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Real Life: How my house became a home

12 September 2020
Real Life: How my house became a home

Real Life: How my house became a home

12 September 2020

For novelist Penny Hancock, there was a silver lining to lockdown: finally falling in love with her Cambridgeshire cottage


Signature Bakes: Master the art of making tarts

09 September 2020
Signature Bakes: Master the art of making tarts

Signature Bakes: Master the art of making tarts

09 September 2020

In his September column for Velvet, Cambridge’s Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming shares recipes for a pair of seasonal tarts


The Fitness Diaries: How to reset your regime

01 September 2020
The Fitness Diaries: How to reset your regime

The Fitness Diaries: How to reset your regime

01 September 2020

Is it time to reset your fitness goals? Lovefit's Amber Brammah has some ideas on how to get on track


Conscious Living: Want to go zero-waste? Read on

28 August 2020
Conscious Living: Want to go zero-waste? Read on

Conscious Living: Want to go zero-waste? Read on

28 August 2020

In her new monthly column, Aksara Inamdar of to Woke Souls shines a light on conscious eating, sustainable living and wellbeing


Food: Denim brands that look good - and do good

04 August 2020
Food: Denim brands that look good - and do good

Food: Denim brands that look good - and do good

04 August 2020

Personal stylist and shopper Nerys Copping of thestylestory.co.uk spotlights three denim brands that look good and do good, too


Food: Bake Off Ian's recipes for comfort and cheer

11 May 2020
Food: Bake Off Ian's recipes for comfort and cheer

Food: Bake Off Ian's recipes for comfort and cheer

11 May 2020

In his first column for Velvet, Cambridge Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming shares a pair of recipes designed to bring ‘comfort and cheer’ to our plates


Fitness: How to stay fit in four walls

01 May 2020
Fitness: How to stay fit in four walls

Fitness: How to stay fit in four walls

01 May 2020

From using your garden bench for step-ups to doing circuits in your lounge, there’s lots of ways to keep fit during ‘lockdown’ says Amber Brammah


Fitness Question of the Month with Tom Harris

11 April 2020
Fitness Question of the Month with Tom Harris

Fitness Question of the Month with Tom Harris

11 April 2020

PT Tom Harris offers some nutritional tips for feeling fit and healthy


The Fitness Diaries: Amber Brammah on the importance of sleep

10 April 2020
The Fitness Diaries: Amber Brammah on the importance of sleep

The Fitness Diaries: Amber Brammah on the importance of sleep

10 April 2020

Amber Brammah is a personal trainer and founder of Lovefit, Cambridge, talks about the importance of sleep


Fact & Fiction: This month's must-reads

01 April 2020
Fact & Fiction: This month's must-reads

Fact & Fiction: This month's must-reads

01 April 2020

Each month, the teams at Cambridge University Press and Heffers select their top fact and fiction titles


Allotment Diary: Spring has arrived in the kitchen. . .

31 March 2020
Allotment Diary: Spring has arrived in the kitchen. . .

Allotment Diary: Spring has arrived in the kitchen. . .

31 March 2020

Spring has finally sprung. Bringing an influx of fresh fruit and veg, it’s cause for culinary celebration, says Katie Moore of Allotment


Marathon Nan: Jude Clarke is back in the game

04 March 2020
Marathon Nan: Jude Clarke is back in the game

Marathon Nan: Jude Clarke is back in the game

04 March 2020

Training is back on track for first-time marathon runner Jude Clarke. All she needs is a few more hours in the day. . .


Down on the Farm: The Gog's Charles Bradford joins the Velvet team

13 February 2020
Down on the Farm: The Gog's Charles Bradford joins the Velvet team

Down on the Farm: The Gog's Charles Bradford joins the Velvet team

13 February 2020

The Gog’s Charles Bradford reflects on his family’s 100 years at Heath Farm - and looks forward to a year of fine food


Garden News: Down to Earth with Robert Barker

11 February 2020
Garden News: Down to Earth with Robert Barker

Garden News: Down to Earth with Robert Barker

11 February 2020

Don’t be disheartened: signs of spring are starting to appear, if you know where to look, says Cambridge garden designer Robert Barker


Mama Said: How not to do date night

02 February 2020
Mama Said: How not to do date night

Mama Said: How not to do date night

02 February 2020

Roses are red, violets are blue, Emily Martin is spending Valentine’s night with the kids (probably) and perhaps you are too. . .


Home Front:How to master the art of indoor plants

02 February 2020
Home Front:How to master the art of indoor plants

Home Front:How to master the art of indoor plants

02 February 2020

Cate Burren of Cambridge’s Angel and Blume Interior Design shares her enthusiasm for incorporating flora of all types into our homes


Bar Fly: The Stillery's Tim Blake talks cocktails

31 January 2020
Bar Fly: The Stillery's Tim Blake talks cocktails

Bar Fly: The Stillery's Tim Blake talks cocktails

31 January 2020

Tim Blake - bona fide drinks buff and the brains behind Bury St Edmunds speakeasy The Stillery - gets into the Valentine’s spirit


At the Bar: Raising a glass to the year's finest wines

09 January 2020
At the Bar: Raising a glass to the year's finest wines

At the Bar: Raising a glass to the year's finest wines

09 January 2020

Hal Wilson of Cambridge Wine Merchants looks back on 2019’s top vintages - and forward to the fine wines 2020 will bring


Real life: Wake Up Call

07 January 2020
Real life: Wake Up Call

Real life: Wake Up Call

07 January 2020

A crisis in her own life prompted Birgit Buenger to do extensive research into something that many of us take for granted - sleep


Mama Said: How terrible *are* 'the twos'?

04 January 2020
Mama Said: How terrible *are* 'the twos'?

Mama Said: How terrible *are* 'the twos'?

04 January 2020

As Emily Martin’s baby turns two, she wonders just how terrible can ‘the twos’ be?


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