From December, 2017

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…