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Wed 16 Jan 2019

Tom Zinovieff  

Bespoke Furniture Maker

Bespoke furniture maker Tom Zinovieff exudes that gleeful tranquillity of someone who quite genuinely loves what they do. Furniture making runs in his family. His family has managed a local woodland for many years and after completing his training he moved into his father’s old workshop ready to carry on the trade for another generation. We visited him there on a gloriously sunny afternoon to learn more.  

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Graven Hill:

Open the door to custom build new homes 

Graven Hill, one of the country’s most innovative self-build and custom build villages, is holding its first ‘Hard Hat’ event of 2019 on 26 January. The event will give visitors the chance to view the custom build new homes that are currently under construction and look around the site to get a feel for how their ideas could be translated into bricks and mortar. Sensible shoes will be a must! 

Fri 11 Jan 2019

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” Whether or not Einstein did actually say this, it’s cause for concern: a massive one third of the UK’s bee population has disappeared over the past decade alone due to pesticides, fewer hedgerows, paved gardens and a lethal disease, the colony collapse disorder virus.

Fri 11 Jan 2019

The Ultimate Off-Roader:

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan 

No doubt many never thought they’d see the day when Rolls-Royce produced a 4x4. Yet think again… why not? Porsche, Lamborghini, Maserati, Jaguar, and even Bentley have all quite recently gone down that road (the Porsche Cayenne turned out to be the brand’s bestselling model). Now Rolls-Royce have taken the plunge. 

Wed 9 Jan 2019

House Doctor

Post-Christmas De-Clutter

Our resident Interior Designer, Amanda Hanley, answers your questions. Here, Amanda offers solutions for the post-Christmas de-clutter

Fri 28 Dec 2018

The Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio

The stuff that dreams are made of… at last 

For the car buffs amongst us Alfa Romeos were a romantic affair, now with the coming of the Alfa Giulia QV (Quadrifoglio), Alfa have proven that they can still deliver that Alfa glory.

Thu 27 Dec 2018

Let your Home Earn its Keep:

Making Money from your Home

If you’ve got a spare bedroom or enjoy having people around and fancy making some money from your property, there are plenty of ways to do this – from hosting foreign students to finding free accommodation around the world. 

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Amanda Hanley

House Doctor

Our resident Interior Designer, Amanda Hanley, answers your questions. This month, adding colour to a neutral home and transforming a stark living room to make it feel cosy.

Mon 17 Dec 2018

HOW TO...

Design a Garden

We tend to think of gardens in all their colourful summer glory, but now’s the time to get planning for a fine display next year, Jo Lamiri discusses with Garden designer Christopher Edgar