By the time March comes around the first signs of new life will have begun to appear outside. A visit to the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair will help you bring a sense of the new season into your home, with fabrics, flowers, furnishings and accessories, all from hand-picked craftspeople. So come along, enjoy a colourful day out that will lift your spirits after winter, meet our makers and pick up inspiring ideas for simple country style.
Paper crafting is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to make decorations. Even the simplest designs, like this house template, add a stylish touch. All look even more effective when highlighted by glowing fairy lights or battery powered tealights. Christmas craft light house template (as seen in Country Living magazine December 2014) This little structure […]
Whether you’re a seasoned twitcher looking to test your knowledge or a lesser-spotted learner hoping to gen up, new birdsong recognition app Chirpomatic is for you. The free to download app - announced today and available from 20 February 2015 - automatically recognises birds by their song. Users can simply open the app, tap the red button […]
This hot eggnog recipe produces a deceptively light drink that packs a warming punch, have some ready to welcome guests this Christmas Eve. Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 2 minutes Makes 1.3 litres Ingredients 2 medium eggs 125g caster sugar 150ml whisky, rum or brandy 1 litre milk, preferably Jersey grating of fresh nutmeg Method 1. […]
Not a fan of Christmas pudding? Try this light fruity cranberry steamed pudding on Christmas Day instead. This warming citrus sponge is topped with a fruity layer of juicy cranberries. Preparation: 30 min Cooking: 2 hours Serves 6 Ingredients 175g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 100g fresh cranberries 175g caster sugar plus 1 tablespoon 3 large […]