No Corkscrew – No Problem!

January 28, 2016 at 11:15 am

Handy hint if you happen to forget your corkscrew – as long as you’re wearing a good stout pair of English brogues!

Thank you to old friend Stephen Cronk, now producing some stunning Provencal wines at Mirabeau Wine

One for the MTB fans!

February 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Pass Portes du Soleil MTB
Now in its 11th year, the Pass’portes du Soleil MTB trek covers an amazing 80km circuit with 1000m vertical ascent and 6000m of vertical descent between France and Switzerland using chair lifts and cable cars. The event takes place on the 27th, 28th & 29th June 2014 – the only slight downside is that you need to complete the course in one day(!), so competitors can register to ride on either the Friday, Saturday or Sunday – let’s hope you’re fit!!

You can find all the details you need on the official Pass site at, and registrations open on 12th February at 9am.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, why not make a weekend of it and stay with rudechalets™, who are offering a Pass’portes Package at just £279 per person which includes 4 x nights ensuite catered accommodation and return airport transfers from Geneva including bike carriage. See details at

Big Eat Cotswolds 2013

October 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

BigEat Cotswolds Food Festival runs between 26th October and 2nd November 2013

BigEat Cotswolds Food Festival runs between 26th October and 2nd November 2013

Foodie families looking for something to do at #HalfTerm might want to take a trip down to The Cotswolds – for the 2013 Big Eat Cotswolds Food Festival, which runs from Friday 26th October through to Saturday 2nd November 2013.

The event kicks off with The Friday Food Fayre at Lechlade Garden Centre (GL7 3DP) between 10am and 2pm, where you can sample a real taste of the Cotswolds, with good quality food and drink, which is predominantly local, home-grown, home-made, organically and/or ethically produced.

This is followed during the course of the week with dinners by celebrated chefs, cookery demonstrations and the Big Eat Beer Night from Compass Brewery in Carterton, where Compass beers will be perfectly paired with a specially created menu from chef Gareth Fulford at Purslane Restaurant in Cheltenham.