Laura Paton

Stories by Laura Paton

New homes round-up: Surrey

Whether you’re looking for a home in a pretty village or a well-heeled town, here are nine of the best new builds on the market now 

New homes round-up: London and Buckinghamshire

From former swimming baths to the one-time home of BBC Radio London, these developments prove that new homes can benefit from a touch of history 

Snowball cupcakes

These light coconut sponges are a great alternative to the traditional festive treats – and they’ll keep your vegan friends happy, too

Welsh rarebit cheese straws

Guests coming over? These cheese straws are the perfect accompaniment to
pre-dinner drinks

New homes round-up: London and surrounding areas

This week’s round-up of some of the best new homes in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and West Sussex

Apricot and cardamom Chelsea buns

Got a few hours to spare this weekend? Stretch your baking skills with a Scandinavian twist on the classic currant bun

8 of the best alternative advent calendars

December will fly by in style with these alternatives to the traditional chocolate-filled advent calendar

Salmon, spinach and dill fishcakes

A family favourite, these delicious salmon fishcakes can be on the table in less than
an hour

New homes round-up: Surrey

New homes for budding golfers, Arts and Crafts fans, waterfront living, and more