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.
Spring begins in March but we have the option of celebrating meteorological Spring on the 1st or astronomical spring a bit later on March 20th, the date of the Vernal equinox. Old Latin ‘vernalis’ means ‘of the spring’ and crops up in plant names, perhaps inspiring a vernal border.
‘Mad as a March hare’ is an old saying dating back to at least the 1500s. The European or brown hare is famous for exhibiting excitable breeding behaviour, such as boxing and leaping. These remarkable creatures are thought to have been introduced here by the Romans.
Last year I wrote a note about a typical Christmas day at Chez Bolt; champagne to start, glass of white, a couple of red and something sweet with the pud. Bloomsbury very kindly put a six bottle mixed case together for those readers who wanted to organise their festive drinking in advance.