Find the essential ingredient for baking with this guide to UK flour mills across the UK.
Lockdown has driven us to literally live our best Great British Bake Off lives. Have you been whipping up banana bread, pancakes and loaves? Because I have.
Flour is rarer than gold dust. Even Attenborough is impressed when he spies the lesser spotted bread flour.
It took me three weeks to get one bag of flour and it was the last one on the shelf.
That’s when it hit me, I need to go direct to the source.
Not having any luck at the supermarket finding flour? Well, have I GOT YOU!
I have put together the little black book of artisan UK flour mills selling by region.
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Pride & Prejudice. Emma. Sense & Sensibility. Literary classics written by one powerhouse woman, Jane Austen, in a beautiful cottage in Hampshire.
In fact she wrote and revised all her published works here and the house is now considered the most important Austen site in the world.
If you are a big Austen fan or know one, then a visit might be for you, here’s everything you need to know for a great day out…
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Cornwall is full of travel treasures and St. Michael’s Mount is one of them!
This tidal island is in Mount’s Bay off the coast of Marazion and has been home to the St Aubyn family since 1650 and is now managed by the National Trust.
I’ve been wanting to go to this beautiful island for many years and feel I’ve definitely ticked this off my travel bucket list.
Headed to Cornwall, put this on your visit list, here’s why…
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An evening under the stars at a gorgeous Elizabethan manor house learning about astronomy, oh go on then…
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17You change your mind, like a girl changes clothes…
For the ever indecisive of us, and yes I class myself within this group, bottomless tacos, where you can pick any of and as many of the tacos as you like, is the DREAM!
And, that’s where Bonita’s Southsea steps in with it’s Taco Tuesday offer – it corners the market and conquers it. Actually it stamps all over the competition unapologetically while telling you you’re pretty and feeding you tacos.
Bonita’s has landed bringing its own blend of fusion Mexican food, humorous cocktails and Beyonce Brunches to the South Coast.
Heading to Portsmouth? You’re going to want to check this restaurant out because those tacos are hella-good!
And, don’t forget your camera because, Bonita’s is as pretty as a picture and you’re going to want to put it on your Instagram…
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Travel, exploring and discovering something completely new comes in so many different forms. You don’t have to go far to find a little bit of everyday magic.
A garden that comes to life in the depths of winter is something really special. The winter garden at Mottisfont in Romsey was full of bright, colourful plants that could brighten up even the dullest day!
Getting some fresh air, stretching my legs and admiring the beautiful plants in bloom was a great way to brighten up January.
Take a look…
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It had been a long time since I’d visited Kew Gardens and I had certainly never been to on if its ‘after dark’ events.
American artist Dale Chihuly created some beautiful glass sculptures influenced by flora and fauna which was a natural fit for the Royal Botanic Gardens in London.
This magical exhibition cleverly used colour, light and music to bring a magnificent artistic twist to the landscape while giving exclusive access to the gardens after hours.
I tried my best to capture these stunning installations, take a look…
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You can travel the world but some of the most awesome adventures really are right on your doorstep.
I joined the Pagans, Wiccans and Druids, for the magic of Winter Solstice, and it was the perfect end to 2018 and a way to totally re-energise for 2019.
Heading to Stonehenge in Salisbury for the solstice celebrations, made me feel spiritual, present and connected.
In many ways this experience helped me in ways I can’t ever thank it for. Yes, it sounds totally hippy but, it really healed some wounds and besides that, it was a truly incredible experience.
If you’re looking for epic experiences in the UK, this has to be on your list.
Take a look at my trip in 2018…
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ad* What’s not to like about drinks with friends, hearty food and cosy fireplaces?
The Chilworth Arms is a real winter warmer, the place you could easily while away a Sunday afternoon after a long walk in the countryside.
With the festivities upon us, the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping – the restaurant and pub is a welcome escape capturing a slice of that seasonal magic.
Recently I was invited to try its new festive menu, take a look at what I dishes I tried and a peek at the interior…
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Bento Factory is serving up incredible Japanese and Vietnamese food just off Winchester High Street.
It’s also the only place in the city to serve traditional Vietnamese coffee.
What a great discovery! Say hello to fresh sushi, bao buns and bento…
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