I have been writing for Parentdish.co.uk ever since coming back to work in January after maternity leave and I absolutely love it. It’s just a pity that a few of the people who comment, as on all sites, are trolls. After reading some vile anti-disability comments on a news story there recently I felt I […]
What are the best new craft books around? Kicking off a new monthly series, Olivia Gordon keeps you up to date with the most inspiring new craft books out there…
This is the first in a new monthly series of cookbook reviews for Allaboutyou.com I’m working on. Whether you’re looking for cake-baking inspiration, want to dazzle your dinner party guests, or simply long to try some new recipes, there’s a glut of cookbooks to choose from. Just click through our gallery to discover the latest […]
Knitted graffiti, also known as yarnbombing, yarnstorming or guerilla knitting, is the art of using items handmade from yarn to create street art. Here’s my gallery of some of the cleverest, weirdest and most daring British yarnstorms of the last year.
I got the idea for this feature which is in today’s Weekend magazine from an American internet thread that went viral earlier in 2012. The first poster asked: ‘What’s your hhi [household income] and do you FEEL poor, middle class, upper middle class or rich where you live. No judging’. The responses shocked readers around the world […]
Third in my epic trilogy for Good Housekeeping’s website on the best craft books for beginners, here are my top crochet books for newbies.
Find out why Jacqueline Wilson remains one of my favourite authors at the age of 33.
If you’re thinking of taking up knitting, make sure you follow a simple step-by-step beginner’s guide. Here are Olivia Gordon’s top 10 most useful knitting books to help you on your way…
Author photographs: Nina Hollington ThemeShopy