Bringing together our lifestyle publications, whether you are interested in wine, gardening or photography or catching up with articles from the Quilter Cheviot Theatre speakers at BBC Countryfile Live.
Paul Bolt is the professional connections director at Quilter Cheviot. He is also our in-house wine expert. In May 2017 Paul was inducted as a Chevalier (Knight) of the Order of the Coteaux de Champagne; a great honour indeed.
Gardening Club author Anne Swithinbank is a trained horticulturist, freelance gardening broadcaster and writer, Anne shares tips and advice to keep your garden in perfect shape through the four seasons.
Whether you are a novice looking to venture into the world of photography or an experienced professional, look no further. Our quarterly photography club has hints and tips for those who want to perfect their pictures – no DSLR required.
Spread the happiness: The most sure-fire route to the perfect pet pic is to make sure your dog is relaxed and happy. Like humans, dogs have their own body language, so you’ll be able to tell how contented they are by reading the signs. “Be aware of body language that indicates when they are not happy – like lip licking, yawning, turning their head away from a social interaction,” says Rosie Bescoby, a pet behaviourist who runs Pet Sense, a service which helps pet owners understand
their animals. “By recognising the signs that your dog is uncomfortable, you’ll be able to change the situation to make them happier,” she says.
Make it a summer to remember with these easy and inspiring ideas for taking your best-ever photos of your family. Blue-sky days, long, lazy evenings and endless outdoor adventures: summer’s here, and with it comes a golden array of glorious photo opportunities. Whether you’re at home or away, with just the kids or the whole extended family and friends, make the most of this beautiful time of year by capturing the season’s most photoworthy memories on your camera or phone.
Flowers are one of the nation’s favourite things to photograph, it is impossible to tire of photographing these natural wonders. That’s why there are more than 155 million floral photos on Instagram alone! To help you take your best flower pictures ever, whether you’re at the Chelsea Flower Show or in your own garden, check out our top tips – you need nothing more than your smartphone or compact camera.