Category Archives: Food

Holidaying close to home

Less than an hour’s drive from home, I spent a glorious weekend at West Dean College.  The college is part of the Edward James Foundation, situated in the village of West Dean on the outskirts of Chichester. Following a stress … Continue reading

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I have a friend soon to depart on a cycling trip in Kerala, which is on the south west coast of India.  I travelled there a couple of years ago, admittedly not cycling, but this gives me an excuse to … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea and a ride on a London Bus

Afternoon tea is perhaps, a British institution.  Of course, it involves tea, and nowadays there’s a wider choice of tea than you really need. To keep to tradition we stuck with traditional English Breakfast loose leaf tea. (I wonder why … Continue reading

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Nearly-spring-time in Paris

“Weren’t you going to come to Paris?” my friend asked, and that was all the encouragement I needed.  “Errrr, I’ll check train times, I said”. And not long afterwards, the date was arranged and tickets were bought. It was late-February … Continue reading

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Les marches de noel: travelling without a guide

“Welcome to the capital of Christmas”.  A sign greeted me as I arrived at the station in Strasbourg and I could almost hear the jingle bells playing in the background.  I was in Strasbourg to visit the Christmas markets and … Continue reading

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Tomatoes in Georgia

One of the signs of being abroad and enjoying a holiday are the quality of tomatoes. Living in an often sun starved northern European country we don’t get good tomatoes. Even from high end supermarkets you usually have to make … Continue reading

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