Eve McGowan

Freelance Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

I’m an experienced journalist and editor specialising in property, interiors, health and real-life stories.

Mail Online
Why we'll soon be flocking to join the flamingoes of Ajman

Ajman is located less than a 45-minute drive from the bright lights of Dubai It is the smallest of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates It has the luxury of Dubai while offering stunning natural - not artificial - beauty A kingfisher flits between branches on the bank as we kayak towards a small group of flamingoes, just specks in the distance.

Mail Online
How medical assistance dogs can transform people's lives

Bethany Fletcher, 11, could not go to the shops with her family due to autism Her life has been transformed after the introduction of eight-year-old Quartz David Rudkin's dog is able to detect if he is about to collapse into a coma Dorothy Scott's dog helps her with tasks made difficult by her MS condition Until recently, a trip to the supermarket with her mother would have been out of the question for Bethany Fletcher.

Mail Online
How to celebrate Christmas in rural style from £15pp a night

There is nothing more magical than a cosy family Christmas, with an open fire, idyllic views and scenic walks Escaping to a country bolthole is surprisingly affordable when the cost is divided between family or friends The price per person, per night for this festive selection of Christmas crackers starts from just £15 There is nothing more magical than a cosy family Christmas, with an open fire, idyllic views and scenic walks on your doorstep.

Mail Online
'Dad's gone but I have no if onlys': Knowing her father as a man and not just a parent has been a...

The first chords of Pachelbel's 'Canon in D' struck up and the expectant guests rose to their feet. I must savour every minute. My dad Patrick squeezed my arm and, as we both took a deep, nerve-steadying breath, told me They certainly illustrate the way he and our family lived life in the months after he was found to be suffering with a brain tumour in May 2011, at the age of just 59.

Mail Online
How to holiday like a lord for just £10 a night

For just over £10, you can check into Chateau de Villers in Picardy which is an 18th Century chateau Chateau de Lalande is a 16th Century chateau once owned by Louis XIV's cousin and starts at £41.18 per night Chateau Belle Vie is set in ten acres of gardens and woodland at rooms start from £25.58 per person Spending a couple of weeks in a chateau with a retinue of staff and massages on tap doesn't have to be a distant dream.

Good Housekeeping
How to get rid of eye wrinkles: Is surgery the only way to banish eye bags?

Bags under the eyes and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the ageing process but for those wishing to know how to get rid of them, it's not quite as straightforward to treat as grey hair. Bags occur when the membrane that holds back the fat under the eye socket begins to weaken and the fat starts to bulge out.

Health-boosting smoothies you can make at home

The stats aren't great: more than a third of us skip breakfast at least once a week, and the majority of us don't come anywhere near the five-a-day fruit and veg target, according to the World Cancer Research Fund.

YOU magazine
Call the modern midwife! Meet the women delivering babies in 2015

Despite advances in technology, today's midwives have a lot in common with the nuns and nurses of Call the Midwife. With the series returning to our screens this month, we ask three of them how they deliver Natalie Carter, 35, is a community midwife in the home-birth team at West Middlesex Hospital in West London.

Mail On Sunday
20 trips to give your kids a half-term they won't ever forget

From the Lake Districk to Oman, these are trips that will thrill the whole family Here we give you the where and the what and the highlight for each holiday Glamping, foraging, cycling and raft building are also recommended activities Parents rejoice - because here we present 20 trips that will leave your children grinning from ear to ear.

YOU magazine
Real Lives: 'My best friend's death changed me'

When you're young, how do you cope with the death of a best friend? A new campaign aims to help these 'forgotten mourners'. Here two women share their stories The death of a young person is devastating by its very nature and is often sudden and unexpected.