Only time would tell if the faith Owain and his granddaughter, Merlyn, had in their old paddle steamer would pay off . . .
This mouth-watering treat is so easy to make!
Wow! A personal library of over 10,000 books! What would be your must have copies in your own personal library?
A publisher in Oregon has accepted a challenge to only publish books by female authors! We thought it would be nice… https://t.co/TXKiKQium2
Shirley chats to Kate Blackadder, her Writer of the Week.
Hello! We’re very glad you’re spending some time with us here on the “Friend” website. We’re hard at work making…
Our Head of Subscription, Pamela, shares a personal story about comics
Tracey from the fiction team tells us all about her day out at Strictly Come Dancing Live
It may still have been February and the ground white with frost, but in the sunshine, watching a farmer ploughing…
This week’s Story Starter is about art, but not as we know it!
Healthy beetroot is the key to a healthy heart beat! Firstly, I must apologise for the pun, but it is…
Upcycling is popular these days as we think about sustainability and these tips on upcycling clothes can be enjoyed by everyone!
This week Yvonne takes a trip to the DC Thomson archives to search for our celebratory Bookazine content
Interviewing is a big part of Alex’s job and here he lets us in on some interviewing secrets
Shirley gives us a behind the scenes of the SAW Conference and explains the idea behind her workshop
Love is on the air at Edinburgh Zoo with two red pandas sharing the love
Did you know it is customary in Finland to send cards to Friends as part of Friends’ Day?
Shirley’s Sneak peek will have you reaching for a cuppa in anticipation of your weekly copy of the “Friend”!
The latest book review is Clare Morrall’s The Last of The Greenwoods
February 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day and Andy Cope encourages The People’s Friend readers to join in
Reading has great health benefits, here we explore 5 of them that may surprise you
The Fiction team’s Alan talks to Lynn Love about writing
A pancake is a pancake unless it is called another name, Like a Drop scone, or a Scotch pancake! Our team discovers there’s more to pancakes than they first thought.
Scientists tested 100 raw foods for their nutritional value and made the definitive top 100 list
This week, Willie Shand is in lovely Perthshire, sharing a Spring time video
This week’s story starter gives a surprise little extra
We were surprised to realise just how many garden jobs can be accomplished during February, a month when most of…
There’s a new craft on the scene that has sparked a nationwide treasure hunt!
An important part of your writing tool kit is inspiration, Shirley advises you where to find it.
Commander Scott Kelly will have you eagerly turning the pages of his book ‘Endurance’, Shirley explains why.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Angela, took a trip to London last week, and updates us in our latest Team Blog post. …
Our Features Editor Alex introduces his new blog by explaining why you the reader are so important.
Whet your appetite with our weekly Sneak Peek into the new issue
Stay warm this winter with these 8 cosy tips
This weeks knitting pattern requires a certain level of skill, could you knit it?
Shirley chats to Kim Fleet, her Writer of The Week
If you suffer from dry eye symptoms you can help remedy this by eating these fruits and nuts
This week’s story starter comes in sunshine or rain and opens up inspiration galore!
Plant a flower now that will bloom in summer – the begonia is the perfect planter for your garden
In our series of posts about writing tools, we explore the genres we like here at The People’s Friend
Keeping in mind the small creatures we share our garden space with, we take a look at DIY Bee houses.
Lucy says hello again and explains why she’d love to hear from you.
Our amazing Archives guys have started to catalogue The People’s Friend in preparation for the 150th Birthday
Our Fiction Editor, Shirley, reviews Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl