Tagged with Eating gourmet

Duck&PastryFest2016: anniversaire in Bordeaux

Duck&PastryFest2016: anniversaire in Bordeaux

A birthday wouldn’t be a birthday without  a good amount of pastry and wine. At least my birthday wouldn’t be! Faced with the final year of my 20s, I decided all I really wanted to do was revisit beautiful South West France and relive a bit of my time spent in the region surrounding Bordeaux…over three … Continue reading

Port. Porto. Portugal

Port. Porto. Portugal

Porto. A wine connoisseur’s dream. Would we call ourselves connoisseurs? Certainly we are enthusiasts. As we skipped off for our long anticipated, girls long weekend in the much famed second city of Portugal I wondered, ‘what do you get when you mix five Australian women and a city famed for fortified wine?’ Let’s just say we put … Continue reading

Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen (in the sun!)

Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen (in the sun!)

Ancestry Visa firmly in hand, I flew back to the UK to restart my routine…only to remember I needed to couch surf for the first weekend. So, after just four days back at ‘home’, I jumped on another plane to Denmark – if you’re going to be homeless, may as well explore somewhere new. Of … Continue reading

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Earlier this month, we girls decided to take a bank holiday trip to Gothenburg in southern Sweden; aka the Little London of Europe. I was sceptical, after all I live in the Big London of Europe (!) but the flights were cheap, the meatballs were calling and…why not go for a girls’ weekend to a new country? … Continue reading

Following the sun (and the Son) for Easter

Following the sun (and the Son) for Easter

Ah sun, glorious sun. It only took about five minutes before I could feel my sad, dry, pale, quasi-British skin crisping up in the boiling 19 degree heat of Palma de Mallorca and let me tell you, it hurt so good. We had a lovely, long girls’ weekend in this beautiful capital of the Spanish Balearic … Continue reading

A holiday at home…in Denmark

A holiday at home…in Denmark

Everyone knows that London life is a hive of activity: fast, expensive and dizzyingly busy. Between work, exercise, netball, galleries, restaurants and being on hold to my real estate agent I don’t spend much of my time taking ‘time out’. Usually that’s the way I like it! But for someone who teeters very closely on the edge … 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

We went to Reims, in the north of France

We went to Reims, in the north of France

If you pronounce it correctly, that title should rhyme – strangely enough! My brother and I chose to take a day trip from Paris to explore somewhere new in France; given Reims is the capital of the Champagne region and home to one of the most important cathedrals in Europe (and only 45mins by train) … 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