Category Archives: Country Living

55 Incredible Things to Do in the Countryside

A woodland scene for adventures in country clothing

The countryside is a fantastic asset to us all and we often forget to make the most of what’s right on our doorstep. With the winter months ready to fade away, the new beginnings of spring offer the perfect chance to make a change and get back to the great outdoors. The new season brings Continue Reading →

Join in with the Big Farmland Bird Count 2018

A chaffinch spotted in the countryside UK

Taking place from the 9th to the 18th February this year, the Big Farmland Bird Count is back for its annual event. Working to monitor the activity of birds in the UK (and further afield), the Big Farmland Count is an important activity in the agricultural calendar which needs as many people to take part Continue Reading →

Colourful Socks: The Country Gentleman’s Trend of 2018

A selection of men in suits with colourful shooting socks

The beginning of 2018 saw a new trend for gentleman coming to the forefront of fashion: brightly coloured socks. Country Life magazine were the first to note that coloured socks have been slowly creeping their way into men’s fashion commenting that ‘socks are the new ties’ and are a statement of style, personality and power.

Spectacular Skies: Astrology Events to Watch in 2018

The phases of the moon

The New Year brings a whole host of events in the sky and in space. Whether you’re a keen stargazer or a complete beginner, these events will thrill all who watch. With so many different spectacles taking place in the sky throughout the year, it can be tricky to keep track of the key events Continue Reading →

Alternative Christmas Dinner Ideas

A Christmas dinner table

As we edge ever nearer to Christmas Day, our thoughts are turning to the foodie delights that the festive season brings. One of the highlights of winter is certainly the indulgence of Christmas dinner (with all the trimmings!) However, if you’re seeking an alternative idea for your centrepiece rather than a traditional turkey, we’ve got Continue Reading →

Planning The Perfect Country Christmas

Christmas wreath made from foraged materials

Christmas is just a few weeks away and to be totally prepared for a fun and stress-free day, you can start planning for it now. Follow these tips to get organised for the lead-up and Christmas Day itself!

How to hang freshly shot game

Pheasant game birds being hung to develop flavour

Hanging game is hugely important to developing the flavour of the meat; though the way we hang game now is much different to that of centuries before. In the olden days, poachers would dig a hole to help hide their catch, hanging it from a stick placed across the entrance. Due to a lack of Continue Reading →

Country Christmas Gift Guide For Her

Chocolate Prosecco and Strawberries

Christmas is looming ever closer, and we simply can’t wait to enjoy the festivities that this time of year brings. One of the longest-lived traditions of Christmas is, of course, gift giving! We’re here today to offer you some inspiration on what to buy for those special ladies in your life with a selection of Continue Reading →

Helping Wildlife Through Winter

Robin visiting a winter garden

You can make a significant contribution to supporting wildlife during the cold winter months from doing something as simple as putting food out in the garden. Helping wildlife visiting your garden in winter is also a great way to watch the birds and animals at close quarters.

Vegetables to Grow in Winter

Winter vegetable harvest in a wooden basket

Those of you who enjoy a spot of gardening may be a little sad that the winter has arrived, as there is much less to be done in the garden during the colder months. However, there are still some vegetables that will thrive and survive the depths of winter, meaning that you can still enjoy Continue Reading →