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Natural Identity

A unique family home – which also doubles up as an impressive holiday rental through Bloom Stays – caters for the needs of multiple generations in the idyllic Kent countryside  Over the past two years it has been the lack...

Past, Present, Perfect

The renovation of an early nineteenth century house was a labour of love for Caroline, Stephen and their family, who strove to keep the integrity of the building, whilst sensitively updating the interior for modern living  If you’ve found an...

Tomato Sauce

Having an easy and delicious tomato sauce on hand, or in the freezer, means that you will always be able to rustle up a quick pasta dish, pizza, or even a flavoursome tomato base for a ratatouille or caponata. Large...

Tomato Tarte Tatin

This is just an upside down tart, most often found in apple form, but for a simple – and it really is simple – savoury version, it works brilliantly with tomatoes, because (in theory at least), the pastry will stay...

Stuffed Tomatoes

The risotto in this recipe is a worthy dish on its own, but stuffing it into a big beefsteak tomato and baking in the oven turns it into something special. A stuffed tomato make a good starter, light lunch or...

Chef’s Table – The Stile Bridge’s South American chef, Oscar Fonseca Volkmar

Meet The Stile Bridge’s South American chef, Oscar Fonseca Volkmar, who gives British produce an exciting twist, cooking on an open fire and seasoning with charcoal and a generous sprinkle of inspiration from around the globe Who taught you to...

Chef’s table – Daniel Lee – Executive Chef at Seasons

Meet Daniel Lee – Executive Chef at Seasons, a beautifully bright space in Windlesham, Surrey that champions local ingredients with modern and fresh menus What’s your favourite cuisine?Asian, French, Italian and Middle Eastern flavours are all firm favourites. But my...

Farm to Fork

Shop farm-fresh produce to treat your tastebuds, reduce your carbon footprint and support local businesses Paley Farm Paley Farm is true farm to fork produce, with their butchery shop on site at the farm itself in Cranbrook, Kent, where all...

A Whole New World

Loving local doesn’t mean you can’t explore a whole world of global flavours and cuisines Curry Favour Rameeza’s Repetoire Indian Cookery Workshops are held by local expert Rameeza in her purpose-built kitchen in West Byfleet, and are designed to empower...

Happy Hour

Cheers to these tasty local tipples Old Dairy Beer Old Dairy Brewery is an award-winning brewery that uses only the finest English malts and hops to brew their beers in cask, bottles, keg and can. Sitting just moments from Tenterden High...

Home Grown

These eateries prove local ingredients make for the finest dining The Rose Inn has been brought to life by Chef and Publican Billy Stock, who vowed to bring his passion for food and community to the village of Wickhambreaux, in...

Eat Sleep Breathe

These local stays are great for an evening meal and a sound night’s sleep Bliss at the Bell - The Bell in Ticehurst Location: A public house on the Kent-Sussex border, in what was a rather showy Tudor property around...

Such a Perfect Day

Treat yourself to the perfect foodie’s day out For the Adventurer... From Afternoon Tea to Sunday Lunch, bespoke Heli-Dining experiences with Polar Helicopters are perfect for any occasion. Flying from Manston Airport to one of the company’s specially selected foodie...

Dine with a View

From the airy blue of a far reaching seascape to endless heaps of rolling hills, one of our favourite things about living in the South East is the amazing scenery. And what better way to enjoy the many sights our...

Walk it off

Round off a tasty pub meal with a circular countryside walk Enjoying a big hearty meal in a country pub is one of the great joys of British summertime, but it can leave you sat feeling weighed down by all...

Into the Blue

Sarah Maxwell dips into the world of blue health coaching At this time of year, many of us take to the water in one form or another. I love water (when it’s warm) but my swimming technique leaves a lot...

Nourish to Flourish – Heart Health

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau explains how to protect your heart’s health through healthy lifestyle choices Heart disease is still one of the leading causes of death in the UK and worldwide. Encouragingly, however, the death rate from heart...

Boxing Clever

Sue Whigham visits Benenden’s Balmoral Cottage, home to Charlotte and Donald Molesworth  I think I might have taken Charlotte too literally when she suggested an early meeting in her garden last Saturday morning. And I must say that my dogs...

Pick of the Crops

Jo Arnell explains why it’s not too late to get growing for autumn and winter harvests If you’ve been growing your own this year, then this month all that hard work could be about to pay off, although sometimes the...

Education Directory

Our Education directory, focuses exclusively on Kent, Sussex and Surrey, introducing some of the south east's best and brightest preparatory academies, specialist colleges, independent schools and boarding schools.

Time To Shine

Liz Cruttenden has updated a much loved listed family home with her own skilled eye for interior design I’m not sure why this is, but country dwellers seem to use the back, or side entrances, to their homes rather than...

The G Plan Clan

A 20th century house in Rye has been made over with fabulous mid-century flair – groovy, baby In recent times, the ancient town of Rye has become something of a centre for home style, with lots of fabulous shops and...

Meet the Captain

Meet Ludo Kolade who balances sport, learning and a position as Captain of School at King’s School Canterbury What is your role as Captain of School? My role largely consists of coordinating my team of Purples (prefects) and acting as...

Forever Colour

Give your garden’s hues true staying-power by selecting blooms that will provide a vibrant display all summer Where have all the flowers gone? It seems like only last week that the borders were full of colour, and now they’ve faded...

Glorious Geum

Sue Whigham delves into the background of this hardy perennial  Bearing in mind what sparkle and zing the bright flowers of geums bring to the garden, I’m wondering why we don’t have more of them here but the three G....

Early Days

We talk to local schools to find out the best ways to start out a child’s educational journey Junior King’s - Fun and excitement nurture a love of learning for life Tell us about your early years provision. Our Pre-prep...

Subjects Matter

We ask Tom Lawson, Headteacher at Eastbourne College, how to navigate the crossroads that every child faces when choosing GCSEs and A Levels Any parent wants to support their child with making GCSE and A-level choices, guiding them but ensuring...

Sporting Stars

There is so much wonderful talent in our schools’ sports programmes – it’s time to celebrate! Nothing but Net - ACS Cobham hosts first-of-its-kind beach volleyball tournament for schools across England Students from across England gathered in London to compete...

Meet the Head – Fraser Halliwell, Head of Radnor House 

Fraser Halliwell, Head of Radnor House tells us about his work and inspirations What inspired you to teach? BBC wildlife documentaries and specifically, David Attenborough. Attenborough, like all great teachers, is a master of inspiring curiosity. I thought I wanted...

Extra Help

We explore how tutoring can support a child’s studies 11+ Ready - Established local tutoring company, Griffin Teaching, tell us about their service What kind of tutoring do you offer? We offer our support in weekly club sessions, taught in friendly...

The Game of Life

PSHE has to evolve to reflect contemporary issues. We find out how schools are adapting Mayfield Mayfield School tell us about how their Lifeskills programme helps students ‘meet the needs of the age’ At Mayfield our aim is to develop...

That’s a Wrap!

Wraparound childcare is priceless to busy parents, providing extra care on top of normal school hours, so how does it work? Dulwich Prep Cranbrook explain their flexible care Dulwich Prep Cranbrook has an extended day programme, which is highly tailored,...

On Your Mind

New Beacon’s Headmaster, Mike Piercy, tells us about their recent mental health conference Our influence as educators has never been more important than it is right now. We are all concerned with academic achievement, educating the whole child, stimulating every...

The Great Outdoors

Get kids outside to enrich their education with the help of nature Space explorers Somerhill uses its grounds to benefit work, sport and play Outdoor learning is a large part of Somerhill’s ethos, which is not surprising considering their 150...

Rediscover your inner zen 

Sarah Maxwell shares how she finally found calm in the middle of a forest No matter how hard I try, I can only manage three minutes of meditation before I’m utterly distracted, bored or find myself doing something else. My...

Nourish to Flourish – The relationship between physical and mental health

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau explores the relationship between physical and mental health Quite often when we talk about ‘improving our health’, we make specific choices about the food that we eat or the amount of exercise that we...

Pamper & Preen 

We take a look at the relaxing treatments and experiences on offer at some truly memorable retreats and spas The Spa at Green Farm, Shadoxhurst Set amongst idyllic ancient woodland and meadow pastures, Green Farm is a wonderfully rejuvenating place...

Not just for wrinkles

We take a look at some alternative uses for Botox® Botox® relief for excessive sweating available from Dr Kim Prescott, aesthetic doctor and medical lecturer For anyone who suffers from excessive sweating, injections into the sweat glands can dramatically reduce...

Wild at Heart

Wedding florist, Becky Morris, celebrates the glories of the natural world in her village family house The morning drive through the springtime High Weald countryside, to this house in the village of Mayfield, is one of the most beautiful I’ve...

The New Contemporary

We explore Mill House, a project that demonstrates a new wave of contemporary family kitchens Inglis Hall, known for their honest and authentic approach to crafting kitchens, was the perfect choice to create a truly modern kitchen in which contemporary...

Plum’s the word

Ligneous Kitchens show us around one of their favourite projects From its clean, sleek lines to the spacious island and luxurious use of materials, this kitchen belongs on your moodboard if you're inspired by modern minimalism. What was this kitchen's...

Super Tiling!

We ask three industry experts what trends to look out for in bathrooms  Time for Terracotta “Terracotta is a real trend, warm, organic, and full of character. But natural terracotta is rather absorbent, so not ideal for wet areas. Fortunately,...

Meet the Skincare Saviour 

Natalie Hughes – founder of eco-luxury circular skincare brand, Sacred – explains why her small-batch products should take pride of place on your revamped bathroom shelves  How did you get involved in skincare?   People have such an emotional relationship...

Maker’s Motif

Relocating from Surrey to Kent, Alec and Sarah stumbled upon a beautiful barn conversion – not a style that they had been on the hunt for – and fell in love with its space and character Frittenden, that pretty village...

Get your life back on track! 

Sarah Maxwell gives a very personal account of her perimenopause and menopause coping strategies For many women during the three menopause stages it’s common to experience mood changes such as irritability, sadness, lack of motivation, aggressiveness, problems focusing, stress, difficulty...

Nourish to Flourish – Food choices to support the ageing process

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Charlotte Lau gives her advice on food choices to support the ageing process Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as you age, but getting one well-balanced meal on the table every...