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The Earthly Art of Cooking – A food Historian and Celebrity Chef create a feast from a fire-pit

The Earthly Art of Cooking – A food Historian and Celebrity Chef create a feast from a fire-pit

Long slow cooking techniques are something that we seem to have lost in our modern, fast paced society, however, there is something to be said for the flavour that can be achieved through slow-paced cooking. As humans we also derive great pleasure from the idea […]

Hunting for the Meaning of Bunting

Hunting for the Meaning of Bunting

The warm weather is often accompanied by the desire to host vintage style parties, BBQ’s and afternoon teas and of course there is one essential element in these proceedings: bunting. Nowadays no party or gathering is complete without some bunting and it is to be […]

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of HG Wells

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of HG Wells

Triumphing Time Travel  – ‘I have lived such days as no man has lived before…’ Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of HG Wells   Herbert George Wells was born on 21 September 1866 and throughout his writing career he penned novels, history books, political volumes and […]

Long Live the Christmas Card

Long Live the Christmas Card

Christmas simply wouldn’t be complete without a card complete with pretty festive scenes and hand-written greeting. Today Christmas cards come in all shapes and sizes and the well-meant festive gesture of exchanging Christmas cards is considered as traditional and customary as enjoying a celebratory mince […]

First Woofy Wedding in the Scottish Borders

First Woofy Wedding in the Scottish Borders

A stay at a boutique country hotel in the Scottish Borders that provides luxury accommodation and fine dining sounds charmingly romantic. Add the mention of a wedding held in a secluded area of the hotels gardens at the site of the Victorian dove cote, complete […]

Miss Molly’s Getting Married in the Morning

Miss Molly’s Getting Married in the Morning

When a vintage wedding is mentioned I usually imagine vintage china, heritage hire cars, bunting galore and a wonderful array of vintage couture and Miss Molly’s big day will have all of these elements, but this vintage wedding is a little different because, Miss Molly […]

Drink Tea and Carry on

Drink Tea and Carry on

Tea is a great British tradition. In times of crisis we reach to put the kettle on and it is tea that we brew up to ease the pain of a broken heart, dampen the effects of a shock; numb the pain of loss and […]

Refined Sugar-Free Jam Making – It’ll Make you Look Younger

Refined Sugar-Free Jam Making – It’ll Make you Look Younger

Like it or lump it the Western diet is now very high in sugar and whilst I am not against a sweet treat, too much sugar carries health risks. Overloading our systems with sugar has a harmful effect on metabolism and can contribute to all […]

The Enchanting World of Fairies

The Enchanting World of Fairies

Fairies are now considered the province of children’s tales, but as an adult when fairies are mentioned my imagination still soars. Indeed I cannot see a tree hollow without the fleeting hope of happening upon a fairy and I cannot visit mossy woodland without the […]

Festive Fizz

Festive Fizz

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   For me there is nothing quite as luxurious as sitting at a hotel bar, sipping an expertly prepared cocktail. As I sat contemplating life, with a champagne cocktail in the bar of a fine country house hotel, I couldn’t […]