Bec Holmes, Jess Moore, Jacki Minor and Harry Harris The Langton Arms Palm Trees

Hints & Tips For December/January by David Greaves

A spot of gardening, even on the coldest and greyest of days, will lift your spirits, and warm you up!  The shorter days also make it more difficult for gardening as the daylight hours but there are still may jobs to continue with in the winter months 

Great Bowden Visual Arts Exhibition

Great Bowden Visual Arts Annual Art Exhibition Great Bowden Village Hall Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd October, 10am to 5pm.   There will be a wonderful mix of inspiring local art to delight visitors, and you can choose your favourite in the People's Choice competition. Admission free.

Study by Motor Codes Reveals Best Family Travel Entertainment

Motor Codes, the government-backed consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, has commissioned an online YouGov poll to find out the best activity to keep children busy on long car journeys during the holiday season.

Beaufort Polo Club Plays Host to Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy

In June 2016 the UK leg of Maserati’s International Polo Tour saw a thrilling match at the Gloucestershire-based Beaufort Polo Club.  Playing in the UK match at the iconic ground was a very special guest; HRH The Duke of Cambridge who played on the Maserati team. 

Grass-Fed Nation

ISBN: 9781785780769 - Publisher: Icon Books - Paperback: 208 pages 

Horses Need Sun Tan Lotion Protection Too

The UK’s largest horse charity, The British Horse Society (BHS) has issued urgent advice to owners.  Horses get sunburn 

Chuckle Verse

Author: Lizzy Wade - Published by Matador IBSN: 9781784625061 - Paperback 160 pages - Price: £7.99 

Monet's Garden

A new paperback edition of Vivian Russell’s much-admired exploration of Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, lavishly illustrated with award-winning photography. 

Orange and Rasberry Raw Cheesecakes

You will need: Pyrex glass ramekins - Serves: 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling time  Base:  100g unsalted Cashew nuts  75g pitted dates 1 Tsp oil  Filling:  250g Cashew nuts  125ml orange juice 50ml coconut oil, melted  25ml runny honey 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon  Grated rind 2 oranges 

Rivers Run

Author Kevin Parr - Published by Rider IBSN: 9781846044915 - Hardback 216 pages - Price: £9.99 

What has happened to Vermouth?

Sophisticated, stylish, elegant. They said it was all we needed - Isn’t it amazing how life changes and we quickly forget.  [Cue music] – ‘Any time, any place, anywhere,...it’s the right time ...for Martini!  - ha ha are you singing along like me? 

The Man Behind The Music

Chris Kimsey

Chris Kimsey, the man who engineered ‘Led Zepplin III’ and has worked on every Rolling Stones album since ‘Some Girls’, is opening the doors to the world of recording the biggest names in music with a live Q&A on the Friday and Saturday of The Indulgence Show, the new audio and lifestyle event

Disability Charity Enrych Celebrates Thirty Years of Enriching Lives

Enrych, previously Ryder Cheshire Volunteers, is celebrating three decades of tackling the social isolation and low self-esteem often experienced by people with a disability.  Set up by husband and wife Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder in 1986, the charity has a ‘rych’ heritage. 

Personal Training

Need some extra motivation or advice on how to reach your fitness goals? 1-2-1 sessions with one of our qualified onsite personal trainers could help. 

It’s Grand at The Grand! Now Serving Afternoon Tea

In our modern world, is there ever a spare moment to sit back, relax and enjoy a spot of tea? Not always, but time has to be made for this delightful new Afternoon Tea offering at Mercure The Grand Hotel in Leicester city centre. 

Nectar Points...

Our wild bees and common butterflies have been in decline over the past 50 years. Wild flowers in the countryside have also de- creased, making it more important to provide habitats where these insects can find two rich sources of food - nectar and pollen.

Bringing Traditional Eastern Beauty Secrets To The Western World

Su-Man Hsu

Su-Man Hsu was the youngest of ten children born to illiterate farmers.  Due to the family’s poor status, they would use natural sources such as water, green tea, fruit and flowers to help keep their hair and skin in top condition. 

Canaves Oia Suites, one of the three properties under the Canaves Oia umbrella has announced its newest addition; the boutique Canaves Oia Spa, opening its doors this April 2016. 

A diet filled with tomatoes, sweet potato and cereal could be the secret to healthier skin and hair. That’s according to the hair and beauty experts from Hairtrade.com who have compiled a list of the top ten foods which can help your hair and skin look healthier.