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  • If you’re a die-hard summer worshipper, like me, you are now in mourning, like me. However, I temporarily forget my seasonal dismay when autumnal explosion of colours happens all around me. It is a perfect time to seek cosy, countryside escape, preferably with the staying-the-night option but [read more]
  • Jackie Wilson and her family visit Nashville for a different type of holiday
    Now, I grew up near Basingstoke, a suburban English town famous for roundabouts and an impressive AA building.  I was however, raised on country music.  My Mum used to play it while ironing.  My Dad used to play cassettes in our many and various Fords from a mk II Cortina to a Mk 3 Sierra [read more]
  • If you’re more a glamper than a camper, if your idea of roughing it is shopping at Waitrose rather than Fortnum’s, then Kew the Music is the festival for you. Set in the glorious surrounds of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the first three headline artists for Kew the Music 2018 have [read more]
  • We all want to buy that perfect gift for the ones we love. We know they love adventure/cooking/travelling, so we rack our brains for the perfect present to suit their desires. But we have work, families, commitments, and the searching slips by the wayside. As that special day approaches [read more]
  • Cacor Aqueduct
    Actors Prunella Scales and her husband, ‘Captain’ Timothy West, have notched up more water miles than I’ll  ever achieve in their captivating Chanel 4 series Great Canal Journeys. But I’ve never heard them yell:  ‘Man overboard!’ I’ve always fancied [read more]
  • By now, a lot of us will have seen the Strong Girls Club t-shirts doing the rounds on the internet but what if there was a real-life version of this? AllBright founders Debbie Wosskow and Anna Jones will open London’s first Women’s Members Club next year Well, you won’t have to [read more]
  • UK Rumfest Comes To Town

    October 11, 2017

    If you needed any more proof that rum is the new gin, this weekend’s bigger-and-better-than-ever UK Rumfest provides certain evidence. And now that sales of the drink are set to reach £1million by Christmas, why not find out what everyone’s on about by banishing Autumn for the [read more]
  • Frequently find yourself tapping the weather app on your iPhone? Well you’re not alone. The average Brit spends almost five full days each year (that’s 10 months of our lives!) complaining about the British weather, according to a new report. Known for our love of idle meteorological [read more]
  • Babyloss Awareness Week marks babies lost to miscarriage
    To mark Babyloss Awareness Week (October 9th-15th), Belle About Town writer Emily Cleary recalls the trauma of her own miscarriage experience and questions why such a common experience is still so avoided in everyday dialogue…. “Kiss the baby”, I said to my son. At one year old he [read more]
  • King and Lamb restaurant at Stoke Place hotel offers a relaxed fine dining environment with stunning views
    With Capability Brown gardens rolling across the horizon towards a rippling lake, there are few restaurants in Greater London that could rival that of the King & Lamb when it comes to views. Set among 26 acres of serene landscape, the King & Lamb is the recently refurbished restaurant at [read more]


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