Daylesford Organic Farm & Spa, Cotswolds

February 10, 2017

What began as a simple passion for food has grown into one of the UK’s most sustainable organic farms.  All food comes straight from the farm and anything that can’t be produced here is sourced from local artisan suppliers.  Daylesford Organic Farm on the Oxfordshire/Cotswold borders is an experience never to be missed……. Combining nature, style, organic food and well-being, you can sleep, eat, shop and spa here….  All just 90 minutes away from London nestled…

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Ice skating at The National History Museum in Kensington

January 4, 2017

The introduction of ice skating rinks and European xmas markets have transformed England’s wintery experience.  Instead of only dreaming about a trip to an Austrian xmas market or ice skating around an iced over lake in Norway we can now fulfil at least part of that dream here.  In London rinks such as Somerset House, The Natural History Museum (below) and Hampton Court Palace make for an hour or two of brisk exercise followed by a well deserved gluhwein…

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Sparkle & Joy – Christmas shopping in London

December 16, 2016

Sparkly, joyful and frenetic London at Xmas.  Frosty weather adds to the Christmas buzz as the masses rush around in big colourful scarves and matching hats.   The exit out of the tube at Oxford Circus overwhelms with twinkly lights all around and festive music.  London’s west end has put it’s party dress on again and doesn’t she look great! First stop are the stunning Liberty store windows with a Nutcraker ballet theme; then a dash towards Bond…

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A late summer stay at The Pig hotel – near Bath

November 1, 2016 Pig Hotel Bath

If I need a cozy foodie stay away in England that is realistically priced, I think about one of The Pig hotels.  Tucked away in The Mendip Hills seven miles from glorious Bath, this Pig is a perfectly restored pale golden Georgian house. Surrounded by a magnificent kitchen garden, smoke house, chicken pen and wildflower meadow with a neighbouring 80 strong herd of deer, the Pig team create a ‘no fuss’ warmth that is utterly charming.  The Pig Hotels present…

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