Don"t worry if you stuff up the turkey: Britons take 12 years to crack cooking the perfect Christmas dinner

Don't worry if you stuff up the turkey: Britons take 12 years to crack cooking the perfect Christmas dinner The average Brit won’t perfect their Christmas dinner making skills until 36 years of ageBrits will first attempt to cook a festive dinner for friends and family at the age of 24 Almost half (47%) of Christmas dinner cooks use celebrity cook books for inspiration One in ten Brits will never attempt to cook a Christmas dinner | UPDATED: 13:50 GMT, 22 November 2012 If you are afraid of burning the bird or being blamed for soggy sprouts don’t worry, you are not alone. Despite over half of Britons (58 per cent) attempting to cook their first festive meal at 24 years old, they won’t have the annual feast fully mastered for a further 12 years, when they hit 36.

Downton Abbey fan"s boyfriend copies Matthew Crawley and proposes to his Lady Mary at Highclere Castle

Abbey ever after! Boyfriend of Downton fan proposes to his own Lady Mary at Highclere Castle…just like Matthew Crawley Downton Abbey is filmed at Highclere Castle in HampshireAndy Chapman, 38, proposed to Emma Harris, 30, from Kent on a tour Tour was organised by charity Young Epilepsy | UPDATED: 14:18 GMT, 30 October 2012 When Matthew Crawley got down on one knee before Lady Mary in the Christmas snow outside Downton Abbey, it seemed to be the quintessential fairytale proposal. And now one lucky super-fan of the TV series has had her own fairytale come true, after her clever boyfriend popped the question in exactly the same spot.

Stepping right back from the Eighties… the white stiletto is coming back into fashion

Stepping right back from the Eighties… the white stiletto! Essex girl's favourite footwear has been spotted on the red carpet Shoes were once considered marker of an Essex girl | UPDATED: 02:23 GMT, 29 October 2012 They're a trend many women were relieved to have left behind in the Eighties, when fashion tended to be eye-catching for all the wrong reasons. But, according to insiders, white stilettos are making a comeback into high-end fashion.

Private Peaceful movie review: It"s all cliches on the Western Front

CHRIS TOOKEY: It's all cliches on the Western Front in Private Peaceful | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 12 October 2012 Private Peaceful (12A) Verdict: Deja vu ★★✩✩✩ Private Peaceful is based on Michael Morpurgo’s young adult novel, and revisits the period he explored so movingly in War Horse, with — I’m afraid — much diminished returns. Pat O’Connor’s film lacks the freshness of the Spielberg epic’s big idea: seeing war through the eyes of an innocent horse. Private Peaceful is a clichd study of two brothers going to war: Rolf Harris’s Two Little Boys, minus the music

Christina Hendricks works a leather skirt and plunging neckline to seductive effect

Sexy in the City! Christina Hendricks works a leather skirt and plunging neckline to seductive effect | UPDATED: 15:14 GMT, 12 May 2012 She never disappoints with her sultry appearance on the 1960s AMC hit Mad Men. And Christina Hendricks certainly knows how to work her curves to equally traffic-stopping effect in her own modern attire. The 37-year-old stepped out in New York yesterday working a skintight burgundy leather skirt and a black silk top with a dangerously low neckline

Armpit hair: A feminist statement? No, untamed body hair is the pits!

A feminist statement No, untamed body hair is the pits! | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 10 May 2012 You have to hand it to Emer O’Toole. Not many 28-year-olds would go on national TV wearing a sleeveless little black frock if they hadn’t shaved their armpits for 18 months. Yet the incredibly pretty Emer proudly raised her slim arms on This Morning last week to reveal that she doesn’t shave, or wax, or pluck.