Once you’ve learnt how to knit, what follows is fine-tuning your technique and learning how to fix mistakes. Generally this comes with practice and experience so, in a sense, the…

Granville, Normandy

With tranquil countryside, a scenic coastline and truly sumptuous food, Normandy is just a ferry ride away in northern France

MS Serenity

I’ve never been on a river cruise before but, after sailing to Strasbourg, now I understand why they’re so popular. Cocktail of the day in the panoramic lounge bar of…

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

When Emirati men get together, they don’t take their dogs to a pub, instead they meet up under the setting sun with their falcons. Falconry is an important part of…

Carlton Towers entrance

Where I went Carlton Towers doubled as Windsor Castle in ITV drama Victoria and this Grade I-listed country house is set in a 250-acre North Yorkshire estate, south of Selby.…