When it comes to work, the last few weeks of being an 'Out & About' reviewer for Your Source Today has been pretty painful! In the last fortnight I've had a 'forced' introduction into the world of 'proper' chocolate for the first time in my life... and it has been exceptionally hard work, I am sure you will all agree.
Over five days in late May the English season bursts into full bloom as The Chelsea Flower Show transforms the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea into a glorious celebration of spring: heady perfumes and brilliant colours of floral displays and the finest cutting-edge garden designs. The Flower Show starts on May 24th this year - a beautiful time to be in London, with sunshine not unknown.
About a year ago, James and Jen Middlehurst took over an existing café in Tunsgate Road, Guildford, formerly named 'Gluten & Glee'. Having run a successful wedding events company for over nine years and recently been awarded Wedding Caterer of the Year 2016, the couple are understandably very proud of this achievement - so what would they do with this new café venture?
Last week I went for a working lunch with our editor (Sue) to Denbies Wine Estate where she was organising an art exhibition of new and emerging artists. But I have to confess, prior to our lunch I hadn't been to Denbies Wine Estate for years. Fifteen in fact, because the last time was at a corporate wine tasting in another working lifetime - but I was so impressed with my visit last Friday that I think my husband and family would all love a visit too.
Discover the tricks of the cake trade and learn how to make your sugar craft truly spectacular at Squires Kitchen's 30th Anniversary Cake Decorating and Sugar craft Exhibition. The three-day event will take place on 11th -13th March 2016 at the Farnham Maltings, Surrey.
The Country Living Spring Fair is more than just a day's shopping. Taking place from 16th - 20th March at the BDC, London, it is not only a chance to browse independent designers and makers and get involved in our interactive workshops and demonstrations, but also to take a break and catch up with loved ones.