Author Archives: Michael Edwards

Royal Hotel, Isle Of Wight

13/06/2019 by .

The Royal Hotel has pedigree. Queen Victoria liked to call in at the hotel, it was called Fishers back then, for afternoon tea or dinner, whenever she was in Ventnor. An immaculate striped lawn, dating back to 1832, could tell a tale or two.

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Riad Star, Marrakech

31/05/2019 by .

There’s a certain “je new sais pas” about the passengers boarding the flight for Marrakech, floaty fabrics and bold bangles suggest that it’s a destination for the fashion conscious.

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Eastbury Hotel And Seasons Restaurant, Sherborne

28/05/2019 by .

This is quintessential England. A generous decanter of sloe gin to welcome you. Inviting deckchairs around the immaculate croquet lawn.

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Churnet Valley Railway

20/05/2019 by .

It’s a time warp to the early 1960s, those innocent years before the decade became permissive. When colours were a railway livery of conservative cream and brown rather than Lucy in the Sky of Diamonds psychedelia.

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Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester

20/05/2019 by .

In the 21st century, we have Mindfulness Apps to find calmness and tranquillity. So, Stanbrook Abbey Hotel is a reminder of the simplicity with which people once found their contentment in beauty and peace.

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Nelson’s Gin Distillery and School

15/05/2019 by .

Sticking to any New Year’s Resolution for an entire year takes willpower, particularly when that resolution involves alcohol. So, I was immensely proud of maintaining my 2018 resolution for the entire year.

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