A Japanese Twist – Yutaka BBQ Miso Chicken – A Recipe

I thought we’d seen the end of the Summer but the last few days have brought back the sunshine, and with it, the urge to get the BBQ out and have a couple of last sizzles. Even if the weather isn’t cooperating, this recipe can also be recreated using a griddle pan to get those nice seared lines or can…

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Skiing in Kitzbuhel – What I’d do differently

Despite snow holding a magical place in my heart, I’ve only ever been skiing once in my life – to Kitzbuhel, Austria in February of 2005. Looking back on the holiday now I can see so much to laugh about, things that at the time were not so enjoyable. One memory that’s impossible to erase is that of the ski…

Vegan Junk-Food Heaven – The Hope & Ruin in Brighton – A Review

You don’t have to scroll far through my other food-related posts to see that I am very much not vegan, however, I very much could be if The Hope & Ruin cooked for me every day. I was introduced to this place by a friend whilst on the hunt for dairy-free, oozy, cheesy, junk food and I was not disappointed.…

Choose Sleep

Those close to me know how important sleep is to my happiness and wellbeing. Sleep is not laziness, it is vital for quality of life. Over the years I’ve learnt that my optimum amount of sleep is between 8 to 10 hours, I used to think that this was well above average but have learnt through my participation in this…

How to embrace being an introvert

Introvert – ‘A shy, reticent person’. Oh, how that definition is flawed. We’ve been taught that the introverted/extroverted scale is very much one or the other, black or white, with ambiverts lying dead centre in the middle. When, in fact, we can embody traits from both ends of this spectrum and display them in different ways depending on our personal makeup.…

Three things you SHOULD NOT do in Amsterdam

When searching for things-to-do in Amsterdam there’s no shortage of recommendations, but sometimes you just need someone to tell you what you shouldn’t be wasting your time on. Now, I only had 4 days in Amsterdam so I can’t give you a comprehensive list of things NOT to waste your time on, but I can tell you what I would…

3 breathtaking destinations for a summer holiday

We may be experiencing some of the warmest weather on record in the UK at the moment but that doesn’t stop us seeking out those breathtaking destinations for a summer holiday. And that’s because holidays are about so much more than just a change in temperature; they’re about culture, atmosphere and a change in surroundings, some of which truly take…