That’s The End of Very Hungry Explorer

That’s The End of Very Hungry Explorer

It is time to move on, to try something new.  That doesn’t mean that I’m not hungry anymore, or still exploring.  It’s just that I’m doing a lot of other things as well.  Like art.  I love art. In fact I’ve started making my own now and I want to…

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Driving Jebel Hafeet

Driving Jebel Hafeet

Think of the United Arab Emirates and chances are the first thing that comes to mind is miles and miles of sand dunes blistering under a blazing sun.  Now, we certainly do have plenty of desert out here, but there are also quite a few mountains as well.  Something a…

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Al Bustan Palace

Total Relaxation at Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

Are you ready for some pictures from one of the most relaxing weekends I have ever had?  As soon as I stepped out into the grounds I let out an involuntary sigh of relief. Everywhere you look, Al Bustan Palace is beautiful. Nestled in an almost private bay, on one side…

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Inside Canterbury Cathedral St Stephen Martyr Chapel

Inside Canterbury Cathedral

Whether you want to participate in the religious services, or, like me, want to marvel at the architecture and soak-up all that history, you won’t be disappointed by a trip inside Canterbury Cathedral. And those ceilings, my goodness, I could just stare at those incredible ceilings for hours – in…

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Humanae by Angelica Dass Exhibition

Humanae by Angélica Dass

It has been nearly two weeks since I saw Humanae by Angélica Dass and I have not been able to stop thinking about it. As Dass says in her Ted Talk – (I’m paraphrasing here) we are all put in our little boxes; firstly with the labelling of our skin…

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Archer

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Whether it’s Washington Irving’s 1820 story or the 1999 movie with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, the chances are Sleepy Hollow cemetery is ringing a faint bell in the back of your mind. While on my first trip out of Manhattan and up into New York state, I was so…

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San Fairie Ann Ceiling Decor

Afternoon Tea at San Fairie Ann, Southend

There is something delightfully mismatched and quirky about taking afternoon tea at San Fairie Ann. The stunningly painted ceiling and the beautiful dresses hanging from it, the authentically vintage furniture, the cups and saucers that don’t quite go together, but compliment each other perfectly anyway.   There really are the…

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Fjäderholmarna Stockholm Sweden

Boat Trip to Fjäderholmarna

With the sun shining and the wind blowing through my hair I really couldn’t think of a better way to start the day than on a boat trip to Fjäderholmarna. The ‘Good Morning Stockholm’ tour set sail just across the way from the Opera House at a wonderfully respectable 8.30am….

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Eton-Mess-Recipe

Eton Mess with Bilberry Powder Recipe

When I’m home, I absolutely love having people over for dinner.  Nothing relaxes me more than spending a few hours in the kitchen trying out new recipes.  While my starters and main courses are fabulous (even if I do say so myself!) by the time it comes to dessert, I…

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Lunch at Al Maha, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

It’s not often you get to drive through a Desert Conservation Reserve on your way to lunch.  But that’s exactly what you have to do to reach the Al Diwaan restaurant. The first national park in the UAE, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDRC) covers a whopping 225 square kilometres and is…

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The Island of Corregidor

An hour on a boat from Manila, bouncing up and down past the fishermen and their huge nets, waving good morning to men floating by in their little boats,  you’ll find the Island of Corregidor. Before I arrived in the Philippines I had never heard of this beautiful place; steeped…

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