gifts for fathers day

Great Gifts for Father’s Day – Sunday 19th June

It is around the corner. Father’s Day is on the Sunday 19th June this year, so you have been warned. No excuse to forget to send a gift for father’s day. Everyone is different and fathers are no exception, if they are anything like mine they are fussy and they know what they want. Also […]

Royal Night Out

A really Royal Night Out

We take a good old look at the events surrounding the VE celebrations in 1945 and the real Royal Night Out…Imagine the courage of a nation, the struggle for basic every day survival. A lack of basic things, essential supplies, shortages and rations on basic food stuffs, like eggs, bread, milk and meat, even water […]

Princess Crown

Flowers fit for a Princess

Flowers fit for a Princess… To commemorate the safe arrival of the latest Royal Addition HRH Princess Charlotte. The very auspicious occasion was marked with a volley of salutes fired in Hyde Park and at The Tower of London. HRH Princes Charlotte of Cambridge, as she will be known, her full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana […]

Royal Birthday

Next summer… you know what I’m going to say. A weekend of royal celebrations, union jack flags flying, street party’s filled with great British food… wow! Yes it is the Queens 90th birthday! She will be celebrating the occasion with thousands of guests, from the various charities that the Queen supports. The Queen’s birthday celebrations […]

A Royal Coronation Cake Recipe

There’s nothing better than a slice of cake and a cup of tea… Or is there? We think there is… a Coronation Cake. A cake that celebrates something, like a birthday, or Christmas or the Queen’s Coronation is always going to taste better, it marks the occasion, and it doesn’t just taste good, it means […]

Royal Christening Traditions

Let’s face it wetting the new baby’s head is a chance for everyone in the family, to raise their glass to the new arrival and welcome the little one into the family. It’s an honour to be asked to be a Godparent for most folks. But what if you’re a member of the Royal Family? […]

Peony Factfile: British Flowers Week

British Flowers Week is almost upon us – running from Monday 15th June to Friday 19th. With the sole aim of promoting British flowers and foliage within the UK cut flower industry, the annual event at New Covent Garden Market is sure to showcase British grown flowers in all their glory. We take a look at […]

Flower essentials this festival season

UK Festival season started with a bang last weekend as Radio 1’s Big Weekend rolled in to Norwich, with the likes of Taylor Swift and Snoop Dogg topping the bill. Music aside, the big question that everyone asks is, “what did everyone wear?” We start our look at this years floral essentials for the festival […]

A Royal Surprise!

As the nation eagerly awaits the arrival of the second royal baby of the expectant Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the question on everybody’s mind is to wether Kate will have a baby boy or a baby girl. Will it be team pink, or team blue? William and Kate met at the University of St. Andrews, […]

Halle Berry’s French Wedding

So we are in the full flow of wedding season and it’s about to get even busier as we head off in to the warm days ahead. The trend for weddings under the sun are growing, and here in England you can never rely on the Great British Weather. Many Brides to be are taking the […]