This is the fourth year I have attended the Cake and Bake Show in London. It has moved venues over the years but was back at the Excel Centre this weekend. The UK's only live consumer event dedicated to the world of cakes, bakes and the art of baking - it's a date always marked on the calendar.
In partnership with Chocolate Week (10-16th October), the UK's fourth Chocolate Show will be held at Olympia from 14-16th October. Celebrating chocolate in all its forms, The Chocolate Show includes creations from over 100 exhibitors.
One of the biggest challenges restaurants face is the constant high turnover of staff. This is an added expense that many restaurant owners give little thought to because they feel it is a natural part of this line of business - unless you work for the Chris and James Tanner.
For us, it is all about the glorious gluten-free selection of cakes that are on sale for the whole weekend event from a small stand nestled in the central staircase. But for all tattoo and music lovers...
When Chris Evans teamed up with Jody Scheckter, a former F1 champion and the man who owns Laverstoke Park Farm, the venue for CarFest South was set over four years ago. And this year's CarFest certainly will be a tough act to top. A sell-out audience soaked up the summer sun, a captivating collection of cars, adrenaline-fuelled activities, fabulous food and timeless tunes.
The Oxted Picnic is back for a second year at Master Park, Oxted on Sunday 21st August 2016. Free entry to the event from 11am - 6pm for a day of family fun, food, music and the Oxted Dog Show.