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

Bournemouth 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


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

Bournemouth 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


Let there be lights - A trip to Iceland in search of the Northen Lights

Bournemouth Echo:

11:59am Thursday 18th December 2014

Five nights, 1,800km and a few frayed tempers; Sarah Marshall goes to Iceland in search of the Northern Lights


Cranberry and Walnut Treacle Tart

Bournemouth 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

Bournemouth Echo: Alex Aitken's Sea Bass with Shellfish


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

Bournemouth Echo: Katie Farley

5:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

Beauty expert Katie Farley shows you how to shine this Christmas


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

Bournemouth 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

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

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

Bournemouth 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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