Our journey began with the smell of fresh and green foliage after a rain shower, which then dried into dusty flowerbeds of sweet scented petals. Lavender, rose and jasmine combined with wisteria, elderflower and apple blossom, hot from the sun’s rays. Apple blossom turned to apple juice and then cider as we found ourselves in a damp forest eating brioche bread and digestive biscuits.
Truffles, walnuts and wood chips blended with the earthy smell of the forest floor. As the air took a cooler stance we warmed ourselves by the fire with hot cups of earl grey tea and glasses of mulled wine with a good helping of fresh ginger to accompany spicy pear crumble, stollen bread and perhaps a cheeky glass of apple schnapps to finish.