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LIQUID GOLD: A HIVE OF HONEY IDEAS

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A superfood, sweetener and term of endearment, honey has been used by humans for thousands of years. Thinking outside of the cereal box, we’ve found a few out-of-the-ordinary uses for this rich golden treat. One of the obvious benefits of honey is as a substitute to sugar – a deliciously ...

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NORPRO HONEY DISPENSER

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For years people have been thinking that there had to be a better way to have honey on hand and ready to dispense without having to hold that congealed container upside down, forever. Norpro has come up with the perfect answer with its Honey Dispenser that cleverly keeps the golden ...

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LINKEDIN

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The world’s largest professional networking site – with over 400 million users worldwide – isn’t just for the current work force. If you’ve retired it can still be a great way to reconnect with former colleagues or professional contacts. For people who volunteer, the organisation you’re interested in may well ...

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PURITY BY JONATHAN FRANZEN

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There was a broad alignment of opinion on most aspects of the book except its length. One view was that the text said all that needed to be said; others found some of the detail irrelevant and taxing to read. Most were agreed that Franzen is a clever if not ...

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BEE AND INSECT HOTEL

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Revitalise your traditional beekeeping practices with the addition of a Kingfisher Wooden Bee & Insect Hotel. This innovative garden gadget measures 15cm by 14cm by 16cm and will provide your local honey bees, bumble bees and all sorts of insects with an extensive base in which to nest. Moreover, a ...

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DIAL-A-RIDE: NEED A LIFT?

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To many, the Dial-a-Ride service is more than a way to get mobile when mobility is an issue. It’s a door-to-door lifeline that makes a huge difference to those who could otherwise be isolated by their disability.   Transport for London’s Dial-a-Ride service helps 47,000 members across the Capital, from ...

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CURTAIN CALL: WORLD-CLASS THEATRE ON YOUR DOORSTEP

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Park Theatre is the brainchild of Artistic Director, Jez Bond, and Creative Director, Melli Bond. With a bumper selection of plays on this season there’s plenty to see. Highlights include The Boys In The Band (28 September – 30 October) a look into the lives of gay men in New ...

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MAPMYWALK GPS

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This app tracks your route, time, distance, speed, pace and calories burned, and syncs with mapmywalk.com so you can view the information in a larger format on your computer. If you can persuade friends to get involved, MapMyWalk’s social feature lets you share routes and encouraging words. The Windows phone ...

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PRESSE BY BOBBLE

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This is a travel mug for coffee connoisseurs. Forget instant coffee, this former Kickstarter project filters 400ml of the fresh stuff in just three minutes. Perfect for you decide to follow our 393 Bus Route (pg. 24) or walk to your next Get Together event. Add your ground coffe and ...

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LIVING ON A CANAL BOAT: GET ON BOARD

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Living on a canal boat conjurs up idyllic images of brightly painted cosy craft tied up alongside sunny country fields or in handy, city centre marinas. However, there’s lots to think about before it’s anchors aweigh.   Living on a boat can be wonderful. You can tailor the experience to ...

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ANGEL CANAL FESTIVAL

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If you want to dip your toe in the water and experience some of the waterway delights on offer in Islington, then this is the perfect day to drop anchor. The Angel Canal Festival brings the City Road Lock, Basin and towpath alongside Regents Canal to life. Along the towpath ...

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DIY HOME CINEMA EXPERIENCE

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With one of these nifty projectors, you’re a flick of a switch and the pop of buttery corn away from your very own cinema experience. You don’t even need to limit your fun to watching the latest blockbuster film, projectors are the perfect way to share photos with friends or ...

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YVE’S BOOK CLUB REVIEW: DEATH IN SUMMER BY WILLIAM TREVOR

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A hot, beautiful summer in Essex provides the background for Trevor’s novel, in which three deaths occur and people from all of England’s social classes interact in unexpected ways. As a group, we agreed that Trevor was a very competent writer of Irish origins with a weighty oeuvre and many ...

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SEEING STARS

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A must for all film buffs, the International Movie Database (IMDb) is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity info. They aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, photos, ...

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