Corona Chronicles – Day 3

This morning started with a great breakfast. I had leftover sausages from the night before so reheated them and made a kind of omelette thing. I say “omelette thing” because I can’t make good omelette. That and rice. Super simple but I never quite get it right. I don’t know why. I have given up…

Corona Chronicles – Day 2

I had a better nights sleep last night, so woke feeling much more positive. Thankfully. I cannot cope with the lows for very long. The very exciting thing of the day though was to wake with words in my head! I haven’t had this for a long time (which is why I haven’t finished writing…

Corona Chronicles – Day 1

Last night, an alert was sent out. Dubai is to be in 24hr lock down for a minimum of 2 weeks. I would like to state here that I fully respect the decision made by the government of my Emirate and that of the country which I live. I believe they are doing what is…

Corona Chronicles – Introduction

I read somewhere recently that we are literally living through a historic event right now. This will be taught at schools in the future. It’s the first event of it’s kind where we have that insight. It will also be used as a teachable example next time this kind of thing happens. And it will….


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!

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.