Features

Meet the woman known as 'Mrs Christmas' because she's so obsessed with the festive season

Dorset Echo:

7:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

Nicky Lane’s love of the festive season is legendary among her friends, who call her Mrs Christmas. Nicky Findley meets the mum who can’t get enough of this special time of year

Passions

The Snow Angel author Lulu Taylor on how real life has influenced her book

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

It’s the time of year for books and stories so why not curl up with this delicious wintry tale? Dorset author Lulu Taylor tells Faith Eckersall what inspired her latest novel

Travel

Christmas shopping in New York: where to go for the best bargains

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

With Christmas fast approaching there’s never been a better time to hit the glittering streets of the Big Apple. Lisa Haynes gets set to spend


Food

Cranberry and Walnut Treacle Tart

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

Matt Budden, executive chef at the Highcliff Marriot in Bournemouth, shares this tart recipe which was a favourite of his grandmother. Try this at home to make your Christmas feast one to remember

Dorset Echo: Alex Aitken's Sea Bass with Shellfish

Health

Christmas make-up: beauty must-haves to get noticed this party season

Dorset Echo: Katie Farley

5:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

Beauty expert Katie Farley shows you how to shine this Christmas

Outdoors

Don’t miss your chance to meet legendary moutaineer Chris Bonington

Dorset Echo:

11:03am Monday 15th December 2014

THERE is a rare chance to meet one of the world’s greatest mountaineers when Sir Chris Bonington brings his re-scheduled Life and Times audio visual lecture tour to the Regent Centre in Christchurch next month on Tuesday, January 27, at 7.30pm.


Homes and Gardens

Dorset Echo: Expert column: white doesn't have to mean boring

Festive dining decor: make your table setting as tempting as the food this Christmas

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

There aren’t many who’d disagree; the festive feast is the highlight of Christmas day.

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