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Mama Said: "Picture me as a freed hostage. . ."

Mama Said: "Picture me as a freed hostage. . ."

Mama Said: "Picture me as a freed hostage. . ."

31 August 2020

Emily Martin is home alone for the first time in seven years and, to be honest, doesn’t know what to do


Real Life: Living and working the eco-friendly way

Real Life: Living and working the eco-friendly way

Real Life: Living and working the eco-friendly way

16 August 2020

Guilden Gate, a slice of sustainably-created paradise in Bassingbourn, combines a smallholding, glamping spot and way of life, as Lisa Millard reports


Interview: Why it's time to press reset

Interview: Why it's time to press reset

Interview: Why it's time to press reset

01 August 2020

While Covid-19 continues to shape our world, recovery offers an opportunity to reset. Craig Bennett, The Wildlife Trusts CEO, talks to Lisa Millard


Mama Said: Accidents happen, writes Emily Martin

Mama Said: Accidents happen, writes Emily Martin

Mama Said: Accidents happen, writes Emily Martin

28 July 2020

"I know I complain about the children, but I’m not hoping to eventually do away with them. . ." Emily Martin visits A&E for the first time


Real Life: Meet the canine heroes changing lives

Real Life: Meet the canine heroes changing lives

Real Life: Meet the canine heroes changing lives

26 July 2020

Nothing can bring comfort and joy quite like a dog. Lisa Millard, owner of Zephyr the wonder Weimaraner, meets three remarkable four-legged friends


Emily Martin grew up with no siblings and, honestly, you have no idea. . .

Emily Martin grew up with no siblings and, honestly, you have no idea. . .

Emily Martin grew up with no siblings and, honestly, you have no idea. . .

26 June 2020

Mama Said: Life as a 'oneling' parent of two


Real Life: Sewing for the frontline

Real Life: Sewing for the frontline

Real Life: Sewing for the frontline

07 June 2020

Velvet shines a spotlight on local heroes taking to their sewing machines to help protect frontline staff in their coronavirus battle


Food: Meet the indies feeding the frontline

Food: Meet the indies feeding the frontline

Food: Meet the indies feeding the frontline

07 June 2020

Times may be tough for our local indies, but that’s not stopped them helping both frontline workers and those living in food poverty. Velvet reports


Father's Day: Top gifts for top dads

Father's Day: Top gifts for top dads

Father's Day: Top gifts for top dads

05 June 2020

Celebrations may have to take a different form this year, but you can still make dad feel special. The team at Grub Club Cambridge go gift shopping


Family: How I home-schooled my kids into Oxbridge

Family: How I home-schooled my kids into Oxbridge

Family: How I home-schooled my kids into Oxbridge

02 June 2020

She home-schooled two of her children into Oxbridge. The Progression Coach Sam James shares her story - and some top tips


Real Life: A midwife's life in time of coronavirus

Real Life: A midwife's life in time of coronavirus

Real Life: A midwife's life in time of coronavirus

29 May 2020

Amanda Rowley, Head of Midwifery at Cambridge’s Rosie Hospital, tells Velvet about life on the maternity unit in the midst of Covid-19


Mama Said: Lockdown's no picnic, says Emily Martin

Mama Said: Lockdown's no picnic, says Emily Martin

Mama Said: Lockdown's no picnic, says Emily Martin

27 May 2020

We’re weeks (and weeks) into lockdown and Emily Martin has realised some things. . .


Books: New thriller about 'motherhood & madness'

Books: New thriller about 'motherhood & madness'

Books: New thriller about 'motherhood & madness'

26 May 2020

Sarah Vaughan’s acclaimed thrillers dig for the truth. Her latest book, Little Disasters, addresses “motherhood and madness”, as she tells Alice Ryan


Family: Ideas for little isolators

Family: Ideas for little isolators

Family: Ideas for little isolators

13 May 2020

Emily Martin finds nine ways to amuse little isolators so you can have a rest


Books: Kate Rhodes' crime novels are coming to TV

Books: Kate Rhodes' crime novels are coming to TV

Books: Kate Rhodes' crime novels are coming to TV

09 May 2020

Kate Rhodes’ Ben Kitto books are about to be turned into a TV series by the production team behind The Fall and Line of Duty, as she tells Alice Ryan


Mama Said: Reflecting on life in lockdown

Mama Said: Reflecting on life in lockdown

Mama Said: Reflecting on life in lockdown

28 April 2020

Emily Martin is on lockdown and really wishes there was something she could say to make it better


Mama Said: Emily Martin navigates mealtime

Mama Said: Emily Martin navigates mealtime

Mama Said: Emily Martin navigates mealtime

03 April 2020

Emily Martin can’t remember if she’s written about children’s mealtimes before, because her brain is so addled from picking food up off the floor


Fact & Fiction: This month's must-reads

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


New to home working? Here’s what you need to know

New to home working? Here’s what you need to know

New to home working? Here’s what you need to know

29 March 2020

As coronavirus compels workers across the country to go remote, home-worker Alice Ryan shares her top tips for being productive and staying sane


Books: Time to be Creative

Books: Time to be Creative

Books: Time to be Creative

27 March 2020

Quarto, specialists in beautifully illustrated and inspiring publications, has curated a range of books to keeps hands, hearts and minds occupied.


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