Forty Years in Cookbooks

Forty Years in Cookbooks

I was asked recently for a list of cookbooks that have been influential in my life, by a friend writing his own book. As I flicked through many heavily-laden shelves, I realised how much these books have influenced how my family and I have lived for the past 40 years...
Audio: Alison & David on Business (Broadcast on Jazz FM)

Audio: Alison & David on Business (Broadcast on Jazz FM)

Every Saturday, Jazz FM shares music from the risk takers, leaders and influencers of jazz, soul, funk and blues, alongside interviews with their equivalent in the business world – ‘entrepreneurs who have defined and shaped business categories and ways of...
A Royally Good Welsh Show

A Royally Good Welsh Show

It’s a long way to drive to Builth Wells, despite it being centred in the middle of Wales, but the Royal Welsh Show attracts visitors in their thousands. Farmers, producers, traders and demonstration chefs, politicians, civil servants, judges, stewards and enthusiasts...
Halen Môn in Milan

Halen Môn in Milan

Held once every five years, the Milan Expo is the world’s largest exhibition, attracting over 20 million international visitors. Halen Mon attended through the GREAT Week initiative –  a series of trade missions coinciding with the Expo. Under the theme ‘Grown...
Wasn’t it good, Norwegian wood?

Wasn’t it good, Norwegian wood?

Our New Year’s Resolution was to try to always combine pleasure with business. I am very lucky that I enjoy my work but I haven’t always taken advantage of being in the places I’ve visited. Thus it was that we flew to Oslo nearly 48 hours before our first appointment...
Best visitor attraction of 2015

Best visitor attraction of 2015

Everyone likes to win sometimes and somehow it’s all the sweeter when it comes from your own community. We are delighted to have won ‘best visitor attraction’ as voted by the beautiful Plas Coch Holiday Home Park near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey. Homeowners at the...
Breakfast at the Houses of Parliament

Breakfast at the Houses of Parliament

We left in plenty of time to reach Dining Room A in the Houses of Parliament where we had an invitation to breakfast with our MP, Albert Owen. ‘Please allow 30-40 minutes to clear security’ it said clearly; possibly we should have allocated more as my husband had a...