In the heart of the countryside is a real treat waiting for you

Do you need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life; are you tired of fighting with traffic every day?  Do you dream of surrounding yourself with calm and tranquillity? We have found the ideal place for people like you who need a break, nestled in the beautiful countryside is bed and breakfast Surrey best kept secret.

Wonderful I can hear you say to yourself we don’t have to travel too far and which means we get to spend more time relaxing.

Relax next to the fire on cold nights sipping a glass of sherry or unwind in the comfort of your spacious bedroom. By day enjoy cycling or exploring the beautiful rolling hills and woody areas. All of this at an affordable rate that you will want to return time and time again.

The food is home cooked and delicious so there is no need to even leave the confines of this beautiful farm for the entire stay. Come visit us at bed and breakfast West Sussex.

Planning the perfect wedding? speak to the experts

Winter is a time to let your hair down and have a party. Don’t let the cold winter weather put a dampener on an occasion you want to celebrate be it a wedding or special birthday party Marquee Hire Bagshot and marquee hire Ashtead have a large range of fabulous marquees you can hire with under floor heating, waterproof so there won’t be an excuse not to celebrate. In fact it the most wonderful time of the year to have a party as it gets dark earlier so you can choose some fabulous lights to decorate your marquee. How about having a winter wonderland theme?

Read what some of Marquee Hire Addlestone and Marquee Hire Ashford has to say about their recent experiences with Marquee Hire.

December; English Heritage, large marquee for 200 guests in London

“I just wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you for helping make English Heritage’s Kenwood Dinner such a success. Please do pass on my thanks to all those involved”

Small Drinks Party, London

“I must say all your contractors who put up the marquee and fitted out the heating and electrics were first class”.

Evening Soiree, London

“We were so delighted with the little marquee and all that Stephen and James and your great did for us in November”

Have you visited the Globe Theatre in London?

Globe Theatre

At the very mention of Globe Theatre, Shakespeare is the first resonance that arrives; strong to this day, that the reconstruction in 1997 renamed the Globe Theatre as ‘Shakespeare’s Globe’. The original theatre was destroyed in 1613 during a fire and the exact location of the building is not known but remnants were found beneath the rear car park of the Anchor Terrace in Park Street. The new theatre built in 1997 is 230 meters away from the original site of the theatre.

The first Globe Theatre was built in 1599 using timber and during the performance of Henry III it went up in flames set by a theatrical canon, there were no casualties, dramatic as its location there was only a man who had his breeches in fire which was put out using a bottle of ale. The theatre was rebuilt and later closed by the Puritans in 1642 like all the other theatres. When the new theatre opened in 1997 as Shakespeare’s Globe it opened with the production of Henry V.

The old theatre had a roof above the two columns of the stage called the ‘heavens’ as it was painted with clouds and sky. The theatre’s supposedly motto is Totus mundus agit histrionem – ‘because the entire world plays the actor’. The link between the supposed mottos was outlined by one of the early industrious biographers of Shakespeare who claimed he had access to one of the personal manuscripts.

On your visit to London the foundation stone of the first Globe Theatre can be seen at the rear of Anchor Terrace. The Shakespeare’s Globe is open all year round with tours in different languages. The tour takes you back in time, reliving the Globe Theatre as it was in 1599.

London is an amazing place to view historical drama. A Shakespeare fan has quite a lot on his plate to accomplish. Holiday Lets London is an ideal Holiday Lets London short term to rent a flat in London when hunting for a London holiday studio, as the Holiday Lets London staff will be able to direct you to other theatrical parts of London.

There is ample transportation and a visit circuit for your stay can be easily formulated with the help our Holiday Lets London staff.  Visit our Holiday Lets London short stay website to have a prior understanding of what other iconic London attractions you could visit during your stay to make the best of your time.

Our self catering accommodation are closely located to many of London’s attraction sites, hence clients travelling from different parts of the world prefer to stay at Holiday Lets London, some of these  clients return out of mere satisfaction. Our repeat client state Holiday Lets London has amicable staffs that are accessible throughout for inquiries, assistance and direction. The functionality of Holiday Lets London around the clock is advantageous as a booking can be made around the clock and be it if keys have to collected at the wee hours.


Make your own chilli recipe

Chilli con carneWarm the soul with this family favourite Beef Chilli Recipe for those chilly winter nights in the UK. Beef with this beautiful hot homemade chilli sauce


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 heaped tsp hot chilli powder (or 1 level tbsp if you only have mild)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tsp dried marjoram
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 410g can red kidney beans
  • plain boiled long grain rice, to serve
  • soured cream, to serve


  1. Prepare your vegetables. Chop 1 large onion into small dice, about 5mm square. The easiest way to do this is to cut the onion in half from root to tip, peel it and slice each half into thick matchsticks lengthways, not quite cutting all the way to the root end so they are still held together. Slice across the matchsticks into neat dice. Cut 1 red pepper in half lengthways, remove stalk and wash the seeds away, then chop. Peel and finely chop 2 garlic cloves.
  2. Start cooking. Put your pan on the hob over a medium heat. Add the oil and leave it for 1-2 minutes until hot (a little longer for an electric hob). Add the onions and cook, stirring fairly frequently, for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft, squidgy and slightly translucent. Tip in the garlic, red pepper, 1 heaped tsp hot chilli powder or 1 level tbsp mild chilli powder, 1 tsp paprika and 1 tsp ground cumin. Give it a good stir, then leave it to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Brown the 500g lean minced beef. Turn the heat up a bit, add the meat to the pan and break it up with your spoon or spatula. The mix should sizzle a bit when you add the mince. Keep stirring and prodding for at least 5 minutes, until all the mince is in uniform, mince-sized lumps and there are no more pink bits. Make sure you keep the heat hot enough for the meat to fry and become brown, rather than just stew.
  4. Making the sauce. Crumble 1 beef stock cube into 300ml hot water. Pour this into the pan with the mince mixture. Open 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g can) and add these as well. Tip in ½ tsp dried marjoram and 1 tsp sugar, if using (see tip at the bottom), and add a good shake of salt and pepper. Squirt in about 2 tbsp tomato purée and stir the sauce well.
  5. Simmer it gently. Bring the whole thing to the boil, give it a good stir and put a lid on the pan. Turn down the heat until it is gently bubbling and leave it for 20 minutes. You should check on the pan occasionally to stir it and make sure the sauce doesn’t catch on the bottom of the pan or isn’t drying out. If it is, add a couple of tablespoons of water and make sure that the heat really is low enough. After simmering gently, the saucy mince mixture should look thick, moist and juicy.
  6. Bring on the beans. Drain and rinse 1 can of red kidney beans (410g can) in a sieve and stir them into the chilli pot. Bring to the boil again, and gently bubble without the lid for another 10 minutes, adding a little more water if it looks too dry. Taste a bit of the chilli and season. It will probably take a lot more seasoning than you think. Now replace the lid, turn off the heat and leave your chilli to stand for 10 minutes before serving, and relax. Leaving your chilli to stand is really important as it allows the flavours to mingle and the meat.
  7. Serve with soured cream and plain boiled long grain rice.

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Making a decision is hard about a memorial, let Lodge Brothers assist you

District Manager Bill Wilde covers quite a few miles at this time of year playing Santa when not looking after clients. Gifts on behalf of the Directors and staff at are delivered out to nursing and residential homes for staff and residents to enjoy.

Bill said, “The planning starts as early as September which is when I start getting the presents ready and distributed out to each of the branches in my District. As soon as December arrives, every opportunity I get, I am out on the road delivering until the task is complete. Covering a large area, which includes Esher, Addlestone, Weybridge, Walton and Windsor, needs some planning.

But it is worth it especially when I see the enjoyment it brings. My job looking after families is very important, but this is something that I really enjoy at this time of year”.

Lodge Brothers understand how difficult decisions can be especially when its children, they have a large selection of Childrens Memorials and will help you make the right choice.

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Do you need a partner for the weekend?

rent a friend can seem like a difficult thing to do especially if you are shy or not very confident or if you have had a bad experience before. I came across this amazing service last year when I needed a date for my work year end function. I felt like I was the only person in the world who didn’t have a date for their work party.

A friend encouraged me to hop onto their Rent a Friend service user friendly site and have a peek at some of the many male escort dates I could choose from. I was encouraged as it’s such a professional service and you can select the date you would like even down to how much your budget is.

Rent a friend is there for you when you need a friend most so you never have to feel alone in a crowd again. Dance the night away with Dukes of Daisy Rent a Friend UK service.

Make a difference this festive season…

Our Work

Dblo Associates commercial architects London have a heart for the community and in true spirit of Christmas have decided to support a worthy charity called CRASH. Every little helps, read their seasons greeting:

Seasons Greeting and a prosperous New Year from all dblo associates residential architects London

Again, this year instead of sending cards, we have made a donation to CRASH, the construction and property industry’s charity for the homeless.

We hope you have a great break and look forward to working with you in 2014.

CRASH is the construction and property industry’s charity for homeless people.

We are a practical charity that focuses on improving the buildings used by homeless people. We do this in three ways;

Providing pro-bono professional expertise
Supplying free building materials
Awarding cash grants

CRASH is a UK registered charity (no. 1054107) and operates throughout the UK.