So, I went to a Ginnery …

... and I drank a Cucumelon.  That's a cocktail comprising of Melon liqueur, Schweppes cucumber tonic, Bombay Sapphire, garnished with pink grapefruit. I was also tempted by the Fino (Bombay Sapphire, Manzanilla dry sherry, fresh lemon wedges & mint leaves with Fever-Tree sicilian Lemonade) and by the Pink Pepper Phizz (Star of Bombay, pink grapefruit... Continue Reading →

Roses at Hever Castle

My mother recently moved from the family home with the cottage garden she's lovingly tended and creatively developed for decades to an apartment with a small patio, so an outing to Hever Castle (famed for being Anne Bolyn's family home but also for it's marvellous gardens) was in order. We'd timed our visit for the... Continue Reading →

The Dungeness Estate

It's a rather extraordinary place to live, and yet people do. I'd be tempted to live there myself if I hadn't spent 2 hours - yes, you read that correctly - sat in traffic to get through the 2 mile long bit of beach at Camber earlier this month in order to reach it. Dungeness... Continue Reading →

Salman Rushdie at the Hay Festival

If you've not read "The Golden House", please be aware there may be the odd spoiler below Salman Rushdie was at the Hay Festival talking about his new book "The Golden House"  I've read a four of Mr Rushdie's books (yes, I just went off to Goodreads to count them) with "Midnight's Children" featuring at... Continue Reading →

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