The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Somerset Edition


Wouldn't you though?

Even though I've got an iPhone with a calendar app, I still like to have a proper diary. And this year, I want that diary to be one of these rainbow-hued planners from a fab shop in Frome. Which colour would you choose?

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On the 8th Day of Christmas: a Choc on Choc chocolate hamper

8 Dec 2016

What’s this? I’ve slipped in an extra prize when you weren’t looking!  And I think you’re going to like it, I mean, who wouldn’t want to win a Large Christmas Chocolate Hamper from Somerset’s champion chocolatiers Choc on Choc?

Start drooling, this prize is their Large Christmas Hamper containing six of Choc on Choc‘s irresistible chocolate collections: chocolate biscuits (not biscuits but solid chocolate), chocolate penguins with salted caramel truffles, white chocolate sprouts (yes, you did read that correctly), Christmas chocolate cup charms, milk chocolate reindeer and chocolate gingerbread men with snowflakes.

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Muddy eats: the Lord Poulett Arms, Hinton St George

7 Dec 2016

When the weather turns parky, where else to head than a cosy pub serving up a menu of delicious, winter warming food? That’s why a friend and I tottered out of the freezing cold night and into the warm and welcoming embrace of the award-winning Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton St George the other evening.

The former Georgian coaching inn, in the almost too perfect South Somerset village of Hinton St George (not far from Crewkerne and Ilminster), is good looking but unpretentious, with a local pub feel and a smattering of national awards and accolades for its food.

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First look: the remake of ‘Beaches’ *sob*

6 Dec 2016

If you loved Beaches the first time, get your tissues ready because the 1988 classic starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey is getting a modern update. And *sob* just the trailer has me choked up.

The tear-jerker follows the story of lifelong friends CC and Hillary as they navigate through the ups and downs of life. Idina Menzel and Nia Long are the stars of the new version, which is out on January 21.

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Competition Day#5: Handprinted cushion from Resident

5 Dec 2016

And on Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway competition, we’ve got a stylish hand-printed cushion from Resident, Frome’s coolest homewares and accessories shop – worth £49

Those chaps who run the Resident store on Catherine Hill in Frome have got the best taste!  From their carefully curated collection of home wares, accessories and grooming stuff comes this prize, a cushion by Ferm Living hand-printed with a delicate ‘dottery’ print.

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Competition Day #4: Fleecy Cyberjammies robe, Amour Lingerie

4 Dec 2016

Three down, nine more prizes to go. This one’s absolutely gorgeous: a super soft and snuggly cream fleece robe by Cyberjammies, from Amour Lingerie. Just imagine, you could slip it on and Netflix and chill (no really, just lie back, watch a box set and relaaaaaaaax). Here’s how to win it…

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