Caudete Market

I thought that going to the local market would be a great idea to see what was in season and to look for something a bit different to inspire some new recipes.  I was not disappointed and came away with saffron, some crazy hot dried peppers and enjoyed looking at the vast array of fruits […]

Wild Things

I have increasingly come to appreciate natures bounty and all that it has to offer.  Whether home in the UK or on this recent trip to Spain, I have been delighted by all the little treasures that are up for grabs.  Wild herbs such as rosemary and thyme, not to mention the wild asparagus that […]

A Midlands Winter Wonderland


The idea was to go to Birmingham for a bit of a day out and to watch a show.  This had been planned for a few weeks and I was very much looking forward to a walk around and a bite to eat at a lovely little veggie restaurant that is in the city centre. […]

Trinidad and Tobago


So I have finally landed.  It took us a while, but we are finally here.  It has been years since we have been able to get back to Trinidad to visit family and friends and experience this wonderful Caribbean island.  I am excited to share with you a few of my first glimpses and impressions. […]

“Oh I do like to be beside the sea side…Oh I do like to be beside the sea”


I am always up for a change of environment and when we made a date to meet up with friends in Brighton no-one was happier than me.  Fresh sea breeze, raw vegan cheese-cake and raw vegan ice cream, a coastal train ride and a good old natter…what more could you ask for?       […]

Caudete Lounging

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We visit Caudete a few times a year to catch up with family and new friends.  It is the ideal place to veg out, take in the scenery, catch up on some reading and connect with people.  I enjoy the time, the space, the food, the people, the conversations, the laughter and the heat….I hope […]

Newbie in North Norfolk

Norfolk Moodboard

I had to get out, out of the shire and away. Head to the coast? Something in my bones suggested that a trip to the seaside would be the remedy that I needed, this was just the kind of medicine that I would happily be prescribed – hopefully to be taken at least once a […]

Caudete Olives

Caudete Olive Branch

We managed to squeeze a bit of time to go to Caudete a small village about an hour inland of Alicante where my parents have some land.  It was olive season and so we went prepared to lend a hand…especially knowing that in return I would recieve my annual supply of olive oil.  Hey, you […]



For some reason I always thought that Turkey was much closer to the UK than it is.  According to Google it is about 1551 miles or 2496 kilometers about double that of say London to Madrid.  So I know you are now thinking why so many statistics?  Well I was thinking about how different a […]


Malaga Custard Apples

Whenever the opportunity presents itself to extend a work trip into a holiday I am there.  In fact I say it is the opportunity that presents itself but it is really me looking for any excuse to shoe horn holidays into my life wherever possible. On this occasion my husband was travelling to perform with […]