A stay at Bel and the Dragon offers delicious comfort food in idyllic surroundings Bel and the Dragon may sound like the name of an English fairytale passed down from generation to generation, and walking through the picturesque village of Cookham, just north of Windsor, it is not hard for yourContinue Reading

When one generally thinks about Austria and the Tyrol region, one generally thinks of snow. Tyrol is undoubtedly most famous for its winter sports, lying as it does in the heartland of the Alps. However, I was lucky enough to experience the region in the throws of its glorious summertimeContinue Reading

We asked our panel of twelve readers their opinion on this modern day societal problem…  JOE SCHNEIDER “I can’t pick up a paper without reading that some tradition or custom has been changed. In my humble opinion, it has all gone truly mad and overboard. Is there some idiotic – ifContinue Reading

Equity crowdfunding is offering the everyday investor the opportunity to get involved with promising young businesses Have you ever sat down to watch Dragon’s Den and said to yourself, “I would love to have a piece of that?” No, we are not talking about Sarah Willingham – instead we areContinue Reading

With Valentine’s Day approaching you will need to get that special someone a bottle of wine worthy of their love. James Lawrence picks out some of his favourites In light of that upcoming sham of a commercial holiday known as Valentine’s Day – sorry, I am single and bitter –Continue Reading

Rolex Submariner wristwatch

The personal timepiece has been an important and essential aspect of military life ever since its invention Success or failure in war has often been a matter of timing; to quote Miyamoto Musashi, (1584-1645), ‘You win battles by knowing the enemy’s timing, and using a timing which the enemy doesContinue Reading

A Mediterranean holiday in November might seem a little out of the ordinary. It certainly is when it involves a full-bore rifle Like many Brits, I have visited Spain countless times. Savvy short-haulers often hop across the Channel for winter sunshine and sangria, but if, like me, you find beachContinue Reading

Chris Zaremba was obese and heading towards an early grave. But now, at 58,  he is in the shape of his life and using his experience to help others Human beings are creatures of habit. We like to do things our own way, eat the things we enjoy, and spendContinue Reading