Design & Dine

Ever on the look out for something new to try, when Mandy suggested a girls painting night, I didn’t ask any questions. I just said yes! Design & Dine were hosting an evening at Pure Sky Lounge at the Hilton Jumeirah Beach. For AED300 you could paint yourself a “legend”, have unlimited drinks and some…

Movies under the stars

As I have said a hundred times before, one of my favourite things about being an expat is meeting people from all different backgrounds. Dubai is a great place for that. It’s a literal melting pot of every single nationality there is I think. This week was the Omani’s turn to shine! And shine he…

Edi’s Bratwurst Sausage Restaurant and B&B, KZN

The second of Albert’s friend’s recommendations was a German sausage place that when we googled it appeared it had shut down. We were disappointed but we had some really good foods in the Midlands Meander area, so weren’t too perturbed. As we were driving towards the final accommodation of our adventure, we saw a sign…

My First Wreath Making Attempt

Hands up if you didn’t know that I was addicted to the Hallmark Channel! No one? Oh good! So it won’t come as much of a surprise then that when given the chance to go wreath making, I absolutely jumped at it!

The Great Christmas Sandwich Debate!!

As you may have noticed from Christmases past, I absolutely LOVE Christmas food. Turkey is the best of all the meats, but when you mix with with stuffing and exciting bits then it is epic! These items also work very well in sandwiches so I made it my mission when I was back in England…

Haskins Garden Centre

One way you can shift me off the couch the day after an overnight flight with maybe a total of an hours sleep, is to bribe me with breakfast. A cooked breakfast. A proper cooked breakfast with bacon. And sausage. And egg.

Christmassing with the Family

Everyone always says that Christmas is about the children. I mostly agree with that statement although like to think that I’m actually still a child really so it’s about me too! This year however I went back to the UK in the run up to Christmas and spent time with my niece and nephews. I…

The Bailiwick

After a wonderfully frustrating morning looking around the incredible Windsor Castle, and ahead of a long train journey home due to the stupid strikes, we stopped at The Baliwick for a little lunch.

Windsor Castle

What can I say?  One of the most beautiful and impressive places I have ever seen.  Also one of the most frustrating!! Why? Let me tell you…

Ascot Christmas Market

We had planned on heading into London to go to Winter Wonderland, but with the recent terror incident in London, and some free tickets to a local Christmas Market, we decided to stay closer to home. I was a little disappointed but mostly elated that I wouldn’t have to go on the train again so…