Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Cluck me … it's the best chicken rice in Ubud, Bali

In the 11 years since Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller Eat, Pray, Love thrust Ubud into the limelight, tourists have inundated this once-sleepy Balinese town encircled by rice paddies. The centre now has more restaurants...

20 apps to get you out and about

Why don’t you just switch off your smartphone and go out and do something less boring instead? Although with all due respect to the famous intro for children’s TV show Why Don’t You?,...

After 40 years I finally tracked down my dead brother

For most of my life, and I’m 50 now, one piece of information about my brother had blocked all others. “Dead” became the barrier; a restraining wall. Nicky’s deadness became his defining characteristic, although...

Mum and Dad: the prism through which we see our siblings ​

Why are sibling relationships so special, and so different from any other kind? Because they begin at an age where the primary bond for each brother and sister is with their mother and...

Che Guevara’s brother: ‘Ernesto must be pulled from his pedestal’

There is something familiar about his gaze. Standing with a little boy balanced awkwardly on his shoulders, a burning intensity in the young man’s eyes belies a steely resolve. Yet it is hard...

Family life: Doris and Ray’s no-frills wartime wedding, Nautilus by B Bumble and the...

Snapshot: My parents’ no-frills wartime wedding Here are my parents, Doris and Ray, on their wedding day, 10 March 1945. No doubt wartime weddings were not the lavish affairs that we have come to expect, but...

In the outer solar system, what is a KBO? The Weekend quiz

The questions 1 Who said, “There’s something wrong with our bloody ships today”?2 What did Philippe Petit do on 6 August, 1974?3 What title did Afterglow Miami Ink win in March?4 Which country’s name...

Wild days out for Easter: UK walks, attractions and activities – without the crowds

Wild swimming, Pembrokeshire The sea is not warm over Easter (just 9-10C), but sunshine and warm air make a difference, tempting swimmers to strip for a quick dash and splash. I love Wales for...

My workout: ‘Ballet has given me strength’

I have always loved to dance. It’s a brilliant way to keep fit: it’s so much fun and doesn’t even feel like exercise. I’ve had lessons since I was little, everything from jazz...

The experts’ guide to making your garden bloom on a budget

‘Repurposed containers make a great statement’ Frances Tophill is a gardening TV presenter and author However tempting they look, don’t buy spring bulbs. With the exception of snowdrops, which actually do need to be bought...

Vegan Advise

Kim Briggs widower: 'this is not about anti-cycling, it's about wrongdoing'

A week after Kim Briggs died of head injuries sustained when a cyclist riding an illegal bike collided with her at about 18mph,...