The Director's Hall, Showcase Cinema De Lux, Leicester

The Director’s Hall at Showcase Cinema De Lux, Leicester

Following on from our magical experience at Luna Outdoor Cinema at Chatsworth House, we headed indoors for a more traditional evening at the movies....
Mole Antonelliana, Turin

Mole Antonelliana, Turin

The Mole Antonelliana is one of the stand out figures in Turin’s skyline. A large dome complete with spire sits proud against the backdrop...
Trofie Pasta with Genovese Pesto

Trofie Pasta and Genovese Pesto

This takes me back to my time in Liguria, Italy. In particular the city of Genoa, famous of course for it’s vibrant green pesto....
Locanda da Betty, Turin

Locanda da Betty, Turin

Locanda da Betty Via Giambattista Bogino, 17 All the while that we had been in Turin we had tried the famous Bicerin at Caffe Mulassano, we...
Jardin de Tuileries Christmas Market 2018

Jardin de Tuileries Christmas Market 2018

There are markets and there are markets. Christmas in Paris is something completely magical - even more so if you are lucky...
Dakota Hotel, South Queensferry

Dakota Hotel, South Queensferry

With the Forth Bridge providing a beautiful backdrop, Dakota Hotel was our base during our weekend spent enjoying the Edinburgh Festival Fringe....
St Michaels Church Hamburg

St Michael’s Church, Hamburg

Panoramic viewpoints across any city are always a good idea. Hamburg's main eye in the sky comes in the form of the...
Com Tam Ba Tam, Ho Chi Minh

Com Tam Ba Tam

On the same road as Bun Thit Nuong, more or less three stalls away, is a place serving a popular Vietnamese breakfast....
stanley villa farm camping

Glamping at Stanley Villa Farm, Blackpool

A weekend in Blackpool? A typical British pastime. Yet for me, this was to be a first. In my younger years my parents would...
marguerite restaurant bocuse lyon

Restaurant Marguerite Paul Bocuse

Around the corner from our hotel we were stunned to discover that there was a restaurant belonging to the Paul Bocuse group....
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Guide

A Guide to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

What is The Fringe?  The Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts...
Freakshake, Dosh, Ho Chi minh

DOSH – Freakshakes in Ho Chi Minh City

Entering a dingy tower block somewhere in the middle of Saigon felt like one of those oriental gangster movies. The kind of...