I’ve been looking at a lot of paint charts recently trying to decide on shades of grey for my hall (oh, the agonies of choosing between pewter, smoke or dead sea lion). Paint is expensive, and I don’t want to … Continue reading Free paint for community groups and individuals
There’s a catch, of course. You have to complete a 40km cycle route devised by Clapton cycle club and bike shop Hub Vélo and log it on the cycle app Strava. Do that and Borough Wine Company will give you … Continue reading A free glass of prosecco for London bike riders to celebrate the Tour de France in style
The fifth annual March of the Mermaids takes place today Saturday 15 July 2017. It’s a parade along Brighton seafront to celebrate our seas, sea life and to raise awareness of marine conservation, as well as support related campaigns, charities … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ March of the Mermaids
Gone are the days when holidays home owners boasted that they had WiFi in their accommodation. Now it’s expected, but it makes a digital detox harder to achieve. Francisco Rosas of Cottage Holidays has been in touch to say that … Continue reading Do you want to unplug as well as unwind when you’re on holiday?
If you’re not planning to go away this summer these competitions are appealing. Psychologies are running a competition for a five star autumn wellbeing weekend at Irton Manor, North York Moors. Included are: – All workshops, yoga, silent walks, candle-lit … Continue reading Two magazines with two competitions for a weekend away (for two)
All local artists, both budding and established, are invited to come and use the Royal Pavillion Gardens on Friday June 30 to inspire their own creativity and interpret the garden in any media. All the creations of the day will … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ Paint and Draw in The Royal Pavillion Gardens
I’ve seen a press release from a hotel in Harrogate that’s left me open mouthed (not in a fish gulping air way, I’d like to think it was more of a cool high-five, double wow reaction.) I’ve been to Harrogate once, on a fleeting day visit, and always wanted to go back, so it’s not hard to temp me. But frankly if Rudding Park was on an industerial estate at the grotty end of Ballybackofbeyond I’d still be interested. As it is, it’s about 12 minutes drive from the centre of one of England’s most beautiful towns. So, what’s the … Continue reading Fancy a roof top spa in Yorkshire?
It’s taken seven years, three million pounds and an awful lot of hard work from local volunteers but the spectacular 1930s open-air swimming pool is back in business. The opening weekend (June 17/18 2017 ) was sold out but there’s … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ The Saltdean Lido is now open
Scotland’s Thistle awards – the Oscars for Scottish tourism – celebrates its ‘silver’ anniversary this year with a new catogary: Best Heritage Tourism Experience. It is one of 16 different categories that the public – that’s us – can make … Continue reading Shout out if you’ve had a great time in Scotland
Saying you’ve never been to the Canary Islands is a bit like saying you’ve never seen The Sound of Music and I can hold up my hand to both statements. I haven’t gone out of my way to avoid … Continue reading An extraordinary restaurant in the Canary Islands I’d love to see