Posts written by Ian Hardwick

We’ve had a great deal of success lately in generating valuable press coverage for our hard-working hosts and hoteliers. Initiatives such as National B&B Day and the eviivo Great British B&B Breakfast cookbook caught the interest of publications across the country, generating plenty of column inches on- and off-line. Working with our professional PR agency, we arranged a for a number of journalists to enjoy the B&B experience first hand.  Old Radnor Barn in Talgarth,

There were plenty of delighted eviivo customers at the AA B&B Awards this week, where some of the best B&Bs in the country joined together at the Landmark Hotel, London to celebrate their success. Across a variety of categories, AA inspected B&Bs from all over the UK were recognised for their achievements, proving that more than ever, award winners use eviivo. From Suffolk, the Long Melford Swan took the title of AA Restaurant with Rooms

Just when most British seaside resorts are quietening down at the end of a busy summer season, Blackpool, on the Lancashire coast, sparks a frenzy of excitement with its annual Illuminations. Stretching for 6 miles and taking in the Promenade, the piers and the iconic Blackpool Tower, over 1 million bulbs light up the town for 66 nights, from the start of September to the beginning of November. During that time, over 3.5 million visitors

Ready, steady, slow! On 15th July, in the village of Congham, Norfolk, the world’s fastest snails will gather to compete in the World Snail Racing Championships. Held every year for more than 25 years, the contest sees everyday garden snails – some painted with fancy stripes, and all sporting a numbered sticker to identify them – race for glory. More than 200 molluscs compete in a series of heats for a place in the prestigious

For the parents of most babies, having the Devil jump over their new-born isn’t at the top of their to-do list. Unless, that is, they live in Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos in northern Spain. In this small Spanish village, El Colacho (otherwise known as the Baby Jumping Festival) is held as part of the celebrations of the Feast of Corpus Christi and has taken place every year since around 1620. It involves men dressed