Blog – HOMMAGE

How to look after your skin while you travel

Travel may well broaden the mind, but there’s no doubt it can play havoc on one’s skin. Changing climates, air-conditioned lounges,...
Travel may well broaden the mind, but there’s no doubt it can play havoc on one’s skin. Changing climates, air-conditioned lounges, aeroplane cabins and train carriages, as well as the inevitable lack of sleep and stress which comes with long-distance travel, will all take their toll on our face. The lack of humidity in air-conditioned environments (most aeroplane cabins sit at around 20 percent humidity, and our skin is generally happiest between 40 and 70) causes a lack of hydration, which...
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5 Great Christmas gift ideas

Whether you are of a Humbug persuasion or are the ultimate festive enthusiast, there is no getting around it. The...
Whether you are of a Humbug persuasion or are the ultimate festive enthusiast, there is no getting around it. The lights in every city centre are blinding, shop assistants are looking uncomfortable in their Christmas uniforms, some truly terrible albums will reach improbably high chart numbers and your wine stocks will soon be considerably depleted thanks to the various thirsty new additions to your extended family. Christmas is nearly upon us. With this comes the inevitable ‘what-to-buy’ jitters and endless...
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Hommage to Robert Burns

The 25th of January is fast-approaching and Scotland is bristling. Each year on this day — the anniversary of their...
The 25th of January is fast-approaching and Scotland is bristling. Each year on this day — the anniversary of their most celebrated poet’s birth — preparations begin for the night ahead. Burns Night, or Burns Supper, is an evening where the all those who participate feast on haggis (a savoury Scottish delicacy of sheep’s heart, liver and lungs minced with onion, oatmeal and suet which is seasoned before being wrapped in sheep’s stomach and cooked), neeps and tatties (turnips and...
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