Father and daughter recreate famous movie scenes

A father-daughter duo have been recreating iconic scenes from cinema history in an attempt to pass the time during lockdown – with hilarious results.  Alex Zane, 40, from Hingham, Massachusetts, and his four-year-old daughter Matilda started recreating the movie scenes earlier this year in April when their state entered lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The state prosecutor said he found himself at home most days watching his children and had been looking for an activity to keep his family busy. He said: ‘One day she climbed atop a…

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Kate Middleton is radiant in a chic white blazer and matching top for a new video

The Duchess of Cambridge oozed glamour today as she donned a chic white blazer  to unveil more results from her Early Years survey. Kate, 38, appeared in a clip released on the Kensington Palace Instagram account to discuss one of the findings from her research, which is the biggest ever UK study on the early years. The royal, who is based in London with her husband Prince William, 38, and their children, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, is thought to have sported a Zara blazer,…

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DIY-wiz transforms an outdated bathroom into an industrial chic water room for £2,000

A DIY enthusiast has revealed how she and her husband completely transformed their outdated bathroom.  Sharing pictures on the DIY on A Budget UK Facebook group, Leanne Randall, from Huddersfield, explained that the renovations cost £2,000, and that all the fitting was done by her husband, cutting down on extra labour costs. The before pictures showed a plain, off-white bathroom with a traditional bathtub and tile work, which has been transformed into a modern space with dark blue walls and wooden accents that give it an air of industrial chic.   People praised…

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15 times people used wrong words that sounded similar to what they were trying to say

Finding the right words is not easy, but sometimes, using the wrong phrase can have hilarious results.  In a gallery by Bored Panda, people from the US and the UK have shared the funniest example of people using one word when they meant another, or trying hazardous spellings of well-known phrases.  ‘One Day in Paradise’ became ‘One Day in Pair of Dice,’ while ‘appetite’ became ‘apple tight.’ One person sent others in hysterics when they spelled ‘salmonella,’ the disease people get from uncooked poultry, as ‘sell my nana.’   People have…

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Can you crack JOANNA LUMLEY’s week-long quiz?

Joanna Lumley, pictured, said she is delighted to launch a new Daily Mail series based on two books: the Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia and Britannica’s 5-Minute Really True  Stories for Bedtime Did you know that African elephants only sleep for two hours a day? Or that one day on the Moon lasts as long as 27 of our Earth ones? Well, neither did I until I was lucky enough to spend a day recording a series of absolutely wonderful, five-minute-long really true stories for bedtime, compiled by the team…

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Melanoma symptoms: Sydney recruitment agent Kate Doube reveals how black spot was skin cancer

A recruitment agent who grew up playing under the hot Australian sun has been left with an eight centimetre scar after a tiny cancerous spot no larger than a freckle was removed from her leg.  Kate Doube never paid much heed to sun safety until she noticed a ‘black dot the size of a pin head’ on the front of her right shin in January 2020. The 27-year-old from Sydney’s northern beaches, who regularly sunbaked and rarely wore sunscreen, had only been for two skin checks in her life before…

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Five Drinks Co. selling $5,500 bubble tent stocked with seating, a sound system, and cocktails

A rising COVID-19 risk is keeping many people home from bars these days — but one clever drink company is giving customers the chance to enjoy the trendy bar scene without leaving home. Just in time for the cold weather, Five Drinks Co. is selling ‘The Anywhere Bar,’ an igloo-like bubble where up to five people can sit and sip in a fun atmosphere. The enclosed, portable bar comes with seating, a sound system, and even some pre-stocked drinks — but will set you back $5,500. ‘The holidays aren’t complete…

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BEL MOONEY: I’ve lost so much and my cat… how will I ever cope?

Dear Bel, I’m struggling to cope with how life has changed through loss. My beloved cat Tommy died recently aged 19. He was the companion who helped me through the turmoil of the last few years. Now he has gone. Nine years ago, my lovely dad died after a short illness, and my disabled mum had to go into a care home. My husband supported me through this difficult time — and then just six months later he also died, three months after being diagnosed with cancer. Thought of the…

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My life through a lens: Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, 59, shares stories behind his favourite snaps

Celebrities share the stories behind their favourite photographs. This week it’s Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, 59.  Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, 59, (pictured) shares the stories behind his favourite snaps 1970: My hair looks awful here because my dad Frank cut it with a K-Tel ‘Hair Magician’ comb with a razor inside, which ripped it to pieces. Dad had a low-paid job in a printworks and we lived in a shared council house in Islington with two other families. I was a shy kid so my parents sent me to Anna…

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Your Christmas TV countdown! The first look at this year’s 60 best shows, so you don’t miss a thing

Christmas may be very different this year, but there’s a feast of dazzling delights to look forward to on television.  With enchanting animations like Zog And The Flying Doctors, sparkling new costume dramas The Great and Bridgerton and special festive episodes of your favourite shows like BGT, Bake Off and The Repair Shop, it promises to be a bumper bonanza of TV baubles.   Today we’re highlighting the very best 60 shows so you don’t miss a thing, starting with these ten magical movies… Mike Mulvihill, TV Editor TOP TEN FESTIVE MOVIES  Weekend…

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