Homemade bagels and humous 

After manyyears of attempting to make home made bagels and many failed oddly shaped doey disasters, finally!  Advertisements

Autonomous travel…

Does truely autonomous travel exist. All journeys are defined by others. Every step we take someone has walked before abait in a different orders. Our journeys are defined by where transport will deliver us. What time of year we can have time off work. What time of year we can travel to remote locations. Flight…

A stroll through Zagreb 

So this day began with a wander through the streets of zagreb to visit the museum of broken relationships. Perfect tourist option for those of us hopeless romantics. Although I do warn you there are some tear jerking moments as well as inspiring a plethora of other emotions. It is a tribute to lost love…

A day out on Loch Lomond 

Situated half an hour west of Glasgow Loch Lomond is one of the largest lochs in Scotland. Once said to have Walabies living in one of the islands (inchconnachan) it’s steeped in unusual tales.  If your visiting Glasgow it’s worth a trip on the train from Queen street to Balloch which takes about 45 minutes….

Silvia Plath from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi …

There is a book I have been meaning to read for a long time. Originally it was chosen as the first book to read at a start up book club. Well this never took off and I have to admit I read a few pages and never finished it. I was intrigued by the writing…

Things to do in London

So I will endeavour to choose a few of my favourites from my trips to London. Of course there are the standard visits to St Paul’s, parliament and Buckingham palace but that’s not what I will mention in this post.  1.Take a rowing boat trip on the Serpantine at Hyde park. When the sun is…

Top Ten: Croatia

So Croatia has so much to see and do choosing a top ten was fairly difficult. I have done my best to compile my own favorites. Whilst trying to put them in some kind of ranking I realised its impossible. So I hope if you visit Croatia you get to experience as many as possible. 10….

Apple almond cake: a slice of home 

Apple pie, sponge or crumble all scream snuggle up at home on a cold winters eve to me. With the season’s changing and my return from Vietnam a slice of apple sponge was called for. Topped off with home made custard. Ingredients 5 apples 1 cup of sugar 2 teaspoons of cinamon 2 teaspoons of…

Sunset in Dubrovnik 

I arrived in Dubrovnik by high speed Catamaran from Split. Unfortunately it was a rather choppy day at sea and the boat trip wasn’t quite the relaxing cruise through Croatian islands I had hoped for. The islands were beautiful and sparkled with large private yachts. I have heard they are worth exploring so on my…

Can’t go on the transiberian express…

The transiberian express starting in Moscow and ending 6 days later in Vladivostok has inspired many over the years. I have to say it’s on my list but considering the journey time may have to wait.  In the meantime I will have to make do with my own little piece of Siberia, my cat.  This…

Waffles in Brugge

One of the best thing about travelling is sampling the local food. Aside from the pebbled streets and Gothic architecture Brugge has waffles! I was 15 when I first visited the city and returned many times after but the food I took away was melted belgium chocolate waffles. I must have eaten nothing but for…

Glamorous staircase of Croatia: Plitvice

The stunning UNESCO world heritage site is located in central Croatia. As part of my trip round Croatia I traveled south from Zagreb to Split. Plitvice lakes are a 2.5 hour bus journey from Zagreb or a 6 hour bus journey from Split. There are organised travel hours from both cities however I chose to…