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“Dolce far niente”

After ‘Sight Seeing Saturday’, followed by a few too many prosecco’s back with our favourite Ro-man the night before – we decided to live and breathe my new favourite Italian phrase meaning…

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Souvenirs In Words

Summer drinking. Part 3: carrying on

The Alderman isn’t much of a rule-monger at any time, and as for carrying on, well, “This is Liberty Hall, you can spit on the mat and call the cat a bastard”. 3,477 more words

Aperol Spritz

For Bastille Day I wanted to do something that reminded me of my two years living in Paris. I made a Tomato Tart Tatin, I ate unpasteurised cheese, and the only drink that I considered to go along side it was an Aperol Spritz. 151 more words

Food & Drink

Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre)

The Cinque Terre are five towns carved into the steep cliffs on the Italian Riviera, with colourful houses and plenty of cliffs to jump off into the sea. 212 more words


July 9: Girly afternoon

Sonja, who I met in Paris in 2011, came to visit today. She’s a German orthopedic surgeon who’s been living in Switzerland for 10 years. We haven’t seen each other for about 18 months, if not more, and her company was wonderful medicine! 100 more words


Watermelon and Mint Martini

It is a sad fact that us Brits cannot cope with hot weather. It’s just not in our DNA. The sun pokes it head through our normally grey sky and suddenly men and women are wearing outrageously inappropriate clothing on public transport, as their exposed shoulders gently turn the colour of cooked lobsters. 496 more words


Caravan King's Cross

I’ve been hearing rumblings about Caravan for a while now.  When I finally looked on their website and saw their exotic brunch menu, I just had to go and try it out!   321 more words

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