With spring right around the corner, we're coming out hibernation, changing our wardrobes and with a bounce in our step making the most of the light evenings. Hurrah.
On the beautiful North Sands of Devon, there's nowhere better to toast in the light evenings than at Salcombe's Winking Prawn. From March 23rd, it'll be rolling out its summer opening times, so you can tuck into a plate of Fruits De Mer (with half a lobster) and a crisp glass of Winking Prawn Cava Rosado and listen to the tide roll in.
If balmy evenings spell one thing it's lacing up your hiking boots and getting out and about to breathe in lungfuls of fresh air. If you're up in the Lake District, set off on the Lakeland walk from Keswick down to the Catbells (or you could cross Derwent Water by boat in the early evening light). Taking in the spectacular surroundings and fragrant blooms is bliss.
Taking influence from a bygone era across the pond, drive-in cinema is hitting the UK, starting with the brilliant Moonlight Drive In Cinema at Kent’s Hop Farm. All you have to do is park up, order some food, tune into their radio and pick from films like Patriot’s Day and the new Beauty and the Beast.
When spring rolls around, looking out over the Mendip Hills while tucking into a delicious supper from the Ethicurean’s kitchen garden comes high on our agenda. The seasonal, regularly changing menu is filled with produce from its Victorian walled garden and orchards (and the surrounding lakes and fields).