Two Days in Kyoto

It’s hard to pick a favourite part of our two weeks in Japan, as our three destinations each had so much to offer, but our time in Kyoto will stay with me as the richest culturally, most aesthetically pleasing and most uniquely Japanese few days of our trip.

A Practical Guide to Visiting Japan

We chose to visit Japan in the winter so that we could combine it with our annual ski trip. As we’re currently based in the Middle East, we didn’t want to ‘waste’ a holiday going back to Europe in search of snow; neither did we want to travel as far as America or Canada. Japan … More A Practical Guide to Visiting Japan


Prawn Pad Thai

This is one of my favorite dishes to order in a Thai restaurant, and before I went to Thailand I’d tried making it myself from a few different recipes in British cookbooks. It was nowhere near ‘authentic’, and you could tell. As well as eating bucketloads of the stuff in Thailand recently, I was shown … More Prawn Pad Thai

King Prawn Spaghetti with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

‘Spaghetti con Gambas’ and variations thereof is probably my favourite dish, and I reckon I could happily eat it every night of the week (perhaps making an exception for pizza on Fridays). Sometimes I thrown in a bit of chorizo, sometimes I use linguine or fresh tagliatelle, and often I replace the parsley in this … More King Prawn Spaghetti with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

All Things Prawny

Prawn or Shrimp? Whilst the names can, depending on who you ask, refer to different species, the labels ‘prawn’ and ‘shrimp’ are largely interchangeable when it comes to the little pink things we know and love on the seafood menu.

Dippy about Hummus

Hummus (or houmous, depending on which spelling you prefer) has long been one of my favourite dips- either for late night snacking with pitta bread, pre-dinner nibbles with crudités, or dolloped onto a salad at lunch. I can’t quite believe it’s taken me so long to start making my own and experimenting with some variations.

24 Hours in Hanoi

We arrived in Hanoi after a week on a boat in Thailand- so we were tired, a bit stinky, and looking forward to a bed that didn’t sway. I’d booked an Airbnb apartment as I was keen to save cash and do some laundry.