Category: Travel

Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire – part 2

Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire – part 2

Continuing on with Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire, a visit wouldn’t be complete without immersing yourself into a course from award-winning cookery school, The School of Artisan Food. The courses range from taster to professional and cover: baking, cheese making and butchery amongst others. I took part […]

Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire – part 1

Food Adventures in Nottinghamshire – part 1

In the home of the legend Robin Hood, I took my merry self on a Segway Tour, dined at two fine restaurants, spent a day chocolate-making, visited the Festival of Food and Drink and slept in luxury lodgings at Sherwood Hideaway. So, if you fancy […]

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

“Eh…what’s up, doc?” Back in early September festivalgoers were making their way to Alex James’s booming backyard, for his and Jamie Oliver’s shindig, The Big Feastival in Kingham. I didn’t make it this year, but just a hop, skip and a jump away I did […]

Old Manor Hotel, Bradford on Avon

Old Manor Hotel, Bradford on Avon

“Are we there yet?” This is what I imagine my friend Claire’s dog ‘Yuki’, is saying as she pokes her head out of the car window and wriggles her wet nose in delight as she takes in the smells of the countryside. Destination? Bradford on […]

Lady of The Manor – Oxfordshire

Lady of The Manor – Oxfordshire

Pulling into the gravel driveway, a breathtaking regal country house hotel known as The Manor-at Weston-on-the-Green waits to greet you. It’s a majestic 11th century building in Oxfordshire, with bags of history and for one night, I’m to be the lady of it – well […]

A Trip to Camber Sands to visit The Gallivant and Chapel Down Wines

A Trip to Camber Sands to visit The Gallivant and Chapel Down Wines

“Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside”… Just a stone’s throw from the rippling golden dunes of Camber Sands is a nautical inspired 20-room boutique hotel, The Gallivant. The single storey hotel from the outside looks very reminiscent of an American motel. Inside […]

Day tripping to The New Forest to visit, The Pig

Day tripping to The New Forest to visit, The Pig

London is great, love it – I wouldn’t live here otherwise, but every now and then it’s good to clear the lungs and head out to the countryside. And this little piggy recently went on a stonker of a day trip to Brockenhurst to check […]

Plymouth Boat Trip with Prince de Bretagne pt.2

Plymouth Boat Trip with Prince de Bretagne pt.2

So, after hearing about the day’s sailing by the other guests around the dinner table last night, I was more than looking forward to getting out to sea. Our vessel was the biggest in the event; an 80ft Ultimate Trimaran skippered by the revered, Lionel […]