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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

London, shaken not stirred

London, shaken not stirred

I’ve been busy lately, and poor. And that can only mean I have been getting out and exploring London. Of course there is never a shortage of activities going on in this incredible city – from the totally touristy to the hyper hipster, it’s quite easy to spend all one’s spare change on culture, food, … Continue reading

Movember Swirl Cookies

Movember Swirl Cookies

I am a big fan of facial hair and I’m also a fan of raising money for men’s health. So when work organised a Movember bake sale, I was happy to try out some creativity in the name of charity (and cake). Against my better judgement I used moustache designs on the cookies – whilst … Continue reading

Budget, English Okonomiyaki

Budget, English Okonomiyaki

Emphasis on the NOM! I have been craving Okonomiyaki (a type of Japanese, cabbage pancake for the uninitiated) for quite some time. London is incredibly multicultural and I’m sure there are a multitude of restaurants where I could get one just within my suburb but I wanted to be creative. Unfortunately, while London is multicultural … Continue reading

Barcelona burrrrn

Barcelona burrrrn

Thou shalt not expose thine white European body to four hours of Spanish midday sun. Spending five days with my brother (the tannedest damn person on earth) in Barcelona was exactly what I need to give my winter skin some colour….Espagna red. All I can think right now is soulagement. A word that I think … Continue reading

Rhubarb and Ginger Cheesecake Slice

Rhubarb and Ginger Cheesecake Slice

No this is not a recipe blog (actually I have no idea what it is!?) but this post has been inspired by my UK tourist wanderings. Last week I naughtily lurked into Hotel Chocolate…the most dangerous shop in the UK. I was given a sample of these incredible rhubarb and ginger cheesecake chocolates and had to … Continue reading

Laissez-faire, lessons from France

Laissez-faire, lessons from France

So here I am in limbo. AKA London. It’s really very nice; surprisingly good weather, plenty of free activities and great company. But unlike many of the assistants in France this year I’m not obliged to do an assignment on my year abroad. I don’t have a uni course or Masters to go back to. It’s just … Continue reading

Canoë enfin

Canoë enfin

Canoeing through the Dordogne Valley has been one of the most-recommended, tourist activities since we arrived in Périgueux. Exactly seven months after arriving, with blue skies and perfect river levels, we finally got there today. We started from La Roque Saint-Christophe and paddled our way down to Les Eyzies, a cute village with a very … Continue reading

A day in my chaussures

A day in my chaussures

A photo diary of a day in my Périgueux life…a life where the only constants are generally bread, wine and lots of walking! Inspired by Gabrielle’s cute blog post. 8:30am: Walk to school #1 through the old town of Périgueux. 9:00am: A quick and terrible 40 cent coffee before a vocabulary lesson with my youngest students. 10:00am: Gym and … Continue reading

The Périgood Things

The Périgood Things

I have been thinking… What if one day, owing to some hellishly bad life decision, I happen to be in a situation where seven children are climbing into my bed, electrical storm raging outside and I have to think of a pacifying ditty to while away the evening? Or perhaps I might just like something … Continue reading