As we walked out

Walking in Europe with a spring in the step

May 7, 2019 Jack 0

“Em Abril, águas mil.” There’s a reason for these old proverbs. This is from Portugal, Spain has one almost identical. Incidentally, so has Chile. Even Disney alludes to a feature that April can be known for – “Drip, drip, drop little April shower… ” […]

Food and drink

Make food better, top it with an egg

September 4, 2018 Jack 0

It’s a funny thing about eggs as a potential hangover cure. A fried egg buttie is preferable to drinking raw egg but maybe more sophisticated and healthier is eggs Benedict. […]

Food and drink

It’s time to banish boring salads

June 28, 2018 Jack 0

Any self respecting tomato salad is going to have a dressing which involves more than a waiter plonking a bottle of olive oil in front of you. It’s also going to include herbs such as basil and/or oregano. […]

Austria

In the depths of the dark cave

March 11, 2018 Jack 0

Once you’ve been told the cave, or volcanic tube to be more exact, was once home to eyeless cockroaches and giant rats it’s hard to banish thoughts of mutant creepy crawlies from your mind. […]