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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?


Real life: How a Cambridge charity helped Colin to turn his life around

02 January 2020
Real life: How a Cambridge charity helped Colin to turn his life around

Real life: How a Cambridge charity helped Colin to turn his life around

02 January 2020

Becoming homeless in his mid-50s came as a huge blow to Colin Pope. Enter a Cambridge charity to help.


The Reluctant Vegan: Say hello to a plant-based diet just like Emily Martin did

30 December 2019
The Reluctant Vegan: Say hello to a plant-based diet just like Emily Martin did

The Reluctant Vegan: Say hello to a plant-based diet just like Emily Martin did

30 December 2019

To mark veganuary, Velvet’s Emily Martin ate vegan for a week. Warning: may contain jokes


All Change: The Art of Living

28 December 2019
All Change: The Art of Living

All Change: The Art of Living

28 December 2019

Alex Buxton meets three local people who’ve all changed lanes in life. First up is Rosemary Cullum


Down to Earth: With Robert Barker

28 December 2019
Down to Earth: With Robert Barker

Down to Earth: With Robert Barker

28 December 2019

Instead of making a raft of punishing resolutions, focus on improving your garden this New Year, writes Cambridge designer Robert Barker


Food and drink: On the Grapevine

18 December 2019
Food and drink: On the Grapevine

Food and drink: On the Grapevine

18 December 2019

It’s Christmas: time to raise a glass of something special, says Nicholas Corke of Thos Peatling in Bury


Garden Club: How a real Christmas tree can really make the festive period sing

02 December 2019
Garden Club: How a real Christmas tree can really make the festive period sing

Garden Club: How a real Christmas tree can really make the festive period sing

02 December 2019

A real Christmas tree brings both festive spirit and the beauty of nature into the house, writes Cambridge garden designer Robert Barker


Season to Savour: Lovefit's Amber Brammah on how to have a merry, not manic Christmas

30 November 2019
Season to Savour: Lovefit's Amber Brammah on how to have a merry, not manic Christmas

Season to Savour: Lovefit's Amber Brammah on how to have a merry, not manic Christmas

30 November 2019

Amber Brammah is a personal trainer and founder of Lovefit, Cambridge. Here, she explains how she’ll be getting into the festive spirit this year. . .


Allotment Diary: Recipes to give your Christmas a sugary high

29 November 2019
Allotment Diary: Recipes to give your Christmas a sugary high

Allotment Diary: Recipes to give your Christmas a sugary high

29 November 2019

The festive season calls for sugar, spice and something healthy, too, says Katie Moore of Allotment


Column: Mama Said by Emily Martin

27 November 2019
Column: Mama Said by Emily Martin

Column: Mama Said by Emily Martin

27 November 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year and, after 37 Christmases, Emily Martin reckons she has it all wrapped up