Team Blog

[1st July 2010]
A country walk isn’t a country walk without a tea stop and, hopefully, a spot of antiquing. And so it was that we rolled into Bampton, having marched gamely through Somerset fields and byways, with the Jack Russell (November’s cover star...
[16th June 2010]
Having a birthday buddy (ie a friend who shares the same date) means we’ve always got a good excuse for a spring break – and we usually end up in Wales at one of the excellent holiday cottages in the Under The Thatch stable. This year,...
[11th June 2010]
Speaking at the experts' dinner on Wednesday night, series producer Simon Shaw could barely conceal his excitement about the venue for yesterday's Roadshow – St, Fagan's Natural History Museum just outside Cardiff.   'It's my favourite...
[18th May 2010]
So, there I was languishing in my sick-bed with only a laptop and the Jack Russell for company, when I though I’d catch up on all those BBC programmes (on iPlayer) that are usually screened when the H&A production line is at full...
[12th May 2010]
Last Saturday not only marked the 65th anniversary of VE Day but also the return of infamous 1940s Blitz Party to a secret London location – which was also the venue of choice for a friend's hen party.   Us girls teased our hair into...
[11th May 2010]
 An unseasonally cold Sunday morning had me heading south for the delights of the IACF Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair, in search of a piece of unmitigated old rubbish to transform into a thing of beauty for our restoration pages. The Bath &...
[29th April 2010]
I’ve always envied people who have wonderful items in their homes that they picked up for ‘about £10’ in some shop or other. Despite perpetually being on the lookout for thrifty finds, I’ve somehow never had the...
[28th April 2010]
Filming for the new series of the Antiques Roadshow got off to a roaring start last week. The location was Steam, the Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon - a glorious feast of vintage locomotives, signal boxes, carriages and waiting rooms...
[8th April 2010]
Did anyone see last night’s new BBC Two TV programme Cracking Antiques? Starring Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill and vintage dealer and interior designer Kathryn Rayward, it marked the beginning of a whole new genre of antiques programming...
[18th March 2010]
My visit to the BADA fair in Duke of York Square yesterday got off to something of an explosive start. Wandering around the press preview I suddenly heard – or thought I heard – my name called over the tanoy. Convinced I must have...