The Paper Florist
By Suzi Mclaughlin
Paper flowers are not only beautiful, but also incredibly versatile. They can be used to create everything from simple home decorations and gorgeous gifts to unique centrepieces and decorative one-off bouquets, all made from the most basic and inexpensive materials. Suzi McLaughlin's step-by-step tutorials cover a beautiful array of flowers including bluebells, peonies, poppies, cherry blossom and more, and will teach everything you need to know. Make delicate lifelike flowers, or let your imagination run wild and use Suzi's techniques to create playful hybrids. Adorn your home with colour and style with just a few simple steps.The flowers are accompanied by templates for every shape used in the book, as well as instructions on how to display your creations to their full potential. Whether you want to make a gloriously blousy bouquet, a bejewelled cherry blossom branch or an impressive floral centrepiece, this book is sure to delight and inspire.
The Little Book of Kindness
By Dr David Hamilton
Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression, improves relationships and even slows the ageing process. Yet, more than this, kindness can power real and lasting change in the world.This little guide shows how the practice of kindness can increase our happiness, improve our health, help us to forge stronger connections with others and positively affect the world we live in.In The Little Book of Kindness, kindness expert Dr David R Hamilton reveals the science of kindness and teaches us how, by using easy-to-follow tools, strategies and exercises, we can harness its power to improve all aspects of our lives and the lives of the people around us.
By Richard Bertinet
'If you only have one book about how to make bread, this should really be it.' Nathan Outlaw'All it takes to make bread is flour, water and salt. To make great bread, add a little Bertinet.' Pierre Koffmann'Richard never ceases to amaze me with his writing and effortless skills as a baker... whenever I am with him for a coffee, a bite to eat or teaching with him, I always come away with new knowledge... a bread genius.' Angela HartnettRenowned baker Richard Bertinet brings bread right up to date with his hallmark straightforward approach to achieving the perfect crumb. Richard shares his expertise through every step of the baking process, including the different techniques of fermenting, mixing and working - never 'kneading' - the dough. Richard shows you how to make everything from classic and rustic breads to sourdough using different flours and ferments. Learn how to bake a range of delicious sweet and savoury recipes from Cornbread with Manchego Cheese & Chorizo, Saffron & Seaweed Buns and Green Pea Flatbreads to Chocolate, Pistachio & Orange Loaf and Cinnamon Knots. There are also options for gluten-free breads and the best bakes to improve your gut-health by experimenting with different types of flour. Finally, Richard shares ideas for cooking with bread for delicious tartines ormouthwatering Brioche Ice Cream. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout, Crumb will inspire and fill you, whatever your experience, with the confidence to 'show the dough who's boss'.* Online demos available at thebertinetkitchen.com *
By Katie-Jane Wright
Victoria Beckham uses them backstage at her fashion shows.Miranda Kerr places them in her meditation-yoga room.Adele raves about their calming properties. Welcome to the world of healing crystals.Crystals have existed on earth for millions of years. They're a tool which work with your energy field to absorb, focus and direct energies. This modern, empowering guide illustrates how to tap in to the energy of crystals to strengthen intuition, set intention and feel supported by the beauty and energetic vibrations of popular and lesser known stones. Crystals may be used as talismans, healing touchstones, tools for meditation and accessing different levels of consciousness. Including 50 crystals and their meaning, how to get started working with the energy of crystals, crystal grids, skulls and cleansing meditations, this stunning book is the definitive, inspiring introduction to crystals for the next generation.
The Secret Language of Dogs
By Victoria Stilwell
Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. The Secret Language of Dogs is a guide to understanding your dog, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping them to learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success. Along the way, you'll learn the answers to questions such as:-What do different tail wags mean?-What does being right-pawed say about my dog's personality?-How can I tell the difference between boredom barking and warning barking?-What does it mean when my dog spins around, arches his back, or gives me the whale eye?-Do dogs feel guilt?-How do dogs perceive human faces?-Why do some scientists think dogs' emotional experience is even greater than ours?Filled with adorable full-colour photographs and instructive illustrations, this insightful 'dog decoder' will soon make you dog's best friend.
The Little Book of Meditation
By Patrizia Collard
From the bestselling author of The Little Book of Mindfulness.Meditation is an easy way to bring more peace and tranquillity into your life. Packed with practical advice, useful meditations and affirming thoughts, this little book teaches you how to be happier, healthier and more relaxed - without sitting for hours on a meditation cushion.Dr Patrizia Collard, bestselling author of The Little Book of Mindfulness, shows you another way, with these fun and efficient exercises: just 5 to 10 minutes a day is enough to strengthen your immune system, relieve stress and clear your head. Whether you like mindfulness or movement meditations, or simple mantras, everyone will find a meditation to suit them.
The Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook
Master of art, science, philosophy, architecture and much more, Leonardo da Vinci was the definition of a Renaissance Man. While many of his works were left unfinished or have badly deteriorated, his drawings and words preserve his genius and remain a critical resource for artists today. Delve into one of history's greatest minds, and be guided and inspired by his works and wisdom in The Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook. From anatomical studies to tonal compositions, master essential techniques, principles and subjects. Pore over the most compelling details of Leonardo's work and follow the guided projects within to become a master draughtsman.
The Astrology Bible
By Judy Hall
The Astrology Bible is a comprehensive guide to traditional and modern astrology that brings together everything you need to know about the subject, including its meaning, correspondences and how to practise it. If you are a beginner, this book will help you to use astrology to choose the right path in life, understand yourself and others, find love or select a career. If you already have astrological skills, it will deepen and expand your knowledge of zodiac lore.* Use your birthchart to arrive at a better understanding of yourself* Learn how planetary activity affects behaviour, personality, health and karma* Gain greater insight into your life and the lives of people around you
Cooking at Home
By Dan Doherty
Dan Doherty is a judge on the BBC1's primetime series, Britain's Best Home Cook, alongside Mary Berry.'There's serious talent in this kitchen' - Tom Parker Bowles, the Mail on Sunday'Food should be pleasurable to cook and rewarding to feed to others, without being overly complicated or fussy. I think there's something here for everyone and every event too.' - Dan DohertyFrom a Friday-night snack to a slap-up feast, lunch box ideas to killer desserts, award-winning tv chef Dan Doherty shares crowd-pleasing recipes inspired by his favourite dishes to make at home. This is comfort food with a twist - nourishing, reliable recipes with Dan's individual stamp on each dish.Dan's recipes will inspire you to spend more time in the kitchen whatever the occasion, be it a Tuesday night supper of Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chilli Bake or Butterflied Herby Lamb Leg Roast followed by Brown Butter Cheesecake to impress friends at a dinner party.
The Little Crystal Kit
By Judy Hall
This enchanting little guide contains everything you need to enhance your life using crystals. Focusing on 15 key crystals, each recommended to complement a particular area of your life, Judy Hall provides essential information on how to choose, use, cleanse and programme your chosen stone.Whether it's Rose Quartz to improve your relationships, Goldstone to bring you wealth or Selenite to strengthen your spiritual practice, this crystal toolbox contains all you need to harness the power of crystals.Crystals included in the kit:- Green AventurineThis is the stone of prosperity and one of the premier crystals for attracting luck, abundance and success.- AmethystAn excellent aid for meditation, Amethyst turns your thoughts away from the mundane and towards tranquillity and deeper understanding.- Rose QuartzThis peaceful crystal is known as the 'Stone of Unconditional Love' and it transforms relationships with yourself and others, creating love and harmony.- CitrineA happy generous stone. It stimulates living in the moment, rather than living in your dreams.
Chetna's Healthy Indian
By Chetna Makan
We all know there is more to Indian food than just curries; it can also be really healthy, fresh and super delicious. Chetna's Healthy Indian contains home cooking at its best - straightforward methods, very few ingredients, crowd pleasing flavours, nourishment and comfort. It draws upon inspiration from Chetna's family and friends, creating realistic recipes for midweek, after work, busy weekends or when you simply want to look after yourself with wholesome food.You'll find 80 delicious recipes that require minimum time and effort, including Onion & whole spice chicken curry, Tandoori pan-fried sea bream, Paneer & cavalo nero saag and Baked cardamom & pistachio yogurt pots.Inspired by Indian cuisine, Chetna's Healthy Indian is proof that healthy food does not need to be health food, and convenient meals can be good for you, too.
Eat It Anyway
By Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison
'One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.' - Virginia Woolf.The definition of 'healthy eating' has been chewed up, spat out and re-digested enough times to make Joe Public give up and seek out their nearest branch of McDonald's. Our mindless obsession with eating 'right' is such that we're now more concerned about what our Instagram followers think of a poorly lit picture of our dinner than we are of its effect on our own palate. Or, indeed, our happiness. We seem to be living in a time where we no longer eat with our hearts, emotions or heritage - but with what our waistlines (and followers) in mind.Not Plant Based are on a mission to help you love food again. The principle is very simple: eat what you like and don't worry about it. It's a menu that's especially delicious, 'guilt-free' and requires a hell of a lot less money spent in health food shops. Throughout the book, Laura and Eve call on experts to debunk myths and provide a balanced exploration of our attitude towards food, with some delicious recipes thrown in along the way. They discuss their own experiences of eating disorders and offer personal tips and coping mechanisms to help rid you of anxiety linked to food. No one is saying healthy eating is bad; there is simply a lot of misleading information out there. More to the point, food is so much more in the grand scheme of life than health: it's family, friends, enjoyment and memories. So go on, take a bite out of Eat It Anyway and learn to love your food all over again. It's SO mouth-wateringly good - we bet you'll be back for seconds.
By Clodagh Mckenna
As Clodagh says, 'My biggest passion is to host suppers at my house in London. Whether it's for friends, family or strangers, my heart fills with joy when I see everyone sat around my table enjoying my food. For me this is what cooking is all about; sharing a memorable moment together'. With Clodagh's expert advice and experience you too can create stunning suppers that take advantage of the best seasonal produce. Including the best ways to prepare, what to serve and her handy tips for finishing your meal in style the book covers:* Part 1 - how to create a well-balanced and delicious menu, writing your shopping lists and creating a beautiful table to set the scene* Part 2 - 120 recipes to take you through the year from Wild Garlic & Potato Soup to start a spring supper to autumnal comfort food like Roast Butternut Squash, Cashel Blue & Saffron Pappardelle and warming winter treats such as Star Anise & Orange Rice Pudding* Part 3 - ideas for easy nibbles to serve as soon as guests arrive, simple cocktails and even edible gifts to ensure everyone leaves with something to remember the evening by.