Food is a big part of travelling. Trying new foods and restaurants is hugely enjoyable and it’s always interesting to find out about locally grown products and how they are prepared, and taste.
Sometimes though it’s a good idea to carry a few favourite foods with you for those times when what you need simply isn’t to hand, for one reason or another.Continue reading “Product review: Purition Protein Shakes”
A few years ago after donating the microwave to the local charity shop, along with the non-stick pans and baking trays, and ditching the cling film (and the aluminium foil), it turns out that going plastic/toxin-free is not that easy. Plastic Free July®starts tomorrow and while I’m not really a fan of the national ‘donut day’ type of intiatives, this is a global movement worth getting behind.Continue reading “In the kitchen: Plastic free?”
A new exhibition opens today at Waddesdon Manor featuring 35 exotic watercolours seen in public for the first time in over one hundred years. The works were created by Gustave Moreau, one of the most influential artists of the French Symbolist movement, between 1879 and 1885.Continue reading “Gustave Moreau: The Fables at Waddesdon Manor”
This week I’m at a bit of a loss as to what to write about, I simply don’t feel the love. It’s June already and in the UK the summer passes so quickly. I mean to make the most of each and every day. So here, I’m taking time out to simply appreciate the beauty I’ve been enjoying close to home while we wait for the world to right itself. Where have you been exploring this week?Continue reading “This week… summer in the cities”
A new travel web site offers insider tips on where to go and eat, and what to see in the capital city. This month I interviewed celebrity and royal florist, Simon Lycett, who has lived in London since he moved there in his 20’s from his home town of Warwick with the aim of acquiring some “sophisticated London ways”.Continue reading “Insider: Where to go in London?”
Style must be one of the most over-used words in the dictionary. There are more famous quotes on the subject that I care to count. On the basis that ‘style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak’* here’s five stylish stories I like this week.Continue reading “Frocks, flowers and graffiti”