An evening with Breguet, Champange and Marie Antoinette

Recently, we were cordially invited by Breguet boutique to the exhibition of arguably the most valuable and famous watch in the world;  the re-made Marie-Antoinette pocket watch. This masterpiece of craftsmanship was designed by 18th-century  genius Nicolas Breguet who created the watch after it was requested an unknown admirer of the queen’s guard. The Queen…

The feast of St George

We’ve all been told about the legend of St George; he rescued a maiden by slaying a dragon. Yet in actuality, he was indeed a real person. In fact, he’s considered a Christian martyr. St George was born and raised within a wealthy Christian family in the now modern-day Turkey. He followed his father into the army…

The typical traditions of Easter

What springs to mind when you think of Easter? Probably easter egg hunts, the easter bunny and lots of chocolate, but how did all of this come about? Well to celebrate this easter weekend, we thought to we’d investigate and let you know. So let’s start with the holiday’s namesake. The etymology of the word…

The origins of the London Marathon

Funnily enough, the humble beginnings of this now world record fundraising event came from New York! In 1979,  the late John Disley and Chris Brasher, who would become co-founders of the London Marathon, ran that year’s New York equivalent race. Reason being is that it was hailed as a buzzing spectacle and spectators would never…

Britain’s best Easter eggs

It’s April, meaning it’s Easter equalling to… chocolate eggs! One of the biggest holidays in the UK next to Christmas is Easter, the main tradition being to exchange eggs with friends and family symbolising new life in the Ring season. To give you a sense of the literal scale of chocolate egg giving, here are…

Special secluded sanctuaries perfect for Spring

We were feeling inspired by our ‘Tree Houses in Hampshire’ post a few months back and since that spring is seemingly in full swing, we thought we’d take a look at some of the quirky places you can stay in the UK. #1 House in the Clouds                …