Suffolk ales inspired by recipes of old

The Vintage Fine Ale, a full-bodied beer, is brewed with Bramling Cross, Goldlings and the wonderfully named Fuggle varieties of hops. Too many of these ales, at 6.5 per cent alcohol by volume, and perhaps you could well say that anyone would be ‘fuggled’ up. But, of course, beer consumption is all about enjoying the product in moderation and enjoying the subtleties of the flavour.

Bizhop carry on suitcase for business travellers

The Bizhop carry-on suitcase has been designed to meet the needs of business travellers while complying with the size requirements for cabin baggage of several major airlines. This piece of baggage carries a relatively new name among luggage producers. The Bizhop Luggage company was founded by Iain Begg. Crowdsourcing, via Kickstarter, provided funding for this venture. Shipment of the cases began in December 2017.

Travelling with Cornerstone shaving products

During September I was invited to the Maldives to attend the World Travel Writers Conference organised by Maldives TV. It involved recording interviews for television and speaking on stage. Naturally I wanted to look my best. Prior to my departure Cornerstone contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing their shaving products. When I explained that my work involves a lot of travel they said they’d send one of their crushed buffalo leather wash bags with a waterproof lining. I was also sent a blade protector, so that the razor can be transported safely.

Kit Review: Snugpak Kitmonster 70 G2 bag

The grip handles feature a Velcro seal, for additional comfort while carrying this sizable piece of kit, and there are hand grips at either end. You can, should you choose, carry the bag via a shoulder strap that spans its length. Alternatively, the Kitmonster 70 G2 has detachable twin shoulder straps, meaning you can carry the bag on your back, in the style of a rucksack, should you so desire.

Kit Review: Snugpak Softie Vest (SV3 Gilet)

The Snugpak Softie Vest is a lightweight, body warmer style jacket designed for wearing when a chill grips the air. As such it’s a good piece of kit for early morning walks on summer days, when the air temperature hasn’t quite warmed up, or evenings, when temperatures again begin to drop.