Month: January 2016

Living like a local on a Sorrento lemon farm

Living like a local on a Sorrento lemon farm

Famous for its production of protected lemons (like no lemons you have ever tasted), and the region’s most sought-after export, limoncello, Sorrento is a haven for foodies looking to sample a slice of the slow life. The best way to live la dolce vita is to live life like a local on a traditional lemon farm. I was invited to stay at Il GiardinoVigliano in Sorrento, 

The perfect day in Hay-on-Wye: an itinerary

The perfect day in Hay-on-Wye: an itinerary

There’s so much more to Hay-on-Wye than the annual literary festival that takes place in early summer. It’s the perfect place to escape from daily life all year round and although it’s small in size, you can easily wile away a weekend pottering around the 

Top travel gadgets for backpacking

Top travel gadgets for backpacking

Let’s admit it, we would all rather wheel our suitcase than carry it. But sometimes, being ‘that girl’ with a wheely bag is just not an option. Knowing that I had at least four night trains, plenty of full-day bus journeys and two days on 

Australia Day events in London

Australia Day events in London

It’s Australia Day! And to celebrate, there’s some amazing events going on in London! So it’s time to don your finest green and gold outfits, sing Kylie at the top of your lungs and start practicing your best Home and Away accent! Tuesday 26th January 

Skiing The Three Valleys on a budget

Skiing The Three Valleys on a budget

The luxury surrounds of Courchevel and the party hotspot of Val Thorens may be among the first resorts skiers think of when planning a trip to the Three Valleys, but Les Menuires – sandwiched in the middle of the vast ski region – is the 

Sunday Spa: Thermae Bath Spa

Sunday Spa: Thermae Bath Spa

There’s no better spa destination in the UK than Bath, which has been a hotspot for R&R for over a thousand years, thanks to its series of natural springs and their health-benefiting properties. The first spa developments were founded by the Romans in AD 70 

The London Scoop: Icing Lates at Biscuiteers

The London Scoop: Icing Lates at Biscuiteers

I’ve often wanted to learn how to use a piping bag properly when decorating my cakes and biscuits. More often than not, my attempts at icing look more than a little amateur, so when I heard about Icing Lates at Biscuiteers Biscuit Boutique and Icing 

From mountains to coast in Kerala

From mountains to coast in Kerala

India has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember – I couldn’t wait to experience its vibrancy, exotic landscapes and, most of all, the delicious food. I finally made it there late last year and, as I only had two