Flavours of Herefordshire Festival 2013

Top TV chefs PAUL HOLLYWOOD and THE FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS are set to tickle the taste buds of Herefordshire audiences on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November. This year’s Flavours of Herefordshire Festival will be held in the heart of the historic City and around the iconic Cathedral Close with some fantastic treats lined up from food and drink …

Choirs in the Castle Concert

Caldicot, Chepstow and Monmouth Male Voice Choirs will join forces at Caldicot Castle this summer for an evening of entertainment in aid of the Monmouthshire & District National Eisteddfod on Saturday 18 June 2016. The choirs will be joined by the acclaimed Welsh tenor Wynne Evans, who will host the concert.

15th Borderlines Film Festival

Over 17 days in February and March, the Festival will bring 84 films and film programmes to 24 venues in the Marches,

Pantomime Dog Retires

Any regulars to the wonderful Savoy Theatre Pantomime will have become a fan of Chief, the cute collie cross who steals the show during each performance.

£2.79 million funding for bright ideas in rural communities

A pot of £2.79million is now available to support inspirational ideas

2013 Trip to France – Part 4

We awoke on Thursday morning in Carolyn Toulmin’s house. Our window gave on to a view of hillsides covered with frosty, hoar-whitened vines. We had a quick breakfast and were off to taste chez Mme. Girardin in Pommard. We tasted three wines here: her Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2011, which had good, dark colour, a peppery …

2017 France Wine Buying Trip- 1

We set off early on Monday morning for the Channel Tunnel, and arrived in Chablis in time for supper.

A Match Made In Heaven

Our resident cheese monger Ann North, owner of Flavours of Monmouth talks all things Fromage. Valentines Day will soon be upon us and you may be thinking of what to get for the special someone in your life; well at Flavours of Monmouth we have a lovely little treat for you which could make the …

A New Pond

Most of us have a favourite thing in our garden which we wouldn’t want to be without. For some this might be a neatly mown lawn or  a beautiful fine leaved Acer and for me, my garden is not complete without open water. So after sketching at least a dozen permutations of layouts for a …

A Nice Surprise

Most of us like a surprise – well a nice one anyway – and having a garden means that we don’t have to wait for a birthday or Christmas for something unexpected to pop up out of the undergrowth. Having a new garden means that I’m finding surprises all over the place, like an enormous …