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Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle

It’s certainly beginning to feel very festive, as I sit here in bed, with red Scandi-pattern bedsheets and twinkling fairy lights wrapped around the bed’s headboard. But our lanterns pale into insignificance when you think… View Post

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

No Cornish weekend would be complete without a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, especially if you’re engaged to a gardener by trade. But the Lost Gardens of Heligan are no ordinary veg plot,… View Post

Appreciating Rick Stein’s Padstow

I’m going to come right out with it… I am a Rick Stein groupie. My favourite bits on Saturday Kitchen are the Stein segments and I’ve got a whole shelf dedicated to Stein’s cookery books,… View Post

The ruins of Tintagel Castle

The ruins of Tintagel Castle lie just up the coast from Port Isaac. Run by the English Heritage, it is one of their top five attractions in the UK.  As you descend towards the beach… View Post

Pasties on Port Isaac’s quayside

Wadebridge makes a good base for exploring the North Cornish coast, just 20 minutes from Padstow, 25 to Port Isaac and maybe 45 up to Tintagel. With this in mind, Tom and I set off… View Post

Banking for Victory at Upton House

We visited Upton House in March 2015, just as the team was getting ready to kick off their ‘banking for victory’ season. Now over one year on, we returned to see the exhibition in full… View Post

Dodging the rain in Tetbury & Cirencester

After our stay at the Ragged Cot in Minchampton, we decided to take a wander around Tetbury. Tetbury is a market town famous for being the home of HRH The Prince of Wales and the… View Post