SUSIE DENT reveals the delightful forgotten words that capture Christmas… from a frenzy of scurryfunging to the bliss of quafftide!

SUSIE DENT reveals the delightful forgotten words that capture Christmas… from a frenzy of scurryfunging to the bliss of quafftide!

That’s entertaining Scurryfunge: Few words can be more useful at Christmas than this one, borrowed from U.S. dialect where it means to hastily and frenziedly tidy a house just before guests arrive. It manages to capture in a single term the mad throwing of things into cupboards and under furniture in an attempt to achieve … Read more

How the COLD can be good for you (yes, really!)

How the COLD can be good for you (yes, really!)

It may not sound as pleasant as soaking yourself in a warm bath.  However, experts insist that taking a cold dip — even if it’s brief — will do wonders for your health. Decades of research has linked cold exposure, whether in the form of a shower, bath or run outdoors during the depths of winter, … Read more

Regal in ruby! Queen Máxima of the Netherlands stuns in a velvet gown with lace detailing at a state banquet in Amsterdam for the South Korean president and first lady

Regal in ruby! Queen Máxima of the Netherlands stuns in a velvet gown with lace detailing at a state banquet in Amsterdam for the South Korean president and first lady

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands stunned in a ruby ballgown with lace and velvet panelling as she joined King Willem-Alexander at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam this evening to welcome some very special guests to the nation. The Dutch King and Queen held a state banquet for South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim … Read more

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Roald Dahl’s granddaughter Chloe is besotted with Dutch lawyer Linda Couvreur

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Roald Dahl’s granddaughter Chloe is besotted with Dutch lawyer Linda Couvreur

As cinemagoers queue to watch Wonka, Roald Dahl‘s granddaughter Chloe is convinced that she’s won the golden ticket when it comes to love. Chloe — whose mother, Lucy, a screenwriter, is a daughter of the children’s author — is enjoying a passionate romance with a Dutch lawyer, Linda Couvreur, 30, ‘She’s got that wild combination … Read more

Dutch publishers of Omid Scobie’s book Endgame hit back at his claims that they were to blame for identifying the ‘royal racists’ after he said they included the names in their translation

Dutch publishers of Omid Scobie’s book Endgame hit back at his claims that they were to blame for identifying the ‘royal racists’ after he said they included the names in their translation

The Dutch publishers of Omid Scobie’s book Endgame have hit back at his claims that they were to blame for the names two royals being named as racist. The author used a newspaper column to say that the publisher was sent one version of his book to work on with the understanding that the translation … Read more

Ten Christmas traditions… you’ve probably never heard of

Ten Christmas traditions… you’ve probably never heard of

From a penny in the black pudding to kissing under the mistletoe, Christmas traditions are not just about Santa in the UK. But what about traditions celebrated in countries across the globe?  Whether it’s chocolate filled shoes, an evening roller skating or eating KFC, other nations have their own peculiar ways of celebrating the festive period. … Read more

Kate Middleton has been wrongly accused of snubbing Meghan Markle at their first ever meeting – and another translation issue is to blame

Kate Middleton has been wrongly accused of snubbing Meghan Markle at their first ever meeting – and another translation issue is to blame

The publication of Omid Scobie’s Endgame has caused a huge fallout after two ‘royal racists’ were named in the Dutch version of the book – and now it seems another translation issue in Prince Harry‘s memoir months earlier could have wrongly painted the Princess of Wales in a bad light.   After the publication of Prince … Read more

Treat yourself! As Mars snaps up Hotel Chocolat for £534m to try and crack luxury chocolate market, experts reveal why Brits are splashing out on fancier treats instead of the cheaper classics

Treat yourself! As Mars snaps up Hotel Chocolat for £534m to try and crack luxury chocolate market, experts reveal why Brits are splashing out on fancier treats instead of the cheaper classics

The likes of Dairy Milk and Mars have been British staples for generations – but it seems as if the era of the humble chocolate bar could be over, as more and more Brits are splashing out on high-end alternatives despite the cost-of-living crisis.  With sales of chocolate forecast to grow by 13 per cent … Read more

Dutch journalist who first uncovered names of ‘royal racists’ says Omid Scobie’s Endgame has been released in Holland with ‘hundreds’ of changes – as biographer is seen for the first time since admitting early drafts DID name them

Dutch journalist who first uncovered names of ‘royal racists’ says Omid Scobie’s Endgame has been released in Holland with ‘hundreds’ of changes – as biographer is seen for the first time since admitting early drafts DID name them

The Dutch journalist who first uncovered the names of the ‘royal racists’ said Omid Scobie‘s Endgame has been re-released in Holland with ‘hundreds of changes’. Rick Evers took to X to highlight the tweaks made to the explosive book, comparing the newly published version to the first edition – which has since been pulled from shelves … Read more

Prince William says visits he made to homeless charity Passage with Princess Diana as a child left a ‘deep and lasting impression’ and praises their work as ‘life-changing’

Prince William says visits he made to homeless charity Passage with Princess Diana as a child left a ‘deep and lasting impression’ and praises their work as ‘life-changing’

Prince William has praised the work of homelessness charity The Passage and said he was ‘deeply moved’ by visiting the charity as a child with Princess Diana. The Prince of Wales, 41, shared a video explaining the ‘great work’ the charity does,  including ‘life-changing’ work to prevent homelessness and human trafficking, which was posted on Twitter … Read more