Clarens

For years now, Albert and I have wanted to go to Clarens. This year when we were having a look at the route we would need to take down to the Sani Pass, we noted that Clarens wasn’t too far and we made a plan to stop there for breakfast!

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…

Views from a Window

I have always said that one of the best things about being an expat is the people you meet. You have the opportunity to make life long friendships with people whose path you are highly unlikely to have passed had you stayed at home. One of those people is my friend, Justine. She recently moved…

The Dubai Frame

I’m not sure how many words I’m going to have for this. The overwhelming feeling is “ok, I’ve done that now”. Not the most inspiring statement. As the name would suggest, or maybe it doesn’t unless you live here and know about it, The Dubai Frame is a giant photo frame built in Dubai. If…

A Quickie from the air

If you’ve followed this blog for long, you will know that I am a big fan of clouds.  The best place to see clouds is to be in or over them.  Sadly I don’t have wings, so the best place is in the window seat of an airplane. As is now becoming a bit of…

KK’s Texan Grill House, South Croydon

I have mentioned before that one of the bonuses about being an expat is all the lovely people you meet that you normally wouldn’t have, but that it’s sad when those lovely people leave.  It’s not as bad though when they end up just down the road from your family! Lesley is one of those…

Le Raj, Banstead, Surrey

The spot of “My Favourite Restaurant” is a really tricky one to fill.  I like so many different types of food, and have been fortunate enough to eat in so many different countries, that I can never quite decide on an absolute winner.  I mean, how do you choose between your favourite steak place vs…

The Barge House, London N1

You know how every now and again you see something on Instagram and think “I need that”?  It could be a new face mask, or a mermaid blanket, or something delicious to eat.  But you just know that you will have to have it in your life at some point. Well, that was me and…

My Chocolate

As laid out in my previous two posts (here and here), Mummy and I do love a good adventure.  With this in mind and knowing that I would be home on certain dates, I bought us a chocolate making class via Virgin Experiences.  It was a bit of a random gamble but I went with…