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BRITA – Water Filter Giveaway

BRITA – Water Filter Giveaway

BRITA Water Filter Giveaway. BRITA water filters help us have clean water without using multiple plastic bottles.  We have quite rightly, started drinking more water these days as we are constantly reminded and advised that it is essential to keep our bodies hydrated. In the […]

Polish Home Comforts Food with Ren Behan

Polish Home Comforts Food with Ren Behan

Ren Behan, host of Polish Home Comforts, is a British citizen whose parents were both born in Poland and relocated to the UK before starting their family.  Ren grew up with a very strong connection to her Polish heritage keeping it very much alive within […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nevis: History and a Heritage Trail

Nevis: History and a Heritage Trail

Nevis has a rich history for such a small island and a Heritage Trail. I love the Caribbean islands and each year I am trying to visit one or two new ones.  This year we flew from Grenada via St Kitts taking the short water […]

Somerset: The Retreat – Resetting My Creativity

Somerset: The Retreat – Resetting My Creativity

As part of my blogging journey I sometimes have the opportunity to attend events designed to improve my knowledge of the process of blogging. Occasionally, such as a recent weekend, the venue requires a stay away from home for one night or two. FleaEnterprises put on […]

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 […]

Restaurant Review: Bill’s Restaurant St Albans New Menu

Restaurant Review: Bill’s Restaurant St Albans New Menu

Bill’s Restaurant in St Albans New Menu and Re-design Bill’s restaurant in St Albans is one of their select sites that have recently undergone a refurbishment and new menu launch.  Mr R and I live in St Albans which made a nice change for us […]

Insomnia – Ten Top Tips for a Better Sleep

Insomnia – Ten Top Tips for a Better Sleep

Insomnia – my ten top tips for a good night’s sleep. Insomnia or sleeplessness is described as any or all of the following:- difficulty falling asleep, waking up often in the night, trouble getting back to sleep and not sleeping long enough to feel refreshed. […]

Mid Week Kitchen Slump? – Let’s Cook!

Mid Week Kitchen Slump? – Let’s Cook!

Generally I am so busy and tired that I really don’t have time to think what’s for dinner today let alone tomorrow and I find that I spend less and less time with friends.  What better way to spend time with friends than cooking together, chatting, […]

Mid-morning Snack of Pierogi – Ren Behan

Mid-morning Snack of Pierogi – Ren Behan

My friend Ren Behan proudly published her first cookbook at the beginning of September this year. I reviewed her book ‘Wild Honey and Rye’ on my blog on publication day and you can read that review by clicking here. One morning I popped over for […]

London: Honey Afternoon Tea and a Bee at The St Ermin’s Hotel

London: Honey Afternoon Tea and a Bee at The St Ermin’s Hotel

I have often said and written that Afternoon Tea is one of my favourite meals.  I love lingering with friends and family over plates piled high with thin sandwiches with no crusts (I hate crusts on sandwiches so this is a plus point for me!), […]

Winter Spice Apple Sauce Cake

Winter Spice Apple Sauce Cake

I have been baking my quick and easy fruit cake for years now and it never fails.  This time of year we have a surplus of really nice, heritage, cooking apples at the end of the garden.  Sometimes I make cakes with chopped apples or […]