United Kingdom

Long-haul flights and Christmas lights

It’s been a while since my last post, before Christmas actually. A post that was hastily written at the airport before my husband and I boarded a plane for London.

And when your departure point is Auckland, New Zealand it means you’re about to embark on quite a journey. Flying with Thai Airways our flight path was via Bangkok. So we’re talking 12 hours give or take to Bangkok and then another 12 hours to London. It’s a commitment, that’s for sure. But all worth it when you get to the other end. At least, that’s what I try to tell myself as I squirm in my seat trying to get comfortable (a useless endeavour) and trawl through the movies on offer hoping to find something that will slake the boredom.

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London Calling!

Yes, I’m headed to London. My husband and I are looking forward to a family Christmas and hopefully a snow flutter or two.

We’ve also got a few days in Florence booked. Can’t complain.

Lots of fab posts to follow when I return.

 

Merry Christmas to all my lovely followers!

Posh Pub Grub – and the charming English county of Suffolk

A trip to the United Kingdom would not be complete without a few – or many – trips to the pub. Each time I visit I am reminded of how much character and tradition they add to the country. To my knowledge I’ve never visited an English village that doesn’t boast a charming local or two. There is something extremely satisfying about settling in a warm, cosy pub and ordering a plate of hearty pub grub.

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The Inspiring North Devon Coast – and how to make delicious homemade fish and chips!

During the years I lived in London it wasn’t easy to convince my husband we should see more of England. A born and bred Londoner, he couldn’t see the appeal of travelling around England. “I thought you wanted to see Europe,” he would say. And of course I did, but there was also much of England I wanted to see. Fortunately I did manage to get him out and about in his own country, perhaps more so on trips we’ve made back to the UK since our move to New Zealand.

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Food, chick lit – and the tips you need to make the perfect quiche!

So here it is – my first blog. For a long time I’ve been meaning to start blogging. The delay had nothing to do with not knowing what to write about. I have so many interests it was difficult to know where to begin.

I decided to start with my two greatest passions – food and writing. Of course in today’s world they go together like, say, tomatoes and basil. Think celebrities and cookbooks, television and magazines. It’s a huge market. I always quite fancied being a food writer. But as it turned out it was another type of writing that stole my heart.

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