I scream for Ice Cream

Inspiration is all around, if only we will be open to it. Today’s post is inspired by my day and the interesting and delightful people I got to share it with and the creative space that had us playing with ice cream, fresh fruit and lots of chocolate. What’s not to love?! I was reminded…

Pretty Plums

Yesterday’s food shoot was all about ‘The Plum’! And what a beautiful fruit it is, with it’s deep, rich colouring, sweet smell and juicy bite. While “picking” the fruit at the market and then preparing it for the different dishes, I was reminded of an incredible experience with preparing plums in France… It was a European…

Kraków – Kraków

It’s a new year which means time to line up new travel adventures, which is my favourite thing to do by the way! While building my list for 2017, I started thinking of the places I’ve already been, in particular…Kraków. Please excuse me, I couldn’t resist making bird noises in naming this album even though it is…

Taking on Tallinn

It’s been too long since I’ve last written but I’ve been trying to be present and enjoy every moment of my most recent travels. That said, one adventure I did want to share is that of my visit to Tallinn. Where’s that? Well that’s what I asked at least when the destination was first suggested….

Time to pack

It’s that time again, my bags are (almost) packed and I’m heading off to far away places in search of new adventures and new experiences, some places now familiar and many more, new. I’m looking forward to travel by train, bus, boat and bike… …new vantage points and different skies… …walking along beaches and enjoying both…

Island style – Heraklion

After 2 flights across deep blue Mediterranean waters, I arrived at Heraklion airport on the Greek Isle, Crete. It was late afternoon with warm summer temperatures and for a second as we were approaching to land, I wondered whether we would make the runway as we seemed very low as we passed over the harbour…

My first…Beignets in New Orleans

In the recent foodie-adventure movie “Chef”, Jon Favreau’s character said this to his son as they walked through the French Market in New Orleans: “You’re never going to taste your first beignet again…They don’t taste like this anywhere else in the world.” He was right, first “tastes” (of anything)  will never be a first again…

Würzburg, Germany

The travel bug has bitten again and my Europe 2016 adventure has begun. It started in Paris – always a good choice, followed by a day in Stuttgart to watch some tennis. This post though covers a quick trip to the small German town, Würzburg. Truth be told, we knew very little of the small…

when a picture is worth a thousand words…Budapest

It is a blessing to be able to use our words for expression…there is power in words which we too often take for granted and misuse for anything but kindness. But even more than good words, I love beautiful pictures that capture people and places in a way that is personal to the photographer but now accessible for the…

Coffee for One

It was a warm sunny afternoon in charismatic Barcelona. It was evidently passed the period for observing siesta as the streets were buzzing with tourists and locals alike. There were queues of patrons outside tapas bars as I wiggled my way into one in search of a serving of patatas bravas – fried potatoes with a spicy…

A journey with Granny & Dad

Last year I traveled with my grandparents in an incredible way. Not physically but carrying them in my heart, guided by the reach of their legacy. On my journey of unseen places and unpredicted adventures, my travels presented opportunities to hear stories of the kind of people my late grandparents were. I visited longtime friends of…

#born2run

A year or so ago my cousin, who is studying Occupational Therapy, interviewed me as part of her course, asking about why I ran and what I would miss if I could not run anymore. I remember becoming quite zealous about the subject and although I had not been running too long, my passion for the sport…