As 2006 begins, Carla Carlisle makes herself appreciate the good things in life, rather than dwelling on the bad.

Architect and broadcaster Ptolemy Dean opens up on the importance of using appropriate windows

This year’s projected high City bonuses promise to fuel the elite residential property market at the start of 2006, but which areas are certainties and which are worth taking a…

Carla Carlisle reflects on the friendship between Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt as she buys a DigiBox to ensure her weekly West Wing fix

November saw rising house prices and a new wave of buyer confidence, according to RICS, who expect this trend to continue into the New Year

No Man’s Land fort in the Solent proves a man’s home can be his castle

Architect and broadcaster Ptolemy Dean pipes up in favour of traditional, cast-iron downpipes

As her car fails on the motorway Carla Carlisle sees it as both a blessing and a warning, to stop and be calm, and to be more prepared.

Whilst farmers struggle to make a profit, farmland value is increasing, according to Savills

Sandy's house renovation is going well, apart from the neverending ranks the mice send forth in an attempt to conquer the kitchen, and, of course, the chimney

This idyllic Staffordshire country house with gardens by Thomas Mawson is on the market for only the third time in its history

Carla Carlisle thinks back to last advent, when upon asking for only presents which could be eaten or read, she received four copies of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, and was…

The month of December in the walled garden of Swinton Park brings Jerusalem artichokes, brussels sprouts, forced rhubarb and Christmas decorations.

Pre Budget Report Packs a Punch

The Chancellor had some surprises in the Pre Budget Report for those who expected to be able to invest in property and fine wines to put towards their pensions

Carla Passino recommends some favourite wines to overcome the delicate minefield of wines for the Christmas table.