Hotel Mamela, Capri

“Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.”  – Bertrand Russell Oh Capri, with your winding hilltops and multi-coloured roofs, how you captured me. The sound of your waves echoes in my mind and your huge bowls of al dente pasta still swirl in my heart. For all its enchanting beauty though, Capri can still somehow feel … Continue reading Hotel Mamela, Capri

Top 10 Must-Dos In Gothenburg & West Sweden This Summer

Sweden’s beautiful west coast is at its most alive at the approach of the summer solstice. After the chilly winter months, people are itching to make the most of the lengthening days, culminating in one of the most traditional Swedish celebrations – Midsummer Eve (on 24 June this year). And what better way to join the locals this summer than along the stunning, scattered archipelago … Continue reading Top 10 Must-Dos In Gothenburg & West Sweden This Summer

5 Must Eat Foods In Lisbon

Ah…Lisbon, with its hilltop charm and sun-baked beauty.  A capital city that has seaside magic and city cool in equal measures. One weekend in Lisbon and you’ll be checking Skyscanner for the next cheap flights to bring you back. You’ll be screaming to friends that they must go and daydreaming of happier times when you were last there. And the food.  It’s good.  Really good. With … Continue reading 5 Must Eat Foods In Lisbon

Top 10 Things To Do In Donegal, Ireland

If you view the Go Visit Donegal website, it states: “What makes a visit to Donegal special isn’t just its raw beauty…It is something more complicated, something deeper…”  Well, who am I to argue? It would be easy to state the obvious.  You know – Donegal, in Northwest Ireland is really stunning, the food is to die for, the views are epic…blah blah blah.  All of … Continue reading Top 10 Things To Do In Donegal, Ireland

Old Bay Roasted Chicken Recipe

We all have flavours that instantly transport us to somewhere different.  It could be that cardamom takes you straight back to that little bakery in Stockholm or star anise slips you away to the hustle and bustle of Chinatown. For me, no flavour reminds me more of childhood than that of Old Bay seasoning.  A Maryland institution, Old Bay is a blend of all different … Continue reading Old Bay Roasted Chicken Recipe

Top 7 Dishes I’ve Eaten In London This Year

Who wants a list of the best restaurants or best dishes at the end of the year?  Surely by that point, it all becomes irrelevant.  January will hit hard. Pockets will be barely jingling with change and heads will be desperately trying to shake the after-festivities fog. I’d rather seek out the good stuff to eat now, when we’re not even halfway through the year … Continue reading Top 7 Dishes I’ve Eaten In London This Year

12 Exotic Fruits To Try In Colombia

One of the best things about Colombia – and certainly one of the most exotic – is its variety of fruits.  From those you’ve never heard of to those you can’t even imagine the taste, there really is an unfathomable selection.  As you travel the country, you’ll find fruit as diverse as the landscape.  While it’s all certainly delicious, the variety can be a bit … Continue reading 12 Exotic Fruits To Try In Colombia

Fig, Honey & Bay Tart Recipe

Sugar is a hot topic at the moment.  We’ve got Jamie Oliver telling us to give up soft drinks and doctors telling us that fruit juice could kill.  Personally, I think it’s all slightly obsessive.  I believe in living – whether that means sky-diving from 40,000 feet above ground or really pushing the boat out and having a Kit Kat Chunky after lunch.   There are … Continue reading Fig, Honey & Bay Tart Recipe