcast with Debbie McGee and friends Ballroom Bulletin: sign up to our Strictly newsletter, your essential weekly companion Auto update On Off 8:39PM Voting has now closed Somewhere in the bowels of the BBC, the Strictly winner has been decided. 8:38PM Musical interlude from Mickey Bubbles Musical guest Michael Bublé performs "Such A Night" now. The Canadian crooner is Mr Christmas and this is a suitably swinging big band number for the final. Husband-and-wife pros Alijaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara provide hot-footed choreographic accompaniment. 8:32PM A record number of perfect 10s There were 39 maximums out of a possible 48 this evening. Blimey. … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing 2018 final, live: Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer don’t drop a point but who will public pick as winner?
15 December 2018 • 7:49pm Stacey Dooley and Joe Sugg are bookmakers' favourites for glitterball trophy Faye Tozer and Ashley Roberts also compete in Strictly's grand final Talking Strictly: subscribe to The Telegraph’s Strictly podcast with Debbie McGee and friends Ballroom Bulletin: sign up to our Strictly newsletter, your essential weekly companion Auto update On Off 7:46PM Joe and Dianne's showdance Joe's aiming to be a rock'n'roll Fred Astaire in a zippy tailcoat. This fast, frantic, full-on routine mixes up all the dance styles they've loved this series, throwing in lots of lifts and props. They open on giant amps and trampolines. There's elements of quickstep, jive, lindyhop, streetdance, charleston and American smooth. Celebratory, party feel. Lots of air guitar and leg guitar. Footwork a bit shaky but bags of content and loads of charm. Bursts out of a paper amp and smashes up a guitar … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing 2018 final, live: Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer don’t drop a point but Bruno Tonioli lets slip rude remark