Anyone who knows me well knows I am not someone to sit down … ever … if I do I tend to fall asleep! August has been relatively quiet at Global HQ with so many people on holiday so perfect timing to come across a nice little project. Last week as I was walking the dogs I passed a house with two very pretty oak carver chairs (with no seats) sitting outside on the pavement – they looked rather unloved, and clearly were excess to requirements for their present owners, so had been popped on the pavement for a lucky passer by. It was too tempting! Having got them home, cleaned them off and given them a polish I then realised why it was that the side struts were made from very crude looking pieces of wood – they had clearly been rush seated in a former life so that’s what they needed to be again. A couple of You Tube videos later, and a few phone calls which led me to the most lovely retired “rush seat” man who was happy to give me a couple of hours guidance in return for some Fino Olive Oil, this is where I have got to – almost done with the first one and I’m really quite proud of myself.


This week I made the most delicious dressing for this Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad – unsurprisingly it was made with Fino Olive Oil and Fino White Balsamic, but it had the added extra of a couple of Mejdool dates which gave it the most delicious sweetness – it could work on loads of different types of salad so give it a go, and if you make more than you need it will keep in the fridge for a few days too!



We have got a really spoiling weekend ahead. We are off to Somerset for Rupert's postponed 60th birthday treat where we are staying at the lovely No1 Brutonwhich I can so recommend from a previous stay. It is the most gorgeous boutique hotel, the staff are so friendly, and the decor is divine - this is just the stairs!

There are also some really great places to eat including the highly acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, Osip where we are eating on Saturday night – I can’t wait - and as a hotel guest we get served the most delicious breakfast there too. There are certainly benefits of the delay – firstly we have had that much longer to look forward to it, and secondly in the interim Osip has been awarded a Michelin Star! We are so looking forward to it.

Whilst I am having a spoil you can be spoilt too – grab 10% off everything this weekend (minus multiples of tins) when you add SOMERSET at the checkout.

Have a good one.

Susie x

Older Post
Newer Post
Close (esc)

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.


Shopping Basket

Your basket is currently empty.
Shop now