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  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

  • Writing, Wine & Wild Swimming

    Muddy scribbles a sentence or two at Tŷ Newydd, Wales' national centre for literature.

  • Help your pets keep their cool

    Tips on keeping your furry friends safe and comfortable in warm weather

  • Sew In Brighton, learn to sew in Brighton, learn to sew in Hove

    It’s a stitch up!

    Make first steps or improve your skills at fun Sew In Brighton classes

  • Best Cookery Courses

    30 of the best day and stay cookery courses to tantalise your tastebuds (and impress your dinner guests).

  • Yoga: a beginner’s guide

    I’ve practised yoga for years in different styles and locations and with different teachers – from the hippy sort who played floaty music and left us poems to pick up after class to the strict workout-style yogi who took us through fast flows and yelled “you are not lying on the beach!” if she felt […]

  • Design your own ring

    Newly engaged? Got a dream wedding band in your head? Here's how to get your ideas turned into sparkling reality!

  • National Retreats and Courses

    Start tackling those new year's resolutions! From yoga courses to writing retreats, we've a host of suggestions for residential and day courses across Southern England

  • Books for back to work blues

    Summer hols over and you're sitting at your desk dreaming of greener grass? We're here to help with five ace new self-help books

  • Sunday indulgence at Lewes Short Story Club

    We and our American cousins have plenty of cultural clashes, not least over what we believe constitutes both chips and irony. There is one point of difference however that has always baffled me. The short story is a well respected form in the States, penned by big names like Raymond Carver, Edgar Allen Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald […]

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