Over 50% of parents would send their children to independent schools according to a consistent steam of surveys over a number of years. Yet, the big barrier that stands in the way of such a move is, of course, cost. However, with the economy improving and prospects becoming rosier, perhaps there has never been a better time to plan for the future.
With a following now bigger than most rock stars, the presence of Mary Berry will be one of the biggest attractions at this month’s Big Cake Show. She tells Susan Clark why she said ‘yes’ to coming West and why she thinks Somerset’s food scene is thriving
When this long-awaited event rolls into town at the end of March, the South West Life magazine titles will be at the fore supporting what will be the region’s biggest ever baking show. SUSAN CLARK highlights the key events that bakers won’t want to miss
Clavelshay Barn Restaurant promises “a taste of the countryside” and the reality does not disappoint – offering unspoilt idyllic surroundings and serving quality local produce. The restaurant is within easy reach of Taunton, Bridgwater and the M5, set in a converted barn on a working dairy farm, nestled in its own secluded valley.