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Blackcurrant Choc Chip Muffins

Blackcurrant Choc Chip Muffins

Blackcurrant Choc Chip Muffins   I loved picking blackcurrants when I was little, our family garden gave us a freezer full every summer. We’d pick them and mum would freeze them for endless pies over the winter. Imagine my joy when I was graced with...

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Walking to Pulpit Rock

Walking Up To Pulpit Rock It’s around a two hour walk to the spectacular Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a walk that is well worth the exertion when you look out from this protruding cliff over the jaw-dropping vista in front of you. Standing near the edge...

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Exploring Norway’s South Coast

Exploring Norway’s South Coast Route 44 on Norway’s southern coast is a spectacular tangled ribbon of road that weaves through a wild rocky landscape. The narrow road snakes up and down the steeply undulating hills with tight switchbacks, it curves around sparkling blue lakes, passes...

Silvia's Norwegian Waffles

Silvia’s Norwegian Waffles

Silvia’s Norwegian Waffles Norwegian waffles are an afternoon institution and they’re the prettiest waffles around: a fan of Scandinavian hearts topped with jam and sour cream. Oh, and brown cheese! I’d already eaten a couple of Norwegian waffles in Oslo, so when beautiful Silvia (blogger...

Viking Ship Museum

A Pilgrimage In Oslo to See A Viking Ship

The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo houses three viking ships: three imposing boats returned from Valhalla; three boats that were buried for over a thousand years; three boats that were taken from the water to be used as tombs on...

Voisilmäpulla

Voisilmäpulla (Butter Eye Buns)

Voisilmäpulla (Butter Eye Buns) Ever on a mission to replicate my heavenly coffee shop experiences from my visits to Finland, I made voisilmäpullat this month. I’d eaten a few of these buttery buns back in January, and doodled notes in my journal: they look like little butter...

Take a Gorgeous Helsinki bay walk around Eläintarhanlahti and Töölönlahti

A Gorgeous Helsinki Bay Walk

Helsinki Bay Walk Helsinki’s coastal location is glorious, yet it is also abundant in parks and green spaces: nature and peace is easy to find. Right at the heart of the city, just a short walk from the central railway station, are two beautiful bodies...

Traditional Dundee Cake

Authentic Dundee Cake

Authentic Dundee Cake Dundee Cake is instantly recognisable, it’s those concentric rings of whole almonds radiating out like ripples on a loch. You see those almonds and you know what you are going to get: a light/medium fruitcake of Scottish origin. Have you ever considered its name though? What...

Dundee Instameet

Dundee’s First Instameet Was Amazing!

One City, Many Discoveries A couple of weeks ago I took part in Dundee’s first Instameet, joining 60 Instagrammers photographing their way around the city to showcase what Dundee has to offer under the Instagram hashtag #dundeeinstameet. << check it out! As someone who tells...

Hot Cross Scones

Hot Cross Scones

These Hot Cross Scones are a speedy alternative to baking the real thing, yet they have all the familiar spice and flavours you want from a Hot Cross Bun. Heady with spices and studded with sultanas, these scones simply need a generous spread of butter....

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50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter

Through the window of the plane I could see the illuminated sign above the terminal: Helsinki Airport. My heart swelled, I’d returned to the city that had stolen my heart a year previous. I had a block of free time at the beginning of the...

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