Six Fascinating Facts About Olives

Posted on: January 30th, 2012 Posted by

Go back in time just twenty years or so, and the only olives that you would find in the UK would be the small, green, pepper-stuffed ones in your Martini. Today, olives have become much more widely available, and are not only sold in fancy delicatessens, but also in your local supermarket. As Britain’s love affair with these unusually flavoured fruit grows, here are six fascinating facts about olives – an ideal way to impress your friends when you serve olives as an appetiser or snack! Read the rest of this entry »

Fire Safety Tips for Holiday-makers

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 Posted by

At home, you probably have a fire-alarm installed, and take adequate precautions to ensure your families safety. However, on holiday, most people tend to take a fairly lax attitude to fire safety. It is easy to assume that your accommodation is fitted out with the right equipment, and the likelihood of  something going wrong may seem so small that it just isn’t worth worrying about. Unfortunately, fires have been known to break out in holiday accommodations with tragic circumstances, so taking responsibility for your own safety while travelling is very important. Read on and discover our top tips for fire safety on  holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

Personal Safety When Travelling Alone

Posted on: January 16th, 2012 Posted by

While holidays with family and friends are a great way to see the world, many people “flying solo” and taking a trip by themselves from time to time. Although personal safety is an important issue, even when travelling in a group, those who choose to holiday alone should give some consideration to their personal safety and well-being. Read the rest of this entry »

Frequently Asked Questions About Decanting Wine

Posted on: January 9th, 2012 Posted by

Most of us enjoy a glass of wine or two on occasion, whether it is a bottle of white with the girls on a Friday night, a rich red with Sunday lunch, or a splash of champagne at celebrations. However, what many people don’t realise is that most wines will benefit from being decanted before drinking. Read on and discover all you need to know about decanting wines. Read the rest of this entry »