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.
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?
All you ever need to know about Cheddar Cheese – How to store it, what drinks to pair with it and how authentic cheddar cheese is made and matured in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England.
Famous department stores decorated in festive bling, twinkling lights draped above the streets as bright red double-decker buses pass by and sparkling Christmas trees of every size are plentiful. Wine is mulling, chestnuts are roasting and a rosy-cheeked, white-bearded Santa seems to be everywhere at once — how does he do that? — there really is no place like London at Christmas.
One of my favourite times of year for travel is October, as the days grow shorter and the weather becomes cooler. Both in the UK and throughout the rest of Europe there’s less demand for holiday packages and hotel rooms, so prices drop and popular locations are less crowded than in the summer months. Here are my top 10 choices for October holidays in the UK, Europe and beyond and my tips for getting the most out of your travels.
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.
My comprehensive guide to the range Game of Thrones tours available in Northern Ireland, and the best ways to visit each of the numerous filming locations.
With summer nearly over here are five fun autumn activities ideas to inspire you to get off the computer and outdoors with family or friends.
With delicious vegetables, meats and cheeses and superb wines, beers and cider, you’ll not go hungry or thirsty when you visit the Spanish Basque Country.
Where are the best places in the world for white-water rafting for both beginners and more experienced rafters?
Fabulous food, great wines, a stunning cathedral, picturesque hill-top villages and dramatic cliffs plunging into electric blue seas; there are so many reasons to fall in love with Mallorca. Here is my top 12 of things to see, eat and drink in Mallorca.
From finding the right hotel to embracing the local culture, here are my top tips for enjoying an eco-friendly honeymoon.
Beautiful beaches, fantastic shops, delicious food and wine – all this and more from our base at Camping Ilbarritz in the French Basque Country.
From artisan gelato to fresh homemade pasta, Italian cuisine is renowned the world over, but beyond the pizza, pasta, and ice cream, there’s a never-ending gastronomic journey to discover including superb cheeses, succulent roasts and legendary desserts. Here’s my top ten favourite things to eat in Italy.
My first hen do has arrived, and we’re glamping in style in the French Basque Country. From hydrangea forests to beaches and spas, I can’t wait to explore!
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.
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