And A Life In Between

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I’m baaaaaaaaaaack!

I’m baaaaaaaaaaack!

Wow, I can’t believe that it has been over four months since my last post!  As the saying goes – time flies when you’re having fun – but for me the past year was more a case of time that flew even though I was […]

On weekend getaways… and pushing ‘reset’…

On weekend getaways… and pushing ‘reset’…

My blog has been a bit quiet lately – but I have had a very good excuse!  It’s been almost a year since I’ve had some proper leave from work;  I’m not just talking of a day here or there – but rather about proper […]

Moroccan lamb kebabs with flatbread

Moroccan lamb kebabs with flatbread

For us, Sundays are typically lazy days – having a little lie-in, then getting up and enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio and finally contemplating what we would like to do for the day. In the summer that mostly involves pottering around the […]

Reflection on the world today

Reflection on the world today

This morning when I woke up it was with much sadness that I read about the attack that happened in Nice, France, where a truck drove into a crowd of people, killing over 80. What was even sadder is that every day around the world […]

Steak tartare with pommes frites

Steak tartare with pommes frites

I was still small when I discovered that I did not mind rare (raw!) meat.  I remember when my mom used to buy our meat from the butcher at month-end… A Friday afternoon would be spent packing the meat, sausages and ground beef into portions and […]

Have you heard about Frexit?

Have you heard about Frexit?

Every now and again I get struck by a bout of melancholy.  Not a down-in-the-dumps doom and gloom kind of downheartedness, but more a feeling that everything is not quite in its place… as if I have lost something… or have not seen a loved […]

To smell or not to smell

To smell or not to smell

Today was a slow day in the office.  Thursday was a public holiday and many people grabbed the opportunity to make a long weekend and took today (Friday) off as well. I’m one of the (un)fortunate few that was in the office today – fortunate […]

Homemade pappardelle with pulled pork

Homemade pappardelle with pulled pork

Sundays have never been a particular favourite day of mine.  I think it stems from when I was small.  After Sunday lunch my thoughts always turn to the inevitability of Monday morning and back to school; and when at seven pm the theme song to […]

My top 10 favourite landmarks… to date!

My top 10 favourite landmarks… to date!

  The world is full of beautiful landmarks and these places always top the must-see list for any tourist.  What would a holiday be if you did not have a snap at an iconic location to show that you were there?! So far in our travels […]

Autumn days… with a seared steak salad

Autumn days… with a seared steak salad

Autumn is my favourite season.  Ok, so getting up in the mornings for work while it is dark is not the greatest – nor is getting home and it being dark again – but it still does not take away from the things I love […]


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