Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • The Gallops & Bow Brickhill Woods, Milton Keynes


    I never realised until I had my dog three years ago how wonderful and relaxing walks can be. It now seems funny to me that I never went for evening strolls until I had my precious, Barney.

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  • Book



    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    This inspiring tale is based on the author’s own search forlife’s true purpose, providing a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy.

    It tells the story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life: following a heart attack, he decides to sell all his beloved possessions and trek to India. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he meets Himalayan gurus who offer powerful, wise and practical lessons that teach us to:

    - Develop joyful thoughts
    - Follow our life’s mission
    - Cultivate self-discipline and act courageously
    - Value time as our most important commodity
    - Nourish our relationships
    - Live fully, one day at a time




    My album of the week

    Maverick Sabre -   Lonely are the brave

    Irish-English singer-songwriter and rapper. A genre, that’s a mix of R&B and folk.
    Absolutely Brilliant!


    single of the week

    My song of the week

    You Give Me Love - Idris Elba ft. Maverick Sabre

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    Kings Head Spratton
    23 Brixworth Road
    NN6 8HH

    Tel: 01604 847351

    Winner of Northamptonshire Restaurant of the Year 2014/15

    A real treat. Fab food, fab decor and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Really worth a visit. Highlight of my visit were the exquisite Sipsmith Gin and Vodka dispensers...



    A note from Rae:

    With the party season almost upon us, we are very excited about the arrival of our party wear which will launch next week. The Catherine Reversible Swarvoski Cardigan is my favourite. Available in Light Grey Marl, Navy and Black. It’s so very elegant and the perfect easy to wear piece. In stock next week. The much awaited Lenny Silk Shirt and Audrey Silk Satin Contrast Blouse will also arrive next week. They will comfortably take you from day into evening and are available in Black and Vintage Cream.

    Due to popular demand we have decided to reopen the shop in Quinta do Lago for a week weeks, 24th November - 13th December 2014. Christmas decorations, party wear and lots of festive cheer. To celebrate we’re having a Christmas Party on the 8th December if you’re around please pop over for a glass of mulled wine and mince pies.

    For all those who live locally here in England, I would like to invite you to our Sample Sale on the 27th November at the Green Room in Brackley, NN13 7EP. Lots of great bargains to be had.

    Anyway wrap up warm, it’s getting chilly and have a wonderful weekend!!

    Rae x

  • For over quarter of a century, Jo Foley has been visiting and reviewing Spas, Sanctuaries and Wellness Centres on four continents and has written about them for publications as varied as the Financial Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar, the Sunday Telegraph, Vanity Fair and the Daily Mail and is currently the Spa Editor of Spear’s Wealth Management.

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