We spent an evening in the company of the nation’s finest countryside writers sharing their tales from the field CALIBRE recently attended the Orvis Book Night held at their flagship store in Regent Street where the best-and-brightest of the country world revealed their latest books and projects. We spent the evening in theContinue Reading

The Pig is redefining the idea of a rural country hotel Let us collectively banish the tired cliché of British country hotels as institutions where whispering is obligatory and the level of starch is palpable. The last fifteen years have seen a remarkable resurgence in the quality and quantity ofContinue Reading

Author E.J. Henry tells us why he quit the rat race to pursue his literary ambitions, and how you can too Thirty years in the legal profession can seem like a long time; especially when you are a commercial litigator who is paid to argue every working day. In additionContinue Reading

Keeping ahead of the investment curve is a tough task at any age – let alone 60! I am not one to moan but for the last few months I have been busier than Donald Trump’s libel lawyers. It is partly because we at the Elite Investor Club have hadContinue Reading

Historic hotels are worlds apart from chain hotels, in that they each have a unique story and every room you visit is unlike the last. Historic hotels give visitors the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of some of the most important people in history, to experience the same spaceContinue Reading

The English country cottage offers buyers both an idyllic bolthole, and a sound financial investment Thinking of an English country cottage takes our imagination back to a time depicted in the works of Evelyn Waugh and Charlotte Brontë, perhaps even to the places that provided the inspiration for The Shire in JRR Tolkien’sContinue Reading

Remembering a charity in your will can have great benefits for all parties, says Gill Wadsworth IN THE UK avoiding eye contact with a chugger – a charity hawker standing in the street attempting to secure donations from passers-by – is a national pastime second only to queuing. As isContinue Reading

We take a look at the instruments as wild as the musicians who play them From squealing solos to screaming soul vocals, and since Spinal Tap turned it up to eleven, the history of music is littered with exhibitionists who not only focused their creative talents in to their art form, butContinue Reading

From Canada to Scandinavia the magical spectacle of the northern lights makes them a must-see. The fantastic, spectral displays of the northern lights are a mythical and spellbinding natural phenomenon found in both the northern and southern hemispheres. In the north they are called aurora borealis, and in the south, auroraContinue Reading