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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”

August 1, 2016

Racing on

by Matthew Steeples

Dorset racing stables and stud for sale   Horse racing fans with £4.75 million ($6.26 million or €5.64 million) to spare could do worse than buy Whitcombe Monymusk Racing Stables & Stud, near Dorchester in Dorset.   Offered for sale after the death of its owner, Liz Nelson MBE, in 2014, the stud and training … Continue reading “Racing on”

July 20, 2016

Pandemonium of Park Parakeets

by Matthew Steeples

Rose-winged parakeets are prospering in Kensington Gardens and bringing joy to visitors   Bringing a note of joy to our otherwise troubled world, a pandemonium of rose-winged parakeets are currently entertaining visitors to Kensington Gardens.   Over fifteen of the green birds are now to be found next to the park’s The Long Water in … Continue reading “Pandemonium of Park Parakeets”

July 4, 2016

The art of adventure

by Matthew Steeples

London’s art fairs and auction houses celebrate the spirit of adventure in general and Oates, Scott and Shackleton in particular   Uniting Masterpiece and The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia and at a forthcoming Christie’s auction also, works of art and memorabilia connected to the escapades of Captain Lawrence ‘Titus’ Oates, Captain Robert Falcon Scott … Continue reading “The art of adventure”