January 18, 2018 - 14:33 GMT Emmy Griffiths QUIZ: How well do you know Buckingham Palace? As the Queen and Prince Philip 's official London residence, Buckingham Palace is the most famous home in the UK. Over the years we have seen the royal family waving from the balcony or popping in for the annual Christmas party - but just how much do you actually know about the building, its gardens, and its rich royal history? READ: The Queen's jewels were kept safe in a biscuit tin during the war Take our Buckingham Palace quiz below For example, did you know that the Palace is named after an 18th century politician - who was titled the Duke of Buckingham - who built the Palace for himself as a grand London home? Or did you know that the house is 108m across the front and 24m high, and has 775 rooms? And did you know that out of all these rooms, visiting heads of state are given a suite of rooms known as the Belgian Suite, that are situated on the ground floor of the north-facing garden front? Take our quiz to test your knowledge on the UK's most iconic residence! How did you do? Share your score in the comment section below! … [Read more...] about QUIZ: How well do you know Buckingham Palace?
Last modified on Mar 03, 2021 16:14 GMT Kate Thomas Vineyard tours with overnight stays for a UK staycation in England and Wales from April after lockdown– top wineries available to book now for the ultimate wine tours Getting itchy feet? Fear not because travel is soon going to be possible again following Boris Johnson 's lockdown exit roadmap, with self-catered holidays for your household possible from April 12 and hospitality opening back up on May 17. Hurrah! GET BOOKING: Best UK hotels to visit for a post-lockdown weekend getaway We've rounded up the best UK vineyard staycations you can book now for this spring and summer. There are some amazing vineyards across England and Wales to discover – who needs Provence and Tuscany when you have these beauties on your doorstep! British winemaking should not be underestimated; we're known for producing delicious sparkling wines, whites and rosés – and the market is steadily growing. And what better way to support UK businesses than by enjoying a glass of vino in the sunshine? Chapel Down Wine Experience, Kent One of the UK's best-known winemakers, Chapel Down produces some of the most amazing sparkling and still wines, as well as award-winning beers and ciders. Take a tour of the vineyards and state-of-the-art winery, before tumbling into bed at Sissinghurst Farmhouse , a charming rustic B&B. Book now via Virgin Experience Days DISCOVER: The ultimate holiday packing checklist - 82 things we can't live without Rathfinny Wine Estate, Sussex Famed for their Sussex Sparkling wine, this small vineyard is a real gem. Stay at the gorgeous, on-site Flint Barns for a romantic and rustic autumn getaway. It's also the perfect location for long hikes in the surrounding countryside (when you're not downing the vino, of course). Take a look at Booking.com SEE MORE: The best Airbnbs you can stay at - from London to … [Read more...] about 8 best UK vineyards: The perfect staycation idea for wine lovers
March 10, 2021 - 21:26 GMT Jenni McKnight Michelle Keegan revealed why family members have stopped asking her when she will have children with husband Mark Wright Michelle Keegan has spoken openly in the past about feeling frustrated by constant speculation about when she will start a family with husband Mark Wright. And it appears her family has been listening to her woes as she revealed they no longer quiz her about becoming a mum. READ: Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright debut brand new house – inspired by a 'Georgian' palace The Brassic star touched on motherhood in a new interview with You magazine , admitting the questions "affect her so much". Loading the player... WATCH: Michelle Keegan wows fans in her new Very range "Mark is asked about it occasionally but I’m asked every single time," she explained, adding that it is nobody’s business what "goes on behind closed doors". When quizzed on whether she is still probed by her and Mark's families about starting one of their own, she admitted: "Not anymore! People don’t mean any harm by it, but they know what the answer’s going to be. " In the same interview, Michelle reacted to rumours that have suggested her marriage to Mark has been "strained" due to their various overseas work commitments. MORE: Michelle Keegan shares striking selfie in positive post READ: Michelle Keegan shares never-before-seen throwback photos of dreamy trip Michelle Keegan's family have stopped asking about grandchildren Opening up about their relationship, the actress explained: "Going away for work is never seen as a good thing, only as a negative, and I don't understand that. " Are you seriously supposed to turn down work in case it impacts your marriage? I find it ridiculous. The travelling could be tiring but it was amazing." Michelle and her husband Mark Wright married in 2015 After … [Read more...] about Michelle Keegan shares baby update with husband Mark Wright
Pop quiz. Photo: Getty Images Houston, we have a problem: Too many beautiful women are embracing their natural silver hair and the internet cannot keep them straight. Fans thought Helen Mirren was walking the LACMA Art+Film Gala red carpet hand in hand with Keanu Reeves , but it was actually his rumored girlfriend (and business partner) Alexandra Grant. Mirren took it in stride, like the dame she is. “That was very flattering on me, you know, because she’s obviously lovely,” Mirren told Entertainment Tonight on a red carpet for the premiere of her new film The Good Liar . “I do know Keanu very well. He did a film with my husband and he is just the most adorable, lovely person,” Mirren said, referring to Taylor Hackford’s film The Devil’s Advocate . “So she’s a lucky girl and I’m sure that he’s a lucky boy.” The mix-up had to do with Alexandra Grant’s matching silver hair, red lipstick, and their passing resemblance. That’s about where the similarities end, though. Grant is a visual artist who has worked with Reeves on projects, including his adult picture book Ode to Happiness . Helen Mirren … is Helen Mirren . Sources entertainment tonight … [Read more...] about Helen Mirren Says It’s ‘Very Flattering’ But, No, She Isn’t Keanu Reeves’s Girlfriend
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
March 12, 2021 - 12:24 GMT Rachel Avery Today's Hoda Kotb engagement ring: Hoda got engaged to Joel Schiffman in 2019, and the TV presenter has the most spectacular diamond and sapphire ring. Today show host Hoda Kotb got engaged to Joel Schiffman in 2019, and her jaw-dropping engagement ring deserves a closer look. It features a breathtaking ice-white diamond surrounded by piercing blue sapphires, and when she showed it to the world live on air, fans were totally dazzled. GALLERY: The Today show hosts' epic homes: see inside the houses of Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager, more The uniquely-shaped jewel has an estimated value of over $250,000 , however, it is not its price tag that wowed Hoda the most, it was the sentiment behind the special design that her partner carefully planned. Loading the player... WATCH: Hoda Kotb's hair hack has us sold When announcing the exciting news to her colleagues on the Today show, Hoda explained that her partner had painstakingly worked with a jewellery designer for months to create the perfect piece. She said: "The fact that he cared over the course of months to try to figure it out… I just assumed if it ever were to happen that he would have gone to a store and bought one. It’s beautiful." The presenter has the most magical diamond and sapphire ring Going on to add: "He put it on, and I was blown away by his choice, but I have to tell you I know so little about rings. I just don’t. I have worn the same bracelet and earrings for a year. If someone were to quiz me on what rings are which, I would be in last place. I wouldn’t know anything. MORE: Today's Hoda Kotb marks special celebration with epic throwback photo WOW: Catherine Zeta-Jones' breathtaking engagement ring worth £335k – see photo The Today team were so excited by the announcement "The diamond part is square and around it, it looks like a … [Read more...] about Hoda Kotb’s unreal $250k engagement ring has the cutest backstory – photos