insideKENT Magazine Issue 63 - June 2017 - Page 17

THISMONTH THISMONTH… We’re visiting… HOTEL LE FONTANELLE, TUSCANY We recently spent a few days at this magnificent property in Tuscany and it might just win the prize (if there was such a thing) for insideKENT’s favourite escape. From the first glimpse of the spectacular views to your last cappuccino on the morning of your departure, you’ll feel on top of the world. Read more on p142. www.hotelfontanelle.com We’re drinking… We’re learning… ALUNA COCONUT RUM FASCINATING FACTS ON ZIDBITS Aluna Coconut blends premium rums from Guatemala and the Caribbean with all-natural toasted coconut flavours. Aluna Coconut has been created for a generation of drinkers seeking high-quality ingredients, authentic flavours and a lower sugar content. The combination of rums and the perfect amount of organic coconut water gives a smooth and clean finish. £24.95, www.31dover.com Have you ever wondered if hot water freezes slower than cold water? If honey really lasts forever? If trees die from old age? Why humans (and some animals) are ticklish? Wonder no more, and head over to www.zidbits.com for answers to these and hundreds of other questions. You’re guaranteed to learn something new. www.zidbits.com We’re reading… FINGERS IN THE SPARKLE JAR BY CHRIS PACKHAM We’re loving… WILD DINING PLATES FROM RED CANDY A great way to spice up your meals, or a talking point for your dinner parties, these Wild Dining Plates would make a delightful addition to your home. Choose from the French Bulldog, Panda, Giraffe, Lion, Raccoon, Seal, Gorilla, Deer, Cat, Fox or Koala. Starting from £9.95, www.redcandy.co.uk An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham only felt at ease in the fields and woods around his suburban home. But when he stole a young Kestrel from its nest, he was about to embark on a friendship that would teach him what it meant to love, and that would change him forever. In his rich, lyrical and emotionally exposing memoir, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s, from his bedroom bursting with fox skulls, birds' eggs and sweaty jam jars, to his feral adventures. But pervading his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him. £5.49 (Kindle edition), www.amazon.co.uk 17