From the second the starter’s pistol sounded, the race was on to save Christian’s life . . .
This Spicy Beef Salad is perfect for Spring!
Even this early in the year, Loch Lomond is a popular spot for visitors. Willie enjoys a day out to Balloch and the southern end and he’s shared this gorgeous wee video of his trip with us. Hope you find it as calming as we do!
What do you need to do to write that story? Our Fiction Editor Shirley tells all in this recap post https://t.co/SKSGUT58Ee
Learn how to crochet in simple steps.
Write that story with the greatest writers writing tips!
Our Spring cleaning tips come straight from our “friend” community
Is whittling as interesting as it looks? Alex found out!
This week, Shirley advises us on dialogue for characters
Keep Grandchildren busy this Easter with these easy to make decorations
There are treasures galore in The People’s Friend archives, find out what’s new but old this week.
Her Big Scoop by Margaret Skipworth is set, as you can tell from the illustration, in a newspaper office in…
Have you discovered the street life in Dundee yet?
Exciting news from The Festival of Quilts! The organisers of The Festival of Quilts are thrilled to announce that US…
My Writer of the Week is Alison Carter. Alison’s actually Alan’s writer but I’ve “borrowed” her because of how her…
Learn how to make a wonderful Easter Bonnet.
It’s time to wake up our gardens as Springtime comes around again!
Shirley’s Story Starter this week is designed to give your writing get up and go!
Get busy this Easter with a lovely Easter Bunny Wreath
Another delve into our wonderful archives with The Archive Guys! Although I’m sure many could argue that all of “The…
The end of Winter can only mean one thing. Yes, Springtime in the garden!
Our “From The Manse Window” book is on sale now!
Knitting has been proved to have many health benefits as well as a much loved pastime.
Shirley shows you an easy way to write that story!
Our homes are full of items we use on a daily basis, but did you know some have extra special…
Be in with a chance to win one of 5 copies of our brand new book!
Shirley’s latest book review had her turning the pages as fast as she could!
With over £19,000 raised for the Winnie Mabaso Foundation, we thought it was time for an update!
This week, we discuss looking after the little creatures in the garden. We really love spending time in the garden…
Oceans Apart by Amanda Antonio opens this week’s issue, it’s a poignant story about Anna and Michael, alongside other fabulous fiction!
For those who are good with their hands, this IKEA drawer hack is perfect! Create your own decadent drawers with…
Shirley chats to novelist Sam Tonge, her Writer of the Week.
Food Photographer and cook Gavin Hill shares his favourite honeymoon recipe from Thailand
This week’s Story Starter image features an unusual sign.
There was a lot of water in the River Ericht this morning as it raced on beneath Blairgowrie Bridge. In…
Do you need advice on how to grow Dahlias, we’re here to help!
If you want to get your story published, you need to know how important names are
Our Features Editor Alex is delighted to find science is behind his love of sleep
You’ll find this author in this week’s copy of the “Friend”
Angela put her snow days to good use, and made these delicious Cheese Scones! In the two days the “Friend”…
There’s lots of fabulous fiction in this week’s issue of the “Friend”! What does this story illustration say to you?…
Sometimes it’s vitally important to keep to the rules. As when knitting.
All news is likely to be good news, when you look out for it Alex discovers in his blog this week
This week’s Writer of the Week is Sue Cook