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Wealden Times Magazine is the monthly lifestyle magazines for Kent & Sussex. Discover beautiful homes and interiors, read about their owners, find recipes for every occasion and delve into our pages on horticulture. Feel inspired by our fashion features and get the latest on health and beauty.

Pillow Talk

We are all born knowing how to do it, but can get worse at it as we age – Eminé Rushton takes a look at the all-important function of sleep and how to improve it We’ve all been there, desperate...

Bone broth

Makes approximately 1 litre* Use bones left over from a Sunday roast, or ask the butcher for some. If using a chicken carcass, make up the weight with added chicken wings. If you are using raw bones, roast them first...

Shining in the shade

It’s not all about the sunny spots – Sue Whigham celebrates the beauty of the darker parts of the garden. There has been a garden at the Inner Temple in London since the 12th century and mediaeval papers record an orchard...

Anatomy of a kitchen

Jones Britain The vision In a large space, in the middle of a converted barn, the homeowners were looking for a contemporary but traditionally inspired kitchen, with up-to-date functionality.  A working kitchen with a mass of storage, which is a...

Let the grasses grow

Not just something dull that needs endless mowing Sue Whigham exhalts the subtle effects of feature grasses in borders and for striking autumn colour. In 1871 William Morris travelled down from London to see a house near Lechlade and fell...

Sparkle and shine!

Sequins, shimmer and glitter – the party season is here and it’s time to shine A big thank you to Hire Love for their eclectic and fabulous props. For further information about prop hire and event styling search for Hire...

Dahlias, darling!

Sue Whigham celebrates and investigates the most joyous of late bloomers. Whether the name ‘dahlia’ was bestowed by the great Carl Linnaeus himself – the Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist who formalised ‘binomial nomenclature’, the modern system of naming organisms –...

Taking stock

It’s not the end of the gardening year, says Jo Arnell, but time to look back on the seasons gone by and plan for the next ones. November is a great month to reflect on the growing year gone by....

The new kitchen mood

Whether you prefer a country feel, or a more contemporary vibe, there is a fresh new mood in kitchen design, packed with great practical ideas Trends in kitchens move much more slowly than in other areas of the house. Not...

The art of learning

Forget teaching to the test, the arts are more important in education than ever, says Hilary Wilce Have you noticed that many private schools are starting to advertise themselves differently these days? Out have gone pictures of pupils in white...

Vegetable stock

Makes approximately 1 litre   A flavoursome vegan broth can easily be made using a selection of seasonal vegetables. It is created in a similar way to a bone-based stock, but requires far less time to draw out the flavours. Place...

Autumn Butter Bean and Vegetable soup

If you are using dried beans, refer to the instructions on the packet – they may need to be soaked overnight prior to cooking in order to draw out any toxins and then cooked thoroughly. Tinned butter beans can be...

Recipe for your perfect kitchen

Putting in a new kitchen is very exciting – but with so many choices to make, it can be daunting. So we’ve asked expert kitchen designers for practical advice on how to ensure you make the very most of your...

Lemon, Chicken and Kale soup

Unlock nutrients from hearty ingredients and boost your immune system with the goodness of this tasty soup. Use either leftover of chicken from a roast, or boned chicken thighs. Like a casserole, this soup has a mellower flavour if made...

Personal space

A converted malthouse, with soaring ceilings, provides ample growing room for Rachel Ford and her family. Destiny, chance, karma or plain old coincidence… it’s interesting how some things in life just happen to fall mysteriously into place at just the...

Bold and beautiful

With a background in set designing, event styling and painter-decorating, Annemarie St Vincent Farr has transformed a Victorian terrace into something extraordinary [showhide more_text="READ MORE" less_text="READ LESS" hidden="yes"] Annemarie St Vincent Farr likes to make things. Whether it’s from her...

A Year of Wellness November: Combatting colds

Don’t let continual coughs, colds, splutters and sniffles derail your child’s health (and the family’s equilibrium) this winter - it’s time to introduce some naturally bolstering remedies We rarely feel prepared for it – one moment we are caught in late...

Natural wisdom with Jennifer Cockcroft

Blogger, crafter and maker, Jennifer Cockcroft, focuses on creating Everyday Creative Moments – bringing brightness into every day (and especially in autumn) What one piece of seasonal wisdom helps you in autumn? Autumn feels very much a turning point in the...

Fronting up

Take pride in your front garden, says Sue Whigham, and the whole neighbourhood will thank you (gnomes optional...) A few weeks ago I was early for an appointment in Canterbury. It was raining hard. To fill in half an hour...

Summer’s embers

Jo Arnell finds plenty to look forward to as the season turns From where I’m sitting on the parched and dusty plains of this summer, I have to tell you that I am pinning all my hopes on September. I’m...

Grass roots

It’s that time of year when you suddenly notice your lawn is not at its Wimbledon best – time for expert advice. No matter how much you love gardening, there is one job you really shouldn’t try and do yourself: fix...

In full bloom

Jennifer Stuart-Smith of Blooming Green shares her expert knowledge on how to start your own cutting garden and fill your house with flowers Nothing gives a house a lift like vases of fresh flowers – there’s a reason interiors stylists...

Natural wisdom with Ali Roff

Ali Roff is co-founder of The Remedy Retreats with her husband James Farrar. Combining Eastern yoga and mindfulness with her degree in psychology, she aims to create a safe retreat space to rest, de-stress and improve physical and mental wellness....