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I recommend, Travel, Travel in Africa, Uncategorized

The Blue Train: A window to the soul of South Africa

The Blue Train takes you through 1,600kms of South Africa’s stunning and varied scenery, giving you a feel for the vastness and contrasts this beautiful country offers. Look through your picture window, take in the splendid views in your own haven of comfort and indulgence and reflect. Welcome to your window to the soul of South Africa […]

Hotels, I recommend, Travel, Travel in Africa

The Blue Train: It’s magic in motion

Today I’m embarking on one of the Great Train Journeys – a trip on The Blue Train through the heart of South Africa. I love train travel and this is no ordinary train so my expectations and excitement were high. I travelled northbound, starting in the Mother City of Cape Town and heading up through the […]

I recommend, Markets, Shopping, Travel

Sunday funday at Fourways Farmers Market

I do love a food market so I was excited on a recent visit to Johannesburg when my friend Sharon (a local Joburger) suggested we spent Sunday morning/lunchtime at the Fourways Farmers market. This beautiful market is set under the trees with plenty of fantastic stalls offering local and home-made produce. Plus there’s breakfast and lunch […]

I recommend, Markets, Shopping, Uncategorized

Viandas Salamanca: a Proper Spanish deli in The Strand

Living in London is wonderful, there’s always something new to discover. And I can’t tell you how excited I felt when I spotted this place. I visit Spain a lot and love the country, its people and the food. And now there’s a little touch of authentic Spain in, guess where, Covent Garden! Hooray. Viandas Salamanca sells foodie […]

Hotels, I recommend, Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Living it up at the movies at One Aldwych

My latest Covent Garden discovery is a fabulous night of film, fizz and dining at the stunning five-star hotel, One Aldwych. Settle down into luxurious Italian leather armchairs in the private cinema that seats 30. This is the way to go to the movies, not only a large flatscreen, great HD picture and Dolby surround sound, […]

I recommend, Recipes, Shopping, Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Celebrate the wonder of herbs

Herbs make all the difference, they are a simple way to add flavour to dishes and enhance the taste of other ingredients. Dried herbs are perfect to use all year round – the must-have store-cupboard ingredient, ensuring a world of choice when you’re cooking. And they also have a wide range of medicinal benefits which is a bonus! Taste […]