Tag Archives | Country pursuits

A Scottish Affair

I love a good party all for a good cause and The Carnell Cup was certainly that. Held at the breathtakingly beautiful Carnell Estate in Ayrshire, The Carnell Cup is a competitive simulated shoot that takes place on the estate with lunch in a marquee. The proceeds of the shoot and the auction were to […]

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Pawesome Party at Orvis UK

On Wednesday night Orvis was filled with eager guests of an unusual variety – wagging tails, floppy tongues and attentive ears, we welcomed over forty canine friends through our doors for the launch of The Orvis Dog Club. Whilst the humans sipped on wine and nibbled on canapés our VIPs (very important pooches) were treated […]

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Fifty Shades Of Tweed

Here at Zambuni we are, of course, advocates of all things tweed. We were thrilled to know that our passion was shared when a Zambuni girl’s father forwarded her this poem that he had written as a “Valentines Ode” for his wife. It may not quite be Shakespearean in quality it certainly puts EL James to shame. […]

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What to wear to Badminton Horse Trials

Since 1949 Badminton Horse Trials have been one of the highlights of the eventing season, and as part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, is certainly the place to be seen. From gaggles of horsey teenagers, to seasoned experts in eccentric hats and moth-nibbled tweed, there is no in, or out crowd here, just […]

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Spring ascends to Highbullen

I will take a risk and say that spring has arrived! The easterly breezes are very welcome here in North Devon, as it means dry and warm weather, and has been over a week since the last rain fall. Although wall to wall sunshine is predicted for the next ten days, winter never seems to […]

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Road Tripping The Aristopractical Way

“People don’t take trips, trips take people” these words from John Steinbeck finely illustrate the way that many Londoners feel when the urge comes to escape the city. Rolling hills, fresh air and roaring country fires call from beyond the suburbs of the big smoke and sometimes it’s a call that’s just too loud to […]

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The future of shooting: A Q&A with David Florent founder of The Schools Challenge, and Manager and Instructor at The Oxford Gun Company

On December 12th The Schools Challenge celebrated a decade of supporting young shots across the nation, and made history by giving away a car as first prize to the very talented 16 year old Tom Scott, a prize value that has never been matched before. It was a great celebration of the sport, and a […]

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A winter that feels like spring

We hear the latest from Chris Taylor down at Highbullen Hotel in North Devon With the start of the New Year, it’s time to recap over the past couple of months down in Devon. One of the triggers that stimulate spawning is cold weather, and by the beginning of November we had still not had […]

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