From print works to gastro pub, Mark Andrews finds The Windsor Castle’s pledge to serve up tasty grub with a Black Country twist is true to its word.
Glittery golds, sparkling silvers and classy coppers are bang on trend for December. With Christmas just around the corner, they're the stylish colours of the festive season, stepping away from gaudy reds and greens. Magical metallics can dance around the room when offset by twinkling fairy lights, but it's also a look that lasts well into the New Year.
There aren't many who'd disagree; the festive feast is the highlight of Christmas Day.
Along with your yearly hunt for the perfect coat and stocking up on scarves, shopping for boots is one of the best forms of retail therapy when winter really starts to bite - and this year there's a bumper crop to choose from.
1. Don't put off jobs
:: Lighting should be at three levels in a room - the floor, walls and ceiling. Plan your scheme in advance - if you're having electrical work done, make sure the sockets are fitted where you want your table and floor lamps to be. Wall lights and target lighting should also be planned at this stage.