If you are looking for a seaside holiday in the UK, the Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites make a stylish choice for couples or families of four.
Where to find the most beautiful places in the UK
In our eagerness to see the world, it’s all too easy for travel addicts like me to ignore what’s on our own doorstep. However, I’ve found that I don’t have to journey far to discover some fabulous places. From magnificent waterfalls to majestic seascapes, exotic...
My favourite walks in the South Downs National Park
Learn about the history and folklore of Sussex on a guided walk through the lanes, villages and hills of the South Downs National Park.
How to make the perfect Christmas pudding
Christmas pudding traditions date back over one hundred years at the medieval hotel, The Spread Eagle in Midhurst, West Sussex. I recently spent a fabulous day there learning how to make the perfect Christmas pudding.
Make it a Red Letter Day with an experience gift this Christmas
Most of us have far too many ‘things’ in our lives, so this Christmas why not give an experience gift instead from Red Letter Days. I opted for a luxury spa day but what would your ultimate experience gift be?
Autumn walks around Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve
Each autumn across the English countryside, there’s a soft light that’s particularly lovely early in the morning or late in the afternoon, casting long shadows and an ethereal glow across the landscape. One of my favourite places to enjoy autumn walks in this ‘golden hour’ is around Pagham Harbour in West Sussex.
Park House Hotel and Spa, a well kept Sussex secret
The Park House Hotel and Spa is an absolute gem, tucked away in beautiful Sussex. The stunning restaurant, fabulous spa and grounds make it well worth a visit.
Hendrick’s Cucumber and Black Pepper Gin Cocktail at the Goodwood Hotel
Perfect for a chilly evening or a hot summer’s day, here’s a simple recipe for a Hendrick’s Cucumber and Black Pepper gin cocktail, from The Goodwood Hotel
Flash, Bang, Wallop, Half a Sixpence Transfers to the West End
As the first few notes of the banjo rang out across the auditorium, a grin began to spread across face. My mum leant over and whispered, "I already know I'm going to love it!", mirroring my own thoughts precisely. Over the next few hours I sat smiling like a Cheshire...
Amberley Castle, the best afternoon tea in Sussex
Walking down a country lane, I turn a corner and catch my first sight of the 12th century, Amberley Castle, in the South Downs National Park in the south of England. I have lived all my life just 15 miles away yet had never visited before. When my mother asked me what I would like for my 50th birthday I knew straight away – afternoon tea at Amberley Castle, now an elegant hotel and restaurant.
Red Wine Braised Chorizo, a tasty tapas that’s a breeze to cook!
When I visited Zest for Taste in Chichester the other week I had a lovely chat with the owner, Katharine, about her wonderful shop which you can read about in a previous post here. When I asked her what her favourite product was she didn't hesitate. "My favourite...
South England, from Brokenhurst to Brighton
For many years now I have dreamt of buying a restored VW camper van and touring England. Over the years I've been so busy visiting other countries that I have not made enough effort to get to know my own. One region that I do know fairly well though, is the area of ...
The Lobster Pot
Reputedly the best restaurant in Bognor Regis, I found it lived up to the hype. Excellent food, in a lovely beachside location and great service.
A typical English fete with a twist
Last summer I discovered the Weed and Wild Flower Festival in a little village in the Sussex countryside. A wonderful fantasy woodland had been recreated inside Bignor's ancient church. I can't imagine how long it took to build (or clear up!) but the effect was...