Life after a mastectomy

“Hi, this morning I had breast cancer. This evening I don’t,” says a placard held up by Victoria Derbyshire during her mastectomy video diary. In an announcement that screamed power and strength, journalist Victoria Derbyshire reported on her breast cancer journey. Documenting the quick turnaround from diagnosis to the removal of one breast, she turned a […]

Have yourself an eco-friendly Christmas

Christmas is all about extravagance. Fabulous food, gorgeous gifts, decadent decorations – it really is the most wonderful time of the year. But, in amongst all the mulled wine and mince pies, have you ever taken a moment to think about its environmental impact of the season? After the latest series of Blue Planet, we’re […]

What’s On at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Shrek The Musical Everyone’s favourite fairytale characters are heading to the Scottish capital this Christmas. Based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animations feature film, Shrek The Musical is returning to the Edinburgh Playhouse in December. Join unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they […]

Keep your home warm this winter – without breaking a sweat over your bills

We’re about to enter the season of cosy jumpers, hot chocolate and (dare we say it) Christmas shopping! We’ve got some top tips for keeping your home cosy without spending a fortune on heating bills, whether you’re looking for a quick fix or thinking longer term. Keep out the cold There’s nothing worse than walking […]

Edinburgh International Book Festival: The Best Bits

The Edinburgh International Book Festival has kicked off in the capital, with lots to see, do and take part in over the space of two weeks. The annual event sees big-name authors flock to Charlotte Square to do readings, workshops and signings, and encourage Scots to embrace the wonder of the written word. Over 1,000 […]