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Firepits – The New BBQ

Firepits seem to have become the new BBQ in the past few years and with good reason. They look great and, as well as being able to cook on them, they are the perfect way to keep warm in the cooler summer evenings. There’s such a great choice out there, how do you know which…

It’s National BBQ Week!

Although the weather has been typically British over the Bank Holiday weekend, people have been braving the elements to celebrate National BBQ Week, which runs until 3rdJune.   BBQing is now the top leisure activity for Brits during the summer months and, inevitably, the air will be filled by that distinctive smell of paraffin-based firelighters…

See In 2018 – The Herefordshire Way

Herefordshire is, at long last, being recognised as a favourite foodie destination. Not only does it produce world-renowned beef and cider, there are lots of artisan producers and boutique restaurants throughout the county gaining a reputation at a national level too, together with specialist outlets and farm shops. The Castle House Hotel in the heart…

Holly & Ivy

Given our woodland connections, we’re always fascinated to find out how traditions involving plants and greenery came about. Last year we looked at mistletoe, so this year we’ve turned our attention to holly and ivy as well as some other festive flora. As with most traditions, using holly and ivy to decorate homes came about…

Mantelpiece Make-over For Christmas

Stockings hang from it and crooners croon by it – where would we be without our mantelpiece at Christmas? Making it look festively fancy is one of the highlights of decorating your home in December. So, we’ve found some of the best ideas out there to share with you lovely people. First things first, and…

The Charcoal Burner

We’ve been friends with Matt Williams, the clever chap behind The Oxford Charcoal Company, for several years now, as he’s a big fan of our Flamers (more about that later). We wanted to ask him why more people don’t BBQ year-round and his thoughts on encouraging the Great British public to cook outdoors, even in…