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Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

In a previous post, I discussed the difficulties that wine tasting travellers may face whilst attempting to visit the region of Champagne. It’s not so straightforward as visiting many other wine regions around the world, and needs just a little foreplanning if you wish to do it properly. Many will […]

October 25, 2016 ×

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Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Although Champagne is one of the most well known wines in the world, visiting the region is not as simple as many would expect, especially if you want to get the best of it. After two visits with plenty of research and aforethought, I’m still learning what it’s all about, and […]

September 26, 2016 ×

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Bewitching Salzburg

Bewitching Salzburg

  This article first appeared in Global Citizen Magazine. Issue embedded at the end of the post. Everyone knows Austria is beautiful. There is Vienna, the squeaky-clean, palace-filled city of roses and dancing horses. Then there are the Alps, populated with crisp snowy peaks, Christmas trees and candy-coloured communes. There […]

February 11, 2015 ×

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Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market

Frost crawled over the windows, lights glinted in the trees, steam rose in fragrant vapour from cups of gluhwein. The darkness came at four each day, meaning dinner came early, and sundowners earlier still. Angels and stars, nativity scenes and spice pomanders filled the shelves. Candles under twirling silver decorations […]

December 1, 2014 ×

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Agios Sostis

Mykonos fun for families and foodies

Paradise… Super Paradise… Cavo Paradiso… Many think that Mykonos is just a petite party planet. True, it IS paradise, but not all about the raucous beaches that have taken that name. I’ve just spent a glorious 6 days on the island, and although I thought I might be a little […]

September 17, 2014 ×

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Sassy and Lulu and the offending oyster

Sassy and Lulu and the offending oyster

Lulu has been silly enough to commit to working while she is over here (not very hard, or with great efficiency I would imagine), and this left me at a loose end for the morning. I’ve been given a task by my youngest to go and take a photo of […]

June 23, 2014 ×

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Sassy and Lulu go AWOL

Sassy and Lulu go AWOL

So I’m doing well at this posting daily thing, aren’t I? I blame Lulu. If she hadn’t been around me forcing me to get sozzled each evening, I might be sitting down quietly and writing my daily diary. I do have a little excuse. Yesterday I spent the entire day […]

June 22, 2014 ×

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Sassy and Lulu hit the wall. Then bounce off it.

Sassy and Lulu hit the wall. Then bounce off it.

We were a bit tired last night. All our gourmandising finally got the better of us and we retired to the hotel room with a bag of chilli crisps and a bottle of Picpoul from the local Waitrose. We didn’t even make it through the bottle. I think we may […]

June 17, 2014 ×

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Sassy and Lulu go to the country

Sassy and Lulu go to the country

It’s a bit hard as a food blogger not to go celebrity chef chasing in London, and de jour, Heston Blumenthal is the grandaddy. But, because we booked this trip fairly much as we walked to the airport, we couldn’t get a table at Dinner. The Fat Duck is just […]

June 16, 2014 ×