Travel + Treats

Travel : A quick break in Istanbul

Dec 14

After a couple of long haul trips this year I’d squirrelled enough air miles for a flight to Istanbul and luckily so had my pal Paola (if you’re into yummy Pugliese and Italian home cooking, fan girling Sophia Loren and ’90’s Versace you need to follow her instagram account) We stayed at Mama Shelter a […]

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Travel: Re-visiting East Coast Australia

Nov 14

  Eleven years since my last visit and I did a very whistle stop tour of East coast Australia for a close friend’s wedding and to teach a workshop in Melboune. Here’s a few highlights.  

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Afternoon Tea at Barnsley House

Nov 14

I spent a couple of hours with one of my oldest friends having Afternoon tea at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. We both had the Cream tea (which we probably could have shared – two huge scones each). They offer a number of different options with Champagne, sausage rolls (er yum) and a huge selection of […]

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Travel: A Quick Jaunt to Malaysia

Nov 14

  I stopped in Malaysia for a quick little jaunt on the way back from Australia to get a bit of r&r on the beach and see my friend Sara in Kuala Lumpar. Here’s some things I loved: Dim Sum at the Mandarin Oriental in KL – surprisingly reasonable, amazing service as expected and of […]

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4 Things Making Colder Weather Better

Oct 14

Much as I like vintage fur, hearty comfort food and mulled wine my love and dedication for Summer will always win (particularly freckles, the beach, ice-y beers, BBQ’s and not wearing a coat!) These are the things I’m doing to make cold weather  more bearable, even a little bit enjoyable. I like making soup mainly […]

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