Category Archives: Country Living

How to Host a Royal Garden Party

A royal garden party with afternoon tea

With the anticipation of the next royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle growing ever stronger, we’ve turned our thoughts to how we’ll be celebrating the occasion! There are already a number of fantastic events happening all over the country, but we think it’s the perfect excuse to get your friends and family together Continue Reading →

The History of Tweed: Function and Fashion

Fashionable and functional tweed clothing from Fur Feather & Fin

Tweed is often considered the closest thing we have to British national dress; it is the cloth of royalty, deerstalking, fly-fishing, academics and fictional detectives. Following the path tweed has forged leads us to an interesting history entwined with class, gender and fashion from the 19th-century to the present day. Today we’re delving into the Continue Reading →

Country Recipes: Wraps, Pasties and Kebabs

Picnic in the British countryside

The weather is warming up, and with good weather comes dining al fresco! We love a picnic in the sun, sitting in the gorgeous British countryside and eating tasty food with family and friends. We have put together a couple of country recipes that are ideal for a picnic and have a fantastic game meat Continue Reading →

Game Meat Sales are On the Rise

Cooked pheasant game meat

Game meat is on the rise, with UK sales increasing by 8.6 percent in the last year, and Scottish game dealers have reported the demand for grouse has seen a five-fold increase, making the meat a particular favourite among consumers.

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!