Prague: Czech It Out

If you had to choose one city to experience what Europe has to offer in terms of architecture, history and grandeur, then Prague – in the geographical heart of Europe –  would have to be one. Situated on the swiftly flowing Vltava River, it’s a fairytale mix of Gothic cathedrals, medieval spires (many of which … Continue reading

A Blog from Berlin

It’s 6.30 on a cool autumn evening in Kreuzberg, Berlin, and I’m standing on a bridge over the Landwehr Canal overlooking some pretty restaurants. It’s a Friday evening and most of the passersby are pulling trolleys and eating snacks purchased at the Turkish market which runs along the banks of the canal. I’m here to meet … Continue reading

Tea for Two

Have you ever thought of greeting the morning with a cup of English Breakfast, passing the afternoon with Darjeeling and spending late nights with Jasmine or Chamomile? That’s how one leading English connoisseur of tea structures his day – and let’s not underestimate his enthusiasm.  He even carries his own tea with him when he … Continue reading

London’s Golden After Glow

Spring might have sprung down under, but it’s so warm, balmy and green in London at present that it feels as if  spring is in the air here too. And the celebratory mood is infectious. Everywhere I go, people are picnicking in parks and on village greens, deck chairs are spread out under leafy trees … Continue reading

Spring is in the air…

I went out in the Spring To gather the young herbs, So many petals were falling, Drifting in confused flight, That I lost my way. – Ki No Tsurayuki, One Hundred More Poems from the Japanese It’s time to lighten up.  Now that Spring has arrived, the days are lengthening, the sun is brighter and … Continue reading

It’s Healthy Bones Week

English cookery writer Constance Spry once advised that the first step towards making a perfect junket was to use milk “warm from the cow.” Quaint, eh? I remember many years ago when we were living in the country and my mother would send my sister and I to collect the daily pail of milk from … Continue reading

Coffs Coast Harvest

Have you noticed how NSW food and wine regions are beginning to promote themselves? They’ve become more sophisticated in their marketing, giving Victoria a run for its money. It’s about time. Last week a charming little book,  Coffs Coast Harvest, landed on my doorstep. It reminded me of another recent publication, Locavore, a foodies guide to … Continue reading
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