Hobbies

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Great walk with a great pub: the Neuadd Arms Hotel, Powys
A walk in the ‘belly button of Wales’, then a pint at an idiosyncratic hotel that hosts bog-snorkelling races

Kevin Rushby

22, Oct, 2021 @1:02 PM

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Three things with Poh: ‘I love this item so much I considered getting it tattooed on my wrist’
One of Australia’s favourite cooking personalities shares the kitchen implement she can’t live without, and the item she mosts regrets losing

As told to Katie Cunningham

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Crossword roundup: what are we calling Burma these days?
Official names of countries and Dominic Raab’s holiday destinations feature in our pick of the best of the broadsheet cryptics

Alan Connor

18, Oct, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Where do apples come from and which animals can’t fart? Try our kids’ quiz
Five multiple-choice questions – set by children – to test your knowledge, and a chance to submit your own junior brain-teasers for future quizzes

Molly Oldfield

16, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Crossword blog: a really, really hard puzzle
We catch up with Enigmatist, who has been bending brains in the Listener

Alan Connor

11, Oct, 2021 @10:29 AM

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’You feel like a child again!’ Would exercising at 5am make you a happier person?
While 99% of us are still fast asleep, members of the Win the Morning, Win the Day movement are throwing themselves into a dawn walk or swim. We join them where it all started, on a beach in Hampshire

Emine Saner

11, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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For the next few months, the best thing you can do for your garden is very little | Alys Fowler
Leave old stems, seedheads and autumn leaves. Your soil – and the worms – will thank you for it

Alys Fowler

09, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Crossword roundup: the real-life Darby (and Joan?)
We poke around in some old slang in our pick of the best of the broadsheets’ cryptic clues

Alan Connor

04, Oct, 2021 @11:37 AM

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The wonder stuff: what I learned about happiness from a month of ‘awe walks’
Feeling down? You need to experience more awe, psychologists say. So I set off every day to explore my local area, leaving my phone behind

Daniel Lavelle

04, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Smashing pumpkins: how to cure and store squash for winter
A properly home-cured squash will taste delicious and last for months. But they need careful handling …

Alys Fowler

02, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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A moment that changed me: when I failed my O-level in my favourite subject
The results for my art exam came in and I felt talentless, a dunce. For decades I was too scared to pick up a paintbrush, until a powerful woman entered my dreams

Michèle Roberts

29, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Crosswords for beginners: meet the letter M
We reach the halfway point in our interviews with letters of the alphabet about what they get up to in cryptic clues

Alan Connor

27, Sep, 2021 @10:26 AM

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