Good Housekeeping magazine feature our Troon Bright Check Lambswool Rug in their August edition.
For Good Housekeeping, August was all about their ultimate picnic guide. They’ve got some lovely Picnic-wear in the guide including their winning Cool box, Corkscrew and Flask that were declared winners after testing more than 30 bottles and filling 18 flasks with tea to find the essential ingredients for a fab picnic. Sounds like a nice job!
They included a brilliant home-made lemonade recipe which we’re dying to try in our office. Baking is a popular hobby with all of our staff with cakes and tray bake regularly making an appearance on our desks. And with the return of The Great British Bake Off to our screens, as well as the the new BBC two spin-off, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, baking has become one of the main talking points within our office so far we’ve seen Cake week, Biscuit week and most recently Bread week we’re picking up some great ideas to use for our next picnic.
We did a quick office poll to see what the most popular cake, tray bake and sandwich ideas for a good old fashioned picnic would be. Lemon Drizzle and Battenberg were the champion cakes, Chocolate Crispy cakes and Caramel Shortbread our favourite choices of tray bake and Goats cheese & Sun-dried tomatoes and ham salad the top sandwich choices.
So with the picnic-wear,and picnic menu sorted, now just to find the perfect picnic spot.
Some of our favourite Scottish picnic locations are Arthur’s Seat in central Edinburgh a 251 meter peak that provides stunning views of the city centre, the track to the top of the peak has been a popular walk for a many years and will certainly work up your appetite. Traquair House just south of Peebles is the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland and has wonderful grounds with some brilliant woodland walks a maze and playground for the children to enjoy as well as a brewery for the adults. Our final suggestion is the beach, we’re lucky to have a few great spots close to our office with the most popular being Coldingham bay just north of Eyemouth.
We hope between Great Housekeeping and ourselves, we’ve helped come up with the Ultimate picnic guide. Get your tartan rug and pack that hamper!