Investing in an AGA isn’t like buying any other kitchen appliance. For the AGA will become a member of the family, a place to gather around, where the cat snoozes and wet socks are quickly dried, a source of the fluffiest cakes and crispiest roast potatoes.
This year we’re experiencing an autumn like no other and many of us are turning to nature for solace. We’re lucky that the season brings with it a spectacular visual feast and the fact we can only go out to buy essentials or exercise means there’s little choice but to immerse ourselves in the great outdoors.
Controllable heat output, full remote control and range of stunning flame patterns
There are few things as delightful as the glow of a fire and the new Rayburn built-in electric fires collection has been designed to create the ultimate flame picture combined with a controllable heat output when required. Rayburn fires are manufactured to the highest quality, with vibrant, variable multi-coloured flame pictures that allow you to set your style and mood for a truly unique fire.
If you love the look of a woodburning stove and want to indulge in that cosy warmth, but either live somewhere it’s not possible to install one or don’t want the hassle of having to use solid fuel, then we have the answer.
TV presenter Ben Hillman has spent the past year renovating the Sussex house he shares with his wife, Gaby, and his daughters, Hope Blossom, who is four, and two-year-old Honour Willow. Ben’s TV career began in an unusual way when he entered a competition on ITV’s This Morning back in 2010. Billed as The Next Big Thing, the producers were looking for someone with design flair and a talent for presenting. Ben’s mother was
adamant he should have a go.
During these difficult times our dogs are proving a marvellous comfort. They’ve become our co-workers, our exercise buddies and so much more. They are cheering moments on social media and – as we’ve always known – they are the very best friends we could possibly want.
With the landscape we live in rapidly changing, how do we take the very best care of them? We caught up with a couple of experts to find out…
In a world so fast paced it's impossible to keep up, we all need ways to stay grounded. Often it’s the small, everyday rituals that keep us feeling whole and author Mīra Manek knows this better than most.
Midnight Chicken (& other recipes worth living for) by Ella Risbridger is the second cookbook I’ve taken to bed and read cover to cover before it even made its way into my kitchen. The first was Nigella Lawson’s How to Eat, from which I learned to cook.