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February funshine: Winter in Gran Canaria

February funshine: Winter in Gran Canaria

Well this year I hit fabulous 30. Not deterred by the milestone, I sought to make it the sunniest birthday month possible in the midst of a European winter…hence why I headed to (pretty much!) Africa. No longer content to just go for a nice birthday meal, in recent years my friends have embarked on … Continue reading

Madrid Weekender

Madrid Weekender

When I got back from winter in Australia and the weather seemed to be turning cool in London already, I immediately booked in a couple of trips to Spain, Portugal and Italy as a sort of reward to myself for not complaining too much about my increasingly cold toes. It doesn’t work – I still … Continue reading

Bologna on a whim…

Bologna on a whim…

The definition of magic – having a spare weekend and a spare £35 and ending up with flights to Bologna! With very little effort, funds or planning (beyond printing out the Trip Advisor Top Ten), we had an incredible girls’ trip to this amazing and completely underrated northern Italian city. I’ve heard very little of Bologna … Continue reading

Becoming one with the Polish dumpling…

Becoming one with the Polish dumpling…

…also known as Pierogi, it was by this point in the EuroChristmas that I was beginning to look and feel like one. White and squishy on the outside, meaty on the inside, popular at Christmas markets. My transformation was almost complete! Except Pierogi are served hot and I was very, very cold. With temperatures never … Continue reading

The 12 Days of Eatmas

The 12 Days of Eatmas

Ohhh so this is why all my clothes currently feel like they are trying to strangle me. Welcome to the highlights of our Christmas in Europe, n.b. it’s mostly food. More posts with bigger photos to follow! On the first day of Eatmas my food love made me eat… 25th December: A glorious, classy, home made feast of duck, pork, potatoes, … Continue reading

Only in Lyon

Only in Lyon

Only in Lyon would I: task myself with eating entrails when there were perfectly good duck options on the menu; find a new passion for pink; sneak beer into a youth hostel to calm my nerves. After a few working days in Paris and a medieval adventure in Pérouges, I set out to explore France’s … Continue reading

“Nowhere near Berlin”

“Nowhere near Berlin”

Given Bratislava was made notorious for being an Eastern block backwater in the Eurotrip and Hostel movies (apparently there was a 75% decrease in backpackers after the latter was released) one might be wondering why I decided to visit. Simply, because  it was on my way to Vienna so why not? The weather was great, I … Continue reading

Fat and happy in Florence

Fat and happy in Florence

Although I thought it would be impossible to top the eating experience I had for my birthday in the Tuscan hills (I was hiccoughing truffle oil and chianti all afternoon!), we were in Italy after all and there was a lot more eating to be done. We did a great Florence Free walking tour in which our … Continue reading

Buon compleanno! My birthday in Tuscany

Buon compleanno! My birthday in Tuscany

Recently returned from an absolutely amazing 6 day trip to Florence and Cinque Terra and I have so many things going through my head that I’ve decided this can’t just be one blog post. So first and most importantly, my birthday! I have had some amazing birthdays; my 21st on the beach in New Caledonia, … Continue reading