Escaping my messy childhood: ‘There were apple cores down the sofa and slugs in the sink’ Escaping my messy childhood: ‘There were apple cores down the sofa and slugs in the sink’

Growing up, my parents’ home was filthy. Could I ever learn to love housework? Last Christmas, while I was visiting my parents at the house where I grew up, I watched Mum throw away some spice mix. Much of it missed the bin and the seeds, spices and herbs scattered about the kitchen floor. Mum didn’t notice, or didn’t care, so I grabbed a dustpan and brush. As I swept, I found plenty more...

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I’m off to have a baby, and I’m taking no tips from the new pregnancy influencers | Hadley Freeman I’m off to have a baby, and I’m taking no tips from the new pregnancy influencers | Hadley Freeman

Where once just not vomiting in my hair was enough, now I’m supposed to wonder how cute my bump looks in my lingerie selfiesBy the time you read this I will be days away from having a baby taken out of my body – something that, even as I stare down the barrel of child number three, will never stop seeming extremely weird to me. So this is the last you’ll hear from me for a few months. Who...

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Adwoa Aboah: ‘I thought I was hideous. I wanted to jump out of my skin’ Adwoa Aboah: ‘I thought I was hideous. I wanted to jump out of my skin’

The supermodel turned mental-health activist on how battling dyslexia, drugs and depression helped her find her voice’s clothes are causing a stir, and not – as you might expect from one of the world’s most recognisable models – in a fashion sense. Her team are worried that her black hoodie, featuring the colourful logo of a young, disruptive sportswear brand, won’t fit with the podcast...

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Californian recipes Yotam Ottolenghi’s Californian recipes

A celebration of Californian abundance, starring a tangy cobb salad, steak and cheese tacos, and rocky roads with a twistCalifornia, the state of plenty and infinite possibilities, had me hooked at the age of eight. It was 1977, Elvis had just died, and I landed there with my family to live for a year. In contrast to our dusty corner of the Middle East, the land of hot dogs, endless seafood, ,...

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Gloria Estefan: 'I have nightmares where I go on stage naked' Gloria Estefan: 'I have nightmares where I go on stage naked'

The singer on her 1991 accident, the gig she wished she’d played, and her art collectionBorn in Havana, Estefan, 61, emigrated to the US after the Cuban revolution. She formed Miami Sound Machine with her husband Emilio, and had hits in the 1980s with songs such as Dr Beat, Conga, Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and 1-2-3. The couple have 26 Grammy awards between them. Their story is told in the...

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Liam Charles' recipe for Marvel Avengers-inspired fruit pastilles | The Sweet Spot with Liam Charles Liam Charles' recipe for Marvel Avengers-inspired fruit pastilles  | The Sweet Spot with Liam Charles

Assemble your own Avengers-themed ‘power stones’ at home – they won’t take an infinity to makeThere’s no hiding that I’m a massive Marvel movies fan. Over the past 11 years, the quest for the infinity stones played an integral part in the Marvel cinematic universe. As a celebration of this, I’ve recreated the power stone – normally to be found on the fictional planet Morag (sorry,...

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Meera Sodha’s San Francisco salad of bread and olives | The New Vegan Meera Sodha’s San Francisco salad of bread and olives | The New Vegan

An inspiring dish at one of the city’s landmark restaurants has evolved into this sunny bread saladI ate the best bread salad of my life at in 2015, came back home and regularly ate a variation on it for at least a year afterwards. Over time, those variations became bolder and wilder, until just a faint shadow of the original existed. Hence today’s recipe, which adopts the currants, olive...

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Skip the Lakes and see the Cumbrian coast – without a car Skip the Lakes and see the Cumbrian coast – without a car

Of the millions who visit the Lake District every year, very few check out its dramatic coastline, so our writer has its beaches and wild dunes almost to herselfThe air smells of seaweed and woodsmoke as I step on to the platform at Ravenglass. The salt marsh nearby has galaxies of pale pink thrift flowers, the River Esk glitters in the evening light, and a waterside path heads off towards...

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Back to the wall: cycling Berlin's Mauerweg Back to the wall: cycling Berlin's Mauerweg

As the 30th anniversary of its fall approaches, a cycle ride along the route of the Berlin Wall reveals a once-divided city now open and welcomingIt makes for delightful cycling: dappled sunshine, a smooth path, birds in the trees. The only clue that this isn’t just any woodland trail is the height of those trees: the oaks and beeches are young, barely three metres tall.That’s because we’re...

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Bridget Jones’ Dairy: is Renée Zellweger’s What/If the cheesiest thing on TV? Bridget Jones’ Dairy: is Renée Zellweger’s What/If the cheesiest thing on TV?

A camp take on Indecent Proposal, this new Netflix drama is a ludicrous melange of soft-smut and property pornNow that is basically a show where you watch a marriage disintegrate as a posh shed goes over budget, and is just worried-looking couples telling Kirstie and Phil that, yeah, if a two-bed flat is all they could afford in 2019’s housing market they suppose they could give a child away,...

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