R is for Resurrection

After two and a half years, I resurrect thee. Lets see how far we get with this free site and a  bit of spare time. Flickr really isn’t so great anymore to share pictures AND stories, and well… I feel like writing a bit every now and then.

45 Hours in Vienna: Exam Day!

Saturday, but no lie-in for me. I am about to sit an oral exam on a subject that I know fairly well, but in English, and with it comes the cultural connotation of always being the stranger.  I spent the past few years working in the United Kingdom and enjoyed it very much until about…

… and the bog standard

For about twenty yeays, I have been making this salad, without fail, at least twice a week. First encountered as Шопска салата in Bulgaria, it became a faithful dinner staple and one of the more helathy components of my diet over the years. There is no recipe. I just make sure the tomatoes, cucumber and pepper is…

Super Quinoa Salad with Mirin, Sesame and Nigella Dressing

I wanted to open that box of quinoa before it turned bad. And I had bought a rather overpriced quinoa salad on M&S on various occasions. Mine was tricolour quinoa from a local health shop. First, boil the quinoa for eight minutes. The package says put two parts of water and one part of quinoa….

London: the child friendly version

Never, ever visit the London Eye on a public holiday in great weather without having booked tickets online first. We bit the bullet after finding the London Eye Web Site a bit unresponsive and decided to just turn up. Bad decision The whole of the South Bank was a heaving mass of people. A certain…

London with La Famiglia – the Basics

So, here’s to my first holiday with children.  Six months ago, I was resolutely single and child-free. then Santa brought me a new boyfriend and three perfect children.  Let’s start this in style, so lets start in London. First, accommodation for a week (the beloved had paid for the flights and had transported the kids…