Tastes of the South Pacific
On our journey through the South Pacific we were able to sample many of the islands’ own delicacies and specific ways of preparing food. The food in Hawaiʻi represents a microcosm of Polynesian food, drawing on recipes that have been passed down for generations and which make full use of...Read more →
The Amalfi coast in Italy is well known for its stunning views and panoramic coastal roads but there’s a lot to be soaked up inside its hilltop villas too…La Minervetta, perched on the seacliff overlooking Marina Grande – a short walk from the centre of Sorrento, has gone for a...Read more →
Earlier this Autumn we had the pleasure of joining Rosie Oliver of Dotmaker Tours on a walking trip through Central London with a difference. London in Slow Motion is designed to encourage people to look past the noise and chaos of the city in order to tap into...Read more →
With Autumn now in full swing and Halloween only a couple of days away, we thought it timely to dedicate a small post to everyone’s favourite ghoulish squash – the Pumpkin.
Halloween itself may be a somewhat bigger deal in the US than the UK but the tradition of gourd carving...Read more →
Think of Italy and somewhere along the way images of food markets and colourful, sun-ripened ingredients are bound to conjure up. The Italians take food seriously and sitting down to eat it together is a daily ritual, so it’s not surprising to find that the birth of the Slow Food movement began...Read more →
Build a gentle drawing habit to appreciate life’s small joys…Michael Nobbs discovers the powers of creativity…
Drawing has made my life a little better. Maybe it can make yours a little better too.Read more →
Back at the end of the 1990s I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and was forced to stop what...
NEW YORK – CHICAGO
Route (main stops): Chicago – Omaha – Denver – Salt Lake City – Reno – Sacramento – San Francisco.
Time zones crossed: Central, Mountain and Pacific
There’s no denying that America is a vast country and the temptation to fly from East coast to West or vice versa is particularly easy to give...Read more →
“Slow Food is an international grassroots non-profit organisation bestowing the virtues of the good, clean, and fair life.” – Petersham Nurseries.
The leafy borough of Richmond is often lauded over for its natural beauty – Richmond Park & Green, the River Thames with its cormorants and herons, the Deer Park and Kew Gardens.…Read more →
After a few balmy, sunshine filled days at the beginning of the month, March has quickly turned cold again, with much of the country wrapped in a blanket of snow. At the moment it feels like we are locked in a battle between Spring and Winter and the tender new...Read more →
Last 14th February, people from around the world celebrated Valentine’s Day. This celebration began as a church-sanctioned holiday involving St. Valentine. Through the following centuries, it has evolved into an annual occasion where lovers express their affection for each other by giving gifts such as greeting cards, flowers and chocolates.…Read more →