Louise Midgley Gardening Editor
Louise Midgley writes a regular gardening column for the Sunday Express and combines this with a career as a professional gardener. She is a strong advocate of growing your own fruit and vegetables and gardening without chemicals or pesticides. She is a regular judge on the New Homes Garden Awards, partnered with Express Newspapers.
Ginetta Vedrickas specialises in property and regularly writes on retirement housing for specialist magazines. Over the last 18 years Ginetta has worked for the Times, the Independent, the Sunday Telegraph, the Observer, the Mail and Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express and Sunday Express. Ginetta presented the successful BBC1 property series Staying Put and has been shortlisted as National Freelance of the year at the LSL Property Press Awards.
As a property correspondent for Golf International, Peter Swain has an unrivalled perspective on greenside life abroad. Over the last 15 years he has travelled the world from Mauritius to Monterey and Thailand to Tuscany in search of the perfect golfing pad. Swain has written for the Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, A Place in the Sun, and has been a judge for the What House Awards.
Mary Wilson has been writing about residential property for nearly 25 years. She has contributed to most UK national newspapers and currently writes for the Financial Times, A Place in the Sun and Focus magazine. She also edits Portugal Life; Travel.
Laura Henderson is a magazine editor, property journalist, columnist and author. A former contributor to the Telegraph Expat, the Sunday Express and the Scotsman, she is now the editor of Abode 2, a hefty glossy featuring fine luxury resort property. She is also author of Tricks and Mortar: The Little Book of Property Wisdom.
Formerly in advertising Fred Redwood has been a property writer for nearly 20 years, contributing regularly to all the quality nationals, most notably the Sunday Times, the Financial Times and the Sunday Telegraph.
Adam Helliker has been a staff writer and columnist for the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, the Sunday Telegraph, and currently the Sunday Express, where he compiles the award-winning Adam Helliker column. He is also the author of The Debrett Season, a light-hearted guide to the Social Season, and former contributor to NBC and Channel Four, commenting on royal events. He has a 10 year old daughter and expects to grow old one day, but not for a very long time.
Ian Jones is a London based freelance photographer whose images are familiar to millions of people all over the world.
It is as a royal photographer that Ian is probably best-known. Since 1992 he has recorded at all the great state occasions. He toured the world with the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and was invited to join her private entourage as she led her campaign against landmines in the developing world. He was also invited by the Royal Family to take Prince William's 18th birthday photograph while he was at Eton. In 1998 he was awarded Royal Photographer of the Decade.
Georgia Coleridge is a healer based in Chelsea SW3. She specialises in healing; a gentle, relaxing therapy that can be extremely effective at treating physical, emotional and spiritual ailments. Her website is here
Cherry Caplen was a Blue Badge London guide from 1975-2002. Before that she lived in France and Spain working for travel companies taking American tourists around Europe. She speaks fluent French and Spanish and is passionate about literature and history. She did a diploma in Decorative Arts at the V&A in London and is also knowledgeable about antiques and antique jewellery. She lives in Sussex.
Mike Pickup travels extensively with his wife, an author and journalist, and writes destination and cruise features for a number of titles. In addition he is a consultant to the travel industry, helping companies both here and overseas increase their share of the UK travel market. His overseas clients include tour operators from as far away as China and Australia as well as those closer to home.