48 hours in Clarksville, Tennessee and a fix of Southern cookin’

I know I don’t write an awful lot about myself on the blog, all the focus is on the food . With this trip I thought I would say I went for a year at high school in a small town called Clarksville, Tennessee. Little did I ever guess I would be placed there when … Continue reading

Excessive, indulgent, delicious – Swedish Christmas dinner at Fjäderholmarnas Krog

I once read about an Englishman who traveled to Sweden in December. He was there over Christmas, I can’t remember why, but he was invited to a family’s home to share their Christmas dinner. His long lasting memory was the overwhelming generosity and abundance of foods. This is quite natural as Swedes go all out. … Continue reading

Christmas, New York style and a wish come true, dinner at Annisa

When I went to New York I realized that I might never, in my whole life, had made a proper effort for Christmas. Every tree I saw had more lights than I own combined, not to mention the amount of decorations. I don’t own even a candy cane, small or man sized. The tree lighting … Continue reading

A light breakfast, the eerie silence at Ground Zero and a Mexican lunch

The jetlag made me wake up early every day. I woke at 5 AM and wondered if I should just stay put or get going. At 7AM I was ready for action. Usually I am not an early morning person but as I was up I thought the natural place to go would be a … Continue reading

The first 24 hours in New York, doing the sights and eating plenty of foods

I can’t believe it has taken me so long to go to New York. I never got further than the airports before but this time I had come to stay and have a look around. It was a different kind of holiday as I was meeting lots of friends, but first I met up with … Continue reading

Destination Berlin and Mustafas Kebab

I took a trip to Berlin at attend a conference. It was a short trip with an early start and departure from Heathrow, terminal 5. The day started with a promise of sunshine. The flight was on time and we did indeed land in a sunny and warm Berlin. I had never been before. We … Continue reading

Lunch in the Rubicon Marina, Lanzarote

It was a bliss staying in Gran Castillo Dream hotel but it was great to go for a walk and have lunch in the marina. The walk along the sea was stunning, it took no more than fifteen minutes to get there but we probably spent forty as I stopped for taking pictures everywhere. There were flowers … Continue reading

Delicious tapas and local wine at Bodegon Las Tapas in Playa Blanca

We walked around Playa Blanca and when we got hungry we had no idea of where to go. I hadn’t done any research but we stumbled across a Wine and Delicatessen shop. I had to go in and have a look. The shop was beautiful and they had a lot of interesting looking foods, chocolates … Continue reading

Exploring the southern tip of Lanzarote

It was market day we followed a beautiful path along the sea from the hotel to the Rubicon Marina, it took us only 15 minutes to walk there. There was cactus everywhere and they looked fantastic, especially against the black lava soil. We passed what looked like an old miniature fort but as we got … Continue reading

Rambling thoughts on a sun lounger, gazing out over the very blue sea

A long time ago, actually in the beginning of this year I thought we might need some down time in September. Said and done late January I booked an all-inclusive to Lanzarote for just over a week. Booking so far in advance I got a good deal for two in Dream Hotel Gran Castillo.  September … Continue reading