Arriving in Scopello, Sicily

With my mum’s (semi-)annual pilgrimage to the UK approaching, we had put on our thinking caps to come up with somewhere new to visit and spend a week or so relaxing, eating and drinking. I had looked into holidaying in Corsica (I am desperate to go) but the journey turned out to be a little…

Stories from Suffolk: Dunwich & Blythburgh

Our second day began in our host’s sunny garden, with tea, toast and fruit. Once we’d had our fill of food and Vitamin D, we said our goodbyes and drove to the nearby town of Dunwich, to check out the pebbly beach. First walking along the breezy shore, we took a path that went uphill…

Stories from Suffolk: Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh & Captain’s Wood

April and May have been packed-full of bank holidays here in the UK, which has made for ample opportunities to take a mini-vacay. On the second May bank holiday, Ross and I picked up a hire car from London and drove north east, to the beautiful rural county of Suffolk. After a boozy session in…

Lunch in Lucerne, Switzerland

After a few nights to relax on Hinderfeld Farm, where the only sounds that broke the silence were birds and animals (and us laughing after too much wine), we were ready to head into Lucerne (Luzern), a small city that sits amid snow-capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. The city was only a 15-minute bus ride from…

A Farm in Lucerne’s Hinterland, Switzerland

Ah, spring! It’s become one of my favourite times of year since living in the UK. You’ve shivered and thermal-layered your way through the winter months, your body is seriously ready for some vitamin D and you’ve had more than enough of the jeans, jumper and boots combo. As the temperature slowly slides over the…

Herbier, Healthier Kedgeree

I know, I know – this is supposed to be a travel blog, and here I am uploading recipes. The truth is, I probably love food even more than I love travelling, and so I’m trying out writing a couple of simple recipes . Kedgeree is one of those dishes that I’d never tried before I…

Logmore Farm, Dorking

Living in a big, bustling city, you can often get caught up in the daily grind of the tube, traffic and chaos. Sometimes you need reminding that peace and stillness are just a short drive or a train ride away. Feeling very much in need of a change of scenery, a group of friends and I…

Many Meals of Madrid: Part 3

After spending three days there, we were really starting to get into the swing of Madrid. We began our final full day feeling like we’d covered a lot of the city, having travelled everywhere (except from the airport) on foot and clocking up nearly 20km of walking each day. This meant that we could spend…

Many Meals of Madrid: Part 2

By Monday, Madrid had become much busier and most shops, restaurants and bars had re-opened. We got up a little earlier than the day before, and walked to Madrid’s CaixaForum – an art gallery in a former power station. The building itself is amazing, and has been designed to look as though it floats. It…

Many Meals of Madrid: Part 1

It’s become a bit of a tradition for Ross and I to escape London over New Year’s Eve, so after our first ever Christmas spent in London (an excellent and very boozy day spent with friends), we left a foggy London and flew to Madrid for 4 nights. Although we’ve both been to Spain separately…

A Sunday in Whitstable

A couple of weekends ago, Ross, our friends Amy and Hayden and I took the train to the little seaside town of Whitstable. It was a bright but chilly day and – wrapped up in coats and scarves – we started our outing with a walk along the seafront. The water looked choppy and uninviting,…

Kentish Town City Farm

My company held its annual day of corporate volunteering a few weeks back, and presented us with a few charity projects to choose from. After seeing animals and gardening listed on the brief for Kentish Town City Farm, I was sold (as an added bonus it is only a 20 minute walk from my front door!). When…