The Internet is filled with brave individuals attempting some of the spiciest challenges ever created. Whether it's the popular Paqui One Chip Challenge, or the brutal and aptly named Death Nut Challenge from Blazing Foods, there's no shortage of feats that push the limits of spiciness.
In amongst the bombardment of emails for luxury spa days at random, historic houses-come-4*hotels throughout the UK, lies few outstanding gems. It is, then, unfortunate that these few gems have become diluted, sanitised and, in some cases, found to be dwindling, as large investment companies seek to find a corporate reworking of these beautiful palaces. But it is no small feat to take an historic setting and transform it to a 5* standard, which is why, so many of these olde-worlde homes simply don't live up to their aesthetic. And so, this aesthetic, very much goes before them in their marketing campaigns, boasting lush gardens and pretty plates of food...most of which are just replated versions of very familiar fare.
I wanted to conduct an experiment and I needed a bag of musk sticks. I stood in the aisle at supermarket scanning the candy rack after doing an awkward dance around a lady pushing her cart along the shelves.