Tagged: London

Kew Gardens in Autumn

Kew Gardens in Autumn

Kew Gardens in Autumn The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are a blissful, verdant escape from hectic London. The majestic trees and stunning Victorian hot houses are a heavenly experience as the year turns to vibrant Autumn. The gardens are a celebration of plant life and...

Our Bon Voyage Pizza and Paella Party!

Before we set off for our travels, our friends in London planned a little Bon Voyage party for us on the night before we left. Their wonderful temporary lodger Paul made a big, authentic pan of Paella {his mama’s recipe} and I whipped up some...

A Capital Visit

We head down to London once or twice a year to visit friends who live in the capital. It always make a fantastic contrast to the mostly rural life we lead, none of the small cities and towns we usually frequent match the sheer energy...

A thrifty wander through London’s Parks

London can be an expensive destination, there are so many brilliant things to spend your hard-earned cash on, not to mention the cost of accommodation. When the sun comes out however, London can become your thrifty playground! Obviously you can’t plan your trip around the...

Reine de Saba Cupcakes, how deliciously French

 Continuing on the French theme {after the Madeleine baking I did in Paris} these chocolate and almond treats are cupcake versions of Reine De Saba cake from Julia Child’s classic work Mastering The Art of French Cooking, with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. They are decadently...