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  • 12 self-catering stays in Hants and the Isle of Wight

    27 May 2020

    Who needs to go abroad with stays like this on our doorstep? If you’re looking for a stylish self-catering escape close to home for when lockdown lifts, read on.

  • How to keep kids learning in lockdown

    It’s tricky enough for adults to stay motivated right now, but how on earth do you keep your kids positive, bright and ready to learn? The Headmaster of Embley in Romsey gives some great advice.

  • Durlston Court

    Durlston Court Preparatory School

    20 May 2020

    This small co-ed prep school near the Dorset border has a real family feel, excellent academic results and even has its very own ceramics studio.

  • How you can help your child’s mental health

    19 May 2020

    Anxious, stressed, unhappy… words now regularly applied to describe children. In National Mental Health Awareness we’re asking – are there simple steps parents can take to ease the pain?

  • Nettle recipes from The Pig Book

    Nettle recipes from The Pig

    18 May 2020

    Why hit the supermarket queue when you can forage in the hedgerows? We consulted kitchen garden experts The Pig for two simple nettle recipes you can make at home.

  • 20 rom-com classics blokes will love!

    15 May 2020

    Looking for a date night movie? Suggesting a rom com to a man is like offering garlic bread to a vampire. But we’ve found 20 will-watch films to cosy up to.

  • Mango chopping boards

    Win a chopping board set worth £68

    12 May 2020

    Pretty up your kitchen with these chic mango wood chopping boards, courtesy of Lymington lifestyle store No. 64 The Biscuit. It’ll make quarantine cooking all the more stylish, we promise.

  • Facial reflexology

    Review: Facial reflexology in Lymington

    You’ve heard about reflexology for your feet – so what wonders could it work on your face? We carted our stress points over to The Natural Health Hub in Lymington to find out.

  • Lymington property

    Property flirt! Hollywood style in Milford-on-Sea

    11 May 2020

    Stop the search, I think I’ve just found the dream house! Come snoop around this sexy seaside property, guess the price and I’ll buy it for you (spoiler: no I won’t).

  • 17 divine deck chairs and sun loungers

    Pour a pina colada and assume prone position! Into the sun you go with our edit of the most stylish garden seating.

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