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How to drink to English Wine Week at the Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire

June 21, 2021

Cheers! It’s English Wine Week. I went to raise a glass at my nearest vineyard, nestled in the Cheshire countryside at the Carden Park Hotel and Spa estate [pictured above], for a national newspaper feature. * The edited article was published yesterday in the Sun on Sunday. This is my… Read more

20 good reasons to spend your next UK staycation in Chester & Cheshire

June 15, 2021

UK staycation? Of course you are. So it’s timely that I had a two-pager in the Daily Telegraph at the weekend as part of the Staycation Nation series. It was packed with my local-knowledge tips about summer events and activities around my home patch of Chester and Cheshire. From Storyhouse’s… Read more

Why the Wirral village of Port Sunlight is built on a bar of soap

May 21, 2021

He was the Jeff Bezos of his day, a polymath who founded a business empire — built on soap. Lord William Hesketh Lever [pictured above] built up the Lever Brothers business that made its home on the Wirral, founding the garden village of Port Sunlight in 1888. I visited the… Read more