‘What’s In The Cupboard?’ Afternoon Bites

It seems to have been everyone in the office’s birthday recently, and my afternoons have been constantly punctuated by a delicious sugary hit of cake, pastries or (on one particularly great day) cronuts from Domenique Ansel’s new London bakery. I am definitely not an advocate of ‘clean eating’, but I’m pretty sure that cake every day…

Emily Takes A Staycay: Columbia Road Flower Markets

With a long stretch of weekends in London ahead of me, I am looking forward to returning to more of my favourite local places. One spot I am always drawn to and keep going back to is the Columbia Road Flower Markets. They are only open every Sunday and have become a tourist attraction in…

Weekends in London: Hampstead Heath

As I’m sure you’ve gathered from reading this blog, I love planning and taking trips. But my next holiday isn’t booked until late December and I’m actually really enjoying having a couple of months to spend in and around London. I honestly feel sorry for tourists visiting England’s capital, who flock to the hell of places like Piccadilly…

The Cotswolds by way of Kissing Gates

One of my oldest and best friends from Sydney, Amy, brightened up the first few days of autumn by coming to stay with me in London. When someone’s trekked across the globe to see me, I take it pretty damn seriously, and I’d put together an itinerary of my favourite things to do in London for…

Picture Perfect: Polignano a Mare

The only day during our Puglia trip that the weather forecast showed full sun for was our last. Luckily, we didn’t fly out until after 9pm, so we had the whole day to spend soaking up the last of the Italian sun and holiday vibes. We’d decided to spend our precious final hours in Polignano a Mare; a…

Beach Picnic in Puglia

It was our second last day in our beautiful Puglian paradise, and we were hungry to see some more of its famous coastline and beaches. We’d heard good things about Baia dei Turchi, so packed up a picnic lunch and made the 90-minute journey to the south eastern coast of Puglia. The sun was shining…

Terracotta-Coloured Glasses in Gallipoli

On day four we looked further afield for somewhere to visit and decided upon Gallipoli, a town on the Ionian sea in the very south of Puglia, on the heel of Italy’s boot. We drove for nearly a couple of hours to reach the town, while I cursed at the drivers dangerously overtaking me, driving…

Oh, Ostuni!

I got up at about 7.30 on Sunday to spend the whole morning eating breakfast and reading by the pool while the sun was shining. At around midday, we could see another storm rolling in and decided to get ourselves dressed and hop in the car before it reached us. We’d originally planned to visit…

Road Trip to Cisternino, Savelletri and Alberobello

I sat next to a guy on the plane who grew up in Bari and was flying over with his son to visit his family. I wasn’t very fond of him initially – when we boarded the plane we found he’d sat in our allocated seats so Ross and I couldn’t sit together, then he…

A Trullo To Call Our Own in Ostuni, Puglia

My most anticipated holiday of the year was the one I’d booked to Puglia, after spending a long time researching the region and salivating over pictures of the amazing coastline, countryside and local cuisine. As soon as I learnt that a trullo (plural: trulli) was a thing, I decided that I wanted to stay in one….

Hiking to Rauschbrunnen, Innsbruck – Blogging in Retrospect

Waking up in a log cabin in the mountains was as therapeutic as it sounds, and to savour the moment I opened up all the curtains in the cabin and jumped back into bed for another five minutes, enjoying staring out at the view from my cosy spot. With our hike looming, we filled out…

First Impressions of Innsbruck: Blogging in Retrospect

I visited Innsbruck, Austria earlier this year and completely fell in love with the place. The first and only other time I’d been to Austria, I was skiing in Mayhrofen for a week. I tore my ACL while I was there and, despite having a fairly strange time in the country – the majority of…