Looking out over Laurencekirk

Exploring Scotland

Scotland manages to cram in an awful lot of traits for such a small country, it has nature, wildlife, it’s own history & cultures and despite not being far away, can manage to seem a million miles away. Friends are getting married and seizing upon this as a great excuse to explore more of the…

Ajaruli bread

Georgian cuisine at Marani

Marani is a lot like my grandmother.  No, she’s not Georgian, or even a big fan of Georgian cuisine, in fact she probably couldn’t even tell you where Georgia is, and unlike me, she isn’t likely to whip out her phone for a quick Google.  Former USSR, next to Turkey in case you’re wondering.  But like…

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Berners Tavern

Berner’s tavern is all about the room.  It’s the first impression and really the only impression that counts.  High vaulted ceilings and a room absolutely covered with gilt-framed paintings, photographs, mirrors, all twinkling under the light of the chandeliers, this is a place to see and a place to be seen.  The effect is glamorous,…

A garden Tuk Tuk

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Singapore is stopover city and why not, it’s it’s a very convenient hop, skip & a jump for those going to Australia/NZ or hopping around Asia.  This was home to me for a couple of childhood years and as my parents are now back there, it’s a place I visit often & do consider myself…

Macaroons

Yauatcha

A Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant seems a bit off-kilter to me, not because I doubt the quality of the food but because I associate Michelin stars with poncy French restaurants, waiters with indecipherable accents all with a background of pindrop silence. But that’s where Yauatcha comes in – it’s retained it’s 1 Michelin star status for…

Happiness personified

A foodie hit list of Singapore

To me, there is no greater foodie paradise than Singapore.  Hawker centres, food courts, the smells of sizzling garlic as you walk down the beachfront against a backdrop of neon lights.  And the tantalising creations that come out of my Mum’s kitchen.  (I had to include that in there, she’ll never feed me again if…

Big Bus

Big red pizza

Aside from the obvious plus points at pulling over at the sight of a big red bus, buzzing with hive and activity, to find that it serves up fresh nosh in the form of pizzas, cocktails and more is a great find on the streets of Deptford. I’ve driven past this place many times and…