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The five best things I tried this week

Things that made me go 'mmm'

by Adrienne Wyper


Last night while packing for this afternoon's trip to Paris, I picked up my passport, then looked for my Ehic (European Health Insurance Card). I lost it last year and had to replace it, and annoyingly, its expiry date remained the same. And that expiry date was... on Monday. Oops. Luckily, you can renew your Ehic online - make sure you use the official government website so it's free - so that's what I've just done. And I have a phone number just in case I need to prove to anyone in France that I have a valid Ehic. Just not on me.
Read more about the Ehic and how to get one


When I had stomachache as a child, my dad used to make me drink camomile tea. And I loathed it. This week I tried it afresh, from the new PG Tips range, for its stress-relieving properties. And I discovered that my adult taste-buds like it. The tetrahedron-shaped bags subside well in the cup and the flavour is really full and fresh.
See the drinks that are best for you, including tea


We know our friends have skills and talents, but sometimes you become impressed by that all over again. I've known Catherine for over 20 years, since we worked together, and I've just read this, Catherine's third book, and really enjoyed it. It's a family saga spanning the war years, with a precious book of pressed flowers at the story's heart. But the element I delighted in most was Catherine's amazingly evocative descriptions of the natural world, whether it's the Cornish coast or the rose garden in Regent's Park. And whether you know the scene she describes or not, it's alive on the page...
Order 'The Flower Book' in paperback (published May 21) from our online bookshop or buy it on Amazon
Learn how to press flowers


Yesterday I popped into Triumph's pop-up Covent Garden shop It just goes to show it's worth getting measured and fitted regularly. It's been a couple of years since I was last fitted - and things appear to have changed. Under the guidance of Anna, I was fitted with the gorgeous bra above (mine is a vibrant fuchsia shade). Called Amourette, it's one of Triumph's bestsellers, costs £34 and comes in sizes 32-42, B-F, with matching knickers also available. And mine is four inches and two cup sizes different from the bra I was wearing! But even if that difference is just in that bra style, I came away happy with a well-fitting bra, but if I'd tried on my usual size it wouldn't have fitted... With their 'Stand up for Fit' campaign, Triumph are on a mission to improve the statistic that three-quarters of us are wearing the wrong bra size and aim to fit 100,000 women worldwide with a well-fitting bra. I'm all for that - i makes such a difference to how you feel, howe your clothes look, and even your posture.
Read Triumph's fitting guide


I love a Bellini (sparkling wine with peach purée) and even if you can't always drink it in its home Harry's Bar, Venice (I have done: expensive but very atmospheric) it was exceptionally easy this week as we had a pile of peach purée pouches in the office from Funkin, who make a range of cocktail mixers - just add the appropriate alcohol. Over the Bank Holioday weekend I added mine to some rosé cava for a rosy peach tint, sat back in the sunshine and sipped...

What have you tried this week?

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Alice  Jones

Alice Jones

Alice Jones is intern on All About You; she has an obsession for all things fashion and beauty related.

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Carla  Griscti

Carla Griscti

Editorial assistant on allaboutyou; Music lover, travel bee and food fanatic.

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Emma Marsden

Emma Marsden

Food consultant of All About You, loves creating something out of nothing and decluttering.

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Nola  Ojomu

Nola Ojomu

Freelance contributor to All About You. Mission - to have the perfect eyebrows

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Harriet  Edgar

Harriet Edgar

All About You intern; likes fashion, jogging, blogging and EastEnders

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Bernadette  Fallon

Bernadette Fallon

Editor of All About You; an online journalist with a fetish for glossy magazines.

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Adrienne  Wyper

Adrienne Wyper

Deputy editor of All About You. I love cycling, cooking and creating

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Carol  Muskoron

Carol Muskoron

Associate editor of All About You, loves life (mostly) and one-pan recipes (always).

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Rachael  Ashley

Rachael Ashley

SHE's deputy editor and single mum of two embodies the SHE motto 'Busy and loving it!'

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Kate Gilbert

Kate Gilbert

Lifestyle Co-ordinator Good Housekeeping; believes in style,substance and big girl shoes.

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Marie  Campbell

Marie Campbell

Marie Campbell is assistant to the editor at SHE and also writes for the lifestyle pages.

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Natalie  Glock

Natalie Glock

Editorial assistant on All About You; a Parisian in training and amateur baker.

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Ruth  Chandler

Ruth Chandler

Assistant features editor on Country Living, Ruth lives on a smallholding in rural Essex.

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Julia  Goodwin

Julia Goodwin

Editor of House Beautiful since 2006, Julia has been a journalist for over 30 years.

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Josa Young

Josa Young

Josa Young is a writer, cook and internet content consultant.

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