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Athens Greece: Vouliagmeni Lake

Athens Greece: Vouliagmeni Lake

About half an hour from Central Athens near the coast known as the Athenian Riviera is Vouliagmeni Lake.  This lake is a rare, geological natural phenomenon.  There was once a series of caves until the roof sunk or rather submerged itself allowing the water to […]

Athens Greece: Riding on the Athens Metro

Athens Greece: Riding on the Athens Metro

Taking a ride on the Athens Metro! I visited Athens in Greece for the first time recently and stayed about half an hour outside the city centre.  An easy way to get into Central Athens was to take the Metro or Underground. There are three […]

St Albans: Ye Olde Fighting Cocks BBQ School

St Albans: Ye Olde Fighting Cocks BBQ School

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is reputed to be the oldest inhabited pub in England and we are really lucky that it is right on our doorstep!  As part of St Albans Food and Drink Festival held at the beginning of October each year, Ye Olde Fighting […]

Crete: Spending the Day With HandPicked Greece

Crete: Spending the Day With HandPicked Greece

My first visit to Greece and more importantly the island of Crete. I was introduced to Hand Picked Greece – a day spent in the hills near Chania on a practically self-sufficient smallholding. As a food and travel blogger I get to have some amazing […]

Recipe: Caribbean Pepper Pot Stew

Recipe: Caribbean Pepper Pot Stew

Scroll down for my recipe for Caribbean Pepper Pot Stew:- Each Caribbean island I have visited have their own version of a Pepper Pot Stew. It is a slow cooked, rich and meaty stew with varying degrees of heat depending on the cook so I […]

Giveaway: Spice Pack from Grenada

Giveaway: Spice Pack from Grenada

Your chance to win a Spice Pack from Grenada. Most mornings I have a smoothie bowl for breakfast and if I do I always have some cinnamon and some freshly grated nutmeg on top that I brought back from Grenada. Grenada is known as the […]

Nevis: Staying and Eating Around Majestic Mt Nevis

Nevis: Staying and Eating Around Majestic Mt Nevis

My goal to get to know the Caribbean islands took one step further this year when Mr R and I visited the island of Nevis. We stayed in luxurious and beautiful hotels and ate in award winning restaurants and always with majestic Mt Nevis in […]

The Real Barbadian People – High Commissioner of Barbados

The Real Barbadian People – High Commissioner of Barbados

Recently I was fortunate enough to spend time with the High Commissioner of Barbados at his London office. I arrived on the third floor, on the day the lift was broken, puffing and out of breath to be greeted by the High Commissioner, Guy Hewitt […]

Isle of Wight: Red Funnel Ferries Fleet Launch Red Jet 7

Isle of Wight: Red Funnel Ferries Fleet Launch Red Jet 7

I recently made the day trip by train to the Isle of Wight to attend the launch of the new addition high speed Red Jet 7  to the Red Funnel Ferries fleet. There are two way you can cross to the Isle of Wight with […]

Crete: Olea Villas Chania near Loutraki Bay

Crete: Olea Villas Chania near Loutraki Bay

Olea means olive in Greek. To offer an olive branch is to offer the hand of peace. Giving a bowl of olives to a guest at your home or at a restaurant is to welcome them and the owner of the luxury Olea Villas makes sure […]

Recipe: Cretan Orange Ice Cream

Recipe: Cretan Orange Ice Cream

Scroll down for my recipe for home made Cretan Orange Ice Cream. On a recent visit to Crete I was lulled by the vastness of the orange groves which seemed to be around every corner. If there weren’t orange groves then there were lemon groves. […]

Recipe: Orange and Chilli Dipping Sauce

Recipe: Orange and Chilli Dipping Sauce

On a recent trip to Crete, at The Botanical Park and Gardens, my fellow blogger Nayna and I were served some of the food we had made at a cooking class earlier. As a garnish on the Maratho Pita (Fennel Pie) was an orange and […]

Crete: Welcome to Crete

Crete: Welcome to Crete

As the wheels of our Norwegian Airline plane touched down on the Greek island of Crete I was so excited to finally be on Greek soil. I was travelling with fellow blogger Nayna of Simply Sensational Food and we were looking forward to getting to […]

Grenada: like coming home!

Grenada: like coming home!

Visiting Grenada makes me feel like I am coming home! The country of Grenada is a small island but crammed full of experiences, food, spices and amazing places to stay.  This year will be my 4th visit to the island. We will be staying in […]

My Christmas Cranberry Relish

My Christmas Cranberry Relish

It’s nearly Christmas and one of my favourite things to do that signals the festive season for me is to make my Cranberry Relish!  The colours of the cranberries, that vibrant red through to reddish black of those tiny little berries really signify it is […]

12 Essential Bottles For Your Hostess or Guests This Christmas

12 Essential Bottles For Your Hostess or Guests This Christmas

Do you have the annual dilemma of what to take to your hostess over the Christmas and New Year period. Or maybe you want to give the man of the house a lovely selection of wines to keep him out of the way while you […]