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It is always very upsetting when you think you know someone only to be disappointed by their behaviour, empty promises or their selfish actions- thankfully most of us are good judges of character, most of the time, but now and … Continue reading
Gerard Basset has won my own Man of the Year award for the past 24 years, which is the (long) time I have known and loved him for… however, he has now officially been recognized with one of the world’s … Continue reading
I am home alone. Gerard flew to South Africa on Saturday for a week of very intense wine study, as he has enrolled on a course, (over 3 years!), that will take him travelling all over the world to learn … Continue reading
After a number of “soft” trial runs, from December until now, this week we had a number of journalists visit the new “Dining Room at TerraVina” to try George’s forest foraged and Dorset and Hampshire fare tasting menu. The new … Continue reading
Many people who are aware that Gerard travels extensively ask how we ever manage to see one another and I always joke that it is lovely when he is away as I on the rare occasions I sit and watch … Continue reading
This morning it was announced that HMV, a High Street institution for over 90 years has called in the administrators. This news being hot on the heels of the news of Jessops closing all of their stores. Both stores employ … Continue reading
Taking advantage of the fact that Romané was still off from school, we escaped to London for a few days last week and had a super time. London was heaving with tourists and we found ourselves asking “recession, what recession?” … Continue reading
For those who follow my blog on a weekly basis you will have noticed that there has been a two week lapse…. I would like to excuse the lack of x2 blogs by saying I have been relaxing somewhere hot … Continue reading
I must confess that Gerard and I have never managed to visit Ireland before and so it was with great pleasure that we accepted an invitation from our dear friend, Mary O’Callaghan, President of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers, to … Continue reading
I am writing this week’s blog in a different venue- not at TerraVina as I usually am, but instead at one of our “sister” restaurants, Paris House, in Woburn on the Duke of Bedford’s estate. For those of you wondering … Continue reading
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