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December 21, 2016

A Boxing Day Treat

by The Tout

The Tout’s tips for The King George 2016   Sometimes the leftovers taste better second time around on Boxing Day and this year there is a real treat in store at Kempton Park while we sit in the armchair getting over the festivities. If you’re not scheduled to go already, you will have to watch … Continue reading “A Boxing Day Treat”

December 4, 2016

Kind Hearts and Box Ejectors

by Matthew Steeples

William Evans 12-bore commissioned by Sir Alec Guinness in 1959 to be auctioned; it cost just £95 new   Sir Alec Guinness (1914 – 2000) was undoubtedly one of Britain’s finest ever actors. He is remembered for playing eight characters in Kind Hearts and Coronets in 1949 and also appeared in The Bridge on the … Continue reading “Kind Hearts and Box Ejectors”

November 22, 2016

The Vileness of The Trumps

by Matthew Steeples

The word “vile” truly suits the vile Trump family   On Sunday, I came under attack for describing the Trump family as “vile”. I was told I should be “ashamed of [myself]” by someone named Charlie Roth (whose account was closed shortly after Facebook decided the account was a fake), described as being a “non-liberal” … Continue reading “The Vileness of The Trumps”

November 11, 2016

Ronaldo’s Ride

by Matthew Steeples

Bentley originally owned by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to be auctioned   In September 2008, the “world’s best footballer” Cristiano Ronaldo purchased a sapphire blue with magnolia leather upholstery Bentley Continental GT Speed. He kept it for several years and now it is to be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions’ NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on 12th … Continue reading “Ronaldo’s Ride”

October 15, 2016

Orvis’ Dog Festival

by Laura Bott

Laura Bott reports on Orvis hosting a dog friendly event at their Lower Regent Street store in London   On 14th September, the Orvis flagship store in London rolled out the green carpet for ‘dogs about town’ and their owners to celebrate the launch of its new dog department. Throughout the day guests were invited … Continue reading “Orvis’ Dog Festival”

Gone fishin’

by Matthew Steeples

The ultimate fisherman’s toy is headed to auction   Fisherman’s widows everywhere look away: The ultimate vehicle for pescophiles is headed to auction at RM Sotheby’s forthcoming Hershey sale on the 6th to 7th October.   Offered with an estimate of £77,000 to £116,000 ($100,000 to $150,000 or €89,000 to €133,000) a 1931 Ford Model … Continue reading “Gone fishin’”

September 24, 2016

Company Sport

by Matthew Steeples

Company owning 21,000 Scottish sporting estate placed for sale for £25 million; the process of sale supposedly will also minimise taxation liability   Featuring 21,768 acres in total, 8 miles of fishing on the River Spey, two driven grouse moors, red and roe deer stalking, six farms, amenity and commercial forestry and 32 houses, a … Continue reading “Company Sport”

September 17, 2016

Shoot and Stay

by Kelly Double

Kelly Double suggests where to learn to shoot and where to stay within easy reach of London   There’s seldom a diversion from city life as effective as a session of clay shooting. In the wake of Team GB’s Olympic successes and as the shooting season is getting underway, there’s never been a better time … Continue reading “Shoot and Stay”

September 8, 2016

Fishing in Devon

by Kelly Double

New contributor Kelly Double extols the virtues of fly fishing and Devon and introduces free fly casting lessons in London   North Devon and Exmoor is one of the best places in Britain to experience the ultimate in traditional fieldsports. Fishing is no exception here, with salmon and sea trout caught frequently across the north … Continue reading “Fishing in Devon”