These became a cluster of five holiday houses, each taking about five years to complete and, one by one, filled by different branches of the family.By the early 2000s, only one building remained untouched – the dung- and detritus-filled barn – and this was to become Russell and Oona’s.

Shutterstock Boris Johnson held the title of Mayor of London for eight years, elected into office for two consecutive terms.At the time of his tenure, he was widely considered to be quite successful, hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games and introducing 'Boris Bikes' and new Routemaster buses to the London Transport plan.

Richard Powers One of the highlights of the summer season is the proliferation of lavender in fields and farms around the UK and beyond.When lavender is in bloom between June and August it creates vast swathes of purple in the countryside that are just as beautiful to look at as they are to smell.

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Every year since 2002, an Academy of 1040 gourmands travels the world, eats in the very best restaurants and then releases a list of the 50 best restaurants in the world.There are separate lists for Asia's 50 Best Restaurants and Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, but these two (huge) regions are vastly underrepresented in the worldwide list.

Getty Images Each year, Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public for 10 weeks, allowing visitors to walk through the history-imbued rooms and soak in its grandeur.The ten weeks coincide with the Queen's annual holiday to Balmoral in Scotland.

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Mix the lime, ginger, fish sauce and sugar together until the sugar dissolves.Pour half the dressing over the salad, mixing gently.

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In a small kitchen, there is one essential to maximise space: good storage.A living room kitchen combo features many disparate elements, which are tied together by the colours in the bespoke Vanderhurd silk dhurrie.

Consider buying separately from other supermarket items and sourcing locally when possible.Keeping these animals can result in a lower overall carbon footprint as they occupy less land mass, consume less grain and produce less waste.

Tucked behind a row of trees, where the Thames weaves its way past reed beds and ancient meadows, the garden at Ham House has an air of tranquillity that steeps and simmers in summer’s growing warmth.Created originally by the Dutchess of Lauderdale, the garden at Ham was always intended to wow and excite.

Maja Smend Honeybees aren’t native to the Caribbean; they were brought over from the Old World in the early seventeenth century.I’ve used this to make jerk chicken, but any honey will do.

The sweet stickiness and crusty surface contrast happily with the soft, melting fat and toothsome flesh of the ribs.The ribs are first simmered, gaining flavour from a few aromatic ingredients in the cooking water: star anise, cinnamon and/or a couple of bay leaves; I generally go for all three, but my favourite is the star anise.

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Maja Smend The sweetness of roast lamb is enhanced by a honey glaze scattered with thyme and a sharp-sweet gravy made of cider and honey.This dish is inspired by the association of Wales with bees and honey, as well as lamb.

Getty Images The Bent Pyramid has been closed to the public for restoration since 1965, while the "side" pyramid is opening for the first time ever.Getty Images Visitors to the pyramid are invited to go inside the 79-metre (259-foot) narrow tunnel, which leads to two chambers deep inside the structure.

French butter has a higher butterfat content than British and its slightly firmer character really does make a difference.Granulated sugar gives a better texture than caster sugar, a tip from food writer Rose Prince.

When she bought the house nearly 30 years ago, it was a standard London garden with a lawn, a path and a few apple trees, plus an Anderson shelter.When Jinny moved to south London, she co-owned a delicatessen; the idea of a career in garden design hadn't even crossed her mind.

His obsession began relatively late in life, in his fifties, when he decided to create a water garden to expand his already celebrated flower garden at Giverny.“I had planted them (the waterlilies] for the pure pleasure of it,' he wrote, “and I grew them without thinking of painting them.
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