Easy Crochet: Vintage and Retro
The Easy Crochet series features six new project collections, so you can find a great project, whatever style you're looking for. Each book features a range of patterns to make for the home, to wear or to give, so you will find plenty of projects for a whole range of needs. Whether you're reviving your love of crochet or you've just discovered this restful and soothing pastime, there is an Easy Crochet book for you, and with every project tried and tested, and each technique fully explained, they're perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters.Revive the groovy patterns and styles of yesterday with this collection of designs for colourful folky pieces that will work as stylish statements in the home and in your wardrobe. Create a selection of beautiful crochet blankets for an easy way of introducing the vintage look, or reinvent a plain dress or top with a beautiful scalloped collar... or try one of the many more patterns available!
Ella's Kitchen: The Cookbook
'It's never too early to get little'uns interested in healthy eating, so instead of cooking for the kids, why not cook with them?' - Reveal As featured in The Times, Ella's Kitchen is the fastest growing brand in the UK baby food sector and this new title, Ella's Kitchen: The Cookbook: The Red One, is the first in a series of books aimed at creating nutritious, convenient food that kids (and their parents) will love. 100 yummy recipes to inspire big and little cooks, ranging from the easiest of snacks and light meals that can be rustled up in minutes to delicious and satisfying dinners. Interesting twists and clever shortcuts, such as salmon fillets baked in parcels and sweet and sour prawns, make life as easy as possible for busy parents. For weekends and holidays, when there is a bit more time available, there are leisurely breakfast recipes such as Blueberry Pancakes and more involved cooking projects such as a Pasta Weekend. With an emphasis on involving kids as much as possible, the book includes easy prep tasks throughout, as well as fun activities, from growing your own window-box plants to getting creative with vegetable prints. Colour-in pages and stickers also mean that kids will love it as much as their parents do.Content includes...First foods for tiny taste budsFrom must to mash & beyondLearning about foodYummy lunches and speedy snacksDee-licious dinnersPerfect pudsScrummy treatsHooray for the weekend...and much more!
Excuse My French: Fluent Français without the faux pas
By Rachel Best, Jean-Christophe Van Waes
Life together in a bi-lingual relationship for Rachel and Jean-Christophe created many amusing miscomprehensions and often sheer bewilderment. How do you translate, 'Don't beat around the bush' and why does 'to be left high and dry' in English, become 'rester en carafe' in French? Excuse My French! is their solution to all this conversational confusion. The book comprises of 700 expressions in English and in French, divided into 12 chapters, which cover all the essential topics in life - including food and drink, money, business work and sex. It presents the essential idioms and metaphors of the 'other' language in a fresh, light-hearted way that won't make you feel like you're back in a classroom. Packed with quizzes, glossaries and interesting detail on the historical contexts for how phrases were coined, and illustrated throughout with line drawings, it will improve language skills and promote the Entente Cordiale between tourists, students and business associates, as well as encourage relationships to blossom between les Gaulois et les Rosbifs all over the world!
Everyone Try Yoga
By Victoria Woodhall, Jonathan Sattin
There is a style of yoga to suit everyone, regardless of age, gender or fitness levels. Learn what yoga can do for you, from improving your health, helping you lose weight and tone up, reducing stress and lifting your mood. The book explores 10 different styles of yoga, including: - Iyengar - Ashtanga - Yoga for Sports - Restorative - Hatha - Yoga for Pregnancy so you can find the right 'fit' for you. Some styles are athletic and physically demanding, whilst others focus on balance, breathing and releasing tension. Follow three 20-minute full sequences for morning, noon and night, with easily accessible exercises. With advice from ten experienced yoga teachers, Everyone Try Yoga is all you need to get started or broaden your existing yoga practice. Triyoga is Europe's leading yoga centre, with high profile clientele and attracting the top UK and visiting international yoga teachers who have the motto 'everyone try yoga' because each style has its own unique emphasis, benefits and challenges. Everyone Try Yoga draws on the expertise of over 15 highly experienced teachers from triyoga to show you what each style can offer. The book features practical and accessible exercises throughout, including three full sequences suitable for all levels. The accompanying DVD provides a powerful visual aid to guide you through these sequences. It also explores the history of yoga, giving context to our modern take on this 4,000-year-old tradition. With guidance on yoga for men, children, pregnancy and the menopause as well as meditation and improving energy, Everyone Try Yoga contains all you need to start or deepen your yoga practice.
By Maryanne Madden
Are you always trying to think of new ways to prepare simple, speedy meals? Then look no further than a halogen oven. Halogens are super convenient, compact appliances that can be kept on your kitchen counter. They heat with a combination of infra red and convection to cook food 40% faster than conventional ovens. And with racks to layer your food and dials for temperature control, a whole meal can be produced from just one appliance. This book provides an inspiring introduction to halogen cooking, with delicious yet easy recipes to make meal times really special. Having limited preparation time need never mean turning to unhealthy convenience foods again!
Elevate the Everyday
By Tracey Clark
Eco House Book
By Terence Conran
Buildings are the biggest polluters on the planet, responsible for a far greater proportion of the carbon dioxide emissions that get pumped into the atmosphere every year than cars, planes or factories. Just as we are urged to change our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprint and consumption of water, there is a great deal we can do to convert our existing homes into greener, healthier places to live. Most homes, even those built relatively recently, are not decorated, designed, constructed or serviced with eco-friendliness in mind. But you don't have to start from scratch to make a huge difference to the way your home impacts on the environment. From relatively small and economic changes to more dramatic overhauls, there has never been a better time to turn your home green.Environmental issues should be part of every decision you make on the home front - from selecting fabric for soft furnishings to designing and siting a home extension. Including tips, advice on material choices and design directions, Eco House Book provides all the information you need to reduce your home's carbon footprint and in the process directly improve the quality of your life.
Easy Cupcakes by Colour
Pink, white, yellow, blue, green or chocolate - choose the colour that suits your taste, your theme or your china - and then charm and delight your friends with these divine little cakes. Quirky and witty and incredibly simple, you can make a selection for a birthday party or arrange them in tiers for a stunning cake for a wedding or other celebration.
By Tim Pilcher
The Edible Balcony
By Alex Mitchell
Forget lawns and raised beds - a simple balcony or windowbox is all you need to create a miniature Eden of your own so you can eat home-grown fresh fruit and vegetables every day of the year. From an easy edible balcony that can be set up over a weekend to inspirational ideas for designing with recycled and salvaged materials, here you will discover how plants and edibles can be squeezed into whatever space you have available, with gorgeous profusion. Everywhere is a potential grow zone - herbs climbing up walls, salads escaping from recycled guttering, or beans and tomatoes supported by an old hat stand. Packed with detailed planting and growing advice on all the crops featured, plus information on how to make a self-watering container and cope with pests and diseases, this is the essential guide to building an urban eden in the sky.
By David Nightingale
By Tim Pilcher