'Feels so surreal. It’s gonna be the start of a brand new journey it comes with stress & worry, a pretty scary to be honest, we’ve taken a lot on... but we always do.. "we don’t do things by halves" is our fave way to describe ourselves. Let’s live for now. … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen reveal plans to transform their new £1 million Essex country home including a special room for their DOGS… and they’ve got Gemma Collins as a neighbour!
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I used to send voice notes to my best friend every day to offload my worries, and once they were out in the open, they didn't seem as weighty as before. This is a great way of having a two-way conversation with a baby in hand. … [Read more...] about Struggling to cope with being a new parent? Expert who’s worked with royalty reveals why you should make a ‘happy playlist’ and take early maternity leave
She said she was “more bombastic, more focused and more sharp” and would be stronger on security and law and order than the outgoing leader. And she suggested that he should not take a role in the next shadow cabinet. … [Read more...] about Angela Rayner cared full time for severely depressed mum aged just 10
So why, in this bright new capitalised Dawn, is our heroine, Mira A, merely h(a)ppy? Those pesky brackets provide one of the first indications that the narrative she is relating is not in harmony with The System – that without her conscious knowledge, a quiet rebellion is building within. And they’re not the only typographical oddity: from page one, certain words appear in blue, purple or red – abstract words such as “history” or “fame”, negative words such as “suffering” or “pain”, dangerous words such as “dangerous” or “love”. The “pinkening” effect of these inappropriate concepts on Mira A’s personal Graph signals to the world that all is not well. When she commits a “history violation” by researching the past, her Graph lights up like fireworks, and the effect spreads like a social-media faux pas going viral: “I see other Graphs purpling in an awful flood of … [Read more...] about H(a)ppy by Nicola Barker review – visionary satire of a new information age
The New Nordic movement heralded another shift in the world of fine dining. In our current era of climate emergency and brutal inequality, celebrity chefs have transformed again, from ruthless kitchen dictators such as Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White, or mad scientists such as Ferran Adrià, into crusaders for a better world. Where once the dream was to cook for presidents, now the aim is to work with them. Massimo Bottura, the ebullient owner of the three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana in Modena, was celebrated in the 2019 Time 100 for his work feeding the homeless. José Andrés, the Spanish chef once credited with bringing tapas to the US, now has an accolade far exceeding a Michelin star: a nomination for the Nobel peace prize, for his disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The pursuit of Michelin stars and coffee-table cookbooks has been superseded by pursuing a role in public life. … [Read more...] about What Noma did next: how the ‘New Nordic’ is reshaping the food world