IN THIS ISSUE
There are a lot of what we call ‘Tilly Tidies’ in my family – you know, the kind of people who wipe up tiny marks as they happen, who iron their bed linen and towels, and have glasses so sparkling they could blind you on a sunny day. My mother and aunt are two who spring immediately to mind. It’s safe to say I’m not one of them. I can handle glass rings on a table for days on end before I’ll give them a quick wipe, my drawers and wardrobes are crammed with stuff that hasn’t been folded since the day I brought them home from the shop, and I don’t know how to get red wine stains out of a carpet. I’m not messy, I’m just not fussy. Every now and again, I’ll hear good hacks for how to clean things or a handy tip for keeping things tidy and I’ll think, that’s a good idea, but I rarely implement it. But then I came across MARY BERRY’S new book Mary’s Household Tips & Tricks (page 19) and there’s so much good advice. I’ve started trying some of them and, while I’ll never be a Tilly Tidy, I’m definitely enjoying having a cleaner house! Also in this issue is the wonderful DENISE VAN OUTEN, who will soon be gracing our screens on Ireland’s Got Talent (page 10), as well as the chefs from London’s famous CLARIDGE’S with their tasty teatime recipes (page 40). And don’t miss the chance to win our Lust List prize (page 6) or a Bellamianta hamper (page 14). Enjoy!