21st Century Life

Victoria Guthrie experiences ultimate relaxation in the name of ‘research’ We were lucky enough to be invited to experience the 21st century tranquility of Lifehouse Spa and Hotel...

Fine Dining at Wivenhoe house

We were greeted by, Oliver, who lead us through the hotel reception to The Brasserie. The restaurant was really spacious, and had a laid back, family friendly atmosphere. At one end of the brasserie...

A Diary of Essex Wildlife

Main image copyright: Charlie Oliver The Essex Wildlife Trust highlights where you can catch the best wildlife across the year January and February are superb for birdwatching,...

Pocket of Bliss

Simmer down at the tranquil Stoke by Nayland Country Lodges. Imagine being just a 20 minute drive from Ipswich and 15 minutes away from Colchester, yet surrounded by the peaceful sound of birds chirping,...

Staying in Constable Country

VisitEngland, the national tourist board has announced the finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2016 with the family owned Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa and Country Lodges named as a finalist. The...

Step Towards Your Fitness Goals

Victoria Guthrie finds out about the benefits of group fitness with David Lloyd Ipswich Even those of us with the best of intentions struggle to exercise in winter. It’s cold, dark outside and let’s face...

10 Things to do in East Anglia this Winter

Ruth Cutts takes us through her recommended activities for a fun-packed winter in East Anglia Experience the opera The stunning Holkham Hall and Estate is hosting a number of events this winter to...

Festive Local Food

We all know that local food is fresher, tastier and higher quality than its mass-produced counterpart, and we also know that East Anglia has some of the best locally-produced food in the country; however, for...