Rosamund Kelby

38 Articles

Six unusual weather phenomena to watch out for this winter

As temperatures drop across the UK as a result of the same sudden stratospheric warming which led to 2018's Beast from the East, Britain...

No pain, no gain: Are new year’s resolutions a masochistic exercise?

If we gained anything positive from the instability of 2020, it was surely the excuse to set the bar a bit lower – or...

Five ways to rejuvenate your home without redecorating

Having spent the majority of 2020 cooped up within the same four walls, it’s likely that many of us are slightly sick of that...

Sun, sea and sanitiser: Are holidays worth the hassle?

In the pre-pandemic days, planning a vacation was half of the fun. Before the trip had begun, the process of researching hotels and plotting...

Standup to coronavirus: Can the live comedy industry laugh this one off?

Stand up is a fundamentally symbiotic artform that lives and dies not just under the spotlight, but in the space between stage and stalls,...

Eight iconic works of art inspired by stormy weather

Over the last week, Britain has been buffeted by thunderstorms, the humid August heatwave going out with a literal bang. However, as the UK...

Five no-cook summer dips for a stress-free garden party

The last thing that’s on our to-do list in hot weather is to slave over a hot stove, but that doesn’t mean we can’t...

Time to die? How a popularity poll proves that 007 is ready for retirement

Perhaps I’m reading too much into a trivial online poll, but to me, the news that Sean Connery has been voted the best Bond...

London’s most iconic converted buildings

According to a recent report by Architects’ Journal, it’s actually more environmentally friendly to upgrade energy-inefficient structures than to flatten them. Their new campaign...

Eat out to help out are the words I always wanted to hear, so why do they make me so sad?

Being instructed that we must “eat out to help out” is like a nationwide assignment to enjoy your favourite food. Though the words might...