January 25, 2016 - 12:26 GMT hellomagazine.com Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain joins the Duchess of Cambridge as one of Britain's top 500 influential people Nadiya Hussain , the lady who won the hearts of the nation during the last series of the Great British Bake Off and finally scooped the winning crown, has been named among the country's most influential people in 2016. Mary Berry in tears, by Debrett's, the publishers of a number of etiquette guides which names the 500 most influential people in the country. Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain was among the country's most influential people of 2016 Deliciously Ella , was hailed for being "at the vanguard of a new wave of 'clean eating' bloggers, establishing her name as a food and nutrition writer." Healthy food blogger Ella Woodward, known as Deliciously Ella, was also on the list The new additions to Britain’s foodie scene join stalwart Jamie Oliver, as well as a host of other famous faces including Simon Cowell and Boris Johnson. Victoria Beckham , the Duchess of Cambridge – who "continues to wield huge fashion influence" – and Cara Delevingne , who "remains one of the most recognisable faces in UK fashion". Nadiya won the nation's hearts with her funny expressions and great bakes on GBBO The youngest person on this year's list was Pakistani activist for female education, Malala Yousafzai, while the oldest was Sir David Attenborough. … [Read more...] about Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain among Britain’s top 500 influential people
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April 03, 2021 - 09:35 BST Jenni McKnight Victoria Beckham shared the incredible Easter gifts she received from future daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz, including Apple AirPods and makeup Victoria Beckham was giddy with excitement on Friday after revealing the "incredible" Easter basket she received from her future daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz and her family. Taking to her Instagram Stories, the fashion designer posted a number of clips showcasing all the goodies she was treated to – including some of her own makeup! MORE: 8 times Victoria Beckham and Nicola Peltz proved they already have a close bond In the first clip, Victoria panned the camera around the decadent display and said: "Ok, so I've just received the most amazing Easter basket from the Peltz – check out what is in this amazing Easter basket." Loading the player... WATCH: Victoria Beckham reveals incredible Easter gifts from future daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz The card on the basket read: "To Victoria, from Claudia, Nelson and the kids." Victoria's daughter Harper, nine, could then be heard yelling out: "It's amazing!" – To which Victoria replied: "It is amazing." Talking through the gifts, Victoria added: "Beauty blenders shaped as eggs, chocolate, my goodness – so much amazing stuff. "Makeup, there's some Chanel… this is incredible. Thank you so much Claudia and Nelson for thinking of us. Wow, this is a pretty amazing Easter basket. Happy Easter." READ: Brooklyn Beckham's fiancée Nicola Peltz reveals his surprising nickname MORE: Brooklyn Beckham confirms exciting news with fiancée Nicola Peltz Victoria received makeup and tech products in her Easter basket After having another rummage around, Victoria later discovered that the Peltz' had included her own Victoria Beckham Beauty among the haul. "The best Easter basket!!! Victoria Beckham beauty included!! Kisses @nicolapeltz Kisses … [Read more...] about Victoria Beckham shows off ‘incredible’ Easter gifts from Nicola Peltz worth over £500!
March 22, 2021 - 10:29 GMT Bridie Wilkins The Queen home with Prince Philip in Edinburgh: take a tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stay in Scotland. The Queen owns two properties in Scotland: Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. SEE: The Queen unveils incredible room inside home with Prince Philip The latter is the Queen's official Scottish residence, where she and Prince Philip host formal receptions including state visits, ceremonies and garden parties for a week during the summer, while the home and its grounds also open to the public when the Queen and Philip are not in residence. It began as a monastery but has been home to the royal family for over 500 years, and the interior is certainly reflective of its guests. Take a look… Loading the player... WATCH: The Queen and Prince Philip's love story When the Queen met Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the pair were photographed in one of the home's reception rooms. It's decorated with red and blue baroque carpet, and has wooden walls with a large fireplace. There are two chairs with wooden frames, curved cabriole legs and red velvet upholstering. Behind the Queen, there is another chair of the same shape, gilted in gold. RELATED: The Queen and Prince Philip's living room revealed: before and after The Queen also met Ken Macintosh, presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament on the same day. A photograph of the pair revealed that there are enormous wall paintings hanging in the room, as well as a gold gilted table and a large lamp with a fringed shade. MORE: 12 royal living rooms that will take your breath away Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended a Scottish event at the home in 2018. The couple were photographed in the corridors of the property, which have wooden floors and walls, … [Read more...] about Inside the Queen and Prince Philip’s magical Scottish mansion
June 12, 2020 - 11:10 BST Jenni McKnight Good Morning Britain weather presenter Alex Beresford revealed earlier this month that he and wife Natalia secretly split before lockdown Good Morning Britain star Alex Beresford revealed the gorgeous companion who is helping to cure his "loneliness" following his secret split from his wife Natalia. The weather presenter announced earlier this month that the couple had ended their marriage before lockdown, but now, Alex is enjoying some quality time with his adorable puppy Peaches. The cockapoo made an appearance on GMB on Friday morning, with Alex introducing the pooch to hosts Ben Shephard and Ranvir Sigh . MORE: Everything you need to know about Dr Hilary: his wife, career and more "This is Peaches, she’s a couple of years old now, she is a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Miniature Toy Poodle," he said. "So she is quite small, she’s actually had a bit of a haircut the other day, obviously done at home. They are so excitable, they’re inquisitive, they are really loving." He added: "She’s just absolutely gorgeous, they give you a lot of comfort, definitely." Alex and Natalia split before lockdown MORE: GMB's Susanna Reid says she is hoping for a miracle for Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper Alex admitted that he was feeling "really lonely" following his split from Natalia – with whom he shares ten-year-old son Cruz – during an appearance on the podcast Britain Get Talking earlier this month. After being asked about moving on and finding love elsewhere, the presenter opened up about their break up. "It's been a massive learning curve, I didn't think at the age of 20 that when I was approaching 40, I would be in this situation. The age of 40, you'll be married, you'll be a grown up, you'll have a kid or two, your life is going to be set. I'm not old, I don't feel old, it's a bit daunting." He continued: … [Read more...] about GMB’s Alex Beresford reveals gorgeous companion helping him through secret split from wife
Last modified on Mar 16, 2021 16:46 GMT hellomagazine.com Fun & challenging 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles, 3D jigsaw puzzles and mindfulness puzzle books: these are the best jigsaw puzzles for adults in 2021 Sales of jigsaw puzzles for adults have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, and with lockdown still going in 2021 a jigsaw is the perfect way to keep the family entertained – and it's also a great way to practice mindfulness . Whether you're a first-time puzzler or a more seasoned pro, we've found the best jigsaw puzzles for adults from some of our favourite brands, so you can challenge yourself and keep busy. MORE: The best family-friendly board games to play during lockdown: Cluedo, trivia and more What is a good size puzzle for adults? Well, that really depends on your skill, time available and patience level! For a minimal challenge, the best jigsaw puzzles for adults we've included in our edit all have at least 500 pieces, with the exception of 3D puzzles, which can be just as complex with fewer pieces! We love a good 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, which may take an average of just a few hours to around 10-12 hours to complete. So, depending on how much time you can commit daily to piecing your puzzle together, you might finish in one day, or it might take you as long as... well, the sky's the limit! Fun fact: According to the Guinness Book of World Records , the jigsaw puzzle with the most pieces that has been completed consisted of a whopping 551,232 pieces! It was put together in a Vietnam stadium by 1,600 students from the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City in 2011. Impossible clear jigsaw puzzle, from £4.95, Always Personal SHOP NOW If you think you've tackled all the best jigsaw puzzles for adults out there, and you want something harder, then hold on to your hats. This is honesty the hardest puzzle you will ever do – trust us, we’ve tried it … [Read more...] about 15 best jigsaw puzzles for adults in 2021: Fun & challenging jigsaws for lockdown
Last modified on Mar 12, 2021 19:13 GMT Karen Silas Best chocolate hampers for any occasion: Mother's Day, Easter, Valentine's Day, Christmas, World Chocolate Day... the ultimate gift for chocolate lovers. Mini, luxury & novelty chocolate hampers, quirky treat chocolate hampers & more. No matter what the occasion all year round, from Valentine's Day to Christmas, Mother's Day, Easter or even just because, there's a surefire way to make sure your gift gets a sweet reception: choose a chocolate hamper! Whether you are ready to treat yourself with a mini-hamper, bestow a loved one or colleague with a delicious gift they will truly appreciate or share a chocolate bounty with friends and family, we’ve rounded up a gift guide of some of the best chocolate hampers around . RELATED: 21 simple & sweet chocolate gifts to gift mum for Mother's Day From M&M to salted caramel, 10 chocolate spreads you need right now Studies have shown that chocolate is good for your mood , dark chocolate is good for your health, and, although we haven’t seen any scientific evidence to prove it, we're pretty sure chocolate in all of its many forms is just plain good for the soul. Here are our top picks for the best mini hampers, novelty chocolate hampers, personalised hampers and gift chocolate hampers out there... Best chocolate hampers under £40 No matter what your budget, show someone how much you care by saying it with chocolate! The Everything Chocolate Gift Hamper , £27.50, Hotel Chocolat SHOP HOTEL CHOCOLAT HAMPERS This Hotel Chocolat bestseller contains Milk Chocolate Puddles, Nano Slabs in Milk, Dark and Salted Caramel, a Billionaire's Shortbread Selector, The Brownie Selector, Salted Caramel Puddles and the Patisserie Collection. Prosecco and chocolate hamper , £30, Thorntons SHOP THORNTON'S CHOCOLATE HAMPERS NOW Enjoy some fizz along … [Read more...] about 35+ best chocolate hampers that are perfect for any occasion