Monthly Archives: August 2016

Freeze-dried rose petals

Winter weddings in ruby and gold

According to market experts, one of this year’s leading colour combinations for Christmas and winter weddings is ruby red and gold. But it’s not just these colour themes that those planning nuptials are going for, freeze-dried flowers are also all the rage. As a process, freeze-drying removes all the moisture from the petals, but retains […]

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IMG_3004 wild swimming in The Times

Wild swimming on Exmoor

Swimming outdoors whether in lidos, outdoor pools or going wild in large ponds and rivers is very popular these days. The River Barle here on Exmoor is perfect for anyone looking for a wild bathing experience this summer. Described recently by The Times newspaper as ‘a glorious Exmoor river’, the Barle starts high up in […]

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Summer Wines

Expert advice on wines for the summer

Here are Jane’s wine choices for summer BBQs and al fresco dining this summer: White wines Albariño Quite a trendy wine these days from the Galicia region (North West Spain). Intense, aromatic characteristic with naturally high acidity and a hint of spice. Can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif, is great with tapas, […]

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