From November, 2017

The Fragrance of The Moment

Feu du Bois, Pinion, Palo Santo & Oudh are just some of the must-have fragrances that have exploded in popularity in recent years. One thing they all have in common is the fact they are wood-based scents, often with an added smoky aroma. So why is the smell of wood smoke such a timeless fragrance…

Winter Woodland Break

The countdown to Christmas has begun with all the big stores competing for the cutest, heartstring-twanging, most festive advertising campaign of 2017. A jaunt to a European city to take in a Christmas market is one way of escaping the seasonal UK kerfuffle. Alternatively, you could retreat to a cabin in the woods and take…

The Gun Powder, Treason & Plot

If you’ve been watching Gun Powder, the BBC’s serialisation about Guy Fawkes, his cronies and their attempt to blow up Parliament, the background to Bonfire Night will be that much clearer. But how did the tradition of burning effigies of the ill-fated Catholic come to pass and why don’t we do it these days? It…