Spanning 150 acres the Kingscote Estate near East Grinstead is an English wine producer as well as an idyllic venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties, boasting vineyards, apple orchards and a winery producing Kingscote wines and cyder.
Last week I spent a day at Squires Kitchen, in Farnham, Surrey with Mark Tilling - Master Chocolatier and a winner of BBC Two's Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.
Duck Egg Blue Design Company is a mixed media art business, run from the home of Claire Medhurst. Claire is a busy mum of two and has been really crafty, getting into art and design, with anything from cushions to bunting she has had a go at it all.
Ruth Hinks is a chocolatier with a world class reputation in chocolate and pastry - and is an inspiration to speak too. Ruth secured a top-5 finish for the UK ahead of national Chocolate Masters from France, Belgium and Switzerland - the highest result by a UK pastry chef in an international competition.
Set on the hill at the edge of the town, the Reigate Manor Hotel does more than just offer a good night's rest to the weary traveller. From 7am until 11pm non-staying guests can pop in and take their time to enjoy everything from a morning coffee, through to a late night dram, with breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner served in between.
Easter Holidays see me transfer in to the role of Chauffeur Mum - running the children here, there and everywhere. And last week we met Grandma in Petworth at the Hungry Guest. Surprisingly, there are three Hungry Guest’s in Petworth. How do I know? Because I was waiting in the wrong one!